Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Keyboard Now Available

/ 2 years ago


The new Cooler Master Novatouch TKL keyboard is finally here! I’ve known about this keyboard since it was an early prototype, long before it was common knowledge amongst the enthusiast PC market; so long that I started to believe it was a mythical device that would never make it to retail.

The ultra high-end Novatouch TKL keyboard offers a unique hybrid capacitive board design, which is said to offer high speed, extreme accuracy and total comfort when typing or gaming. The keyboard utilizes Japanese made hybrid capacitive switches which offer a uniform 45g actuation force and a super low 1mm actuation point.

I’ve actually had the pleasure of using this keyboard on a few occasions and the action is incredibly fast. Cooler Master say its APM is around 3x that of traditional mechanical switches, as it has a much shorter debounce time; StarCraft II eSports gamers are going to love this!

The keyboard features N-Key rollover and anti-ghosting, rate adjustment, 1000 Hz/1ms polling rate, 128kb of internal memory, a removable USB cable and it’s also fully compatible with Cherry MX keycaps.

The keyboard is available now in North America and Asia, and will also become available in European markets in mid November.

Thank you Cooler Master for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Cooler Master.

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  • Alistair Hardy

    But but but
    Where is the numpad

    • Wayne

      The numpad is not important. What is important is that it’s very expensive and it doesn’t even have a caps lock light. What if you’re typing in passwords that are case sensitive like your banking password and you don’t know if caps are off or on? After 3 failed attempts you usually have to present yourself at your banks branch to straighten out the mess.
      How much extra can the inclusion of a simple LED cost to an already eye bulging price? Besides that it also need a wrist rest.
      The keys are quite nice though if a little too light for my personal taste.

      • Alistair Hardy

        But for me the numpad is very important.
        I sometimes work from home and i navigate a lot of systems via SSH using IP’s.
        I know I’m not the only person who uses the numpad heavily.
        From an effeciancy standpoint, having a numpad is very important.

        You’re right though, this will be an expensive keybaord with good switches but not much else.

        Most websites let you know if you have caps on, and you’d just get into the habbit of checking after the second attempt.
        Personally, I’d wait for the second version of this keyboard.

        • Wayne

          I was drawing your attention to the facts about this keyboard. If you need the numpad, fair enough, thousands of people do but there are also literally thousands of different quality keyboards on the market with quality MX switches and a numpad, CM aren’t the only keyboard suppliers (they don’t actually make them) but if you really want these key switches then I’m afraid you’re out of luck for the moment but most likely more manufacturers will adopt these key switches.
          I don’t use the numpad myself but I don’t like my keyboards to be without one, I’m too used to them having it.
          I don’t know about Englands banks sites informing you whether your capslock is off or on but ours don’t, they just warn us that passwords are case sensitive.

  • Lars A

    I have a hard time distinguishing between articles, review and native marketing these days