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

  • USB or PS/2 Wired
  • Gaming Keyboard
  • Laser-marked Keycaps

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 5/4/2016 3:36:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best keyboard for gaming and anything else

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

Pros: looks great all black and cherry mx red switches are amazing.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: would buy it again

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  • Daniel H.
  • 11/20/2015 9:36:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsleft alt key

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

Pros: The keyboard is nice, I like it. Seems sturdy.

Cons: My left alt key was dead on arrival. Is there no quality control? Now they want me to pay to ship this broken junk back. Adding insult to injury, try doing a google search for "rapid left alt key", it's apparently a common problem.

Other Thoughts: Sadly, CM has QC issues. I have another Cooler Master mechanical keyboard I use at work, it's great. Guess I don't trust this brand anymore.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Daniel H
We apologize for the trouble you are having with the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Please contact us through CM Fanzone so we can get you a replacement.

Respectfully,
Nichole
CMUSA Support

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  • Dennis M.
  • 10/26/2015 6:37:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Keyboard

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

Pros: I've had this beast of a keyboard going three years now. Has the crisp key sounds of any $150 mechanical keyboards and performs much better in my opinion. I've had nearly all of the Razer keyboards and this thing hasn't only outlasted them but outperformed them as well. LEDs still shinning bright and the keys are still in tact. Kid proof, idiot proof (spilled monster on it, on more than one occasion), and overall a very durable piece. I would definitely recommend this to any serious or casual gamer, or just someone looking for a nice quality keyboard.

Cons: Doesn't have a num pad? Is that really a con though? They're like $5 at wally world

Other Thoughts: The missing numpad makes for a sleeker and smaller looking keyboard which I love. Can't beat it at this price!

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  • Chas E.
  • 7/20/2015 10:35:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsShort LED Lifespan

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

Pros: Sturdy build quality

Cons: Shoddy LED's

Other Thoughts: Noticed two LED's died within a couple months, did some research and found out this is a common thing for a few of their keyboards. About a year later I now have 12 dead and probably more to come. Research before you buy.

Cooler Master - Invest in higher quality LED's that last more than a couple months.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Morning Chas,

I apologize your keyboard is not working correctly. Can you make sure the USB cables are firmly in place on both ends and test the keyboard and/ or mouse on another USB that is not a USB hub as well as another computer. Does it work in BIOS? Does it work in Windows SAFEMODE? CAn you make sure you have the latest USB Drivers and Motherboard BIOS Firmware? If all else fails you can register your product on our Fanzone for an RMA Request along with your invoice and serial number at the following links below.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099

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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.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Morning Jeffrey,

I apologize your keyboard is not working correctly. Can you make sure the USB cables are firmly in place on both ends and test the keyboard and/ or mouse on another USB that is not a USB hub as well as another computer. Does it work in BIOS? Does it work in Windows SAFEMODE? If all else fails you can register your product on our Fanzone for an RMA Request along with your invoice and serial number at the following links below:

Send me a support ticket and reference this New Egg chat to get you a replacement and work on your shipping question.

I look forward to your response.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099

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  • David B.
  • 6/10/2015 8:36:40 AM
  • 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.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello David,



I am sorry to hear about some of the failures your keyboard experienced. Please note, that our keyboards have a 2 year warranty on them. You could have done a RMA once you first started experiencing issues and we would have been more than happy to send you a replacement.


Sincerely,
Eric
CM USA CSR

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  • Alex B.
  • 4/18/2015 9:23:18 PM
  • 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
  • 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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  • Elijah V.
  • 11/30/2014 5:26:32 PM
  • 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
  • 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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