Tech Review Tuesday: Corsair K63 Wireless vs Cooler Master MasterSet MS120
Posted 8th May 2018 By: Derpina    248 Views
Esports News – When participating in esports or competitive gaming, you can gain an advantage by using a keyboard specifically designed for gaming. These are the ones that can increase your speed and reactions in real-time strategy and first-person shooter types of game. In fact, the top performing gaming keyboards in the market can properly relay your character’s sequences of actions. They are responsive enough to support your momentum and maintain your edge.
Taking the importance of gaming keyboard into account, this week’s episode of Tipify gaming equipment series will give you two of the best gaming keyboards this 2018. Considering the balance between price and performance, we have chosen Corsair K63 Wireless and Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 as the keyboards that can address all your gaming needs. But the final option and the purchasing power will remain yours.
Corsair K63 Wireless
Retailing at around $59 USD at Newegg and Amazon, Corsair K63 Wireless keyboard lets you ditch the cord without sacrificing performance. With its frameless design and aluminum top frame, right off the bat, this keyboard will scream modernity. Underneath the beauty and the floating keycaps, you’ll discover the blue backlight enhancing the design of the keyboard. This is another impressive feature as most wireless keyboards discard backlighting systems to save battery life. Corsair claims that the K63 Wireless can last up to 75 hours with the backlight turned off and 10 hours with the backlight at full brightness.
Completely packed with Cherry MX Red switches and convenient media controls, K63 wireless can deliver consistent, accurate, and inaudible keystrokes. Its 4mm key travel is perfect for gaming. One minor drawback, however, is its palm rest. All Corsair keyboards, including K63 Wireless, still use materials like rigid plastic and thin sheet textured rubber when most gamers already prefer magnetic palm rests. These materials can be a bit uncomfortable for some players at times.
Cooler Master MasterSet MS120
You can now have a complete keyboard package for around $50-60 USD on Amazon and Newegg by the name Cooler Master MasterSet MS120. The keyboard is marketed as a gaming equipment bundle and you can purchase it with a mouse to match. But mind you, many gamers claim that the keyboard functions as a whole on its own. Its design features a frameless rectangular shape, and its angular lines highlight the full RGB illumination of the backlighting system. You can use it with a simple static lighting or switch it all off completely.
Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 might not feature real mechanical key switches and wireless interface, but it’s deep 3.6mm travel distance and ultra-short 1.2mm actuation point overshadows them all. Additionally, each keystroke on its mem-chanical Cherry MX switches creates a loud, sharp squeak click that’s likely caused by the plastics of the switches rubbing against each other, but it’s not entirely annoying when used frequently.