MasterKeys MK750 Review

Below is the list of hardware and specifications of the keyboard including the warranty. Product Name               MasterKeys MK750 Model Number             MK-750-GKCL1-** (Blue Switch)  MK-750-GKCM1-** (Brown Switch)              MK-750-GKCR1-** (Red Switch) Switch Type    CHERRY MX Material           Plastic / Aluminum / PU Leather Color  Gunmetal Black LED Color         RGB, 16.7 million colors Polling…
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Quality - 60%
Look/Feel - 44%
Extra's/Features - 40%

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Below is the list of hardware and specifications of the keyboard including the warranty.

Product Name               MasterKeys MK750

Model Number             MK-750-GKCL1-**

(Blue Switch)  MK-750-GKCM1-**

(Brown Switch)              MK-750-GKCR1-**

(Red Switch)

Switch Type    CHERRY MX

Material           Plastic / Aluminum / PU Leather

Color  Gunmetal Black

LED Color         RGB, 16.7 million colors

Polling Rate    1000Hz

Response Rate              1ms / 1000Hz

MCU  32bit ARM Cortex M3

On board Memory       512KB

On-the-fly system        Multi-media,Macro Recording and Lighting

Multi-media Keys         Yes, 4 dedicated

Smart cable manager  Yes,180 degree, 3 ways

Wrist rest        Removable magnetic with soft PU Leather

Cable Detachable braided USB Type-C

Software Support         Yes, Portal

Connector Cable           USB 2.0

Cable Length  1.8m

Dimensions     437.75 x 132.25 x 42mm

Product Weight (without cable)             1003g

Warranty         2 years

Let’s start with the lighting.  It is a nice addition to the keyboard however, getting the lighting exactly how you want it can be very difficult and frustrating. Holding the function key and choosing between F1 through to F6 might should straight forward it isn’t. Even with the manual in hand I still has a few WTF moments. I know I’m talking a lot about the RGB but as a huge fan and user of Razer’s Chroma hardware, that is my standard. When you select colours it is only Red Green and Blue. The colours sadly don’t mix and fade into each other but rather strobe from colour to colour. I’m going to assume that you who is reading this know the difference between a mechanical keyboard and a membrane keyboard. The keys are the CoolMasters Cherry Keys, they are silent and don’t make a clicking noise like the Razer mechanical keys. The keys installed in this keyboard are mechanical. I recommend if you play any fast-paced games that you get a mechanical keyboard. I have notice that even when I play it eliminates the error of pressing the wrong key. With a membrane keyboard if you just ever so slightly touch the wrong key, you can use the wrong spell and that can be the end of your hero in a match. The wrist rest is a nice addition, but the keys are much higher than normal keyboard, so the wrist rest is comfortable but does not help much as I still find myself having to lift my hand when trying to touch type. I really like the small mesh bag the keyboard came in, it will help in keeping it from getting scratched as well as 4 purple WASD keys for customization.

The keyboard is a sleek matt black design. There is a clear resin on the front of the keyboard with RGB that lights up the CoolMaster logo shape. The keys sit higher than most keyboards but it’s not too bad comfort-wise. It is quite a pleasure to type on. As I work and am still doing school, I am almost always on my computer. Having to write essays, articles and reviews, it’s pretty decent. I’m using it right now. Its far quieter than the Razer green keys but less satisfying but that just my personal preference. You must press the key in quite deep to get a response, the upside is less mistakes when typing and, in a match, but its slower to use when in intense combat situations. Gaming isn’t bad, quick response and quiet. I love how the media buttons are on the keyboard in their own section of the board. Easily accessible while in game to pause or play the music.

All in all, its not a bad keyboard. I would recommend it if you desperately needed a keyboard for your PC but if you can wait, rather get one that you want rather just getting it because is RGB and in your price range.

Display and Sensor

  • OLED 128×16 single color
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Cylindrical vibration motor

Tested Devices

  • iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
  • Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Lower Energy (BT 4.0 or higher).

Hardware

  • Single button for OLED screen access and other specific functions
  • Lithium-polymer battery with up to 6 days battery life
  • Rain, sweat, and splash proof. Not suitable for showering and submerging.
  • Charging via proprietary USB cable.
  • Wireless syncing with mobile devices via Bluetooth LE.

Additional Information

Estimated RRP: R1,500.00 ($100 USD)
Release Date: December 2015

Available Sizes

  • Small/Medium: 60mm Wrist Diameter
  • Medium/Large: 66mm Wrist Diameter

Likes

  • Social notifications on LCD screen
  • Benefits of a fitness tracker spliced with social enhancements

Dislikes

  • Timezone errors (Firmware)
  • Not available in SA stores yet (At date of this review)

About Courtney Cullen

Courtney Cullen
Also known as RubyTheMutt and is the Cosplay division's people person. She is a gamer, otaku, cosplayer and an all around geek. She enjoys long romantic walks on the beach and killing zombies, preferably with a katana or pump-action shotgun.

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