I’m a long time IBM PS/2 keyboard fan, I fell in love with the IBM PS/2 mechanical keyboard back in the 1990s and still use it today as a measure of what a good keyboard should feel like and how it should respond to my large (clumsy) hands. Overtime all mice and keyboards start to break down, so this last week I ordered a Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S mechanical keyboard. I was looking for a minimalist keyboard without the number pad that utilized Cherry MX Brown Switches in the design and this model fit the bill.
I chose the smaller keyboard layout because I was trying to recover some desk space and cut down on the distance I need to move my hand between the keyboard and mouse – keyboard shortcuts really help improve your efficiency but eventually you’ll need to grab the mouse.
The keyboard itself it actually quite heavy, you could really hurt someone by throwing this keyboard at them. While I’ve only used it for about 2 days now I really like the feel and the actual keys aren’t too loud. It seems like a good balance between performance and noise. What I wasn’t really prepared for was the LED functionality of the keyboard itself. While showing it off in the office, a co-worker figured out how to cycle through all the different LED color combinations. If you wanted too you could easily hang this keyboard on your Christmas tree it’s that colorful and entertaining.
Now, how can I get one of these at each of the three different desks I sit at throughout the week?