Cherry MX Red
|Sense method||Metal leaf|
|Actuation force||45 cN|
The Cherry MX Red switch is a light, linear, non-clicky mechanical keyboard switch in the Cherry MX family.
It is often preferred over tactile switches for gaming.
The switch first appeared in November 2008 on the streets of Tokyo. The Cherry G80-3600 keyboard was marketed and distributed exclusively in Japan by the computer hardware company Scythe. Originally only available in the Japanese Layout (G80-3600LYCJA) and the US-ANSI layout (G80-3600LYCEU), further Korean and Chinese variants of the keyboard later appeared throughout Asia at various online retailers, although without the Scythe branding.
The Cherry MX Red is a lighter variant of the Cherry MX Black linear switch.
In an order request in 2010 Cherry claimed the switch to be no longer in production. The statement was confirmed when a member of Ducky admitted that the switches used in the limited edition Ducky keyboards were indeed soldered out of Cherry G80-3600s.
However, in 2012 the switch had become popular with a growing number of keyboards produced that use it, including the Leopold and Filco Majestouch product ranges. Besides the Cherry G80-3494, a large number of gaming oriented keyboards are readily available using this switch.
Cherry MX Red switches in the Cherry G80-3600
- Akiba PC Hotline — CHERRYの「赤軸」キーボード展示中 (Japanese only) Dated 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2015-07-24.