Cherry Mx Black Clear-Top
Cherry Mx Black Clear-Top
CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP
POWERFUL, DIRECT AND RETRO
Linear switching characteristics
63,5 cN operating force
2.0 mm pre travel
4.0 mm total travel
"CHERRY MX are the best switches on the market"
- LesPlayersDuDimanche, France
INSIDE CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP IN DETAIL
- UPPER HOUSING
Upper Housing is a CAD high precision component made of plastic polymer. With a tolerance of less than 0.01 mm, the component guides the switching slide precisely, forming the CHERRY MX keyswitch’s switching mechanism housing. The MX Black Clear-Top also features a milky case top to make it easier to differentiate the switch from the regular MX Black.
- SWITCHING SLIDE / STEM
A CAD high-precision component made of plastic polymer specifically for the Cherry MX creates the pre travel and the keystroke feel between the upper housing and coil spring. The key cap is attached on the upper part of the stem.
This black switching slide is responsible for the linear switch characteristics of the CHERRY MX Black Clear-Top. Due to the straight TLS surface, the switch triggers directly.
- GOLD CROSSPOINT CONTACT
Gold-based, the crosspoint contact is the heart of every CHERRY MX keyswitch and the basis of its incredible reliability and durability. With absolute precision, these triangular cross-contacts meet each other at precise right angles.
This unique CHERRY innovation and ornate gold-plating make the electrical contact enclosure self-cleaning and gives the keyswitch permanent protection against corrosion, guaranteeing the keyswitch for more than 50 million operations.
- PRECISION COIL SPRING
The keyswitch’s coil spring pressure resistance is the CHERRY MX’s sparring partner for your fingers. The high-density molecular structure of the spring’s metal alloy is calculated individually on the keyswitch and consistently optimized for the keyswitch’s specific pressure force. The MX Black Clear-Top comes with a gold-colored spring.
- HOUSING BASE
Dual-functional, the housing base component is made of plastic polymer and glass fibre. The inner part forms the mounting for the CHERRY MX keyswitch’s switching mechanism. The outer part is both the base and mounting surface for CHERRY’s mechanical keyboards.
MORE ABOUT CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP
The MX Black Clear-Top is a re release of the community favorite "MX Nixie" which was manufactured for Nixdorf Computer AG in the 80s. In addition to the milky top housing, the switch is characterized by a linear switching characteristic, a golden spring and a slightly increased actuation force. The MX Black Clear-Top is also available as pre-lubed version. This makes the switch suitable for retro fans, frequent typists, gamers and users who value linear switching characteristics as well as good acoustics.
- Linear switching characteristics
- 63.5 cN operating force
- 2.0 mm pre travel
- 4.0 mm total travel
- No click
WHY CHERRY MX IS THE WORLD LEADER IN KEYSWITCH TECHNOLOGY
What really matters is often unseen. Mechanical keyboards must maximize reliability and performance based on technology hidden under the key caps. CHERRY MX is the world leader in keyswitch technology and CHERRY MX switches are the absolute industry benchmarks, developed and manufactured in Germany.