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Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 Mechanical Keyboard Review
Review By @ 04:21pm 10/10/18


Product: Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750
Type: Mechanical Keyboard
Price: $189.00 RRP
Availability: Out Now
Link: coolermaster.com/peripheral/keyboards/masterkeys-mk750/

Recently we’ve gotten used to the idea of a premium keyboard coming packed with a comfortable wrist rest. And by used to, we mean that it’s one feature that we don’t think we could go back from - so much so that we’d take a comfy wrist rest over RGB lighting any day. And hey, we love RGB lighting. And so Cooler Master’s MasterKeys MK750 continues the company’s trend of creating excellent mechanical keyboards with a simple yet elegant design – this time with the addition of a wrist rest.

Look and Feel



Last year when we reviewed the Masterkeys Pro L from Cooler Master we noted that in terms of design and look that it was “quite subtle, with the focus placed almost entirely on functionality over form”. A sentiment that carries over to what is essentially a new version of premium MasterKeys keyboard from Cooler Master – the MK750. The same floating key design returns here, with the addition of dedicated media controls that sit at a lover level than the keys as to not encourage the accidental pausing of the beats. The only thing missing is a dedicated volume wheel or slider, which at this point feels like an oversight. And hey, last time we lamented the fact that the included USB cable length of 1.5m was a tad too short – this time around it’s 1.8m. Very cool.

In terms of everything else, you get the same impressive and fully customisable per-key RGB lighting (but sadly without the ability to adjust light intensity) that includes everything from spiralling colours through to a playable version of RGB snake. One nice new touch though, is the inclusion of replaceable WASD and directional arrow keys that come in purple. Which truth be told is our RGB colour of choice for peripherals, so a pleasant coincidence for a feature we tend to ignore.

Specs



  • Switch Type: CHERRY MX
  • LED Color: RGB
  • Cable: Wired (USB)
  • Dimensions: 437.75 x 132.25 x 42mm
  • Product Weight: 1003g

  • In terms of keystroke performance and overall mechanical feel the continued use of Cherry MX switches should feel familiar to people that prefer mechanical typing – with different options present to suit clicky or more silent approaches. At just over 1kg in weight the MK750 is lighter than most premium mechanical keyboards, which could be a problem if you prefer the weightier approach that comes from the heavier-set style that we’ve seen of late. Where the weight generally ends up in the 1.5kg range. Not a negative exactly, as from our extended use – which included a lot of heavy-fingered typing and FPS action – the keyboard remained solid and in-place on our desk. This makes the MK750 portable and easy to carry too, which probably explains the handy carry case that comes as part of the package. And the detachable USB cable.

    Type Cast



    In terms of software and functionality though, it’s worth noting that the bundled Cooler Master software follows in the design of the MK750 itself. By offering a lightweight, simple, and elegant approach that takes up hardly any memory and provides quick and easy customisation from switching out RGB settings to setting up profiles and macros. Although pricey, it’s hard to fault the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750, a brilliant mechanical keyboard that offers a simple, elegant, design coupled with great RBG customisation, a comfortable wrist rest, and tactile performance that comes from the use of Cherry MX switches. A great choice suited for both gaming and everyday productivity.
    What we liked
    Simple, elegant design
    Great lightweight and full-featured software
    Comfy wrist rest
    Cherry MX switches for great mechanical key performance
    Dedicated media controls
    What we didn't like
    No volume slider or wheel
    We gave it:
    9.5
    OUT OF 10
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