Gateron’s Mechanical Switches for 2020: Waterproof, Magnetic, and Low-Profile

Gateron, a top-tier manufacturer of mechanical switches for keyboards, announced their newest and greatest products for 2020: a range of colored switches which include magnetic, low-profile, waterproof, tactile, linear, and clicky options. Most are simply upgrades of their 2019 models but a handful are entirely new technologies. Gateron provided me with a grab-bag of their old and new switch options. This very brief wrap up will cover Gateron’s new switch options and how they compare to already existing switch options from their competitors at Cherry. The 2020 Gateron Lineup The current Gateron lineup includes magnetic, waterproof, and low-profile switches, which...Read the...

Cherry Viola Mechanical Keyboard Switch: The Biggest News in Keyboard History?

Keyboard switch manufacturer and designer, Cherry, just announced their newest and most revolutionary product: the Viola mechanical switch which may appear in keyboards by the fourth quarter of 2020 in keyboards costing $50 or more. Cherry also announced a series of updates to their Cherry MX line, the MX1A, which comes in four different switch colors. At the conference in a private room, we were shown two prototype keyboards which included the latest in Cherry’s mechanical switch technology. The Cherry Viola Unveiled at CES 2020 The Viola takes modularity to an entirely new level. Unlike the MX1A series of updates,...Read the...