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MX ULP Click: a 3.5 mm high mechanical switch from Cherry

MX ULP Click: a 3.5 mm high mechanical switch from Cherry

Cherry needs no introduction, as the brand is well established in the world of mechanical keyboards. Until now, the German brand offered standard height switches as well as low profile models. However, if you were looking for mecha keyboards with a laptop profile, there was nothing… Until today. Indeed, the brand announces its Cherry MX ULP Click switches, 3.5 mm high models!

MX ULP Click: laptop friendly mechanical switches!

Cherry MX ULP Click

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With its new switches, Cherry announces mechanical switches with a very low height. Indeed, the new model is only 3.5 mm high, making it easily adaptable to laptop keyboards, for example. Similarly, it is likely that we will find mechanical Razer Deathstalker keyboards in the near future.

Cherry MX ULP Click

The Cherry MX ULP Click in action

So how does this little world work? Basically, we have a V-shaped stainless steel mechanism held in the upper position by a spring. Moreover, it is this spring that will be responsible for the force to activate the key. When activated, the mechanism will put pressure on the actuator forcing the two parts of the switch to come into… In contact. Then, when the key is released, the spring will force the V-mechanism to go back up reopening the circuit at the contactor.

Now it’s time to talk about the features of the thing. With this new model, Cherry has opted for a switch with an audible click. To operate it, you have to exert a force of 65 cN on the key. There is also a 0.8 mm point of emphasis on a total stroke of 1.8 mm. Finally, as far as RGB lighting is concerned, don’t panic because this model is compatible with SMD diodes. Moreover, the actuator will be translucent, favoring the diffusion of the lighting. Finally, as far as their lifespan is concerned, Cherry announces 15 million activations, where we have reached 100 million for MX Red, Black, etc..

The only thing that remains to be seen is when this type of switch will come into action. Cherry is also targeting it at “very high-end” keyboards. At the same time, each switch consists of 7 elements, whereas the Viola (entry-level) only has 4.


Here is the Cherry datasheet !


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