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Tech Review: Cherry XTRFY K5V2 Gaming Keyboard

Cherry, renowned for its premium mechanical switches, has taken a bold step into the gaming keyboard arena with the XTRFY K5V2. Embracing a 65% form factor and boasting the first-ever integration of CHERRY MX2A switches, this compact marvel promises an unparalleled gaming and typing experience. With a focus on customisation and performance, the K5 aims to carve its niche among the gaming elite. After getting my hands on one of these beautiful hulks, let’s dive into what makes this keyboard stand out.


Design and Build Quality

In the realm of aesthetics, the Cherry XTRFY K5 doesn’t hold back. Available in SO many colour variations it’s insane, I was particulaly daring and went for the all white model. The translucent strip RGB LEDs beneath the case illuminate your gaming setup with vibrant hues.

The compact layout, although unconventional, maximises desk space without compromising functionality. Despite some minor gripes with plastic quality, the K5V2 exudes a robust feel, thanks to its metal plate design and sturdy construction.


Features and Customisation

Cherry’s commitment to customisation is nothing short of awesome!. From keycaps to switches, every aspect can be tailored to suit individual preferences. The inclusion of hot-swappable CHERRY MX2A switches elevates the user experience, offering smooth, linear keystrokes with a whisper-quiet operation. With the Cherry XTRFY Custom Keyboard Builder, crafting your dream keyboard is a breeze. Moreover, the extensive RGB lighting options, accessible without additional software, add a touch of flair to your gaming rig.


Performance and Gaming Experience

In the heat of the action, the K5 proves its mettle. The MX2A switches deliver a responsive typing experience, with minimal actuation force and consistent performance. Whether executing precise movements or executing complex macros, the K5 excels.

However, it is worth noting that the heavier feel of certain keys might deter hardcore gamers seeking rapid inputs. Nevertheless, for casual gamers and productivity enthusiasts, the K5 strikes a harmonious balance between comfort and performance.


The Cherry XTRFY K5V2 emerges as a formidable contender in the gaming keyboard market. Its compact design, coupled with unparalleled customisation options, sets a new standard for versatility. While some may lament the absence of dedicated media controls and the learning curve associated with onboard functions, the K5V2’s strengths far outweigh its shortcomings. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a discerning typist, the K5V2 promises a tailored experience that adapts to your unique style.

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