MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP

MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP
Powerful, direct and retro
item number: MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP
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Mechanische MX
Linear switching characteristics
63,5 cN operating force
2.0 mm pre travel
4.0 mm total travel
> 50 mil. keystrokes
No click
The MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP is a re release of the community favorite "MX Nixie" which was manufactured for Nixdorf Computer AG in the 80s. In addition to the milky top housing, the switch is characterized by a linear switching characteristic, a golden spring and a slightly increased actuation force. The MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP is also available as pre-lubed version. This makes the switch suitable for retro fans, frequent typists, gamers and users who value linear switching characteristics as well as good acoustics.

Technical Details

Mechanical properties
Actuation characteristic linear
Initial force 30 cN
End force 110 cN
Initial travel 2 mm
Total travel path 4 mm
RGB no
Bottom housing color black
Plunger color black
Spring Stainless steel
Contact system MX Gold Crosspoint
Actuation force 63,5 cN
The Original

Inside CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP

1 UPPER HOUSING

Upper Housing is a CAD high precision component made of plastic polymer. With a tolerance of less than 0.01 mm, the component guides the switching slide precisely, forming the CHERRY MX keyswitch’s switching mechanism housing. The MX Black Clear-Top also features a milky case top to make it easier to differentiate the switch from the regular MX Black.

2 SWITCHING SLIDE / STEM

A CAD high-precision component made of plastic polymer specifically for the Cherry MX creates the pre travel and the keystroke feel between the upper housing and coil spring. The key cap is attached on the upper part of the stem.

This black switching slide is responsible for the linear switch characteristics of the CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP. Due to the straight TLS surface, the switch triggers directly.

3 GOLD CROSSPOINT CONTACT

Gold-based, the crosspoint contact is the heart of every CHERRY MX keyswitch and the basis of its incredible reliability and durability. With absolute precision, these triangular cross-contacts meet each other at precise right angles. This unique CHERRY innovation and ornate gold-plating make the electrical contact enclosure self-cleaning and gives the keyswitch permanent protection against corrosion, guaranteeing the keyswitch for more than 50 million operations.

4 PRECISION COIL SPRING

The keyswitch’s coil spring pressure resistance is the CHERRY MX’s sparring partner for your fingers. The high-density molecular structure of the spring’s metal alloy is calculated individually on the keyswitch and consistently optimized for the keyswitch’s specific pressure force. The MX Black Clear-Top comes with a gold-colored spring.

5 HOUSING BASE

Dual-functional, the housing base component is made of plastic polymer and glass fibre. The inner part forms the mounting for the CHERRY MX keyswitch’s switching mechanism. The outer part is both the base and mounting surface for CHERRY’s mechanical keyboards.
More about the original

CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP

The MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP is a re release of the community favorite "MX Nixie" which was manufactured for Nixdorf Computer AG in the 80s. In addition to the milky top housing, the switch is characterized by a linear switching characteristic, a golden spring and a slightly increased actuation force. The MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP is also available as pre-lubed version. This makes the switch suitable for retro fans, frequent typists, gamers and users who value linear switching characteristics as well as good acoustics.

CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP

Key benefits

  • Engineered and Made in Germany
  • CHERRY MX BLACK CLEAR-TOP switch: Without pressure point, linear actuation – switching function with a defined force of approx. 63,5cN without contact feedback
  • Safe and long-lasting reliability of switching performance and characteristics
  • High-precision mechanical key switch based on the MX standard
  • Special milky top and black bottom housing
  • World exclusive CHERRY Gold Crosspoint technology
  • Short bounce time for high switching frequency (such as for fast typing)
  • Self-cleaning contacts
  • Switch resistant to dust and dirt
  • Over 50 million keystrokes with no loss of quality
MX Experience Box
10 CHERRY MX SWITCHES IN ONE BOX

CHERRY MX Experience Box

CHERRY MX Switch How does it type? Switch characteristics Keystrokes
MX BLACK powerful and direct linear (no click) > 100 mil.
MX BLACK CLEAR TOP powerful, direct and retro linear (no click) > 50 mil.
MX BLUE powerful and noticeable tactile and acoustic (with click) > 50 mil.
MX BROWN targeted and noticeable tactile (no click) > 100 mil.
MX CLEAR focused, powerful and noticeable tactile (no click) > 50 mil.
MX ERGO CLEAR targeted, smooth and noticeable tactile (no click) > 50 mil.
MX GREEN loud, robust and noticeable tactile and acoustic (with click) > 50 mil.
MX GREY purposeful, robust and noticeable tactile (no click) > 50 mil.
MX PURPLE reactive and tactile tactile (no click) > 50 mil.
MX RED smooth-running and directly linear (no click) > 100 mil.
MX SILENT BLACK powerful and quiet linear (no click + quiet) > 50 mil.
MX SILENT RED smooth-running and quiet linear (no click + quiet) > 50 mil.
MX SPEED SILVER fast and direct linear (no click) > 100 mil.
MX LOW PROFILE RED quick-witted, smooth and direct linear (no click) > 100 mil.
MX LOW PROFILE SPEED quick-witted, fast and direct linear (no click) > 100 mil.
MX ULP CLICK ultra-low profile, clicky and noticeable tactile and acoustic (with click) > 50 mil.
MX ULP TACTILE ultra-low profile, focused and noticeable tactile (no click) > 50 mil.
CHERRY MX are the best switches on the market