Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard Review 2

Introduction

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Model: Masterkeys Pro L
Price: €169 EUR / £129 GBP (At the time of review)

Hey everyone, back again with yet another mechanical keyboard review: This time, Cooler Master (CM) have sent over the Masterkeys Pro L, featuring full RGB LED backlighting and genuine Cherry MX switches, which seem to be losing popularity over the cheaper clones, that have flooded the mechanical keyboard industry of late. This particular model dubbed “L” stands for large (as you probably guessed), which just means it is a full sized keyboard, whereas the “S” edition is TKL, so no numpad.

The Masterkey Pros are the first CM mechanical keyboards to use the infamous Cherry RGB switches, which were previously exclusive to Corsair. They come in three different switch flavours, so you can choose your preferred type: Red, Blue and Brown (no black). I’m expecting the keyboard to pretty much be an improvement over the Quickfire XTi, which only had dual LED backlighting, so I am hoping to see software configured LED lighting and a range of customisability options. Before I take a closer look, let’s check out the spec

Specifications

Model Number SGK-6020-KKCM1-US (Brown Switch)
SGK-6020-KKCL1-US (Blue Switch)
SGK-6020-KKCR1-US (Red Switch)
Switch Type CHERRY MX
Material Plastic / Metal
Color Black
LED Color RGB
Polling Rate 1x / 2x / 4x / 8x
Response Rate 1ms
MCU 32bit ARM Cortex M3
On board Memory 512KB
On-the-fly system Macro Record and Lighting
Cable manager 3 ways, 180 degrees cable management grooves
Cable Detachable with Micro-USB
Software AP Yes, Supports GUI Software
Connector Cable USB 2.0
Cable Length 1.5 Meters
Dimensions 439.23 x 130.32 x 41.95 mm
Product Weight (without cable) 1090 g
Warranty 2 years

 

From the spec, it’s looking like it will be very similar to the XTi, so fingers crossed it does just raise the bar that bit more. Will it differ in appearance?

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