Cherry completes its range of keyboard switches with the announcement of the Viola range. These switches are attacking the mid-range. They are expected in the next gaming keyboards positioned between 50 and 100 dollars. Their goal is to be an alternative to rubber domes technologies and hybrid solutions.
The popular MX switches are now accompanied by a new family called Viola. Cherry took advantage of CES 2020 to make the presentations. The Viola range takes advantage of a simplified design in order to tackle the price without making any major concessions. At least that’s the builder’s promise.
Cherry Viola Switches, Details
Precision, comfort and a self-cleaning contact system are promised. Their operation is based on “crossLinear”. It takes the form of a linear action with a change of force marking the action of the key. When pressed, the Switch has a resistance of 45 cN (centiNewton) in the first two millimeters and then 75 cN in the last four. This choice also allows a faster return.
The V-shaped contact system is accompanied by a spring. The switch consists of four nested parts. It benefits from a transparent body to facilitate the diffusion of light if an RGB LED is present. Finally we find a cross support in order to take advantage of removable solutions and compatible with all the brand’s key sets.