Page 4 - Conclusion
The design of mem-chanicial switch was definitely innovative. It is a good thing to have such mechanical-like keyboard available in the market, since it tries to emulate the desirable features of a mechanical keyboard at a reduced price. Generally speaking, the Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 combo meets my expectations of a good economy set. The typing experience of the keyboard is good, although it is still not exactly like a real mechanical keyboard. I believe the keyboard could be better without the clicky sound, since the sound quality just gives away it is actually not a real mechanical keyboard. On the other hand, I have to say the RGB lighting effect of the keyboard is impressive. It has tons of lighting effects, and you will not need any software to change them. Speaking of the mouse, I think the ergonomic design weighed more heavily than its aesthetics. It is not a fancy looking mouse, but it is really comfortable to use. I found for both gaming and productivity work, its on-the-fly DPI changing ability could help me to find suitable settings for different tasks quickly. The mouse is more suitable for office users, since it only has an economy sensor installed. Physically, this mouse turns out to be the most comfortable claw grip mouse I have ever used. I would like to give most of the credit to its ring finger support. There are three major features closely related to the pleasant experience of using this mouse. Firstly, the ergonomic design allows all the fingers to be well supported by the mouse. Secondly, the switches have a good feel when clicking them. Thirdly, the rubber textured grip provides just enough gripping force without being too sticky, although having rubber grip on the left side would be nice. The only concern I have for the MasterSet MS120 is the price, which is kind of ironic for an economy set. The MasterSet MS120 is tagged at $85 USD at press time, which is seriously more expensive than those membrane keyboard and mouse combos. In fact, if you do not care about the numeric keypad and RGB lighting, you can actually buy a real mechanical keyboard with a separate mouse for a little more money. All in all, it is a good product with pretty impressive RGB performance. It just needs some discount to be considered as a good choice.
Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 6.8/10
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The Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 aims to emulate a real mechanical keyboard and comes with a comfortable mouse for $85 at press time.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests