Here’s the thing that I like the most about the Cherry MX Board 6.0: This is a Cherry mechanical keyboard designed with Cherry switches, and manufactured from end to end by Cherry. That’s a lot of Cherry, but the point is that this is a Cherry keyboard in it’s purest form. What that means is that the Cherry MX Board 6.0 executes as a mechanical keyboard exactly how Cherry intended it to.
Short of sounding too poetic, the Cherry MX Board 6.0 gives the user the purest sense of how Cherry wants its switches to operate and how it wants the user to feel while typing on a premium-class mechanical keyboard. Like the company explains on its website, a keyboard is like a precision instrument. They designed the MX Board 6.0 to type faster and more accurately than any other keyboard on the market. And by all accounts they firmly succeeded in their efforts.
My experience using the Cherry MX Board 6.0 as a daily driver for several weeks was a more than pleasing one. The keys rolled softly under my fingers, and typing was effortless. Missing is the clicky-clack sound of traditional switches, but I appreciated the silent reds that Cherry opted to integrate into this keyboard. There’s just enough sound built into each key to let those around you know you’re working without annoying them. It’s a compact keyboard by design—you won’t find any hot keys, meaning this might not appeal to the mass gaming market—but there’s a lot of meat to this keyboard as far as weight and height is concerned. Cherry includes a wrist pad that I didn’t think was necessary at first, but I came to thoroughly enjoy having as it helped keep my hands elevated comfortably behind the keys.
Physically, the MX Board 6.0 is a gorgeous piece of equipment. It glows like a gaming keyboard, but you’ll have to get used to the red, because it’s not customizable beyond how bright the backlight shines. Cherry manufactured the keyboard inside of a beautiful aluminum housing that blends nicely into the keyboard area. The only complaint I had about the product physically is that the wrist pad can collect dust and crumbs easily, but that’s the tradeoff for a comfortable, rubberized surface that feels great under the wrist.
Overall, the keyboard is truly a work of art. Cherry provides the user with an exceptional, premium typing experience. But it does come with a premium price tag of $219. That could be a little off-putting for a good chunk of the potential consumer base, but for those who are looking for a high-class typing experience, you really shouldn’t look any further than the Cherry MX Board 6.0.