The keyboard is the most potent weapon in the arsenal of a PC Gamer and Cooler Master with its new product NovaTouch TKL provides an ultimate typing experience for all – including the eSports professional and the expert typist.
to start with The NovaTouch TKL is a compact, tenkeyless keyboard that is perfect for those who favor portability and ergonomics. The smaller size keeps the mouse closer to your center to reduce shoulder stress during long periods of use and makes the keyboard easier to carry between events. NovaTouch TKL connects with a sturdy, detachable, micro-USB connector with a 1.8 meter braided cable designed for improved longevity alongside ease of access compared to other keyboard connections.
Packaging & Design
The packaging of the keyboard is premium and pro-gamers will love it 🙂 The keyboard is compact but a bit heavy for its size. It comes with a MicroUSB connector cable which is braided to give you those long hours of gaming.
The keys create very less noise, and the tactile feedback is quite good. This brings us to the point where we will delve a bit into what are Topre switches and what makes them so special.
A bit about the Hybrid capacitive switches
The Novatouch is the first keyboard from Cooler Master to employ Topre switches. While Novatouch keyboard is a 45g uniformly weighted 87-key model, Cooler Master might have additional models may be released in future with different layouts, and uniform weights of 30g or 55g
The NovaTouch TKL features a silicon-based injection around the mechanical key switches. The silicon-based injection helps absorb the friction and shock when two mechanical pieces are rubbing against each other. Sound is kept to a minimum as well when a user is typing. As for the feel of the switch it is similar to, according to the rep, the Cherry MX Brown key switches.
The keyboard mechanism benefits from N-key rollover and anti-ghosting. The tenkeyless design is said to be more ergonomic and space saving. Further niceties on offer with this keyboard include a Windows key lock, 1000Hz/1ms polling rate and a 1.8m long braided microUSB cable which is detachable. The cable uses gold-plated connectors and contacts.
An interesting feature is that the key stems are backwards compatible with Cherry MX key caps. A huge advantage for keyboard enthusiasts who like to switch out the caps with their own.
We felt that while the product is cutting edge and premium in its segment, while it is not backlit which can be a turnoff for gamers who love to play in the dark. Another aspect which could hamper the product sales could be the steep price of INR 18,000. But all said and done NovaTouch TKL gives the perfect feel and response for eSports professionals.
The NovaTouch TKL hybrid keyboard is now available in India at major e-tailers and across select retail shops as well.