This keyboard was purchased as a gift and cost a considerable amount of money as it, obviously, contains genuine CHERRY MX mechanical switches. These switches are used by the leading keyboard manufacturers as they are robust and come in a wide range to suit either gamers or typists. They are also guaranteed for 50 million key presses so clearly cost a premium. This particular model contained the blue variety which are used by typists due to their tactile bump and an audible click. It is also available with the black and clear variety apparently.
When I opened the package it was clearly obvious that whilst the keys might last a long time I was not entirely convinced that the rest of the keyboard would. The frame looked and felt very cheap and the wrist rest didn’t look very sturdy at all. This would have been acceptable on something costing half the price but not for the amount that had been paid. Other reviews also seem to reinforce my view, which is a shame as cherry has a reputation for producing keyboards that are used by professionals and for being sturdy and long lasting.