Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using this keyboard for the past couple of weeks and I am really enjoying it. First lets talk about comfort. The keyboard is so comfortable to type on. The aluminum design means that there is absolutely no flex in the when typing. The Cherry MX Red key switches feel great and are very responsive. The thing I really love about this keyboard is the wrist rest. The PU leather is so comfortable and really gives support for your hands.
This is of course a gaming keyboard so I played my fair share of games with it. Again, we can’t say enough good things about Cherry MX switches, out of all of the different switches we’ve tested over the years they feel the best. The only ones that really even come close are Razer switches. We’ve seen so many companies use lower cost switches, it is good to see Cooler Master using Cherry MX switches. Our version of the MK730 came with Reds, but you can get this keyboard with Blue and Brown switches as well. The switches are very responsive and I never felt like I saw missing a keystroke. Another thing about gaming is that the tenkeyless form factor of this keyboard means less space on your desk, so if you are a gamer that needs a larger mousepad you won’t have to worry with this keyboard. Also being so small and having a removable USB cable means taking the MK730 to an event or LAN party is just so easy.
Of course being a gaming keyboard in 2019 you need to have RGB lighting and this keyboard does. The floating key design really shows the RGB LEDs and there are quite a few different RGB effects to choose from as well. You can fully customize each individual RGB LED on this keyboard using Cooler Master’s software. On top of just RGB LEDs on the keys, you also have RGB lighting on both sides and the front of the keyboard as well. This keyboard looks awesome sitting on our desk!
Talking about software Cooler Master finally has some really good gaming software. It is very easy to use and has most of the customization options you would want to have. Creating Macro’s and assigning them to different keys is very easy. I would have liked to have seen the ability to remap the keys to Windows commands or to open a program, that unfortunately is missing in the software.
At the end of the day you have a very solid keyboard in the Cooler Master MK730. It uses quality components and performs very well. It is going to be very hard getting this thing off my desk as I plan to use it as my main keyboard going forward. Right now you can pick this keyboard up at our favorite online retailer for $119.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master MK730 a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Brushed aluminum chassis
– Cherry MX mechanical key switches
– Removable USB cable
– Included wrist rest
– Software works quite well
– Comfortable and responsive
– Would like the ability to remap a key to a Windows command or open a program in the software