Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard review
We review the Cherry MX Board 6.0 with Cherry red mechanical switches. Hey come to think of it, you know what is weird ? Over the past 2-3 years here at Guru3D.com we have reviewed numerous keyboards, 90% of them all are mechanical these days and all the mechies have MX switches that originate from .. Cherry. You'd almost forget that Cherry is not only the ODM/OEM for many of the manufacturers our there, they also offer an extensive line of in-house keyboards themselves. Today we'll have a peek at their Cherry MX Board 6.0, a fairly simple design yet quality set of keys that you can purchase in the 165~185 EURO range. The keyboard is the successor of the popular 3.0 in terms of the overall basis and concept, but it adds some more features and niche, and it is much more cool looking with full LED lit keys. The overall basis of Cherry MX based keyboards these days share a similar concept, this model remains basic. No fancy RGB lighting and animation modes, just a simple in design yet awesome build quality keyboard with a proper tactile feel to it. The MX Board 6.0 is fitted wit full LED lit keys. So from an aesthetics view, you get your keyboard, with each key having a back-lit LED. Though I'll immediately acknowledge that taste is a very subjective thing you'll be please to know you can turn off the lighting system as well as dim the keys. Every key is mechanical, using Cherry MX Red key-switches.
Cherry pairs the MX Board 6.0 with a full-sized wrist rest, they board itself has a 1000Hz polling rate, 100% anti-ghosting, and the media keys embedded under the function keys. Missing however are separated media keys as well as any programmable keys. The MX Board 6.0 features a full length wrist rest and red LED back-lighting with dual-colour LEDs for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock, plus Windows and the Win Lock key.
Let's have a peek at that first, and then browse our way into the review. Let's pop that .. oh wait I can't say that can I ?