CHERRY XTRFY presents K5V2 Compact gaming keyboard at gamescom LAN

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CHERRY XTRFY presents its new K5V2 keyboard – the first with the new mechanical MX2A full-size switches.

Auerbach, 15.03.2024 - CHERRY XTRFY, the specialist for high-quality gaming peripherals, presents its new K5V2 keyboard – the first with the new mechanical MX2A full-size switches. The company unveiled the new gaming keyboard together with the MX2A switches back in August 2023. Just in time for the start of the first gamescom LAN in Cologne, CHERRY is now announcing the start of sales and is also equipping the LAN event’s VIP gamers with it.

CHERRY redefines the 65% keyboard class with the K5V2 Compact. The renowned company combines the well-known CHERRY quality with a timelessly modern design and the durable mechanical MX2A Red switches. The advanced per-key RGB illumination creates impressive effects with its innovative strip LED technology, which can be further enhanced with the USB 3 mode.
At 325x110x37 millimetres, one of the smallest gaming keyboards in the CHERRY XTRFY portfolio has a footprint of just 65 percent of a conventional keyboard. Despite its compact dimensions, CHERRY XTRFY does not compromise on quality. With a weight of 841 grams, the keyboard sits securely on the desk even during intensive gaming sessions. All settings, such as macros or media control, are made simply via key combinations; no additional software needs to be installed.

Uncompromising quality
A solid metal plate and a double layer of sound-absorbing foam inside not only contribute to the high weight, but also ensure high torsional rigidity and thus a rich and high-quality typing feel with a pleasant sound. Of course, 100 percent anti-ghosting and a polling rate of 1000 Hz are also standard on the K5V2. But CHERRY XTRFY goes one step further: with Super Scan technology, all keys are scanned every half a millisecond. This makes the K5V2 the ideal tool for pro gamers. A detachable USB cable with a textile sheath rounds off the features.

The first gaming keyboard with the new CHERRY MX2A Red Switches
At the heart of the CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 are the mechanical MX2A switches, a transformative upgrade to the CHERRY MX which are used in more than 60 million keyboards worldwide. With precisely applied premium-grade lubricant and a new innovative spring design, the MX2A brings you smoother actuation and improved acoustics. The Red version of the switches has a linear characteristic and, thanks to the proven gold crosspoint contacts, offers an enormous durability of more than 100 million actuations without any loss of quality.

Build your own!
The CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Keyboard is available in the colors Black and Transparent White. Individualists can also configure their own personal keyboard in the CHERRY XTRFY online store. In addition to different layouts, there is also a whole range of different switches, frames, keycaps and cables to choose from. Your very own K5V2 is just a few clicks away!

Prices and availability
The CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 will be available from March in the colors Black and Transparent White. The RRP is 139 EUR/USD / 119 GBP for the black model and 149 EUR/USD / 128 GBP for the white version.

CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Gaming Keyboard at gamescom LAN
From 15.03.24 to 17.03.24 the gamescom LAN will take place at Messeplatz 1 in Cologne. Gamers from all over the world will connect and play together on site. The brand-new CHERRY XTRFY K5V2 Compact Gaming Keyboard will also be on site. CHERRY XTRFY will be equipping the VIP seats with high-quality peripherals.