This one keyboard that I’d like to give the title “Top of the Top of the Top of the Line” to.
Out of the box, the keyboard doesn’t shout. The design is so simple, one wouldn’t be able to tell that it’s a VERY high-end keyboard.
The package comes with a manual, USB cable, a few key caps, O-rings and a key cap remover.
The NovaTouch TKL is connected using Micro USB, very unlike the many other Cooler Master keyboards.
Now we’ve come to the most interesting part – the hybrid capacitive switch by Topre, and this is the part that makes the keyboard what it is.
NovaTouch utilizes a patented Japanese hybrid switch design that combines the benefits of a mechanical spring-based switch and an electrostatic capacitive sensor to provide excellent tactility, comfort, durability, and response. The unique design of these Hybrid Capacitive switches require no physical mechanical coupling, therefore eliminating key switch bounce and chatter for a frictionless experience.
The NovaTouch TKL also comes with Repeat-rate Adjustment, N-Key Rollover & Anti-Ghosting features.
As for the rest of the keyboard, it’s a pretty usual affair.
Even from the sides, it’s a keyboard that doesn’t shout for attention.
More details to be announced at the official product page.
The build quality of the NovaTouch TKL is just as good as the other Cooler Master’s CM Storm range keyboard. As for the switch, it’s very comfortable to use. Sure, the keyboard might be under the CM Storm branding (for gaming) but trust me – it’ll work great even for work.
Check out my video (and remember to subscribe to the channel!) for added details that can’t be expressed in words and photos.
As mentioned in the video, if you need a comparison then the switch on the NovaTouch TKL feels almost like the Cherry MX Brown, with lesser bump and greater feedback.
The Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL retails at RM 699, that’s a lot more than the average mechanical keyboard out there. It doesn’t come with many functions, it’s not the keyboard for you if Macro is your thing. Perhaps the Keybot feature from ASUS would come in handy here, that aside what you do get is a really good keyboard that’s made for comfort.
The price is nearly 2x of the average mechanical keyboard so whether or not it’s worth that money, you’ll have to decide.