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Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard

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don't bother with this drop. Same keyboard available on amazon for 91$ :/ (and free shipping)
new to mechanical keyboards and looking to buy my first one. Is this a good first choice to build on? If not, could you recommend a good first?
it come with cheap keycaps
I didn't know these had detachable cables.
Ya I have the Pro S and its a million times better. Full size keyboards are useless, stop saying but I might need the number pad for that one thing. YOU WON'T get a tenkeyless or how Cooler Master calls it Pro S Mech keyboard.
You will love the size and be so happy to actually be able to type straight in front of your computer for a change. Ohh and you get more room for mouse movements while gaming. So glad I got a tenkeyless never getting a full size ever again.
Hope more do the same its so worth it.
TheRealist
You must not do work if you think a full size is useless...
TheRealist
I much prefer a TKL or even smaller but saying a full size is useless and you won't need a numpad is complete BS. This sounds like a dumb comment to try and start a stupid TKL vs full size war. I prefer TKL or smaller for the form factor and I have a numpad on the side as I do use it ALOT.
But for some people a full size works better, Fullsize can be very useful for lots of people, unless you're a 14-year-old who only plays games. But I'm guessing your forgetting that keyboards have more uses than just for gaming.
i dont see bluetooth included?
Soko
Why did you think it would. What keyboard needs bluetooth anyway its a stationary object you use to type on.
Ohhh ok I get why lol, well for me it doesn't make sense to have a bluetooth keyboard but I imagine it does for you. Right??Also I know we are able to get a Mech RGB keyboard to be wireless now like as in this month we've seen a few companies release such keyboards recently. But its still quite hard and the battery life is pretty crap overall.
But I wish you luck finding a good quality RGB mech keyboard thats wireless. Cooler Master boards are pretty good quality wise unlike many others.
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dvorcol
I don't even remember doing that. I don't like having my own polls sabotaged so it must have been a mistake.
Kreation
OK, I removed that note from my post. I can't help you with the actual poll, though.
The Pro L with the browns is cheaper on amazon with the same options and faster shipping.
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Your realize you can buy the board and just put in what ever switch you want right??
TheRealist
That would require a lot of desolidering and soldering - not a simple undertaking for most. Not cheap, either.
Not the Pro S... disappointing.
Flameshe
Ya guess Cooler Master has extra Pro L's laying around and need to get rid of them before the MK850 series launches pretty soon. Sucks they will stop making this series in high volume they were one of the best high quality modern RGB mech keyboards :(
Best get a Pro S from Amazon while they are still cheap at $90 US for the Pro S right now.
Good luck finding the one you want.
Does anyone know if/how well the lighting control software works with a Mac?
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treerabbit
From what I can tell by doing some quick research its not super easy to do yourself. But its possible yes just will take you some time as in like 1-2 hrs max.
I'd still buy the Pro S though its one of the best on the market.
treerabbit
Its very easy, you can just use secondary key FN to control them without software.
I'd be all over this if CM still used MX Greens
wait. the poll result is the s, but why the drop is on L???
Lacrimosa
Yeah, I'd actually buy the S, but have no interest in the L. I wish they would have brought us the poll winner.
I've got the Pro S and the rainbow cycle mode looks amazing with white backlit keycaps.
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The LEDs are underneath the switches so the Pro S can't blind you unlike with my MK Disco when viewed from behind.
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Heiga
If you don't mind me asking, waht keycaps are those on your tkl, I've been searching for pbt shine through
danimals1
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3048
They are Ducky keycaps that came on my MK Disco which I transferred to my Pro S.
I just got this keyboard in the crystal limited edition from Cooler Master's website (here http://www.cmstore.eu/peripheral/masterkeys-pro-l-rgb-crystal-edition-us-international-layout/ ). I still have to get used to the ANSI layout, but I'm pretty pleased by it...
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I receveid the keycaps and I must say I love the result, thanks again for the suggestion
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NUUXie
Oh wow those are better than I bought
Can this be controlled via dip switches or Fn commands to move over to a Mac layout? I think I’ve seen notes that indicate the NumLock key doesn’t work for Macs. Can someone confirm?
is it possible to get this one with a Swiss (german or french) ISO layout? does it allow keycap swapping to make it ISO ? (large enter keycap is better for me)
Skywarp
You can get a Masterkeys Pro S (not RGB) in ISO format on CM's shop, or you can find DE layouts ones on Amazon.de
I have no clue why they don't seel more ISO variants in their shop.
Damn man! No dedicated media keys is a dealbreaker for me! I love the idea of a dedicated volume knob or wheel! I need a traditional 104 Key configuration! I realize that you mechanical keyboard gurus will shake your head in disgust But it looks like the das keyboard pro for me, frown!
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DrummingMan
FN + Pg up/ Pg Down is volume, and all the other media functions are right in the same area. I used to think the same and quickly realized it's an easy switch to make. You get much better options for what keyboards you can choose if you're not worried about the media keys.
DrummingMan
You can do as I did, and get a Sound Blaster Omni that sits on the right (or left) side of the keyboard and a bit forward. Then you can use its volume control just like a Das Keyboard 4.
My wife would really like a mech keyboard and I'd like to get her one for under $150 either for Christmas, Valentine's, or her birthday in early March. I've gathered from skimming a few places that switches come in various colors but have no idea what those colors mean. Could anyone explain that and whatever other basic information they think I should know? Her only requirements are number pad included and the key layout where the \ key is above the enter key like it is on the pictures here.
misanthropic
different switches have different feels and noise levels here is a video explaining it better than I can in a few words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp46JeDDTCw
Tapir_Doodle
Thank you very much.
Still more than 1 month away to ship... the wait is killing me...
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For me with shipping it is still worth this price, but the wait is just bad....
Are you in Australia? I have one with Cherry Blues that I'd like to sell.
I bought mine several months ago, been using it and travelling around with it . Such a sturdy board , really good build quality and if you like RGB, it will not disappoint. Typing on the board with browns is almost orgasmic >:). Best keyboard ever !!!! Just buy it
Typing this comment from the Pro L with Cherry Brown. I really enjoy this keyboard. I first bought the Corsair K70 RBG but was very disappointed by the quality and RGB settings not working under Linux (also it had more advanced useless RGB settings). I then bought the Pro L and returned the Corsair since the Pro L was superior in many ways. Upsides: Simplicity, quality, software AND key controlled RGB colours, 4 easily accessible profiles, standard keys. Downside: No direct media keys (need to use FN + key), keycaps are not PBT. Hope this helps.
I have the Pro S. It is the best keyboard I've ever owned. Period.
If you are on the fence about this/these boards... just buy it. Thank me later.
Zyrael
Couldn't agree more mate. The only downsides I have with it are two things.
First they don't use high quality double shot keycaps to lower the price for the user. Wish they would have included some double shot ones. But I'm fine with getting cheap keys with it so that I can buy the ones I want and not feel bad about taking off the hypothetical stock double shot keycaps. Now that I wrote this all down I see this isn't a downside but rather an upside. lol
Alrit lets see if the second one backfires as well: If you don't already know there is the MK850 and MK851 coming out well supposed to have been in Q2 or Q3 of this year. But Q2's almost over and nothing from them about releasing em at all. Point is these keyboards use a USB type C connector rather then the old ass Micro USB B connector the Pro S, M, and L configs have.
I was actually waiting for them to release the MK851 so I could get it, even though I would have to pay full price I was fine with it. But after looking at it more I dont really like it. The board looks much cheaper quality, the LED's are more exposed so its not so subtle when there on. And worst of all they are FULL MSRP. I'd be missing out on 3 things I like just to get a updated removable cable.
So in the end I said no and Got the Keyboard I first saw of Cooler Master's selection the Pro S. Ya its not the newest one they have and it has a micro USB cable. But I love everything else about it and on top of that I got it for 80 bucks on Prime day. Fricken what a deal.

Turns out I never really wanted the MK851 at all. Glad I wrote this out or else I probably would have kept kicking myself for getting an older model when the new ones just about to come out. But I sorta justified it in my mind.
Sooo I guess something you could take away from this buy reading my comment is that don't be upset by your purchase of this keyboard. Even when you see the release of the newer model happen before your eyes likely a month after u bought this keyboard. For me the new one wasn't worth it especially the full MSRP price of 150 ish US way to much for me but at $80 US I'm alright with.
Good luck to those on the fence about what to do when it Comes to the yet to be released MK850-MK851. I made the right decision for me lets hope you make the right one for you.
how does this compare against a Ducky One with browns, quality wise?
I dont care about RGB leds or control software. Price seems ok at ~ 110€ including shipping and is far cheapper than what I can get in my country (and cheaper than another Ducky :P).
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i finally pulled the plug on this one since general consensus seems to be that like Duckys, these are some very well made boards.
mistersister
This series of keyboards is actually one of the best in the industry right now. Even though its a bit older now they still are just as quality as a ducky board.
Also I don't know if you will consider it but don't get the Pro L get the Pro S its the TKL version. Full size boards aren't useful with what a majority of PC users are using keyboards for anyway. But its your choice after all, just wanted to suggest it since the Pro S is a pretty popular choice for those buying Cooler Master.
Also DON'T ORDER OFF HERE get it off Amazon they have better deals and faster shipping. The deals aren't there now but they happen often. For example I got my Pro S for $80 US instead of the normal 90-100. Right now its on sale for $92 US. A much better deal then whats offered here.
Sorry Massdrop but this drop sorta sucks. I was fine waiting a month for my Chair but I needed a keyboard pretty quick since my old one started to have failing keys.
Anyways Good LUCK mate!! hope you make the best decision you can. Since keyboards last most users 4-5 years so take your time deciding especially whether or not you want a full size or not. I didn't cuz for gaming its to big to sit next to my mouse, and for typing I had to put the Num pad section over my mouse pad just to have it centered in front of my monitor. But Now I don't have to.
Maybe you like what I didn't about full size boards. Whatever it is just spend some more time picking what you really want since you will have this board for a bit.
Great basic af keyboard with RGB that has a modest look could be competing with corsair, but it was pitfalls.
It has the same brightness as corsair, but to my knowledge it is limited by software. The lighting is very dim that you can barely see green as it transitions from red, which is fixed by taking out the brightness restrictions. With some of the downloads for themes you can surpass it and it looks great!
Software needs improvement in terms of customizing the lighting, it is slow as hell and has a shitty UI with a non-existant community for lighting themes.
Wrapped up in this 120 price tag... You're better off else where.
Advice to Cooler Master:
Lift restrictions on the brightness level, fix lighting software, IMO use Gaterons to lower costs.
sokolske
Just a note that corsair has a non-standard bottom row, so keycap options aren't as plentiful as the masterkeys boards.
Fluffer
That was another point I should have pointed out on, which was one of the reasons why I bought the keyboard.
AZERTY (FR layout) available?
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It is not that easy, AZERTY have keys that doesn't exist for QWERTY stuff for example:
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Scellow
My sincerest apologies for my ignorance.
need one of these with MX clears
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Just noticed your OG comment was 50 weeks ago lmao. Did you find a board you like with MX clears with all that time to search?? By chance or still looking for that elusive easy one buy solution. But also has great quality as this line sorta has.
Soldering that much would take some time to be set aside, good point.
TheRealist
of course.. I've done several builds since that original post. Leopold FC660M with MX clears. Glorious TKL with MX clears (snap on.. no soldering switches).
I just bought a Pro S like two days ago...
Great board, but the price isn't any better than Amazon etc, and it won't take 2 months to ship.
whomad1215
Seems like MX Browns are out of stock nearly everywhere I've looked for these models. Amazon (third party) selling White LED Pro L with browns for 190.. yuck.
why does it take so long to ship them all :(
but no greens... :(
christina.nguyen
I'm with you here, simply outrageous to ignore that most noble of cherry coloured key switches.