Cooler Master Airs Mechanical Keyboards, New Cases, and More
January 15, 2013 8:04 PM
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Component maker has exclusive contract on desirable "green" CHERRY Switches
Wrapping up one of the odds and ends of what we saw at the
2013 Consumer Electronics Show
, we spent some time talking with
Cooler Master, a top Taiwanese manufacturer
, of computer components and peripherals.
Cooler Master is among the component makers to jump on the revival of mechanical keyboards. It is offering a revamped series of keyboards this spring, with a broad range of responses.
Mechanical keyboards share a common component for the key-switches -- so called "CHERRY Switches" -- special switches manufactured by a subsidiary of German automotive electronics giant ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Each kind of CHERRY switch has a different response and goes by a different color.
Cooler Master has one of the broadest lines of keyboards in terms of different colors of CHERRY Switches. It is offering a brown CHERRY, which offers a softer keystroke with "more bump". It's also offering the very loose/clicky blue CHERRY Switch. And Cooler Master has an exclusive contract to manufacture devices based on the green CHERRY Switch, a switch that offers a very nice feel that's akin to a more controlled blue CHERRY.
Cooler Master has exclusive rights to the "green" kind of CHERRY Switch.
The company is pushing out a line of stands for Apple, Inc. (
) products, supporting everything from the iPad to MacBook Pro laptops.
The company also showed off a new case, dubbed the ATCS 710 features a beefy 240 mm fan at its top and accomodates a full ATX board. The ATCS 710 ships in Q2 at an undetermined price point.
The ATCS 710 injects itself into the ATX budget-to-midrange case competition.
The reps also showed off an interesting hybrid closed-loop cooler dubbed "Eisberg". Designed and engineered in Germany,. A closed loop design, the unusual aspect is that the copper block also supports integration in custom cooling solutions via its g1/4 fittings. In other words, it's an out of the box solution that can also be expanded on for later DIY projects.
It will be sold in one variation as a block only, or alternatively packaged with a full 120 mm fan/radiator extension. It will debut in Q2 in Europe, but will jump to the U.S. in Q3.
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How do greens compare to Buckling Spring?
1/16/2013 11:12:55 AM
I've got a Das 2 (which has the blue cherries), and a bunch of IBM Model M's. I very much prefer the Model M over the Das 2 due to better tactile response.
How do these greens compare to Buckling spring?
Just curious as my keyboards are all 15-25 years old, and I've noticed motherboards don't always have ps2 slots any more...
Otherwise I May have to place an order for a Unicomp keyboard...
RE: How do greens compare to Buckling Spring?
1/16/2013 7:33:51 PM
Nothing will match the ground rattling KA-CHUNK of a spring
frigging losing structural integrity and smashing into a switch.
If you're looking for something as tactile then I think you'll have to go with a Unicomp. I briefly owned a keyboard with Cherry clear switches, which is pretty much the same as the green minus the audible click. It requires a lot of pressure to actuate and has a tactile bump, but buckling switches really do have a feel of their own.
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