AS AN OLD PERIPHERAL MANUFACTURER, CHERRY HAS LAUNCHED MANY CLASSIC KEYBOARD MODELS, BUT THE PREVIOUS PRODUCTS ARE MAINLY WIRED KEYBOARDS, PLAYERS IF THEY WANT TO HAVE A WIRELESS CHERRY KEYBOARD, THEY HAVE TO MODIFY IT THEMSELVES. On September 25, CHERRY announced its first wireless mechanical keyboard MX 3.0S Wireless, which has low latency, high battery life and no steel plate design, will it be another ideal choice for many esports enthusiasts?
Transmission mode: wired, wireless 2.4GHz, Bluetooth
Keyboard standard: 109 keys
Keycap material: ABS
Shaft body type: CHERRY MX red shaft
Backlight type: RGB
Size: 430mm× 140mm×36mm
Reference price: 1299 yuan
As always, good looks
CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless is a wireless model developed based on MX BOARD 3.0S mechanical keyboard, so there is little difference from 3.0S in appearance. Using a full-size design of 109 keys, between the ESC and F1 buttons, there is an additional function key that triggers the “CHERRY assistant”, and long pressing this button can open the driver download page or run the driver. Near the F functional area design, the key arrangement is more compact, coupled with the narrow border design, the keyboard as a whole looks very slender. The arrow key area also adopts a trapezoidal cutting panel, and the indicator lights on it correspond to the connection mode of the current keyboard (wired/2.4GHz/Bluetooth), and the status of keypad lock, caps lock function and other states are indicated by the light effect on the corresponding key.
The keyboard still continues the iconic continuous cast aluminum alloy bottom case of the CHERRY MX 3.0S series, with an anodized surface that feels delicate and cool to the touch and has a very good texture. The front border has the CHERRY Logo, and a trapezoidal opening is made under the logo to make the visual effect of the keyboard more layered. The part of the base is bent, and the height difference formed by folding just allows the keyboard to achieve a certain slope. It is worth mentioning that the keyboard comes with two heightened feet, and players can further raise the fuselage by replacing the original rubber feet on both sides of the keys, which can be regarded as making up for the inconvenience of the previous MX 3.0S in use.
After installing the heightened foot pad, you can add another keyboard lift of about 5°
The keycaps are made of ABS and use two-color injection molding process, which shows clear characters and has high light transmittance. The surface of the ABS keycaps is delicate, there is no obvious graininess, and the edges of each button have been specially rounded, and the feel when typing is very smooth. The middle of the space bar also has a cut edge, which is more comfortable when typing the thumb than a normal keyboard. It is worth mentioning that the keyboard has three colors: black, white and pink, and the color of the bottom shell also changes with the color of the keycaps to meet the personalized needs of different players.
CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless wireless mechanical keyboard is equipped with CHERRY MX shaft body, the one we got in our hands uses MX RGB red shaft, trigger pressure gram 45cN, trigger stroke 2mm, using gold-plated cross contacts, key life of 50 million times. The keyboard keys are all keyless without punching, the classic original steelless design, the shaft body is directly fixed on the PCB board, which is closer to the pure “mechanical feeling”.
The brightness of the lighting effect is not very high, but the sense of atmosphere is very strong
The interface part changes are the biggest relative to the wired version, and the CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless has specifically added switches and interface panels on the top, rather than directly cutting on the body like the wired version. The keyboard interface has been upgraded to the more mainstream Type-C, and the supplied rubber cable is very soft and installed with an anti-magnetic ring, which is both portable and durable. The bottom of the keyboard is equipped with 6 round non-slip feet, although the area is not large, but the weight of the keyboard is not small, so it can remain stable on a relatively smooth surface.
Low-latency tri-mode connection for smoother combat without bondage
For a long time, mechanical keyboard players who take the geek route have not stopped the transformation of the “sharp weapon” in their opponents, from the most basic personality keycaps to various shaft changes and lamp operations, the most heartfelt for CHERRY users is wireless modification, but because of hands-on ability and mold limitations, most players can only look at the post of the god and sigh silently. The release of CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless wireless mechanical keyboard can be said to be a gospel for this part of the players, and this time the wireless configuration is still very powerful.
This keyboard supports 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, wired three connection modes, equipped with CHERRY Advanced Wireless Technology, a high-end wireless technology independently developed by CHERRY – CAWT (CHERRY Advanced Wireless Technology), which can truly achieve a response time of less than 1ms, allowing players to get a near-“zero” latency experience. Bluetooth connectivity also adopts the latest Bluetooth 5.2 technology, which has stronger signal stability and lower power consumption. After testing, the keyboard can achieve full key no punch under wired and wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth connections, and does not shrink to multi-key no punch in wireless mode, which is enough to prove the powerful wireless configuration of CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless.
Since the current CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless driver software is not fully adapted, the official driver is still recognized as the wired version of CHERRY MX 3.0S RGB, so in addition to the rate of return, the wireless function can not be set separately, but the lighting effect and button adjustment can be used normally. The keyboard has 12 built-in backlight modes, light brightness and lighting speed can be achieved through Fn + shortcut keys, if you want to get more personalized lighting effects, you can enter the driver’s lighting page settings.
The CHERRY keyboard without steel plate design usually adopts its own 5-foot shaft body, which has two more fixed feet than the ordinary shaft body, mainly to increase the effect of pressing stability. The shaft body is directly fixed on the PCB board, and after the button touches the bottom, because the deformation of the PCB board will offset part of the pressure, there is no feedback of the steel plate to come directly, and the knocking sound is smaller. Since the pressure of the red shaft itself is very light, it will feel softer in the absence of a built-in steel plate, and the mechanical feel of the shaft body itself can be felt more directly. In terms of large keys, it adopts a satellite shaft design, the buttons are stable and free of shaking, and the consistency of the large and small keys is well adjusted.
In terms of actual experience, Xiaobian can not feel the delay of wireless connection, key triggering and multi-button operation are very sensitive, because the full key without rush, the fierce game battle can also ensure the smooth release of skills, the built-in Win key lock and other game shortcuts can allow players to quickly switch in normal/game mode. The office experience of this keyboard is also very good, the height difference between the upper and lower keys of the original height keycap is gentle, with the authentic steel-free feel, the typing feel is very smooth, and the device switching when multi-mode connection is very stable, which further improves work efficiency.
A radio competitor with excellent appearance and feel
CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless wireless mechanical keyboard while retaining the MX 3.0S series high appearance and original steelless feeling, finally followed the trend to add wireless connection function, and as soon as it was shot, it was a luxurious combination of CAWT ultra-low latency 2.4GHz technology + Bluetooth 5.2, so that CHERRY mechanical keyboard players who like wireless peripherals finally have a finished choice. The performance in terms of lighting effect and feel is as good as ever, and in terms of battery life, this keyboard is equipped with an intelligent management system, we turn on the RGB lighting effect in Bluetooth mode (2.4GHz mode driver temporarily does not support power display) office day, the power only dropped from 70% to 67%, daily use does not have to worry about power problems. CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless wireless mechanical keyboard will be opened at 20:00 on October 20 in CHERRY Tmall/Jingdong flagship store synchronously open deposit pre-sale, November 1 officially on sale, priced from 1299 yuan, interested players can pay attention.