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Hardware Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L and MasterKeys Pro S Reviews

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Damit! I just ordered old CM QFR TKL from USA for £90...
    I could just get this one...
     
  3. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    this looks to be a home run for coolermaster, minimalist looks and next to no branding. thats when you know there confident in there product.
     
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    Was just curious in the very beginning you have this listed:

    "MasterKeys Pro L UK price (as reviewed): MSRP £109.99 (inc VAT)
    MasterKeys Pro L UK price (as reviewed): MSRP TBC"

    Is the 2nd UK price a mistake or was it supposed to be a US price?
     
  5. Dogbert666

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    Ah yeah, supposed to be US! Sorry, fixed now.
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    The big thing here, IMO, isn't the RGB LEDS, but the clear Cherry switch bodies. They allow more light through and improve illumination of secondary legends on the caps - something often over-looked on backlit boards.
     
  7. fingerbob69

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    Anyone know of a mechanical keyboard with low profile keys and a decent lighting system?
     
  8. Dogbert666

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    SteelSeries Apex M800 is worth a look
     
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    Hi all, we have had to amend the MSRPs and update the article slightly as Cooler Master miscommunicated them originally. The full update is reproduced below:

    Update: Since publishing this review, Cooler Master has been in touch to inform us that it miscommunicated the MSRPs for both keyboards. The actual MSRPs including VAT are £129.99 for the MasterKeys Pro L and £109.99 for the MasterKeys Pro S, instead of £109.99 and £89.99, respectively, as originally listed. This was an internal company error which actually led to Cooler Master selling the first batch of MasterKeys Pro L keyboards at a loss to UK distributors. As far as we know, this accidental low price is going to be honoured in the first round of sales of the MasterKeys Pro L (although it's ultimately down to retailers at this stage, not Cooler Master), so if you're interested now may be a very good time to buy. The MasterKeys Pro S will hit the market at its correct price. In light of the new pricing, we have slightly amended the conclusion but we believe keyboards are still worthy of their original award.
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Is that the one with the mahoosive spacebar?
     
  11. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Wow between this and the Quickfire/Argos screw up CM are going to be losing a lot of potential revenue this year.
     
  12. Dogbert666

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    Certainly is!
     
  13. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Yeah CM really need to pick up their numbers game!
     
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    Looks nice but they still made the usual mistake - I really, honestly do need an ISO layout. Too many years of muscle memory for me to relocate the \ key now and that's my only real beef with ANSI.
     
  15. Wwhat

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    I wonder why the chinese don't make their own mechanical switches for keyboards. Doing that could easily knock the price down to 1/3rd of current. And if they do it in a thoughtful manner it'll still be OK. I mean sometimes they make lousy copies of stuff but sometimes they make competitive products or even on occasion better versions of things, so it CAN be done.
     
  16. LennyRhys

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    These were just review samples; the UK versions of the keyboard will have ISO layout.

    I get the backslash thing, but it's pretty easy to get around if you really need it. I'm happy with either ANSI or ISO, but I definitely prefer the look of ANSI.
     
  17. Dogbert666

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    They do :) Kailh switches, made by Chinese firm Kaihua Electronics, are found in plenty of today's keyboards.

    Can confirm.
     
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