Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using the Cooler Master SK630 for a few weeks now as my main keyboard. So not only have I’ve been playing games, but I’ve been doing all of my writing etc with the keyboard. Since the keyboard is designed differently than gaming keyboards I took me a little bit to get used to. The first thing was that the SK630 does not have much of an angle to it and that the keys sit flat. This made the keyboard feel weird at first, but I eventually got used to it.
Overall the keyboard is extremely comfortable for typing. The chiclet-style keycaps are great and really feel amazing. This combined with Cherry MX mechanical key switches creates a great typing experience. Now for those who are looking to recreate the feeling of a laptop keyboard this is not that keyboard. Since we have mechanical key switches the keyboard feels much different than a laptop keyboard. Also those switches do have a longer travel distance than what you would find on a laptop keyboard. The only keyboard that actually comes close to a laptop keyboard from me was the Logitech Craft. With that said I love typing on this keyboard, it is a nice change from a gaming-style keyboard and I can really “get in that groove” when typing, which does not happen that often with many of the keyboards we test.
Now when it comes to gaming for me this is not the keyboard for that. Yes it has mechanical key switches, but the design and feel make it pretty uncomfortable for fast-paced games. As I mentioned this keyboard only has a slight angle, which makes it a little uncomfortable. They you have the keycap design, which is completely flat. On a normal keyboard the keycaps are different for each row, which makes the experience more comfortable and helps so you don’t accidentally hit the wrong key. I found myself multiple times hitting the wrong key on this keyboard because my fingers would slide since you keycaps were not concave, but completely flat.
This keyboard is absolutely beautiful. The low-profile design with the chiclet-style keycaps and RGB lighting looks amazing. The brushed aluminum top-plate reflects the lights from the keyboard too. There is no doubt this keyboard is going to look good anywhere you have it!
At the end of the day I feel this is a great keyboard for someone who does a majority of typing rather than gaming. If you are a casual gamer you’ll be fine with this keyboard, but if you are serious about gaming there are definitely better options out there that are more suited for gaming like Cooler Master’s own MK730.
Right now the Cooler Master SK630 is selling at our favorite online retailer for $119.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master SK630 Low Profile Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– Absolutely beautiful
– Cherry MX low-profile mechanical key switches
– Great for typing
– Good software
– Brushed aluminum top-plate
– Not exactly made for gaming
– Should be able to remap keys to launch programs and perform Windows commands