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Cooler Master MasterKeys S&L Review

Rating: 7.0.

We have seen a fair few keyboards from Cooler Master over the last year or so, and today the line-up is completed with the arrival of the MasterKeys S and MasterKeys L. Given these are not ‘MasterKeys Pro’ boards, they are essentially a step-down from the Pro White LED series. Incidentally, they don’t feature any kind of backlight – RGB or single-colour – and that is interesting given that RGB is everywhere these days. So, just how good are these keyboards?

The Cooler Master MasterKeys S and MasterKeys L are unashamedly simple, both in-terms of appearance and features. Clearly, these boards are aimed at those who just want a quality keyboard for typing or gaming without the extra frills and gimmicky features that many competitors may charge you extra for.

With that in-mind, the MasterKeys S has an MSRP of £79.99 while the bigger L model has an MSRP of £89.99. Is this good value, and should you buy one of these boards? Let’s find out.

MasterKeys S Specification

  • Material: Plastic / Metal
  • Colour: Black
  • LED Colour: N/A
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
  • Repeat Rate: 1x / 2x / 4x / 8x
  • Response Rate: 1ms
  • MCU: 32bit ARM Cortex M0
  • On board Memory: 512KB
  • On-the-fly system: Macro, Repeat Rate, Win Lk
  • Smart cable manager: 180 degree cable routing grooves
  • Wrist rest: N/A
  • Cable: 1.5m long,  USB 2.0 detachable with Micro-USB
  • Product Dimensions: 356 * 135 * 33 mm
  • Product Weight: (without cable) 970 g

MasterKeys L Specification

  • Material: Plastic / Metal
  • Colour: Black
  • LED Colour: N/A
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
  • Repeat Rate: 1x / 2x / 4x / 8x
  • Response Rate: 1ms
  • MCU: 32bit ARM Cortex M0
  • On board Memory: 512KB
  • On-the-fly system: Macro, Repeat Rate, Win Lk
  • Smart cable manager: N/A
  • Wrist rest: N/A
  • Cable: 1.5m long,  USB 2.0 detachable with Micro-USB
  • Product Dimensions: 440 * 137 * 28 mm
  • Product Weight: (without cable) 1140 g

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