Overall and Final Verdict
So out of all of the keyboards I have covered over the years, where does the Cherry MX-Board 3.0 fall? Well it is a bit of a weird situation. Typically a board that looks like this would actually be a low dollar budget keyboard for office use. Cherry feeds into this with the clean and simple styling as well as the low profile design. What sets this keyboard apart though is this being a mechanical keyboard not a rubber dome. In addition to that the overall quality of the board is top notch. Normally I can find small issues here and there to nitpick, even the Code keyboard that I use everyday has a few small quality issues. The MX-Board 3.0 is a rock solid board though. You get easy to reach volume controls without the overdone gaming styling that some boards go with. Really the only thing keeping me from using this keyboard as my main in the office is the lack of backlighting. While I like clean styling, I do still spend a lot of time working and gaming overnight and the backlighting is always nice to have in that situation.
My other concern with the MX-Board 3.0 is with its price. At around $110 currently the board does cost more than what a lot of other non-backlit mechanical keyboards run. That is specifically for the model with brown switches though, you can find a 3.0 with reds for as low as $85 on amazon right now. To be fair I think the overall build quality is better, but I think a lot of people are going to have a hard time justifying that price. Where I can really see this being popular is in offices. A lot of people are running mechanical keyboards at home, having a high quality option at work that you know is going to hold up is perfect. The clean styling isn’t going to stand out in your office so you can discreetly run your mech while everyone else is still using the Dell keyboard their PC came with.
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