Lately I’ve noticed how a lot of gamers that stream are starting to use smaller, slimmer keyboards known as 60% ones when they play most of the FPS titles out there. Having a keyboard that takes up less real estate on one’s desk is always a plus, and the Cooler Master SK622 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard delivers while having some nifty extras that seal the deal.
I like how this keyboard is super small yet cool looking once I got it out of the box and sweet, velvet-like bag in comes packed in. The look and feel of the low profile mechanical RGB switches with ergonomic keycaps are really nice. This products uses TTC linear mechanical switches that come in red, blue, and brown. I was sent the silver version using linear red switches, and coming from a mechanical keyboard that uses clicky blue keys, it’s a world of difference.
I also noticed the brushed aluminum top plate that gives this a nice, sturdy feel, and there’s some flip out feet on the bottom to keep things steady. I love how the keys have the “floating” design that always looks awesome and makes keeping them clean super easy. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, this keyboard uses both Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless play, or can be charged/played with a USB-C cable for hybrid functionality.
You can also use the Bluetooth on both Windows and Mac products, which I typed up some of this review on my iPad using the SK622 for a nice change of pace. The battery life is pretty good as well, lasting me for nearly two days with having the RGB lighting lowered. Speaking of which, there’s a handy button you can press with other hotkeys to adjust the lighting, and you can save up to three Bluetooth device profiles on the product itself instead of having to use software to do it.
Of course using a 60% keyboard is not without its caveats, but to me it was just a matter of getting used to them. The biggest issues was getting to used to the lack of a number pad and its keys as well as the placement of some of them, and then there’s some button combos you’re unable to use, such as ctrl+shift+esc to bring up task manager as the shift+esc keys are used for the tilde key.
That aside, if you’re looking for a small, sleek keyboard that’s as cool as it is quiet, the Cooler Master SK622 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard will fit the bill nicely. It’s size, fun to type on keys, and being able to switch from wired to wireless set it apart from the rest and makes it a blast to use.