With so many new keyboards flooding the market every month, it can be difficult which one to buy. Nowadays, every keyboard is packed full of extra features such as media controls, backlighting, and macro keys. Cherry has looked past all those unnecessary features and focused on what matters most, feel. Every keyboard is different in the way it feels under the typist fingers and Cherry knows that every person has different needs. The Cherry MX-Board 3.0 is one such board that is capable of swapping out its entire keyset with a whole new set produced by Cherry with a completely different feel. From Linear to Tactile switches, Cherry has designed this keyboard to suit any person’s need, no matter how specific.
PACKAGING & CONTENTS
Found in a golden embossed box proudly showing off the model and company name, the Cherry MX-Board 3.0 definitely stands out on the shelves. The back goes into extreme detail explaining the four different key switches this powerful board is capable of, but more on that later.
Inside the box you will find the user manual, detachable 1.80m non-braided USB cable, two non-slip surface pads, 2 rubber caps for the pop out feet, and, of course the keyboard itself.
Unfortunately, there is no palm rest included with this board, but Cherry does manufacture one. If you so desire you may pick up the official Cherry palm rest for an additional $20.
The two non-slip surface pads are bright red, matching the large sticker on the bottom of the board. These give a very nice aesthetic “pop” and, once stuck to the board, give the board a strong footing on whatever surfaced it’s laid on.
It should be noted that these pads are located near the top of the board. This means when the feet are pulled out to raise the board, these pads will not be touching the table. Fortunately, this is no real issue since Cherry also included two rubber caps for the feet. While not having the same amount of grip as the large pads, these feet still leave us with confidence in the board’s footing while being used.