Cooler Master's MK721 65% Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Finalised For Release

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅28.02.2022 21:58:11



Cooler Master have been teasing the CK/MK721 keyboard for well over a year now, but neither hide nor hair has appeared in Western markets to date. That may finally be changing in the near future however as the Chronos Summit, their ongoing product showcase and series of seminars occurring until mid-March, finally takes the wraps off the compact wireless peripheral ahead of its imminent NA and EU release.

The MK721 is a 'hybrid-wireless' 65% Mechanical Keyboard that features versatile connectivity options that make it suitable for gaming and use 'on the go'. Switchable USB Type-C, 2.4GHz Wireless and Bluetooth options support up to three separate systems (including smartphones and tablets in the latter case), and the design is just 65% the footprint of the full-sized QWERTY design. But there's plenty more packed into this one.



Cooler Master have opted for TTC-branded switches on the CK/MK721 in the choice of either Red (Linear), Blue (Light/Tactile) or Brown(Heavy/Tactile) styles. Keycaps are PBT double-shot for excellent feel and long-term durability. Construction is from a combination of plastic and aluminium for a premium-feeling finish, and full-layout RGB lighting is supported.

Many competing designs utilise the slightly smaller 60% layout standard. Pushing to 65% allows the inclusion of dedicated arrow keys inset into the main keyset, page-up, page-down and delete keys, and a multi-function customisable dial. The connectivity selector switch is located on the edge, rather than taking up valuable real-estate. Standard Multi-media key functionality is accessed through an FN modifier key.

All this is packed into a very attractive design that add flair to the conventional compact <tenkeyless keyboard chassis, making it a model for all-comers to take interest in.




Technical Specifications

PRODUCT NUMBER:- CK-721-SKTR1
KEYBOARD SWITCH TYPE:- TTC Mechanical Switch (Red)
KEYBOARD MATERIAL:- Sandblasted Aluminum, Plastic
KEYBOARD COLOUR:- Silver White
KEYBOARD KEYCAPS :- ABS Painting & Laser-engraved, OEM Profile
KEYBOARD LED COLOUR:- 16.7 Million RGB

KEYBOARD RESPONSE TIME:
- Wired/2.4GHz Mode: 1ms
- Bluetooth Mode: 8ms
KEYBOARD POLLING RATE:
- Wired/2.4GHz Mode: 1000Hz
- Bluetooth Mode: 125Hz

ON-THE-FLY SYSTEM:- Yes
CONNECTIVITY:- Wired / 2.4GHz / Bluetooth 5.1
CHARGING :- Support Wired Charging
BATTERY:- 2000mAh
BATTERY LIFE:- 73hrs (LED Off)
KEYBOARD MULTIMEDIA KEY:- Through Function Key (FN)
COMPATIBLE OS:- Windows 8+ / Mac OS X 10.10+ / Android / iOS
SOFTWARE SUPPORT:- Yes, Cooler Master MasterPlus+
KEYBOARD CABLE:- 1.8m, USB Type-C to Type-A, Detachable & Braided
KEYBOARD DIMENSIONS (L X W X H):
- Standard: 334 x 118 x 37 mm / 13.15 x 4.65 x 1.46 inch
- With 1st-stage feet open: 334 x 118 x 43 mm / 13.15 x 4.65 x 1.69 inch
- With 2nd-stage feet open: 334 x 118 x 46 mm / 13.15 x 4.65 x 1.81 inch

KEYBOARD WEIGHT:- 764g /1.68lbs (without cable & dongle)
WARRANTY :- 2 years


UK retailers have begun listing the CK721 in Grey or Silver at a pre-order price of 129.99 inc. V.A.T., with stock projected to be available on March 24th. Specific switch types are potentially restricted based on region, with TTC's Red style being most common.




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