The rabbit hole of mechanical keyboards can be deep indeed, with various manufacturers, switches, models, features and software to keep track of. But it's a sector of the PC market that has boomed, as more and more gamers learn to appreciate the value of upgrading from mushy membrane keyboards.

One major beneficiary of the mechanical wave has been Cherry, makers of the keyboard various switches that you see used everywhere. You can even find them in laptops these days. There's an email sitting in my inbox now: $49 Cherry MX Red gaming keyboard. It's not actually a Cherry keyboard, even though the switches are.

That's not the case with the Cherry MX BOARD 6.0, which is very much a Cherry keyboard. And it feels like one.