Cooler Master launched two new ten-keyless (TKL) gaming keyboards today, the CK530 and MK730, with one including a removable wrist rest.
Both keyboards feature a similar minimalistic design, boasting the floating-key style atop a brushed aluminum top-plate. They also feature on-the-fly profile switching and even macro recording, accessible via dedicated key combinations. Macros and profiles, along with effects for each key’s individual RGB backlight, are all configurable via the Cooler Master Portal software.Cooler Master launched two new ten-keyless (TKL) gaming keyboards today, the CK530 and MK730, with one offering a free palm wrist.
The MK730, being from the MasterKeys line-up is the higher-end model of the two. It offers choices between Blue, Brown and Red Cherry MX switches. There is also on-board storage for storing different profiles and macros and the Cooler Master's best rollover technologies that have been featured in the MasterKeys Pro line. Finally, you get a detachable USB Type-C cable, an extra front RGB light bar and a removable, magnetic PU leather wrist rest.
On the other hand, the MK530 features lacks the above amenities of the MK730’s amenities except for on-board storage. It substitutes Cherry MX switches for Gateron ones, also available in Blue, Brown and Red variants.
The CK530 retails for $69.99 whilst the MK730 is $119.99.
Cooler Master CK530 and MK730 Keyboard Specs
|Switch Type||Gateron (Red, Blue, Brown)||Cherry MX (Red, Blue, Brown)|
|Material||Plastic / Aluminum||Plastic / Aluminum / PU Leather|
|Polling Rate||1,000 Hz||1,000 Hz|
|Response Rate||1ms / 1000Hz||1ms / 1000Hz|
|MCU||32bit ARM Cortex M3||32bit ARM Cortex M3|
|On board Memory||512KB||512KB|
|On-the-fly system||Multi-media, macro recording and lighting control||Multi-media, macro recording and lighting control|
|Multi-media Keys||Through FN||Through FN|
|Smart cable manager?||✗||Yes, 3 Ways|
|Wrist rest||✗||Removable, magnetic with soft PU Leather|
|Cable||Fixed, rubberized||Detachable, braided USB Type-C|
|Connector Cable||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||380x135x40 mm||360 x 192 x 41.5 mm 360 x 183.5 x 41.5 mm (without wrist rest)|
|Product Weight (without cable)||749g (1.7 pounds)||698g (1.5 pounds)|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
It's neither leather nor luxury...