Especially enthusiasts should already know the Ergo Clear for years: In March 2011, the user "mtl" presented the modification in the well-known Geekhack forum. This essentially consisted of swapping the spring of the conventional MX Clear with the one from the MX Black in order to reduce the actuation and especially the bottom-out force. The result is a smoother typing feel and a more relaxed typing or gaming experience, even over many hours, without tiring the fingers. Additionally, the community member coated the spring and plunger with PTFE-based lubricant to further optimize actuation performance and acoustics. Since the modified MX Clear now felt like a hybrid of classic MX Clear and MX Brown, but had an even better typing feel than the original due to the user optimizations, "mtl" named this switch mod "Ergo Clear".
- Top Housing: Proprietary material
- Stem: Proprietary material
- Bottom Housing: Proprietary material
- Spring: 55g
- Pre-travel: 2.0mm
- Total travel: 4.0mm
- Actuation Force: 55g
- Bottom out: 78g
Switch style: MX Style Opening with 5 pin
Since then, the modification has proven to be extremely popular, which is why the community has been constantly calling for an official variant:
Premium high-performance grease has been applied at targeted points in a high-precision, automated process. Attention was paid to ensuring that this has the qualities and ingredients of the community-preferred KRYTOX GPL 205 GRADE 0 and is applied into the switch in a perfect amount, without negatively changing the switching characteristics or long-term durability.
Noticeable tactile with reduced actuation force
The official CHERRY MX Ergo Clear offers a prominent, tactile switching characteristic that comes without audible clicking noises. The pre-travel is two millimeters, while the actuation force increases to 55 centiNewtons at the tactile point and then drops to just 40 centiNewtons at the switching point. This means that the MX Ergo Clear clearly meets the community's specifications in terms of typing feel and acoustics.
Exclusive contact system for an optimal typing experience
Like all the MX switches, the MX Ergo Clear is manufactured in the German factory in Auerbach (Oberpfalz) and is continuously controlled to ensure low manufacturing tolerances and a high level of quality. Of course, this switch derivative also uses the exclusive, worldwide unique and unmatched Gold Crosspoint contact system for consistently reliable inputs and highest precision.