Cooler Master has just released their new MasterKeys Pro series of mechanical keyboards for the Singapore market. These keyboards are tuned for full customization and are said to have the brightest LEDs and great mechanical experience for users. As hardworking software developers in the day and avid PC gamers at night, the team at The Tech Revolutionist is going to give our opinions on the Cooler Master Pro S, and find out if it meets the needs of both productivity and extreme gaming.
The MasterKeys Pro mechanical keyboard comes with Cherry MX switches which are tried and tested to perform well under different circumstances. To best suit our usage, we had the Cherry MX red switches for our test. The MasterKeys Pro is available in Cherry MX Blue, Brown and Red keys. The keyboard is also available in full-sized and in ten-keyless alternatives. We have the MasterKeys Pro S for review, which is the ten-keyless version.
Built for the Software Developer
Full Customization Options for RGB LED Lighting
To answer the functional aspect of the keyboard, every key is backed by an original Cherry MX key switch. In our review unit, the keyboard had Cherry MX red switches. In our opinion, red switches are made to provide a good keyboard experience for multiple scenarios. These keys requires a low actuation force at 45cN, and its light weighting allows software developers type quickly with little errors. The MasterKeys Pro series of keyboards are also available in other Cherry MX key switches.
Built for the Gamers
On-the-fly Macro and Profile Support
100% anti-ghosting and NKRO features
The technology works by combining N-key and 6-key rollover together. If more than six keys are pressed simultaneously, the technology automatically switches from 6-key rollover to N-key rollover. No matter how intense a gaming session gets such hardware and software features on the Cooler Master S keyboard is sure to handle it. This also explain why the MasterKeys Pro keyboard is made for the most professional gamers out in the industry.
The MasterKeys Pro series of keyboard has got what it takes to be the best keyboard out in the market. With its highly customizable lighting options and simplistic design, we are sure that it is going to be a hit with both Software Developers and Gamers. With an ARM Cortex M3 processor on-board, the MasterKeys Pro is equipped with the best hardware possible. This opens itself up to a new generation of “smart keyboards” that is possibly done with the SDK coming later in the month. We are definitely looking forward to the possibilities of what the SDK brings, and would be delighted to understand more about the technology and share it with our readers when available.
The MasterKeys Pro L and MasterKeys Pro S are now available for purchase at the suggested retail price of SGD 269 and SGD 209 respectively.