Cooler Master SK650 Low-Profile Mechanical Keyboard Review: Page 6 of 7

Posted by James Keir on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:00am

Testing

Cooler Master SK650

Being such a different feeling keyboard, I used the SK650 for an entire day at work and then when I came home gamed on it at night. Bringing it to and from work was much easier than I thought it would be. The SK650 was really simple to pack up and install thanks to the detachable cord and since it’s so light, it wasn’t too awkward to carry around.

The start of the day with the SK650 was a little rough due to the flatter keycaps. Since I have been using regular keycaps for over 15+ years it was a little bit of an adjustment to get used to the different contour. It feels similar to typing on a laptop with a much better feel thanks to the Cherry MX switches. I would say once I got through half my day, I was able to reach the same level of speed as my daily driver. When I was unboxing the SK650 I was worried about the lack of adjustable feet as I have always raised my keyboards. After spending my 8-hour day with the SK650, to be honest, I didn’t really miss them. It was a little less angled than my other keyboard but it was just as comfortable. Though I could see this being an issue for people that like to adjust the height of their keyboards.

Now that my work day is over it’s time to see how the SK650 does well gaming. I launched my favorite FPS game CS: GO and hopped into a Wingman match. The switches themselves felt great and they performed very well through the entirety of the match. Like at work, it took a while to get used to new keycaps but it didn’t really affect my gameplay very much. The SK650 did work well gaming, but I personally still prefer regular switches and keycaps. This is probably due to the fact I have used regular keycaps/switches for 15+ years and I’m just used to them.

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