Cooler Master SK650

Cooler Master SK630 / SK650

In early 2019, Cooler Master introduced a new series of flat keyboards: The full-sized keyboard Cooler Master SK 650 and the tenkeyless keyboard (without numpad) Cooler Master SK630.

Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile

Both keyboards feature Cherry MX Low Profile Red, these are flat switches with linear characteristics. They are placed on an aluminum top panel and equipped with RGB lighting, so that the keyboard can be illuminated in colorful ways. A basic configuration of lighting and macros is possible directly via keyboard shortcuts, software is not required, but it enables more advanced configuration options.

Gaming or Work?

Thanks to n-key-rollover, both the SK650 and the SK630 can recognize inputs reliably, even if many keys are pressed at once. Also the polling rate of 1000 Hz is as high as it gets for USB 2.0. So while the SK650 / SK630 could technically be used for gaming, it seems the design raises some questions. Some editors enjoyed playing games with the keyboard while others see it better fit for work than for gaming. There is one conclusion though, that can be found in almost every review: The keyboard is a bit unusual and not for everyone, so better make sure you like typing on it, before you buy it.


Versions: Cooler Master SK650 | Cooler Master SK630

Tech Specs for Cooler Master SK650

Dimensions: 430 x 125 x 25 mm
Weight: 629 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: Cherry MX Low Profile Red
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Keycap puller
Available since: Jan. 2019
Dimensions: 353.5 x 125.5 x 29.8 mm
Weight: 552 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Cable Length: 180 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Cherry MX Low Profile Red
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Keycap puller
Available since: Jan. 2019

Further Information on Amazon.com

Cooler Master Sk-650-Gklr1-US SK650 Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile Switches In Brushed Aluminum Design,BlacK Layout,Full
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Mechanical Keyboard Score

73

The mechanical keyboard score is our overall score for a keyboard. The score is based on the available ratings and critics and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. It is also used for our mechanical keyboard ranking.


Reviews


PC Mag

August 16, 2019

3.5 out of 5 points

"Cooler Master's light, compact SK630 gives us good reason to start thinking more about a low-profile mechanical keyboard."

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ThinkComputers

March 17, 2019

9 out of 10 points

"At the end of the day I feel this is a great keyboard for someone who does a majority of typing rather than gaming."

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Vortez

February 21, 2019

A polarising keyboard

"This keyboard looks great and would be at home on a minimalist work station, it's great to type on once you get used to the key spacing and work around the comfortability issues. We recommend trying it to make sure your typing style is compatible before you buy as if it isn't you will need to purchase a wrist rest."

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IGN

February 12, 2019

7.5 out of 10 points

"The Cooler Master SK650 delivers a solid low profile gaming experience but still has room for improvement."

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Tom's Hardware

February 5, 2019

3 out of 5 stars

"The Cooler Master SK630 (and SK650) are incredibly slim, portable and attractive, but a cramped typing experience will turn off many users."

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Kit Guru

January 29, 2019

8.5 out of 10 points

"The SK630 is a very good keyboard if you want a tenkeyless board with MX Low Profile Red RGB switches."

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