Cooler Master MasterKeys
$189 • www.coolermaster.com • Score: 5/5
The MK750 is Cooler Master’s latest mechanical keyboard, and arguably its most accomplished. It only requires one USB connection to power it, with added
exibility thanks to its USB-C port and detachable cable. You don’t even need to preload your computer with the software: a 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 processor and 512KB of RAM mean it’s intelligent enough to pick from prede ned colour settings at the press of a button.
This doesn’t mean Cooler Master skimps on effects: an understated colour bar sits on the base to complement the individually backlit keys, and you can customise any number of effects using the software.
Cooler Master also provides a wrist rest, which magnetically attaches to the front of the keyboard when you need it. Although “attaches” may be too strong a word, because it’s a deliberately weak connection – if you drag the keyboard along, the strip will disconnect.
You can pick from three Cherry MX switch types. Cooler Master sent us the Brown version), but you may prefer Red for faster gaming response times, or Blue for louder clicks.
While it isn’t cheap that includes a twoyear warranty and the knowledge that it uses Cherry’s hardened technology. This is a keyboard that should last for so long that even USB-C will be old-fashioned, making it our pick of an excellent bunch.