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One thing we simply won't argue is that typing on a mechanical keyboard is a superior experience than pecking away on a membrane-based plank -- there's just no contest. One of the most popular makers of mechanical key switches is Cherry MX, and together with Corsair, the two companies announced the "MX RGB Project" gaming keyboard at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
What exactly is the MX RGB Project? The keyboard itself is based on a Vengeance K70 gaming plank, only now it's fitted with new Cherry MX RGB key switches. What's special about these key switches is that users are able to customize the backlight of each individual key with support for 16.8 million colors.
If you wanted, you could illuminate the WASD keys one color and the arrow keys another. Per-key illumination allows for all kinds of configurations, especially when you have millions of shades to play with.
Corsair says it will launch the world's first Cherry MX RGB-based gaming keyboards in the second half of 2014. In addition to per-key illumination, the keyboards will be available in a variety of Cherry switch types, including Cherry MX Red, MX Brown, MX Blue.