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

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2014 7:12:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsCM Storm Quickfire Rapid

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

Pros: It has little to no branding
Great Font
Excellent feel
Love the way the Blue MX keys sound
VERY well built

Cons: It wasnt free (although compared to the prices of other keyboards it is close to it)
Switches are fairly fatiguing if this is your first mechanical keyboard, although a good 2+ hours of typing will fix this

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  • Nikolaus B.
  • 11/6/2013 9:56:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor quality

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

Pros: -Keys feel nice
-usb or ps2
-keyboard is heavy and feels solid

Cons: Keys started going bad after less than a year. While it is under warranty due to coolermasters poor customer service I have to pay to ship in my keyboard.
I feel it's pretty insulting that CM wants to both inconvenience me and require I pay more money to get the product that I paid for. No keyboard should break that quickly under normal wear. If you read other reviews this is a pretty common problem.

Their customer service sucks and their keyboards are poor quality.

Other Thoughts: Dont buy it.

Manufacturer Response:

Nick,
I'm very sorry for the problems you're having with your Quickfire Rapid's keys. We definitely back our products as they don't normally fail under normal use. I am sorry for your concerns on the RMA handling. It's a lot like returning something to a retail store, where you do have to bring the product to the store, but once there, we'd be doing everything we can to make sure you have a working keyboard instead of your current troubles. If you do have any questions or concerns, though, please don't hesitate to talk to us directly! You can reach us through the Contact Us link I'm providing below with our Live Chat and Ticket system so we can address your needs directly! You can ask for me if you'd prefer :)

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Benjamin J.
  • 9/7/2013 10:39:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard.

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

Pros: Solid Keyboard. Great so far.

Cons: None

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  • Garrett b.
  • 8/21/2013 8:39:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

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

Pros: looks sturdy and love layout

Cons: this thing keeps cutting out every 5 letters when typing. I have always been a coolermaster fan but this makes me upset. I have had nothing but problems with it and my razer keyboard has worked great for over 2 years.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble. Please contact us via the Live Chat link below so we can get this keyboard replaced under the 2 year warranty. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Respectfully,


CMUSA Customer Support.

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  • Kriston R.
  • 8/9/2013 8:36:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic with heavy keys

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

Pros: Like other Cooler Master CM Storm keyboards, this is an excellent peripheral.
Tenkeyless is an ideal size. Who uses a keypad? Nobody and Cooler Master is one of the few companies that produces affordable mechanical tenkeyless keyboards in all Cherry MX switch models.

Cons: Not really a con on the product itself, but Cherry MX Black switches are an acquired taste. There is actually no feedback until the key bottoms out. The actuation is somewhere in the middle and has no feedback. Also, the spring is rather heavy. It's great for gaming but can be tiring for typing on all day long.

Other Thoughts: Keep making these mechanical keyboards. There are too many rubber mushy cheap keyboards out there. The world needs to have truly high-quality mechanical keyboards at prices like this.

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  • Nickolas R.
  • 8/1/2013 9:36:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Small enough to fit my desk
comfortable for me to keep my hands on
has a slight tilt even without the flips
switches feel great, especially for gaming
braided cord
they took away all of the logos on the picture displayed here
red keycaps if you really want them
good packaging
just the perfect amount of noise in my opinion
really sturdy

Cons: more expensive than a normal keyboard (but cheaper than most other mechanical keyboards)

Other Thoughts: remember this has no numpad, so if you need one of those you don't want this

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  • Alexander D.
  • 8/1/2013 12:07:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery sturdy and good quality.

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

Pros: I've really liked this keyboard a lot so far. The black keys are quite stiff compared to my old Blackwidows Cherry Blues but I'm sure I'll get used to it sooner than later. I love the compact feel of the keyboard overall and the build quality, for the money, is outstanding. I'd highly recommend it if you're using a Blackwidow and wanting something with a bit more resistance to the touch. I also appreciated the key remover that came with it for free and the ps/2 connector which I will likely never use, but again it's a nice bonus.

Cons: I miss the clicking sound the blue switches gave me, but the dull sound that this keyboards key makes is quite charming in its own way. It's a lot quieter then other switches. My other complaint would be that the red LED lights are a smidge on the bright side.

Other Thoughts: I found this to be a very solid keyboard. I got it on sale for 54 dollars shipped and so far I can't say I regret it. It has VERY nice build quality. If you're looking at a cheap entry level mechanical keyboard you really can't be disappointed with this. My one suggestion is that you should start off with some blue switches because these black ones are quite difficult for someone new to these to get used to initially.. nothing that a bit of time can't fix though.

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  • Patrick T.
  • 2/13/2013 8:47:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStiff action great for forceful typists

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

Pros: I got this keyboard in the mail in perfect condition and in good time, just as I expect from Newegg. I have two DasKeyboards, one with Blue switches and one with Brown, so I know my way around a mechanical keyboard. The Cherry MX Black is stiffer action, and may be just slightly quieter than the Brown (much quieter than the Blue, of course).

If you are a somewhat forceful typist, the stiffness of the keys shouldn't be an issue for you. If you're used to super light keys, you'll probably find yourself having to type harder and perhaps get a little fatigued over time.

The responsiveness of the keys, though, is good. The switches have a good, positive actuation, and the sound that arises from the keyboard as you're typing along is gentle, with now high pitched ping or click, if that bothers you.

I've gamed a bit (MMORPG, so not twitch-sensitive), and find that the keyboard works just fine for that purpose. I found that my entries into the chat channel were more lengthy, due to the fact that I could rip off sentences with greater speed than with the included keyboard on my laptop.

That brings me to where this little board seems to shine, which is as an external keyboard for a laptop. Because of its modest size, it will sit right in front of a 15" laptop, without taking up much table space.

Keyboard design and layout: For anyone who is familiar with the standard layout of keys on a full size, full stroke keyboard, you'll be immediately comfortable. All the keys are where they belong, and are the right size.

I like the very clear markings on the keyboard, as well. All the key caps are nicely printed, and are in a larger font size than many others I have seen. With a quick glance, you can easily find the home row or any other key, should you need to look down.

Others have been concerned with the high amount of branding on the keyboard, but I don't find it too offensive. It doesn't impede performance any.

The Quickfire keyboard has a good, solid feel to it. It's nice and heavy, with good sized rubber feet that keep it solidly in place on the desk, which is nice. One doesn't want to chase the keyboard around. I like the fact that they moved the function keys to the f5-f12 area, and allowed them to be engaged with the FN key, which is only on the right. Changing the spacing of the ctrl/win/alt keys on the left is troublesome to those of us who use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. I also appreciate that there is a Win key lockout, so that an errant press of the key doesn't kick you out of your game in the middle of a tough fight.

Finally, the detachable USB cord seems to be made of stern stuff, with the input plug hidden beneath the 'board and protected with a pressure-fit notch that should keep it pretty safe. The braided cord is a nice touch.

Overall, this is a solid keyboard, and well worth the money.

Cons: If you ordered this keyboard and did any study on what it was, you found out that it did not have a 10-key. I suppose that it could be something that someone could grip about, but who can feel bad if you don't read the specs?

Also, if you get the Black switches and then complain that the action is too stiff, it's on you. If you're a really light typist, I'd say to get the Brown keys, or the Reds.

I can't see griping about the logos, as they don't bother me.

Other Thoughts: Beware the road of the mechanical keyboard. It's addictive! I have become such a keyboard snob since buying my first one (I was really tired and disgusted with bad keyboards and threw money at the problem...it worked.)

If I were pressed to pick a favorite between the switches, I don't know that it would be an easy choice. I love the clicky noise of the Blue switch, and the Brown is soooo smooth. That said, I was quickly able to get my typing speed up with this new 'board, and it is very comfortable. I would say that it is a true statement that all of your Cherry mechanical switches are going to provide better feel and more enjoyable typing than any of the membrane or scissors-type keyboards.

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  • Terrell T.
  • 2/12/2013 4:00:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent but watch out for cord

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

Pros: Mechanical. Feels "heaveh"

Cons: Placement and Design of the cord connection. The way it is, you can route the cord 3 ways: to left, right, or straight out. If you choose to go left or right, you will have to bend the cord, which is VERY stiff. I felt like there was too much stress on the plug and cord to choose this option. Still the cord is kind of snaggy and I feel like I could unplug it by sliding it around. I feel like I'm going to have to glue the cord at the "straight out" position to keep stress off it. Especially reading what happend to some other reviewers.

Like most all mechnical keyboards, its loud.

Other Thoughts: I knew the cord was an issue and took the risk. It will require some management to prevent breakage.

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  • Matthew A.
  • 1/6/2013 8:44:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Entry Level Mechanical KB

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

Pros: -On the cheap side for a mechanical keyboard
-Comes in all the various cherry MX switches
-Tenkeyless (it's a pro for me)
-Small; doesn't take up much desk space
-Comes with neat red WASD keycaps that make them look like arrows

Cons: -Feature-dry (no backlight, USB hubs, etc)
-Logos EVERYWHERE

Other Thoughts: Although the cons don't bother me (which is why I got this keyboard), it might bother some. However, if you're curious about mechanical keyboards this is definitely a great keyboard to start.

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