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Deal | Cooler Master SK622 60 percent wireless mechanical keyboard on sale for $92 USD

Cooler Master SK622 60 percent wireless mechanical keyboard on sale for $92 USD
Cooler Master SK622 60 percent wireless mechanical keyboard on sale for $92 USD
The low profile mechanical keys are softer and quieter which some users may appreciate. However, a few drawbacks like the deeply recessed USB-C port or always-on LED indicator are hard to ignore.

Amazon is currently offering the Cooler Master SK622 keyboard for 23 percent off the original launch price of $119 USD. The model is notable for its low-profile mechanical switches and subsequently shorter travel time than most other 60 percent keyboards including the HyperX Ducky One 2 Mini or Vissles V84.

The manufacturer sent us a unit for our honest impressions and, after a week of use, we have mixed feelings about the overall package. Positives include the attractive visual design, easy-to-clean flat deck, and ability to quickly switch between three different Bluetooth devices on the fly. If you have multiple Bluetooth-enabled devices in a room, then you have a single keyboard to control them one at at time.

We also appreciate that the per-key RGB color patterns can be toggled directly with key combinations meaning owners aren't forced to download any software. Nonetheless, most other 60 percent keyboards have this same feature and we recommend downloading the software anyway as the RGB settings are significantly easier to control with an onscreen UI.

Unlike the RGB lighting on the Vissles V84, the lighting on the Cooler Master illuminates through the printing on each key cap instead of only around the edges.

There are several annoyances worth mentioning, however. Firstly, the entire keyboard deck tends to tilt if pressing a key on the top row with enough force. Using the rear kickstand alleviates the tilting, but users shouldn't have to rely on them in the first place. Secondly, the Enter key on our Red switch SKU is softer and thus spongier than on most other keyboards. We recommend trying out the SK622 with Blue, Brown, and Red switches to see if the low profile keys are a good fit for your workloads.

Next, the LED indicator for charging and power that's integrated onto the Caps Lock key is always on and cannot be toggled. If you want a specific RGB lighting effect with specific colors, then expect this blue and red LED indicator to always be in the way.

And lastly, the USB-C port on the rear of the keyboard is recessed deeper than on most other devices. This means that USB-C cables not packaged with the keyboard may be too thick to properly engage the port. This can can be especially vexing for users who prefer wired mode instead of wireless.

Official specifications for the SK622 can be found here.

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Allen Ngo, 2021-07-16 (Update: 2021-07-16)