Cooler Master Launches the Compact SK621 Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboardby Gavin Bonshor on May 10, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Back at CES 2019, Cooler Master unveiled three new and interesting wireless mechanical keyboards that would be launching later this year. Now the company is finally starting things off with the launch of the first of these keyboards, the SK621, an ultra-compact 60% sized keyboard based around Cherry MX low profile switches. And, as it turns out, this is also Cooler Master's first-ever wireless Bluetooth mechanical keyboard.
The SK621 is based around a plastic frame topped with a brushed aluminum plate, giving the keyboard some elegance while keeping its weight down. All the while the 60% form factor makes it smaller than most other desktop keyboards. Users can make the most of the RGB functionality and customize the look on the fly with hotkeys, while users looking for a more professional look can turn them off.
Underneath the shallow keys is the linear Cherry MX Low Profile switch, which is similar to Cherry's MX Red switch, but with an actuation point of 45 cN without an audible click. Connecting to a system can be done via Bluetooth 4.0, or with the included USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable (which is detachable and can be used for charging too). At just 424 g, the Cooler Master SK621 gets most of its weight from the mixed aluminum and plastic body, which serves as the foundation of the keyboard.
The Cooler Master SK621 is currently available for pre-order for $120 at Amazon. It is expected the SK621 will filter into other retail channels in the coming weeks.
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