Cooler Master SK630 Overview
This is a tenkeyless style keyboard, which has become my favorite form-factor for a keyboard and is extremely popular among gamers. The keyboard has official dimensions of 353.5 (L) x 125.5 (W) x 29.8 (H) mm and weighs in a 552g. So while it is low-profile it does have some pretty good weight to it, which typically means good overall quality.
There are two things that immediately caught my attention with the SK630. The first was how beautiful it is, this is thanks to the flat bushed aluminum top plate. Honestly pictures do not do this keyboard justice, it is one of the best looking keyboards I’ve reviewed. The second thing was the chiclet-style (square) keycaps. These also look amazing, but should be quite comfortable as well. The keycaps are black with a clear marking towards the top-center to let you know what keys they are.
There are alternate functions along the function row of the keyboard, which are mostly for the on-the-fly controls that the keyboard offers for lighting, macros and more. It is nice to see alternate functions for multi-media controls on the right side of the keyboard. No one wants to have to alt-tab out of their game to adjust the volume.
This keyboard does use a floating keycap design, where the keys appear to float above the keycaps. I am a huge fan of this design on keyboards and it allows you to better see the RGB lighting on the switches as well. On the top edge of the keyboard is a USB-C connection for the included cable. I love that Cooler Master has gone with USB-C here, it makes connecting the cable so much easier. Also I like that the cable is removable, I think for keyboards tenkeyless or smaller they should all have removable cables.
Cooler Master is making use of Cherry MX low-profile mechanical key switches on this keyboard. Currently they are only available in Red and the Speed switch. We have the red ones which are much like the normal Cherry MX Red switches except they have a reduced travel distance (3.2mm) and actuation point.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see that the keyboard has a very slight angle to it, but the keycaps themselves are completely flat. This is very different from gaming style keyboards, so it might take a bit to get used to this type of keyboard.
Flipping the keyboard over we have four rubber feet that will keep it in place on your desk. There are not any pop-out feet so you will not be able to adjust the keyboard at all.