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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown 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 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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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2014 8:25:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Mech Board

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

Pros: Very solid build
They removed all the gaudy logos/branding
The keys are good quality.
The font they chose for the keys is nice
The MX Browns feel very pleasing, good for typing and gaming.
Extra red WASD keys add a nice touch, I have an AMD rig, so the red/black color combo this board has is just right
The case is like a matte black, doesn't show fingerprints so bad.
Nice and heavy, doesn't slide around easily

Cons: Some of the keys have little plastic burrs on them (easily removed).
My up arrow key sticks up too much, turned it upside down and it is perfectly contoured to my finger when switching from down to up.
Cord doesn't like to stay in place when bent to either side. It has grooves for the cable, but no matter how snug I get it in there, it always ends up popping back out again at some point.
I'm really reaching here, this is a great keyboard..

Other Thoughts: I love this keyboard. It is just so pleasing to type on. I am a recent Mechanical keyboard convert, and cant get enough. I chose the MX Browns as they are a good hybrid for gaming and typing. I also have a KBC Poker II with MX Reds that I've recently fallen in love with. I cant decide which I enjoy using more. This thing is made very well. It's heavy, haven't weighed it, but it feels like it's a good 3lbs. Just seems nice and durable. The keys are easily removed using the tool that comes with the keyboard. I got some red, black, and grey blank keys for it and it really looks great. Cooler Master has done an exceptional job with the Quickfire boards, I'm really happy with my purchase. Hopefully I will have this board for years to come. I don't think it will be breaking. :)

Really cant go wrong with this board. If you are wondering what Mechanical boards are like, You should grab this one as it's very affordable and of high quality. Just be sure and watch some youtube videos or read up on the different Cherry MX switches to find one that suits your lifestyle.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 5/29/2014 6:37:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

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

Pros: Great keyboard, nice sale price on the Brown switch version.

Cons: The LEDs are way too bright for me, especially considering that the F9 key (the Win key disabler) will be lit up 100% of the time when I am gaming. I've placed black tape over them, and they now glow at an acceptable brightness. I am picky, though, and I have also placed black tape on my monitor's and case's LEDs, so I assume most people will be fine with this keyboard's bright LEDs.

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  • Spencer D.
  • 5/25/2014 1:35:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter then I expected

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

Pros: Easily the nicest keyboard I've ever used. This thing is sturdier and heavier then I expected, and the typing experience is wonderful.

Cons: It made my GF jealous enough that I will probably have to buy her one someday. Also it's so beefy that I have doubts that it will blend.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad CM was smart enough to put their brand on the back of the keyboard instead of the top. It makes this device look classier then competitors models (despite the lower price).

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  • Cuong T.
  • 5/24/2014 6:38:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard

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

Pros: The keyboard feels extremely good to type on. The Cherry MX Brown is a good middle ground switch between MX red and MX blue. It has a slight actuation feedback which makes it a better typing keyboard than MX red. The keyboard is very well built. All the keys have consistent feel.

Cons: The rubberized coating on this keyboard is an oil magnet.

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