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Cooler Master SK621 Compact 60% Wireless Keyboard Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring from Aug 13, 2019 @ 21:38 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Cooler MasterModel: SK-621-GKLR1-US

DOOM & PUBG

When it comes to gaming, this is where the SK621 shines. First of all, with the compact nature of the layout, it allows the user to keep his left and right hand much closer together on the desktop. While many may say there isn't an issue with a full-sized keyboard, and we would agree to a point, but once used to the SK621 even moving back to a TKOL feels odd now. On the flip side of things, where the keyboard features come into play, the various profiles are handy so that we can set up systems for individual games, and with just a couple of key presses, we can change them on-the-fly. Macros come in handy for this as well, but the beautiful part about the SM621 is that you can program Macros as you go, in-game, or otherwise, and without the need for software. The flat keycaps are a bit of a bummer as your fingers can slide a bit when gaming in the hot summer months, but one look at the bright RGB illumination, and you can reposition yourself pretty easily.

Windows and Productivity

As a daily driver, things had a rocky start. Our biggest hurdle is the right Shift key, not its location, but its size. We tend to favor the right pinky when it comes to capitalizing a letter, and it never failed that we were continually hitting the up arrow rather than the Shift key. However, after we made ourselves take the time to relearn the new spacing, usage eventually got to a level where we felt comfortable enough to use it day to day. As far as use on the PC is concerned, locations of the command keys are the next thing to deal with, as the SK621 takes some time to get used to, but again, with time, all of that goes away as well. What is very nice, and we have seen it before, is the Bluetooth connectivity. With a keyboard so light, compact, and portable, it only makes sense to use the SK621 for all of your typing needs. Whether it be on your phone, on a tablet, connected to a laptop, or even paired to a console. Range here is fine, as you cannot get too far away or you cannot see what you are doing, and as for the battery life, we got plenty of time for a full days use with all of the lights at full blast, we just had to remember to plug it in to charge it. If you plan to leave the keyboard in a drawer for use with an HTPC, be sure to set the sleep timer, and address the lighting, as they can and will shorten that long term storage ability lifespan without a charge.

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