24 August, 2023

Introducing CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 keyboard – featuring brand new CHERRY MX2A switches

CHERRY MX, the originator of the mechanical keyboard switch, is proud to announce the MX2A, by far the best MX full-size switch thanks to several significant enhancements. And for the perfect match, one of the most customizable keyboards in the world is now the first gaming keyboard to be equipped with CHERRY MX2A switches: The CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 is the next level in design and performance thanks to the Swedish design and the new switch generation.

The Pinnacle of Mechanical Switch Performance

CHERRY is proud to introduce the MX2A. Made in Germany with the relentless pursuit of quality, an impressive switch has been created that redefines excellence. The CHERRY MX2A promises smoother actuation for a more responsive and satisfying typing experience; improved acoustics for a more pleasant sound profile, and a guaranteed lifespan of more than 100 million actuations*, ensuring it will last for years to come. MX2A is raising the standard for mechanical switches and promises to be the most precise and reliable on the market.

An Evolution of Mechanical Switch Excellence

The MX2A represents a transformative upgrade, building upon the proud legacy of the original MX switches. The MX2A line will include the full-size derivatives such as MX Red, MX Brown, MX Black, MX Speed Silver, MX Silent Red, and their respective RGB variants, ensuring users can find a switch that perfectly suits their preferences. While benefiting from the overall MX2A enhancements, the MX Blue variant will maintain its distinct clicky character without the lubrication and barrel spring due to technical considerations.

MX2A guarantees an industry-leading 100 million actuations*, thanks to Hyperglide technology but now with a much smoother actuation due to the factory-applied premium-grade lubricant on the newly shaped, radius convexed and diamond polished socket dome. The automated, high-precision ring lubrication process also reduces spring noise to the minimum, delivering a tranquil and enjoyable typing experience.

In addition, the MX2A boasts an innovative spring design, changing from cylindrical to barrel geometry for near-contactless linear movement, reducing spring deformation and scratching in this long-lasting switch. As with all MX switches, the MX2A continues to employ the unrivaled Gold Crosspoint Contact System. This industry-leading feature promises reliable, precise keystrokes and an unbeatable debounce time of less than 1 Millisecond.


CHERRY XTRFY K5V2: The first mechanical gaming keyboard equipped with the CHERRY MX2A

With the MX2A, CHERRY XTRFY introduces the new K5V2, a compact and ultra-customizable gaming keyboard in the 65% format. Building upon the popular K5 keyboard, everything from the switches, stabilizers and keycaps to the cable, frame and even the logo plate is swappable, making it easier than ever for gamers of all levels to create their own, custom design.

The K5V2 also comes with super-scan technology, scanning all keys every half a millisecond for faster detection of keystrokes, as well as strip LED lighting, offering an RGB illumination out of the ordinary. With a metal plate construction, double layers of sound-dampening foam and pre-lubed PCB-mounted stabilizers – the K5V2 is thoroughly designed with a focus on build quality. In addition, the keyboard is fully featured, with per-key customizable RGB illumination, macros, media controls and more. All settings are made using the keys, no software needed.


The CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 keyboard is expected to arrive later this year, while the MX2A switch is available now for B2B orders and will later be sold separately to end customers and DIY enthusiasts.

For gamers who would like to try the MX2A switch on the K5 keyboard, it will shortly be added to the Custom Keyboard Builder at cherryxtrfy.com

More information about the K5V2 can be found at cherryxtrfy.com/keyboards/k5v2-compact

*Depending on the switch variant.



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