Today at CES, Leo and Briony took a trip to see Cooler Master, who were showing off a range of new innovative designs for cases, modding accessories, power supplies and more. We also had the chance to check out some of Cooler Master's upcoming peripherals.
The Cooler Master booth still had plenty going on this year at CES. Leo had the chance to take a look at the MasterBox Q500L and Q500P, both of which will be shipping later this year. These cases are highly customisable, with removable panels, a fully perforated exterior for airflow with magnetic dust filters. Currently, the Q500L is due out in Q2 of this year for $49.99, the Q500P unfortunately doesn't have a release window just yet.
The NR400 and NR600 cases are also on the way. The former is an mATX case while the latter is ATX. Both use perforated exteriors for extra ventilation. Both of these cases are due out in Q1 with a $59.99 MSRP.
In the power supply segment, Cooler Master is now showing off its new XG Gold Advanced series, which we saw in its early design stages back at Computex last year. The XG Gold Advanced is the first PSU that Cooler Master has designed fully in-house. The included LED panel will display useful information like PSU load, fan speed and temperatures all in real time. It will be available in 550W, 650W and 750W versions and as the name implies, these are 80 Plus Gold rated for efficiency. We are expecting these to start rolling out in May 2019.
For peripherals, we have a slew of new keyboards and mice, alongside a new headset. In the keyboard department, Cooler Master is launching the SK621, SK361 and SK651, all of which hit different size points. The SK621 is an ultra compact ‘travel-sized' keyboard, while the SK631 is a bit bigger but still uses a ten-keyless design. Finally, the SK361 is a full sized keyboard.
All three feature Cherry MX low profile switches and are connected via a removable USB Type-C cable. Of course, RGB lighting is available across the board and Briony was quick to spot that white editions are also on show.
Cooler Master is releasing its very first wireless mouse this year. The MM831 has four-zone RGB lighting and uses a PMW 3360 optical sensor, which is capable of up to 24,000 DPI. The mouse uses a PBT housing, making it ultra durable, meanwhile the included Omron switches provide extra reliability for your main buttons. A baked in OLED display is also present, which can be customised for competitive gaming by tracking actions per minute, or displaying your current DPI settings.
There are two things we didn't spot in the booth. Cooler Master is bringing out a new MH670 headset, which will supply 7.1 virtual surround sound, can be connected across PCs/consoles and utilises 40mm Neodymium drivers. The earcups are large and feature leather padding, which will help with noise isolation. Finally, the boom microphone is detachable and folds completely flat for easier portability.
To accompany this headset, the GS750 will also be released, which is a Qi wireless charging headphone stand. Theory goes, you could drop your phone on the base of the stand and have it charge, meanwhile your headphones will be sitting at the top on display.
KitGuru Says: Cooler Master make some of my favourite keyboards, so I'm looking forward to seeing these new ones in action later this year. What do you guys think of Cooler Master's new CES announcements?