Cooler Master MK730 Overview
Taking a first look at the Cooler Master MK730, as I mentioned this is a tenkeyless keyboard, which I am a huge fan of. The keyboard features a gunmetal aluminum brushed chassis. It not only looks great, but feels real good as well.
You might think that the wrist rest is attached to the keyboard, but it simply locks on with magnets. The wrist rest is PU leather and feels quite good. Flipping it over it has six rubber feet on the bottom to keep it in place on your desk. I really like that the wrist rest is not permanently attached to the keyboard and is easy to swap out.
The keyboard features a floating key design, which seems to be the popular design these days. While there are no extra keys on this keyboard you do have alternate functions on some of the keys. These can be enabled by holding the Cooler Master function key and then pressing the button. While most of these have to do with the lighting, there are multimedia controls which is definitely nice to have.
As I mentioned this keyboard features Cherry MX key swithces, we have the reds, but Cooler Master also offers blue’s and brown’s. The Cherry MX red is definitely a switch preferred by most games. It is a linear switch with a low actuation force of only 45 cN. These are less “clicky” than blue’s, but still make a sound when typing.
Taking a look at the keyboard from the side we can see how the key caps are aligned. By default the keys already sit at a slight angle up. The first three rows from the bottom angle down, and the last three angle up. This is a design we see frequently on gaming keyboards. There are two pop-out feet on the bottom of the keyboard, which will allow for an even more extreme angle.
Flipping the keyboard over we can see those two feet as well as two more rubber feet. There is a cable management system for the detachable USB cable, you can either route it out to the right, left, or center of the keyboard. The included 1.8m meter cable that comes with the keyboard is high quality and braided. One thing I love is that the side you connect to the keyboard is USB-C, which makes it so easy to plug in.