Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Review


Much like other Cooler Master mechanical keyboards the NovaTouch TKL does not have a wrist rest included. For optimal comfort an extra one will be well worth the buy, I’m still using the very nice Glorious Gaming one I reviewed a few weeks ago.

In the world of mechanical keyboards the NovaTouch is something incredibly unique. The hybrid switch stems are a Cooler Master exclusive and something that has been implemented so you can make use of a wider gamut of replacement key caps. In effect you can customise the look of your NovaTouch far simpler and for a lot less money. (The biggest importance to me as a Yorkshireman)

There is one thing I enjoy as the user and owner of several mechanical keyboards. That is the range of feels provided by the different switch types, the click of the blue for example, is something that the Topre style switches cannot recreate which is a shame as it means the Topre switch offers little variation beyond being available in different key weights.

Currently available for £124.99 if you hunt around, the NovaTouch TKL has dropped a bit since its release last year and because of that, it sits in an interesting position against other brands. With the lack of backlighting and other features it might just be a tough sell to some, but if you are not looking for bright lights but a solid quality item the Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL is the keyboard for you.

In the end the build quality, the lack of overzealous branding and the packaging of the NovaTouch completes an overall feel of a very premium product and one that should aim to last a lifetime of typing.

I am happy to award it the Gold Award.


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