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

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


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  • Jeffrey J.
  • 6/29/2015 9:22:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLED's don't last

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

Pros: Cherry red switches
Heavy Construction

Cons: Horrible LED lifespan
Cheap micro USB connector

Other Thoughts: After six months, I have 3 LED's burnt out. I can't wait to hear how much it'll cost me in shipping to fix CM's miserable LED selection. The micro usb connector is starting to wobble too, but that's just because I have to disconnect and reconnect the keyboard after every fourth reboot.

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  • David B.
  • 6/10/2015 8:36:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard/bad cable design

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

Pros: -Great keyboard design
-compact and easy to transport for those on the go gamers
-keys feel amazing

Cons: -USB cable is prone to loose connection
-left windows key and alt key are prone to bad connection and quit working

Other Thoughts: I have had this keyboard for 2 years now and while I loved it I don't think i would buy it again. The keyboard itself is absolutely wonderful in the fact that the keys feel great, it is nice and compact for gaming on the go, and it feels solid like I would never have to worry about it breaking.

However the truth is it died long before it actually should have. About a year after I got it the left windows key stopped working which was no big deal for me since there is a right windows key also. i did a little research and found a lot of people have been having issues with the left alt/win keys failing but luckily my alt key never failed me. Also around the same time I started having trouble with the miniature usb connection to the keyboard so i stopped taking it with me to gaming sessions and kept it secured in place on my home desk. This gave it another year from careful use but honestly for me it stopped doing what I bought it for after only a year. After 2 years though the connection at the miniature USB port on the keyboard died even with careful use.

If it weren't for this issue I feel this keyboard would have been my go to keyboard for gaming for 3+ more years but as it is my Logitech G110 keyboard held up better and is still going strong at 5+ years and that is with my 2 small kids banging away at it for the past 3 years on their PC.

The point I am trying to make is that the keyboard feels very solid and should have lasted 5+ years but due to some poor design choices it has a very short life span as keyboards go.

As i type this on a $13 Logitech keyboard I picked up locally last night I begin my search for a new mechanical gaming keyboard that won't cause me problems in the first year.

I still have some CM products in my computer and love the company but the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid keyboard is a dud in my personal opinion.

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  • Alex B.
  • 4/18/2015 9:23:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Nice switches, good to type on.

Cons: This keyboard died one day after the replacement RMA expired. The board suddenly stopped working one day and no matter what I did it, my computer would not recognize the device. I tried reinstalling USB drivers, using the board on a different machine, nothing. I just find it interesting that the replacement RMA expired exactly one day before the board died. I want a replacement or my money back.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I'm sorry to hear that your keyboard has failed so soon. We are not able to help with a refund as you would need to discuss this Newegg, but we can help with a replacement for you with the 2 year warranty. You will need to RMA the product. I have provided the link below to our FanZone and an RMA instructional link. I would recommend having your serial number and a photo of your purchase receipt. Register your product and then you can apply for an RMA under MY PRODUCTS. We will approve your request. Once you receive your RMA number, write it clearly on the shipping box to help expedite the process. Shipping the product to our facility is the customer’s responsibility. We will cover the replacement and shipping that replacement to you.

Also, we have the option for an Advance RMA. If you would like to commit to an Advance RMA where we authorize a cross shipment, please complete the following steps. Make sure you have your RMA number ready after completing the RMA form, call us at 888-624-5099 ext 2, M-F 7:30am PST to 5pm PST. Once you get a hold of a representative, they will ask for your RMA number, credit card information, and a digital copy of your Photo ID for liability. We do not charge the card, unless we do not receive the defective product in a reasonable amount of time after you receive the replacement.

Please note that we are in the midst of some heavy delays in our warehouse. We highly encourage to complete an Advance RMA if you need a replacement sooner. If you have any further comments or questions, please let me know by dialing 888.624.5099 or use the Livechat & Ticket links within Fanzone.

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CMUSA Support
Phone: 888.624.5099

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  • Brendan C.
  • 12/7/2014 2:07:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCM Storm Quickfire Rapid

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

Pros: Got this for it's Xim4 compatibility. Great little keyboard, does what it's supposed to, and it's mechanical.

Cons: If you are left handed, you may miss having a numpad. My left handed friend uses the arrow keys instead of WASD and of course the keys he usually uses are missing because there's no numpad.

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  • Helene T.
  • 11/30/2014 5:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Felt, good to type with. Nice and easy typing experience. Love the MX red's even though I prefer brown's. Key's are soft and easy to touch and the actuation force is astounding. I don't really have to type that hard for me to get the actuation force to initiate.

Cons: Heavy. Mine has the rubber stands that are nice, but the right side is smooth and has no rubber coating. You can feel the lettering and the keys are smooth. Finally the keycap remover that comes with the keyboard isn't that great and easily slips out when trying to remove a key.

Other Thoughts: If you're coming straight from a rubber dome, I do NOT recommend this keyboard or the Cherry MX Red switches for you. You'll want to bottom out and there'd be no point for you to get a Mech Keyboard. Please go out and try other key switches before deciding on which Mech Keyboard you want to buy.

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  • James W.
  • 11/11/2014 9:58:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhy Have RMA Notes If Noone Reads Them?

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

Pros: The keyboard is compact, perfect for the small space that I'm using.

Cons: I didn't like how little resistance the Cherry MX Red version had, so I returned it and requested for the Cherry MX Brown version in the RMA Notes. I only used it for a few hours before putting it back in the box, so there should have been no problem there.

They sent me another Cherry MX Red.

I have been through three different customer service reps, none of whom have replied to my messages.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jim,

I'm sorry to hear that comment was overlooked when completing your RMA. If you have not done so, please contact me immediately on Livechat, my name is Robert, by visiting our fanzone or call us, again, directly at 888.624.5099. We will look into the case and help to rectify it.

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA SUPPORT

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  • Sam L.
  • 5/20/2014 7:11:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

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

Pros: Build quality seems good, very solid feeling keyboard, nice to type on.

Cons: Seems like the letter imprinting is wearing off only after some use which is a little disappointing.

Other Thoughts: Overall very nice.

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  • Emir B.
  • 5/4/2014 5:48:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerribe keyboard

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

Pros: Mechanical keyboard feels great and it does make you type alot faster.

Cons: Broke after 4 months L key stopped working.
Heavy
I missed the num key pad more then i thought

Other Thoughts: The L key just stopped working after 4 MONTHS! I am about to see if i am out of $70 dollars. I actually had to plug in my $20 keyboard that i had been using for 3 years with no issue and guess what it still works. No excuse for a $70 product to go out in 4 months no Excuse

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Emir,

We apologize that you have had trouble when using the Quickfire Rapid. The entire unit is one giant circuit board and sometimes, due to the type of use can weaken the solder points for the keys. This is typical wear and tear on Mechanical keyboards from all companies and brands. Yet, you're not out a keyboard as we do have a two year warranty replacement for our mechanical keyboards. If you can please contact us by phone (888-624-5099) or LiveChat (link Below), we can help to get a replacement for you. I have, also, included our new FANZONE link below where you can register your product and apply for the RMA process. Please let us know how we can help to get this situation rectified for you.

Respectfully,

Robert N.
CM USA Support

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  • Zachary G.
  • 2/1/2014 5:38:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuality Control

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

Pros: I was extremely excited to receive this keyboard due to the great reviews that it has been given. The build is fantastic, the keys fit your fingers comfortably, and the keyboard seems durable.

Cons: The keyboard was dead on arrival. I have read about some similar occurrences and was willing to take a chance in purchasing it. Immediately after I plugged it into my computer the only keys that seemed to be working were the function and winlock keys. No response from any other key. Both of my computers didn't even seem to recognize the device. If Cooler Master wants to compete with Razer, Filco, or Ducky they are going to need to make some major changes with product assurance.

Manufacturer Response:

Zachary,
I'm very sorry for the troubles with your keyboard on arrival. We do absolutely stand behind our products and would much prefer that you have a working unit than not. If you haven't already taken care of it, we'd be happy to help you get a tested, working replacement via our RMA system. You can start the RMA process through the Registration & eRMA link down below.

If you have any questions, comments, or conerns, please come talk to us directly! We're here to help you out and can be contacted via the methods in the Contact Us link down below :)

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Brandon L.
  • 1/10/2014 5:04:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreatest Keyboard I've ever typed on!!

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

Pros: - Love the clicky keys!
- Great feedback
- Compact, definitely gives you room on a desk for other stuff
- Switchable WASD and Windows keys with tool
- Windows Lock Key for gaming
- Great F5-F12 key functions (play, pause, skip, volume, etc.)
- Awesome LEDs for Caps Lock, Windows Lock, and Scroll Lock
- Rubber Matte finish feels great
- Great build quality, durable
- Nice keyboard all together
- Heavy, so it never moves on you

Cons: - No Number Pad
- Can be loud at night if there are others in the same room or a room close by, (MX Blues and Reds)

Other Thoughts: Great keyboard for people looking to buy their first mechanical keyboard at a lower cost. I will say it takes some "getting used to," but it will definitely improve your typing speed by about 10 WPM. I would recommend this to anyone, especially gamers and avid typers! Other than that, there isn't really a lot of cons, just a lot of pros. Hope this review helped you make a choice on a keyboard!

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