Usage and Final Thoughts
We have taken a look at quite a few mechanical keyboards over the last year, many of which have been built using Cherry MX switches. The Cherry MX Blue switches on our Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 offer a noticable click when depressed, and give off that familiar clicking sound that is associated with their use.
Our typing testing for the MK750 included not only day to day use of the keyboard, but the entire typing of this review. We didn’t seem to experience any more missed keys or mistakes than with any other keyboard, which is to be expected with a standard keyboard layout.
In our gaming tests we engaged in a few long sessions of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND, as well as Fortnite Battle Royale. Both of these games are from the very popular “last man standing/battle royale” genre and throw players into a free for all battle in a 3rd person view. For gaming, our personal switch preference is the classic Cherry MX Red, or similar, but the Cherry MX Blue’s in our MK750 review sample fared just fine in most cases. Key presses were quick enough for out likes, but did require a bit more pressure to engage the switches.
We found the included wristrest to be quite comfortable, giving a good amount of cushioning, while not feeling like our wrists were sinking into the padding. We did mention earlier that the magnets could be a bit stronger to keep the wristrest in place, but during our typing and gaming tests we didn’t really notice it moving around at all when our wrists were actually resting on the pad.
We have really enjoyed our time with the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750. From the time we got our first glance at the keyboard, through our gaming and typing testing, the MK750 has been a solid performer. Speaking of solid, the aluminum top plate gives the keyboard a ton of strength sitting on top of the plastic base.
The inclusion of three cable management channels on the bottom of the keyboard let users route the removable braided USB Type C cable to which ever side makes the most sense. The only real downside we found with the MK750 was the lack of USB pass through, which we consider to be quite important in a high-end keyboard, which is what Cooler Master is touting the MasterKeys MK750 as.
The per-key RGB LED lighting, in addition to multiple additional lighting areas, gives the MK750 a leg up on many other similar keyboards. No only do the individual keys offer custom lighting, but each side of the keyboard, as well as the length of the front, offer multiple individually configurable lighting areas. This is all customizable thanks to both the on-board configuration options, as well as the additional software tweaks that can be made. Multiple profiles can be saved to the keyboard itself, and macro creation and key mapping duties are a breeze; some of the best we have seen.
As we said, we have thoroughly enjoyed the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 during our time with it. The sleek, yet tough, design provides a stable base to build on, while the Cherry MX key options give a tried and true switch offering. Add in the nice extras like cable management trays and a removable wrist rest, in addition to the abundant lighting options, and the MK750 is a contender for one of our favorite mechanical keyboards. Let’s not forget that Cooler Master also included nine double-shot PBT keycaps that can be swapped out for a few of the common gaming keys.
With an MSRP of $159, the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 is designed and configured to equally compete with other keyboards in the same price range. In the end, we give the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 a 9 out of 10 score.
- Sleek and Sturdy Design
- Cherry MX Switches (Blue, Brown, Red)
- RGB LED lighting – Keys and Multiple Other Zones
- Cable Management in Base
- Removable USB Type C Cable
- No USB Pass-through