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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

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  • Gaming
  • Mechanical CHERRY MX switches
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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY BLUE SWITCH
Bred for gaming, the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes equipped with renowned Cherry MX Blue switches that deliver low resistance and click feedback, as well as over 50 million keystrokes life cycle for ultimate durability and reliability.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/RTS FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/MMO

 

  • newegg Mechanical Cherry MX switches The mechanical Cherry blue key switches deliver fast response on each key, 2 stage of press feeling, click sound inside, 50 million life cycle and comfortable typing for long term use.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY BROWN SWITCH
Cherry MX Brown key switches deliver a quiet, fast response for each key. A popular choice for its soft bump response, 50 million key press lifecycle, and reduction of fatigue from long term typing or gaming.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/RTS FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/MMO

 

  • newegg Cherry MX Brown Switches The Cherry brown key switches enable quiet, fast response on each key, soft tactile feeling and comfortable typing with a life expectancy of up to 50 million keystrokes.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY RED SWITCH
The high quality Cherry MX Red switches delivers a smooth, quick response with very low resistance. Excellent comfort and durability for gaming or office use with zero latency.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / RTS FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / MMO
  • newegg Cherry MX Red Switches The Cherry red key switches deliver fast response on each key, linear felling with light operating force, and comfortable typing with a life expectancy of up to 50 million keystrokes.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jason C.
  • 7/7/2014 10:14:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat compact kb

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: Awesome mechanical keys
Compact form factor
High quality fiber covered usb cable that can disconnect from the board itself as well as the PC

Cons: Noisy. The price to be paid for that feedback.

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  • Atifur R.
  • 5/26/2014 10:47:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest budget Mech Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: There are cheaper boards than this but you'll see the compromise for those cheaper boards. This board offers the best performance for the cheapest price.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: It's Blue switches so keep in mind that they make a lot of noise.

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  • Joshua p.
  • 5/12/2014 1:11:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks 95% of the time

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: Very cheap mechincal keyboard
it works most of the time
keyboard is 4 pounds has 0 flex to it

Cons: sometimes just does not work will have to restart my computer several times to get it work again
f keys feel different than the whole other keyboard
for some reason it only works in one usb port my old keyboard's work in every port

Other Thoughts: long story short this is a bad keyboard i will not be getting another one
this keyboard is either made cheaply or the product line has horrible quality control

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Joshua,

I understand that when an issue occurs that this can derail the whole experiance. Yet, in the world of PCs, nothing is ever perfect and sometimes needs a litle elbow grease. These are meant to be plug n play keyboards and depending on the device, will register to one USB port. In situations like this, it's important to uninstall/reinstall the keyboard drivers, may uninstall/reinstall the USB port drivers, and make sure that the device is not running on USB 3.0. Depending on the actuation of the 'F' key, far as I can tell, it still works. It may need to be regreased where there are plenty of guides online where it helps to explain how to maintain a mechanical keyboard.

If you have any more questions or if you have more comments to help us make this or other Cooler Master keyboards better in the future, please contact us by Ticket, LiveChat, or Phone. (Information below) We would love to hear from you and help make this experience better.

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA Support

Phone: 888-624-5099

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  • William W.
  • 5/10/2014 3:26:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCM Storm vs. Leopold

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: I killed my Leopold TKL by spilling some lemonade on it. Exact same design as this one so beware. I tried to order a replacement from Leopold but they no longer offer blue Cherry TKL anymore. Fortunately I found Cooler Master now makes almost the exact same keyboard.

The difference is the stabilizer bar CM uses as opposed to Cherry null keys. CM's stabilizer feels much better. Kind of a "solid" feel instead of loose like the Leopold.

Cons: My only complaint about the CM keyboard is the font they used on the keys. I absolutely do not like them. The letter "A" looks like a triangle. The letter Oh is a square. The zero is a square with a dot in it. A person might not notice the font style unless they had a Leopold keyboard sitting right beside it. The Leopold is exactly the way it should be done. I don't want somebody's version of style, I want clarity.

Hey CM guy! Get the boys at the factory to copy Leopold's keyboard. Change the font just enough to stay out of court but please, no futuristic fancy digital design. It sucks. But I'm not taking an egg away cause I can live with it...even though I don't like it.

Other Thoughts: Anyone not using Cherry keys should give them a try. You don't know what you're missing. I didn't know how much they had become a part of me until I killed my keyboard and had to use an old cheap one until my replacement came. Now I really appreciate this little keyboard. The old cheap one wouldn't let me type fast. I kept having to go back and repeat keys because I didn't depress it far enough to trigger a signal. Very frustrating. Now I'm in typing heaven. If you have to use a keyboard, treat yourself right and get a good one. You won't regret having spent the money.

Incidentally, I have an old but new looking IBM spring buckling keyboard and I like the Cherry blues better. That old Model M is way too big with that unused number pad on it. It's from a previous century. This is what's happening in the 21st century.

Now all Cooler Master needs to do is put LED's in each key for backlighting. Do it up like the Max but try to keep costs under control. As it is I can buy 2 CM keyboards for the price of one Max and I can't justify spending that much on a keyboard. Eighty bucks for lights? Nope, not me. I like 'em but not that much. Maybe if I was a journalist and wrote for a living.....

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  • Michael M.
  • 5/1/2014 10:26:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: * minimal size mechanical keyboard
* great key response
* very tough usb cable

Cons: no cons for me but some will not enjoy the lack of a number pad

Other Thoughts: great keyboard, i have bought two of these now and i use them for gaming and programming. solid all the way around.

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  • Hanrui L.
  • 4/27/2014 11:13:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs1234567 90 - What's missing?

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: It clicks?

Cons: Dead key after half a year of use. Can't type eight anymore. I have a second keyboard just for typing "eight". Key reliability low.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience regarding the use and ownership of this keyboard. We can definitely help in making this right by replacing the keyboard under the warranty coverage it has. Would you be able to contact us via the contact methods below so we can replace the keyboard and rectify the situation?

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

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  • Douglas P.
  • 4/21/2014 3:07:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard, good price

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: This is a great keyboard, and if you are hesitant, don't be. CM makes great products.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is a little cheaper than most mechanical keyboards. It lacks the bells and whistles, like backlighting, and audio/mic ports. But if you are looking for a great keyboard for a reasonable price, this is it.

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  • Joseph J.
  • 4/20/2014 2:31:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing, quick, and accurate

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: I love the MX blues. Great tactile feedback and quick response. I just have to get use to no 10 key pad.

Cons: Not really a good but I wish they put more key caps in the bag. Like different colors.

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  • Monte C.
  • 4/12/2014 8:51:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: Nice mechanical keys. Clicky Clicky Click. The best part about mechanical keyboards is the uniformity of the keystrokes. The finish on this board is great and contrary to the Newegg video this keyboard with the Blue switches is finished in black and not grey/silver. Considered the Reds due to concern over the black finish so am very happy. Love the function keys and the red led lights for Caps lock, windows key and scroll lock. The braided cable is a nice touch.

Cons: Good quality for sure, but the keys are very close together and so the keyboard feels constrained. I have no issues with the Blue keys, although I had tried only browns before this.

Other Thoughts: Comparing this to my Das Keybaord only serves to show that the Das is just better as a keyboard, This board has some travel on the space bar for example and although it feels very sturdy it is just not quite up to the standard of the Das. As for the finish of the board I would argue this one is better as it has a non-glossy finish and comes with keys to replace WASD which I had to order separately for the Das. To be fair I am being nit-picky as this is a great keyboard and I love that it is small as I use it for a travel keybaord for a gaming rig.

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  • Richard C.
  • 3/28/2014 5:29:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

Pros: This keyboard is great. It's small, and simple, yet it is nice to look at. The feel of the keyboard is very quality.

I absolutely love the blue switches. There is also a button to lock the windows key so you don't accidentally hit it when in a game, which is very useful! The font looks great, and it also comes with red key caps for the WASD keys that look very nice. It also comes with a PS2 adapter and a key cap puller. Another small feature is that the cable for the keyboard is detachable, which is very useful for toting it around.


This keyboard is a joy to type on!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Since I changed from black switches to blue, I was not used to how light blue are. I often would accidentally hold down a key, just a little, but enough to trigger the key. It takes a little getting used to, but I heavily prefer this to my black switches.

The lights for scroll lock and caps lock are also a little bright, but it doesn't bother me.

Keep in mind this keyboard is 10-keyless, so if you're used to typing your credit card number etc. with that, you won't be able to use it on this keyboard!

Highly recommend this product if you are looking for a quality blue switch keyboard.

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