Cooler Master has done some major house keeping in the past two years. At Computex 2016, Cooler Master populated its booth with some cool new products that will aid its journey to reshape its brand name.
Cooler Master is looking to unleash full set of peripherals to the gaming market in the upcoming months. The new Master line up includes the Master Keys mechanical gaming keyboard, the Master Pulse, and the Master Mouse.
The new Master Mouse series will come in three tiers: Pro L, S, and Lite. They’re each priced at different categories and each comes with features appropriate for the price.Manufacturer Cooler Master Model MasterMouse [...]
Cooler Master has just launched its newly updated MasterCase Maker 5, a flexible, customizable mid-tower designed for modders and builders alike.
Cooler Master’s MasterCase series aim to give users the ultimate flexibility in system design. Leveraging Cooler Master’s FreeForm modular system, users are free to configure just about any component within the system. Everything from the front panel to the drive bays can be removed or added to adapt to the space demands of the hardware.
Several welcoming changes were made with the MasterCase Maker 5. Its front panel I/O has been overhauled to include a USB type C port, LED lighting strip control, [...]
Mechanical keyboards have long established themselves as the go-to choice for gamers looking for ultimate reliability and performance. Cooler Master, a veteran in the gaming peripherals market, has been in the mechanical gaming keyboard market for many years and has recently released the Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi mechanical gaming keyboard which is the updated version of the aging (but still relevant) Cooler Master Quick Fire XT. The revision now comes with several new features to keep it competitive such as full-board, per-key programmable backlighting and four banks of programmable macros.
The biggest new feature for the Quick Fire XT is the new [...]
Cooler Master continues to expand its renowned Hyper 212 Series CPU coolers with the release of the Hyper 212X.
The last update the Hyper 212 series received was the Hyper 212 EVO in 2011. While it’s still a fantastic budget cooler, 5 years is a long time without an update.
The Hyper 212X is looking to bring the Hyper 212 line into 2016 with a number of subtle improvements. Cooler Master has added a few “X” shaped indents on the heatsink blade to help improve airflow around the heatpipes. The fan has been updated to one that uses rifle bearings for improved lifespan – and now without the gloss.
Other than that, little has [...]
Cooler Master has long been a VIP in making mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry MX mechanical switches. But its newest flagship keyboard adds something rare into the scene.
Enter the Cooler Master Novatouch TKL, a tenkey-less keyboard that uses Cooler Master’s exclusive Hybrid Capacitive Switches. In a keyboard world where everything seems to be made using Cherry MX, Kailh, and rubber dome, anything but are considered as rarities. So just what kind of a switch does the Novatouch TKL use?Hybrid Capacitive Switch, What Is It?
Turns out, Cooler Master’s exclusive Hybrid Capacitive Switch is based on a premium [...]
After years of being the standard when it comes to cases and coolers, Cooler Master fell into a slump lately after a series of bad product launches, lack of real innovation and an ever expanding catalog of “following the trend” products. Last year, when we met with Cooler Master at Computex, Cooler Master told us they were going to restructure and redefine their brand starting by simplifying the product lineup, improving customer service, and most important of all, introduce some new, innovative never before seen products rather than ones that simply “copycat” the competition.
After what seems to be years of waiting, Cooler Master finally [...]
2014 has been an unusually quiet year for Cooler Master. The computer component and peripheral giant who typically launches at least five to ten products every quarter hasn’t really made a whole lot of noise over the past year. As such, we were a bit curious to find out what happened to such a prominent force in the industry, so we took a quick trip to the Cooler Master CES suite to talk to Marketing Manager, Rajiv Kothari.
When we arrived at the Cooler Master suite this year, the suite was unusually clean, uncluttered, and relatively quiet. Here we met up with Rajiv, who spoke to us for a good hour about Cooler Master’s plans for the [...]
Ever since Asetek was granted patents back in 2012 for the AIO (All-in-One) watercoolers that are so common in the computer hardware market today, Asetek has been aggressively pursuing their competitors for patent infringement and according to a recent announcement by Asetek, it appears that there might just be some legitimacy to their claims.
This morning, Asetek announced that they’ve scored a legal victory against CMI USA, Inc (Cooler Master USA, Inc.) which establishes that Cooler Master had been infringing on Asetek’s U.S. Patent No. 8,240,362 and 8,245,764. Cooler Master “…stipulated to infringement of [...]
According to a recent press release, Cooler Master recently launched a very exciting new tenkeyless keyboard, the NovaTouch TKL, designed for performance typists and gamers.
To offer the ultimate typing experience, the NovaTouch TKL uses a special type of switch that Cooler Master calls “Hybrid Capacitive Switches”. These switches, more commonly known as Topre switches, include both a spring and a capacitive rubber layer underneath effectively making them a hybird of both rubber dome and mechanical switches. The result of this design is a extremely smooth and quiet yet tactile switch. Additionally, to further reduce noise, the NovaTouch TKL [...]
Everyone seems to be getting in on the gaming peripherals game, but very few do right like Cooler Master. At CES 2014, Cooler Master showed off a number of promising mechanical gaming keyboards and gaming mice.
While Cooler Master had several new keyboards on display, one in particular caught our eye. Dubbed the Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL, it uses deviates from the rest by using what Cooler Master calls a “Japanese Hybrid Capactitive Switch”.
For those who actively follow mechanical keyboards, the switches here look and feel like Topre switches, which are a rare switchtype that’s currently generally associated with higher [...]
Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
Last year, we reviewed the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid which offered the tenkeyless formfactor for portability, but came at the expense of a missing tenkey pad, and although we liked how it could be stuffed into our backpacks effortlessly, we definitely missed having the number pad when it came to working with excel spreadsheets.
If only someone could make a tenkeyless formfactor mechanical keyboard with a tenkey pad…
So before 2012 rolled to a close, Cooler Master handed us what they call the CM Storm QuickFire TK packed with Cherry MX blue keyswitches for us to review. In case its name hasn’t given it away yet, the [...]