When you think of mechanical keyboard switches, the name Cherry is usually the first one that comes to mind. And while that is one large portion of Cherry’s portfolio, they also offer gaming mice, specifically the Cherry XTRFY series. Here at CES 2024, we got a look at some awesome lightweight gaming mice that we were really excited to check out.
Cherry XTRFY M64 and M64 Pro Wireless Mice
First up is the M64 wireless mouse, which is available in a standard and pro version. Both versions of the M64 feature an ergonomic shape for added comfort and control. With a smooth plastic shell, the M64 and M64 Pro both felt very sturdy, yet very lightweight. The standard M64 weighs just 53 grams, while the M64 Pro is only 55 grams – these are some of the lightest wireless gaming mice we have ever seen. The other difference between the regular M64 and the M64 Pro is that the Pro version gives you access to 8,000Hz reporting technology, giving you eight times the information of that of a standard 1,000Hz mouse. Both versions connect via 2.4GHz wireless, and utilize the Pixart 3395 sensor. Both models will be available in Q2 of 2024, with the M64 being priced at $99, and the M64 coming in at $139.
Cherry XTRFY M68 and M68 Pro Wireless Mice
Just like the M64, the M68 is available in both a standard and pro version. This time around however, both M68 versions sport a symmetrical shape. Again we find the Pixart 3395 sensor on both the M68 and M68 Pro, as well as 8,000Hz reporting on the M68 Pro. Both versions of this wireless gaming mouse connect via a 2.4GHz wireless signal for a fast and reliable signal. Both of these mice are again extremely lightweight, as the standard M68 weighs 53 grams, while the M68 Pro weighs in at 55 grams. The M68 and M68 Pro will again be available sometime in Q2 of 2024, and will be priced at $99 and $139, respectively.
We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the cool colorway that we saw on these mice while visiting with Cherry. While both the standard and Pro versions of each of these mice are available in black and white versions, the standard models also offered a light blue body version with tan and brown highlights. While the body and left and right mouse buttons were this light blue, the thumb buttons and rubber portion of the scroll wheel were a brown color, and the edges of the mouse wheel a light tan. And when you flipped this colorway over, the entire bottom of the mouse was the lighter tan color, with brown highlights. Very cool! This was a pretty cool combination that looked and felt great. Additionally, the standard black models of both the M64 and M68 had aqua colored accents that looked just as good.