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Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US

Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US
alaScore 86

102 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The price and reliability also get good feedback.

usability, reliability, price, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 102 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCR1-US from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and reliability are also appreciated.

usability, reliability, price, durability, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - BrownCooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Backlit LED - BlueCooler Master Strom Quick Fire TK Stealth Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Brown Cherry MX Switches

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Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

Well, it is finally summer. I have to say I have been waiting for quite some time now. Summer is one of the few seasons here in Vancouver where it does not rain just about every day, and that is a good thing. Too bad most of the time I am now stuck at...

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Stunning keyboard

 

Too good. Go watch some reviews. Previously used a Roroz Bkaclwidow Tournament Edition and switched to this primarily for the backlighting. Bonus: Actual Cherry MX blues feel way better than the Razer mechanical keyswitches.

This is a stunning keyboard. Pretty much the only game in town if you're looking for backlit tenkeyless. I really don't know why other gaming peripheral companies don't tap this market ; I'm just looking for random stuff to type cuz it's such a joy to...

The keypad on the numpad functionality takes a bit of getting used to. Kept hitting the wrong key at first, trying to "feel" for the empty space around the Dpad and office keys

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Bad support - Worse product.

 

I purchased this product on 9/12/2014. At first I loved this product, my first mechanical keyboard with the famous cherry reds. I purchased an Razer OrbWeaver and needed a compact keyboard to fit on my smaller desk. Anyways on 10/14/2014 the product...

Cherry Reds, nice backlight, compact

Terrible customer service, braided cord tightly wrapped

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now blacklisted

 

cherry mx blue switches, smaller form factor

let's start with no matter what I do I can not get this keyboard to connect with a computer(1150 maximus impact vi, am3+ MAX PRO R2.0) without 15 minutes of fiddling after it has been shut down. I have tried everything with a ton of advice. another...

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Really Amazing Keyboard

 

This keyboard has amazing Cherry MX Blue Switches and it feels amazing to type with it ; If you type or game at night, the backlighting on this keyboard is amazing ; This keyboard is very compact and I can take it with me anywhere I want to, while...

The arrow keys are actually part of the numpad, which requires me to switch from num lock and no num lock, but I can understand that this was so that the keyboard was compact and could be taken anywhere

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Almost Perfect

 

Overall a very nice keyboard. The downsides I have put down aren't too bad and are more so nitpicks. I think it's a great deal for the price for those looking for a cherry blue compact keyboard.

1; feels amazing, both in typing and the build quality itself ; 2; improved my typing. I went from an average of 85 words per minute on a laptop to 100 words per minute ; 3; compact size works well for me. I wanted a number pad but I didn't want a huge...

1; It's very loud. While I like the sound, I know that many people will be turned off by it. In that case, I'd recommend getting the browns but I really like the tactile sound myself ; 2; The compromise of integrating the arrow keys into the number pad...

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Cooler Master SGK-4020-GKCL1-US

 

This is the first mechanical keyboard I have owned. I did the research on the known cons beforehand, so I knew what I was getting. I have been very satisfied with this keyboard for gaming and for school work.

Frame feels sturdy ; Compact design allows it to be carried around and fit on small desks ; Typing feels good, quality switches ; Good looking design, goes well with most other black coating + blue LED products ; Easy to disassemble and clean with the...

Compact numpad + arrow set can be annoying for some applications ; The lighting modes seem pretty useless without any way to customize well (but I think that might be asking a bit much for the price range)

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Don't Buy This Keyboard

 

Cooler Master does not cross-ship, therefore you had better have a backup. YOU pay the postage to return it, so at $20.00 a pop to return it. Doesn't take long before you've paid as much to return your keyboard as it does to replace it. Save yourself...

Cheap

Very low reliability. I bought the previous model of this keyboard and I'm on my second RMA in 8 months. Both just stopped working while I was typing on them. Lights go off, and it's dead

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Awesome

 

I won't list any pros and cons because the only other mechanical keyboards I've even touched are a really old razer model and the same keyboard but with red switches instead so i'm no expert but this keyboard is awesome I'm only writing a review...

BLUE

None so far

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everything is good

 

looks cool, easy to type, everything i wanted in a blue mechanical keyboard

thought i could pick what keys i wanted to light up, not a big deal though

Product Specifications

Configuration

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control: No
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB:USB 2.0
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Keyboard
Type of Connection:Cable
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