Cooler Master has launched the MK850 mechanical gaming keyboard with eight configurable pressure-sensitive keys

Posted on Apr 22 2019 - 1:30pm by David Gregorio

Cooler master, a top leader in designing and manufacturing revolutionary gaming peripherals and computer additives, today announces the release of its new analog mechanical gaming keyboard, the MK850. “The MK850 is the world’s first mechanical keyboard, using Cherry MX switches, able to sensing precisely how a ways down you press the important thing,” says Lance Madsen, Aimpad precept Engineer. “It offers extraordinary manage in even the most annoying computer games.”

Cooler Master uses infrared technology advanced through a business enterprise referred to as Aimpad. What the MK850 keyboard does is basically emulate an Xbox controller plugged into any home windows or Linux computer. Game enthusiasts can use moderate finger twitches and modify the pressure in their key presses to register special intensities of enter, for example whilst controlling a automobile’s acceleration and braking or truely transferring round in a primary-person shooter.

Cooler Master MK850 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Features

Customers may additionally ought to manually atone for useless zones or twitch-fashion enter sensitivity programmed into a few video games. whilst Aimpad is energetic, the pressure-sensitive keys will now not feature as widespread keyboard keys and typing won’t be feasible. Cooler Master additionally says that it’s miles continuously iterating on its firmware, and customers should keep checking for updates.


Users are advised to switch profiles rather than turning the Aimpad keys off. The default profile M1 turns the Cooler Master MK850 into a standard gaming keyboard, and you use it as you would use any other. M2 is is the first-person shooter mode, and only W, A, S, and D become pressure-sensitive to emulate an analogue stick. M3 and M4 are for driving and flight simulators respectively, giving you analogue triggers for throttle and a stick for direction control. M5 is for MOBA games, giving each key a hair-trigger actuation point.

Aside from its signature feature, the Cooler Master MK850 uses Cherry MX Red keys which are a popular choice for mechanical gaming keyboards. There’s also a padded wrist rest that can be attached magnetically, and two precision wheels within reach above the F1-F4 keys allowing you to adjust your DPI sensitivity, volume, or lighting pattern, amongst other things. The MK850 has a detachable braided USB Type-C cable, and the keyboard is constructed using aluminium. Of course there’s also programmable per-key RGB LED backlighting.

Cooler Master MK850 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Price

The Cooler Master MK850 is now on sale in the USA priced at $200 and is expected to be available within a few months’ time.

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