Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Overall, the Cooler Master SK650 is a solid keyboard with nice features. The build quality is top notch and Cooler Master paid close attention to the little details such as the light bar and chamfered top edges. I was thoroughly impressed with the low-profile Cherry MX Red switches and to me they felt like regular switches, just with 35% less height. Out of all the keyboards I have reviewed, this one did take me the longest to get used to. This is mainly due to the keycaps being more like a laptop key rather than a regular desktop keyboard. Since I have been using desktop mechanical keyboards for 15+ years, it’s hard to reteach my muscle memory. The SK650 remained comfortable throughout my 8-hour work day without a wrist rest which was quite nice. I did find the SK650 a little to low for me and it would have been nice to be able to adjust the height just a little. This isn’t necessarily a negative since the SK650 is designed to be low profile, it’s just not my personal preference.
Cooler Master has added another great keyboard to their ever expanding lineup. The SK650 has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a premium keyboard without the extra height of regular switches. Though the SK650 isn’t the perfect keyboard for me, if people are looking for a low-profile keyboard and don’t want to sacrifice those mechanical switches, the SK650 is an excellent choice.
Great job Cooler Master!