Cooler Master Introduces its latest mechanical keyboard the CK721 in a 65% wireless model. A daily driver quality wireless keyboard designed for both work productivity and gaming. Cooler Master’s CK721 features a hybrid wireless tech, a 3-way customization dial, TTC mechanical switches, long-lasting battery life, and a removable sandblasted aluminum top cover priced at $119.99.
I am a fan of weight when it comes to gaming products, I believe it’s a testament to the quality and durability. In this case, the 1.68lbs is partially due to the onboard wireless gear. Cooler Master did a super dope job on the finish of its sandblasted aluminum top cover. You just hate to see it though, the bottom frame securing the keyboard is flimsy plastic. I am not sure why, but they decided to polish a border around the edges of the keyboard, It throws the sandblast finish off. On the left side, you will find a small compartment that holds a USB receiver. If you are like me and always lose things this might be the keyboard for you.
Options are always welcomed; you just love to see them. Cooler Master gives you 3 ways to connect which should get you synced with almost any device. Wired Type-C USB of course, wireless 2.4 GHz via a USB receiver, or wireless 5.1 Bluetooth. Both wireless settings are good up to 10 meters. You can plug and play this keyboard with Windows 8 and above, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android. It will also pair 3 custom profiles with up to 3 different devices with the ability to soft switch between them.
This specific CK721 65% wireless keyboard features a linear red switch by TTC tested up to 50 million clicks. This switch features 4mm of travel, 45g of actuation force, 2mm actuation point, and a less than 5ms debounce. These switches are on the quiet side, but I do like the way they feel especially with the flat texture its keys have. 65% is the magic number for me when it comes to keyboard sizes for gaming. It’s hand down the best feel for any genre that will still give you enough functionality to talk trash efficiently in chat.
Those concerned about input lag in any of the wireless connection modes need not fear. If you’re an Esports professional or aspiring, then by default you will always use wired. In this case, it’s virtually unnoticeable in both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz modes. Even hardcore ladder or leaderboard climbers will suffice. It’s a simple minimalistic design which is always the cleanest way to go with peripherals. Aside from your essentials, you will only find a 3-way customizable dial on the front of the keyboard. This dial allows you to control media volume, mute, and backlighting LED using the MasterPlus+ software which is one of the better systems on the market.
Is it worth the $119.99? Yes absolutely. It’s going to give you 73 hours of battery life in Bluetooth and up to 14 in 2.4GHz. RGB lovers get per-key backlighting with up to 16.7 million colors also powered by Cooler Masters MasterPlus+ software. I’m super down with the simple minimalistic design, keep it simple, keep it clean.