CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Gaming Keyboard with hot-swappable MX2A switches now shipping

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In August of last year, CHERRY announced the new MX2A switches for keyboards. In November the company released its first consumer keyboard featuring the new switches and now the first gaming keyboard to feature hot-swappable MX2A switches, the CHERRY XTRFY K5V2, is now available to order in black or transparent white.

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The K5V2 Compact is a 65% keyboard with mechanical hot-swappable MX2A Red switches. With per-key customizable RGB lighting, the latest gaming keyboard supports macros and media control — all without the need for additional software. Constructed with a solid metal plate and double layers of sound-absorbing form, it ensures a high-quality, pleasant-sounding experience.

CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Gaming Keyboard with hot-swappable MX2A switches
CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Gaming Keyboard with hot-swappable MX2A switches.

Speed is of the essence with gaming keyboards and the CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 has 100 percent anti-ghosting, a polling rate of 1000 Hz, and Super Scan technology which scans each key every half a millisecond.

As for the switches themselves, the switch comes with precisely applied premium-grade lubricant and a new innovative spring design, the MX2A delivers smoother actuation and improved acoustics. The Red version of the switches has a linear characteristic and, thanks to the proven gold crosspoint contacts, offers enormous durability of more than 100 million actuations without any loss of quality.

Available in Black and Transparent White, the CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Gaming Keyboard retails for $139 and $149 respectively on Amazon. If you hurry, you can save a few dollars as both are listed at $129.99. Gamers can also custom build their K5V2 on the CHERRY XTRFY website.

Full features and specifications of the KV52 keyboard with hot-swappable MX2A switches include:

  • 65% size
  • Ultra-customizable
  • Strip LED RGB illumination
  • Hot-swappable CHERRY MX2A Red switches
  • Super-scan technology for instant response
  • Pre-lubed PCB-mounted stabilizers
  • Double layers of sound-dampening foam
  • Model name: CX-K5V2-RGB-CPT
  • Available layouts: Nordic, US, UK, German and French
  • Illumination: Per-key customizable RGB strip LED
  • Keys: 68 (US 67)
  • Keycap material: Thick ABS
  • Key switches: Hot-swappable CHERRY MX2A Red
  • Stabilizers: PCB-mounted, pre-lubed
  • N-Key Rollover: Full
  • Anti-Ghosting: 100%
  • Polling rate: 1000 Hz
  • Special keys/shortcuts: LED settings, Macros, Media controls
  • Connection: USB plug-and-play
  • Cable length: 2 m braided, detachable USB-C to USB-A
  • Weight: 841 g
  • Size: 360 x 172 x 44 mm
  • Warranty: 2 years

In addition, the CHERRY XTRFY KV52 will be featured at the gamescom LAN from March 15 to 17 in Cologne, Germany. Gamers from all over the world will connect and play together on-site. The brand-new CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Gaming Keyboard will also be there, and CHERRY XTRFY will equip the LAN event’s VIP gamers with the keyboard along with other high-quality peripherals.

We do have one on hand so if you’re interested in how this keyboard performs, be sure to check back soon for our full review!

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