Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard Review

Cooler Master CK552 Overview
The Cooler Master CK552 is a full-size keyboard meaning you have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad. The design of the keyboard is quite simple with a black brushed aluminum top plate and black keys. Again, Cooler Master has not gone overboard with the design.

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

Since this is a full keyboard with no extra keys Cooler Master has added secondary functions to the function row as well as a few other buttons. F1-F8 has to do with the on-the-fly controls for the lighting. F9 is the Windows Lock key. F11, F12, Print Screen, Scroll Lock, and Pause are all for macro recording. Insert, Home, Page up, Delete, End, and Page down are your multimedia controls.

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Removing some of the key caps with the included key cap puller you can see that we have Red Gateron mechanical key switches. This is actually the first keyboard we’ve tested with these switches, but Gateron is pretty well-known, much like Kailh. Cooler Master is offering this keyboard with Red, Blue, and Brown Gateron switches.

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see that the keys are already set at an angle when you don’t have the pop-out feet extended. Also the first three bottom rows have their key caps angled down, while the top there are angled up. This is a pretty standard layout when it comes to gaming keyboards. The pop-out feet will give you an even more extreme angle.

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

Flipping the keyboard over there is nothing all that fancy. You have two rubber feet and the pop-out feet, which have rubber on them as well.

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

The attached USB cable is rubber and just under six feet long, so you should have no problem reaching your tower.

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard

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