COOLER MASTER MASTERKEYS S PBT MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD BROWN CHERRY MX SWITCHES at Overclockers for £59.89
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COOLER MASTER MASTERKEYS S PBT MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD BROWN CHERRY MX SWITCHES at Overclockers for £59.89

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Found 19th Nov
The MasterKeys S is all about wrapping that classic Cooler Master mechanical feel in a sturdy, minimalist tenkeyless design. Steadfast essentials include on-the-fly macros and switchable layouts. To add that extra touch, we use PBT keycaps and Genuine German CHERRY MX switches. These combined create the sturdier weight and tactile spring that define our mechanical experience. For those who desire better quality, functionality, reliability and simplicity in a tenkeyless keyboard, look no further than the MasterKeys S.

Features:

Cherry MX Switches - Guaranteed for 50 million keystrokes, Cherry MX switches give you the tactile preference you desire.
Superior PBT keycaps – Thick 1.5mm Polybutylene hard quality keycaps
Multiple OS: Switchable layout for Windows/MAC OSX/Linux Key layout
Switchable Layout –Switch between QWERTY/DVORAK/Workman Layouts by easy FN key combo’s
Sleek, minimalistic design - Refined symmetry and a heavy-weight quality build help keep things clean and simple. 6-Key plus N-Key Rollover – Ensures every key press is registered, your keyboard will not let you down.


£20 cheaper than elsewhere (£30 cheaper if you get free OCuk shipping or can pick up in person).

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It reduced to £50

Bought . The mobile website was a challenge to buy it though. Got there in the end. Cheers OP. just need to find a decent mouse now!

Awesome keyboard

cherry browns, excellent!

I've been looking for an illuminated PBT keyboard, my search continues...but gave you Heat

cascadde16 m ago

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cooler-master-masterkeys-pro-l-rgb-led-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-cherry-brown-switches-kb-03h-cm.htmlhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CH-9000226-UK-Performance-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B010091QJO/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1511146761&sr=8-9&keywords=mechanical+keyboard&th=1Or if you don't mind the 'small scratches' this used one is 20% off (so £59.70):https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0127NHKAK/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all



Not seeing PBT keycaps mentioned for that one, but thanks anyway.

cascadde15 m ago

The coolermaster has PBT caps



I've read a few reviews of the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L and PBT key caps aren't mentioned anywhere. It's not on their website anymore.

lanoc.org/rev…l=1
The keycaps are your standard backlit design. They have a white transparent base with a black finish painted on to them and then the legend is lasered off the cap so it is backlit. They aren’t especially thick, but they do get the job done. This design isn’t really made to last forever though and will be the failing point for the keyboard. I didn’t have any wear in my testing but I would expect to see the finish get a little thin on heavely used keys after a few years, long before the switches go bad. Lucky for you though with a standard bottom row you can replace them with just about anything on the market including the PBT backlit caps from Vortex that I have been using on my Code that will hold up for much longer.
And someone on Reddit warned me off Corsair yesterday

I type so much, I wear away keys, so cheap ABS keycaps don't last long with me - though I know it's more complex than that.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 20th Nov

louiselouise14 m ago

I've read a few reviews of the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L and PBT key …I've read a few reviews of the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L and PBT key caps aren't mentioned anywhere. It's not on their website anymore. https://lanoc.org/review/input-devices/7194-cooler-master-masterkeys-pro-l?showall=1The keycaps are your standard backlit design. They have a white transparent base with a black finish painted on to them and then the legend is lasered off the cap so it is backlit. They aren’t especially thick, but they do get the job done. This design isn’t really made to last forever though and will be the failing point for the keyboard. I didn’t have any wear in my testing but I would expect to see the finish get a little thin on heavely used keys after a few years, long before the switches go bad. Lucky for you though with a standard bottom row you can replace them with just about anything on the market including the PBT backlit caps from Vortex that I have been using on my Code that will hold up for much longer.[Video] And someone on Reddit warned me off Corsair yesterday I type so much, I wear away keys, so cheap ABS keycaps don't last long with me - though I know it's more complex than that.


Hey louiselouise! I'm also looking for a mechanical keyboard, in my case exclusively for typing (documents and emails etc), not for gaming or anything else. You said you type a lot, which I do too, so are you also looking for a keyboard for typing only? In which case, which is the top keyboard that you'd ideally like to get? What colour switches etc? Have you had a mechanical keyboard before (I haven't) and have you tried any/many in shops?

Thanks if you have time to answer any of this, but no problem otherwise! Have a good night!

Over.The.Knee8 h, 59 m ago

Hey louiselouise! I'm also looking for a mechanical keyboard, in my …Hey louiselouise! I'm also looking for a mechanical keyboard, in my case exclusively for typing (documents and emails etc), not for gaming or anything else. You said you type a lot, which I do too, so are you also looking for a keyboard for typing only? In which case, which is the top keyboard that you'd ideally like to get? What colour switches etc? Have you had a mechanical keyboard before (I haven't) and have you tried any/many in shops?Thanks if you have time to answer any of this, but no problem otherwise! Have a good night!



I have very little experience of mech keyboards, which is why I went on the Reddit "Ask Any Question, Get An Answer" Mechanical Keyboards thread reddit.com/r/M…an/

So, probably best asking on there and being specific about your requirements. Also mention you're in the UK, as a few sent me US links (they weren't to know, and it was silly of me not to point that out).

I'm using a Outemu Blue 'board and not that happy with it. Too clacky, sometimes keypresses don't register or stutter "eeeeeeee", and the bane of my life, smudged keycaps - so I want something that will go the distance for a change.

louiselouise20th Nov

I have very little experience of mech keyboards, which is why I went on …I have very little experience of mech keyboards, which is why I went on the Reddit "Ask Any Question, Get An Answer" Mechanical Keyboards thread https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7djwj8/rmechanicalkeyboards_ask_any_question_get_an/So, probably best asking on there and being specific about your requirements. Also mention you're in the UK, as a few sent me US links (they weren't to know, and it was silly of me not to point that out).I'm using a Outemu Blue 'board and not that happy with it. Too clacky, sometimes keypresses don't register or stutter "eeeeeeee", and the bane of my life, smudged keycaps - so I want something that will go the distance for a change.


Thanks very much for taking the time and trouble to reply - sorry I only just saw it!
(By the way, my previous comment was placed 'under review' / in moderation by HUKD - for some unknown reason - so I had no idea if or when it would be posted.)

Thanks again and I'll try to follow your advice. As I type a lot, I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard that is as 'quiet' as possible when typing, so not too 'clacky' as you said!

If anyone else also has any advice about the best mechanical keyboards for typing (not gaming etc), please feel free to reply! Cheers

P.S. I just had a look at the Reddit forum / thread that you kindly mentioned .. - quite a technical bunch, aren't they?!
Edited by: "Over.The.Knee" 22nd Nov

Always worth it when both mechanical and a decent brand. Hot+

This Q-Pad MK-90 has ABS/laser etched keys so probably not durable (people tend not to review long-term keycap wear), Kaihl Reds, not Cherry Reds, RGB lighting - comes to around £29 depending what condition you choose (£29.88 Used - Like New) from Amazon Warehouse with their 20% off. UK layout, as far as I can tell.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…3ZI

Some are complaining this keyboard doesn't work at boot with their BIOS (I have actually had a few keyboards that haven't - and had to use a Logitech wireless keyboard to get into my boot menu), so worth pointing that out.

Reviews: overclock3d.net/rev…w/1
and nikktech.com/mai…iew
another eteknix.com/qpa…ew/

A REALLY in-depth review from a Chinese reviewer translate.google.co.uk/tra…xt=

I went for one as it's cheap and the keyboard I'm using at the moment is bordering on intolerable, but I want a "big daddy" keyboard that lasts a few years. The Outemu Blues on my current 'board drive me mad (if I'm typing and using Skype we can barely hear one another - and this "stutters" at times).
32507621-rEVgn.jpgThe IKBC F108 I was recommended sounds awesome, but it's over £100!

Some did suggest buying my own keycaps, unsure I can do that with Kaihl but think I can.

Edit: Also, Redditors say this looks like a clone of the "Max Keyboard Nighthawk" which is pricey, though not sure if it comes off the same production line/they just use the same chassis or have cheaped out on the Q-Pad. Nobody seems to know.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Nov

Over.The.Knee8 h, 7 m ago

Thanks very much for taking the time and trouble to reply - sorry I only …Thanks very much for taking the time and trouble to reply - sorry I only just saw it!(By the way, my previous comment was placed 'under review' / in moderation by HUKD - for some unknown reason - so I had no idea if or when it would be posted.)Thanks again and I'll try to follow your advice. As I type a lot, I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard that is as 'quiet' as possible when typing, so not too 'clacky' as you said!If anyone else also has any advice about the best mechanical keyboards for typing (not gaming etc), please feel free to reply! Cheers P.S. I just had a look at the Reddit forum / thread that you kindly mentioned .. - quite a technical bunch, aren't they?!



I've been researching for a while now. I haven't heard any mech keyboard that is truly silent or even very quiet. Even the Cherry MX Silent had some clicky sound to it - though this may be the plastic of the keys impacting with the keyboard.

Many enthusiasts seem to be adding O-Rings to their keys that stops them from bottoming out. So perhaps Cherry MX Silent with O-Rings might be as quiet as it gets. Note however O-Rings have an impact (pardon the pun) on typing feedback and so the joy you get from your mecha keyboard.

There are Mem-chanical keyboards - Corsair does one that gives you the feeling of typing on a mech keyboard but isn't. There are some good reviews from people on Amazon for their K series.

After my own research, I found that the Cherry MX Browns are the best for middle ground. They offer a tactile bump on the key press without the loud click of the MX Blues. Red's are the same as the brown but don't have a tactile bump (they're linear).

This particular Cooler Master PBT is a great deal for PBT Caps. Note that louiselouise is right about the key fade issue. This keyboard suffers from some key fade. However for a PBT with Cherry MX Brown for this price this is a great deal. Amazon has this for £5 less.

neva2bizy56 m ago

Note that louiselouise is right about the key fade issue. This keyboard …Note that louiselouise is right about the key fade issue. This keyboard suffers from some key fade. However for a PBT with Cherry MX Brown for this price this is a great deal. Amazon has this for £5 less.


I thought PBT keycaps = no key wear, I must still have a lot to learn Maybe it depends on how the key legends are imprinted into the keycaps as well.

louiselouise38 m ago

I thought PBT keycaps = no key wear, I must still have a lot to learn I thought PBT keycaps = no key wear, I must still have a lot to learn Maybe it depends on how the key legends are imprinted into the keycaps as well.



It's infuriating because it's almost a flawless deal. I picked up this one from Amazon at £49.99 yesterday. When the keys wear off I'll just replace them with some coloured key caps. That's another deal for another day!

neva2bizy17 h, 14 m ago

I've been researching for a while now. I haven't heard any mech keyboard …I've been researching for a while now. I haven't heard any mech keyboard that is truly silent or even very quiet. Even the Cherry MX Silent had some clicky sound to it - though this may be the plastic of the keys impacting with the keyboard.Many enthusiasts seem to be adding O-Rings to their keys that stops them from bottoming out. So perhaps Cherry MX Silent with O-Rings might be as quiet as it gets. Note however O-Rings have an impact (pardon the pun) on typing feedback and so the joy you get from your mecha keyboard.There are Mem-chanical keyboards - Corsair does one that gives you the feeling of typing on a mech keyboard but isn't. There are some good reviews from people on Amazon for their K series.After my own research, I found that the Cherry MX Browns are the best for middle ground. They offer a tactile bump on the key press without the loud click of the MX Blues. Red's are the same as the brown but don't have a tactile bump (they're linear). This particular Cooler Master PBT is a great deal for PBT Caps. Note that louiselouise is right about the key fade issue. This keyboard suffers from some key fade. However for a PBT with Cherry MX Brown for this price this is a great deal. Amazon has this for £5 less.


Thanks so much for your very comprehensive and helpful reply - very much appreciated, thank you!

Thanks also to louiselouise for your further input.

Do either of you - or anyone else - know any good shops to try mechanical keyboards out in person? Cheers!

Expired now, sad, would've liked this as it has brown switches rather than red..
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