That’s not an angle Cherry XTRFY is pushing, mind you, it’s just an interesting observation on our part. That aside, what this ultimately entails is more options for gamers and in particular the esports crowd.
“With Cherry XTRFY, we want to prove and further enhance the competitive edge of our products, which have always enjoyed a stellar reputation among competitive gamers. We are constantly looking for technical innovations to improve the performance and precision of our products to help every gamer reach the next level. Each product, each formed partnership and cooperation contribute to this,” René Schulz, vice president of Cherry’s business unit peripherals, said in a statement.
Here in the US, XTRFY is not as widely known as some of those other companies we mentioned, as well as ones like ASUS and Gigabyte, at least among mainstream crowds. But it’s not a newcomer by any stretch—it’s been cranking out pro-grade peripherals for competitive esports gaming for around a decade.
The partnership with Cherry gets off the ground with a handful of new items, including the Cherry MX 8.2 TKL Wireless, Cherry MX-LP 2.1 Compact Wireless, and Cherry MX 3.0S Wireless, along with a new XTRFY K5 keyboard series and the XTRFY M8 Wireless mouse.
We’ll have to see how it plays out but from our vantage point, more competition is always a good thing.