#MKBD: Mechanical Keyboard Day

CHERRY MX has established May 10th as "Mechanical Keyboard Day" (#mkbd). With this new theme day, the respected manufacturer from Auerbach celebrates the triumphant rise of mechanical key switches, which are especially popular in gaming and eSports.

Homage to mechanical key switches

In 1983, CHERRY introduced the first mechanical switch. Thanks to a guaranteed long lifespan of more than 50 million actuations without loss of quality and a pleasant typing feel due to different switching characteristics, this technology was able to establish itself mainly in the office segment. High-quality keyboards from that era, which have now become true classics, all feature mechanical switches from CHERRY.

Exactly ten years ago, MX technology experienced a renaissance based on its success and increased customer demand in the gaming market, and became a significant competitor to cheaper key technologies such as rubber dome switches.

Fundamental theme day for gamers and enthusiasts

Hardly any modern PC gamer since grew up without a mechanical keyboard, because the features at that time - as well as today - brought huge advantages. Gamers benefit from the responsive and accurate input in online matches, which makes the difference between victory and defeat in hectic situations. Meanwhile, (DIY) enthusiasts love the modular design of mechanical keyboards because it allows them to implement individual and tailor-made solutions. Mechanical Keyboard Day is therefore considered a fundamental theme day for gamers, enthusiasts, and fans of mechanical keyboards and switches.

Weekly competitions with partners

CHERRY MX and its renowned partners will celebrate Mechanical Keyboard Day with numerous competitions. Every week there's a chance at winning first-class, high-quality mechanical keyboards.


Together with HyperX we are giving away five top keyboards this week. There are these prizes to win:

5x HyperX Alloy Elite RGB

The HyperX™ Alloy Elite RGB is a full-featured RGB keyboard that has as much stunning style as it has substance. Customize your keyboard or individual keys with RGB lighting which is simply set up using the HyperX NGenuity software. The solid steel frame helps ensure you’ll have sturdy, stable controls in the midst of the most frantic action, while the Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting functions keep all your keypresses on point. The Alloy Elite RGB comes built to satisfy any user’s needs with dedicated media buttons, a USB 2.0 pass-through, quick access buttons, and your choice from a variety of reliable CHERRY® MX keyswitches. Once you’ve customized your lighting and effects just the way you want them, save your set-up directly to the keyboard’s onboard memory. Alloy Elite RGB also features a comfortable, detachable wrist rest, and optional HyperX textured, titanium-colored keycaps designed to help you find the most important keys faster when every millisecond matters.

  • Unique light bar and dynamic lighting effects
  • Solid steel frame 
  • CHERRY® MX mechanical keyswitches 
  • Dedicated media buttons and large volume wheel 
  • Quick access buttons for brightness, lighting effects and Game Mode 
  • Conveniently connect devices via USB 2.0 pass-through 
  • 100% Anti-ghosting and N-Key Rollover functionality
  • Comfortable, detachable wrist rest with soft-touch coating 
  • Additional titanium-colored textured keycaps and HyperX keycap removal tool 

Every week the prices change! Check back regularly to avoid losing your chance of winning!

  • Week 1: Amazing keyboards from CORSAIR (over)
  • Week 2: Amazing keyboards from HYPERX (over)
  • Week 3: Amazing keyboards from ASUS ROG (over)
  • Week 4: Amazing keyboards from FNATIC GEAR (over)
  • Week 5: Amazing keyboards from DUCKY (over)
  • Week 6: Amazing keyboards from CHERRY (over)
  • Week 7: Amazing keyboards from COOLER MASTER (over)
  • Week 8: Amazing keyboards from CORSAIR (over)
  • Week 9: Amazing keyboards from HYPERX (running)
  • Week 10: Amazing keyboards from FNATIC GEAR (round 2)
  • Week 11: Amazing keyboards from CHERRY (round 2) 


You participate in the raffle by completing one or more tasks in the widget below - the more you complete, the higher your chance to win!