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Cooler Master MK730 Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

Cooler Master has released a whole stack of new peripherals over the last year, refreshing its lineup ready for 2019 and beyond. As part of this, today we are looking at the MK730 tenkeyless mechanical keyboard. As somewhat of a spiritual successor to the MasterKeys Pro S RGB, it features Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches, a brushed aluminium top plate and revamped RGB lighting. Is it worth the £115.99 asking price?

I’ve been using Cooler Master keyboards for years – including the likes of the MasterKeys Pro S, MasterKeys L and more recently the SK630 low-profile board. Mechanical keyboards is also a big hobby of mine, so you can bet I was excited to get my hands on the new MK730. It is effectively the tenkeyless (TKL, or 80%) version of the MK750 that was announced towards the end of 2017.

With plenty of features to boot, including Cooler Master’s signature on-board controls system, detachable USB-C cable as well as an included wrist rest, can the MK730 justify its £115.99 price tag?

Specification

  • Switch Type: CHERRY MX
  • Material: Plastic / Aluminium / PU Leather
  • Colour: Smoky Gunmetal Aluminium Brush
  • LED Colour: RGB, 16.7 million colors
  • Polling Rate: 1000Hz
  • Response Rate: 1ms / 1000Hz
  • MCU: 32bit ARM Cortex M3
  • On board Memory: 512KB
  • On-the-fly system: Yes, for Multimedia, Macro Recording and Lighting Control
  • Multi-media Keys: Through Function (FN) Key
  • Smart cable manager: Yes, 3 Ways
  • Wrist rest: Removable magnetic with soft PU Leather
  • Cable: Detachable braided USB Type-C
  • Software: Support Yes, Portal
  • Connector Cable: USB 2.0
  • Cable: Length 1.8m
  • Dimensions: 360 x 192 x 41.5 mm, 360 x 183.5 x 41.5 mm (Without Wrist Rest)
  • Product Weight: (without cable) 698g
  • Warranty: 2 years

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