Cooler Master CK550

Cooler Master CK550

The Cooler Master CK550 is a cheap RGB mechanical keyboard and is available since mid of 2018.

Inexpensive Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Finding a mechanical keyboard for less than 100 Dollars is not a problem but usually comes with compromises made somewhere. That’s not different with the Cooler Master CK550, the keyboard lacks some features that more expensive gaming keyboards usually have. For example, there are no dedicated media keys, no palm rest and no USB passthrough. Nevertheless, the CK550 comes with an impressive set of features, especially when considering that the keyboard is sold for under 100 Dollars.

The keyboard supports RGB illumination which can be controlled via shortcuts on the keyboard or via Cooler Master Portal software. Media controls are integrated into the function keys and macros can be configured for arbitrary keys. N-Key-Rollover ensures that all inputs are recognized reliable, even in fast-paced situations.

Cooler Master CK550 Variations

The CM CK550 features switches of the Chinese manufacturer Gateron. The keyboard is available in three different variations: The model code CK-550-GKGR1 refers to keyboards with Gateron Red switches, CK-550-GKGM1 refers to keyboards with Gateron Brown switches and CK-550-GKGL1 identifies models with Gateron Blue switches.

Tech Specs for Cooler Master CK550

Dimensions: 473 x 190 x 48 mm
Weight: 1230 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Cable Length: 180 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Gateron Blue, Gateron Brown, Gateron Red
Extras: fully programmable
Available since: Jun. 2018

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Cooler Master CK550 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard with RGB Backlighting, On-the-Fly Controls, and Hybrid Key Rollover, Brown Switch
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Hardware Heaven

November 26, 2018

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"Our Cooler Master CK550 review shows that this is one of the most affordable mechanical keyboards around. "

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