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

  • USB or PS/2 Wired
  • Cooler Master
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Brian M.
  • 10/26/2014 2:46:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsA shame since others loved it.

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

Pros: This crapped out on me a couple months ago and I am just not writing my review.

At the time this was a very good price for a solid keyboard + Cherry switches.

Cons: My computer started to lock up a while after installing this keyboard, I never put it together until key board errors started to happen. Non registering keys, then eventually it was no longer detected.

I have nothing against Cooler master but I would suggest adding Humidity stickers on the boards and upping the warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Brian,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your keyboard. I see that you're having quite a number of issues concerning and if you don't mind, please contact our Customer Support staff. We can try to help troubleshoot whatever is occuring with your keyboard and if it comes down to it, help set you up with a replacement under the 2 year warranty. Plus if the keycaps are fading or being strange, we'll make sure to help with that as well.

Yet, as you've made the comment about upping the warranty, at this point and time, our keyboards, mice, and headsets are set at a 2 year manufacturer's warranty with no plans to change that. Depending on the retailer you've purchased the item from, many offer extended warranties through their own services which you will need to research. If you are out of warranty and your keyboard is defective, please visit a local computer/technology repair shop to be able to help get the item serviced for you as an option as well.

Please let me know though how we can help,

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA SUPPORT
PHONE: 888.624.5099
Livechat and Ticket Submissions available in our Fanzone

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  • Eugene G.
  • 10/17/2014 8:21:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLovely keyboard

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

Pros: Tenkeyless is tenkeyless. Cherry MX key switches (brown) are lovely.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought a second one of these after a couple of weeks. Love it.

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  • Shwe A.
  • 10/2/2014 5:48:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

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

Pros: nice quality, cheap.

Cons: just the rubber finish, it get dirty easily.

Other Thoughts: i just clean it like once a few weeks so it's fine

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  • Stefan R.
  • 8/8/2014 6:01:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Keyboard

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

Pros: ---Solid build quality
---Braided Cable
---Location of cable connection on bottom of keyboard virtually eliminates the possibility of accidentally snapping the cable at the connection.

Cons: ---Back feet not rubberized. Although this does not bother me, it may matter for someone else.

Other Thoughts: I needed a basic compact keyboard for my computer build (space restrictions on desk). This fit my needs perfectly. The media keys are a plus, although I wouldn't mind if they were necessarily there.

It would be nice if this was available with heavier cherry mx switches (green, clear, black) for those who prefer them.

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  • Jason A.
  • 7/21/2014 6:31:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy Dream Keyboard

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

Pros: A keyboard that is very well designed. It's solid, simple yet sleek. I love the missing numpad. The keys has a nice contour and a nice solid feel. They The keyboard also has a very nice solid rubber feet grip.

Cons: The braided cable is surprisingly fragile. I use this keyboard at home and never move it. It became unreliable after a month; The keyboard will not be powered and there's no obvious sign of damage. Therefore I have to readjust it randomly to find the sweet spot for it to work. (which is the most annoying thing ever as this can take up 1 to 5 minutes!)


Based on the internet, many other users experienced the same problem. I did a warranty request and they require me to ship the entire product to them. As an avid gamer/user this is ridiculous, they should've offer to ship a cable replacement! Instead of doing this process and wait for weeks, I bought my OWN cable to replace the faulty one..


With that said, this could be my perfect keyboard for general, gaming and programming usage. But the faulty cable and their poor warranty service will make me think again.

Other Thoughts: The keyboard is a bit warped when it arrive, so you have to bend it back to place for it to stand on your table evenly. (Not a problem)

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  • ERIC B.
  • 7/9/2014 10:23:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard at a good price

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

Pros: Cherry MX switches feel great, sleek design, all keys are working fine and the build quality feels very good. Good price for a quality mechanical keyboard.

Cons: The included USB to PS/2 adapter stopped working after a week. Not a big deal to me since 6KRO is fine for my purposes, however it means I'm down a USB slot.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I apologize that you are having trouble with your Quickfire Rapid and the PS/2 Adapter. Luckily, we can replace this part for you under the 2 year warranty. Please go to our FANZONE site, register and follow the link to our Parts Request. Make sure you have a serial number and image of an invoice ready to complete the form. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns by phone, 888-624-5099, or LiveChat (Link Below)

Repsectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA Support

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  • Michael B.
  • 6/20/2014 4:56:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard

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

Pros: Good keyboard for gaming. Made a noticeable difference right away, much more responsive. Braided USB cord is really durable. Good price.

Cons: Great for gaming, not ideal for typing. If this were backlit and wireless, I would give 5 stars.

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  • Aravind K.
  • 6/7/2014 11:30:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFeels great, quieter than my Ducky

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

Pros: This keyboard feels great for typing. My first mech. kbd was the ducky zero with CherryMX browns. The CM QuickFire Rapid feels very similar and comes at about the same price range. The build quality is great as well.

This one is quieter than the Ducky. While that is perfect for me, that might not be the case for everyone

Cons: None that I am aware of at preset. T

Other Thoughts: he letters on my Ducky are showing signs of fading. I will see how the CM storm lasts before updating my review on NewEgg.

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  • Christopher M.
  • 6/3/2014 9:38:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRe-review, new model

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

Pros: *Small, compact
*All black look is cool
*Comes with key puller
*Comes with red keys to replace WASD which look pretty cool
*Board feels heavy and solid

Cons: *Keys don't feel solid (the board itself does, though)
*Keys are loud
*Newer model (replaced my other one) doesn't feel like it is built with the same quality

Other Thoughts: I had a bad "p" key on my previous model. The manufacturer returned it with no issues and replacement was fairly quick. However the board I got back was the "newer" model of the one I had. I doesn't seem as well built, and the keys are more noisy and loud compared to the previous one. Overall it doesn't feel as solid. Comparing it to another brown switch board I have, it just doesn't feel as nice. The main thing though is that the new replacement I was sent isn't really the same board, as it is also black board/black keys, where my other one was kind of a silver board/black keys. The switches on this board all seem more loose compared to the other one. I've had another one of these with blue switches (previous model) and it felt really nice too, so it seems these newer models are the ones not feeling/sounding/looking the same.

Not an overall bad keyboard, but it doesn't feel the same as what it replaced, unfortunately. I was happier with the other ones, except for the "p" key failing.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 5/30/2014 8:46:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsQuality Issues

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

Pros: Used to be a good brand
Key's felt great while it lasted

Cons: Purchased 8/23/12, stopped working 5/14/2014.
I use it around 20 hours a week. I have unplugged the usb twice in memory, and never have roughly handled it. As other users have commented keys randomly stick on, and its totally unusable. Some keys only work ocasionally. The scroll lock key blinks on and off at random and a dozen random keystrokes fill where I was typing.

Other Thoughts: Have purchased other coolermaster items before such as a HAF X and had no issues which is why I repeated business. Not planning on using this brand again if quality control cannot get items to last 2 years, and by many of these reviews I suppose I am lucky I got 20 months out of mine. Back to using the 10$ cheapo keyboard their competitor sold me which lasted 4 years before I "upgraded."

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Heal,

We apologize that your keyboard has stopped working, yet we can help replace this keyboard for you under the 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Below is a link for our new Cooler Master Fanzone, please follow the link, register your product (any other CM product you own) and you can apply for an RMA replacement. If you have questions, please contact us by livechat (link below) or call us by phone (888-624-5099)

We can help to make this right.

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA Support

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