Keyboard Keyswitch Highlight: CHERRY MX Blue

Learn more about the CHERRY MX Blue/RGB Blue Keyboard Keyswitch

The most important thing about your gear is that it responds reliably. HyperX Alloy keyboards feature CHERRY MX keyswitches to customize to your liking. Mechanical keyboards aren’t just about the satisfying click and clack of the keys, you can choose a variety of CHERRY MX keyswitches based on your tactile needs. If you have an opinion on how much force it takes to press each key and how fast you can tap them, there’s a color that best suits your needs.

The Cherry Corporation’s most popular line of switches, the Cherry MX series, was introduced in 1985. These switches are usually referenced by their physical color, with each denoting that particular switch’s handling characteristics – clickiness, tactility, and actuation force (how hard you have to press).


CHERRY MX Blue (and CHERRY MX Blue RGB) switches are click-style switches that provide much more substantial audible and tactile feedback with each keypress. Click-style keyswitches tend to have higher reset positions and require greater actuation force, so they may perform a bit slower in rapid-tap situations. Gamers and writers who don’t mind trading a bit of speed for a definitive aural and tactile keypress confirmation will enjoy these switches. The CHERRY MX Blue is for strong fingers and loud typers, maybe not the best choice for an open-plan office, but definitely if you’re a fan of feeling like a 21st Century Mozart. It’s a shame because the high weighting of the Blue’s actuation can make completing an essay feel just as satisfying the greatest clutch of your life.

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