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CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

  • CHERRY MX Brown Keyswitches - Medium Resistance, "Bumpy" Feedback
  • Steel Backplate
  • Minimal bezels, slim profile
  • N-Key Rollover in PS/2 Mode
  • Multimedia Shortcuts
  • Windows Keys can be Disabled
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Lordan S.
  • 12/23/2014 9:26:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: I really enjoy this keyboard, my hands became sore from using rubber dome keyboards. I took keyboarding classes in school and I learned to type very fast. I am really better at games since I got this keyboard.

Cons: My hands are cramping from using rubber dome keys and now they're getting used to (very fast) mechanical keys.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend cherry mx Browns to anybody who wants a mechanical keyboard without researching any other different key types. I notice there is some audible feedback from typing. They almost feel like a rubber dome keyboard except there's more force needed.

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  • Shelly B.
  • 12/11/2014 11:43:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Only just received this in the mail yesterday, but man am I loving it's minimalistic looks yet awesome feel. Very well built keyboard. Went with the cherry MX brown switches as to not annoy other people in my house. the 8X repeat button while using the PS2 plugin is perfect for when I am trying to get in a game lobby that is full of people. I just put it on 8X repeat and hold down the enter button and it will spam the enter lobby button until there is a next available spot for me. Which is way better than sitting there clicking it over and over or smashing my enter key until I get in.
All in all for the price I think this is a awesome keyboard and well worth it.

Cons: Would have loved to have seen back lighting... I thought it had it since the smaller version on this keyboard does have it, but I failed to check before purchase. But that's not really a make it or break it deal for me.

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  • Peter H.
  • 12/9/2014 8:35:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard While it Worked

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Very heavy and durable feel to it. Key presses feel nice. I like the simple layout and simplicity of it. I like the detachable USB cable.

Cons: The "W" key stopped working 23 days after I purchased it. I play FPS games, rendering this keyboard completely useless now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Robert, and we can certainly help rectify this situation. 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, please make sure to contact us as you've only owned your keyboard for 23 days.

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, call us at 888-624-5099, M-F 7:30am PST to 5pm PST and speak with a customer service representative.

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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  • Clayton B.
  • 12/1/2014 5:31:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good, could be better.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Clean, Professional look for those who don't want or need LED back lights. Construction is solid (no flex) and the Cherry MX Brown switches feel great. The removable USB cable is as advertised. If you want a full-size work keyboard and like a traditional look without the full click of blue switches, this is for you.

Cons: While the mounted rubber pads on the underside are nice and robust and stop any slipping very effectively, the flip out feet lack any rubber, so if you raise the back of your keyboard, the back end will not have any anti-slip surface. So far, this has not been a problem for me, since the front pads seem to be adequate to hold the board in place. For this price, they really should have added some rubber pads on the flip outs. Also, there is no wrist rest, so if you need one, you'll have to find a stand-alone that works. These are not critical flaws, but why I gave 4/5 stars.

You can really feel the raised letters on the keys. This means they will, of course, wear out in time. They can be replaced, but that is an extra expense. If there was a 'Plus' version of this keyboard with smooth caps, I would have gone for that. As it sits, I'll use them until they wear out and just replace them. This is not a big deal for me, but still a consideration.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a good middle-of-the-road mechanical keyboard and I am happy with it. It is solid, looks professional, is comfortable to type on, and does everything I need it to do. It is not the top of the line, but it is not meant to be.

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  • John D.
  • 11/30/2014 6:43:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: This keyboard types amazingly and has a solid build to it. The Cherry MX Brown switches are a nice alternative to the loud blue switches for typing. For the money, this is an outstanding buy.

Cons: Louder than you would expect. The caps still make a pretty loud sound when fully pressed. The caps feel a little cheap.

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  • Pierre B.
  • 11/28/2014 7:52:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for coding & gaming, too.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Mechanical switches give a durable, consistent and solid feel.
About as small as you can get for a full-size keyboard.
Has PS/2 and USB interfaces.
Heavy weight means it won't move around.
Windows key lockout function for gaming.

Cons: No windows App key (right-click menu key, usually left of the right Ctrl key), replaced by special 'FN' key.

Connector is USB 'A' on the keyboard side. Could be confusing to some.

Other Thoughts: A very solid keyboard. The Cherry MX brown mechanical keys have a very slight feedback and are slightly noisy. A very different feel from most membrane keyboards. Reminds me of the keyboards we used to have many years ago, designed for for people that spent their days typing in offices.
The PS/2 interface was a big one for me, as I connect to a KVM switch that drops keystrokes with USB keyboards. PS/2 keyboards are getting harder to find, especially good ones.
The USB A connector on the keyboard itself is a bit unusual, it comes with a special USB A to USB A cable and PS/2 adapter. But you will probably plug it in once and then never remove it again, so the potential for confusion is probably low.
The missing App key might be an issue to some, but the only time I have ever used that is whenever my mouse won't work and I need to reboot using only the keyboard!

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  • Aaron S.
  • 7/25/2014 6:58:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: good typing feel, fairly quiet, and a good solid build

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: it comes with a key puller and a few extra keys

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  • David M.
  • 4/24/2014 6:14:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT for first mechanical users.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Keys feel great and for a first time mechanical user it feels very different.
Keycap puller makes life a breeze.
Not too showy but sophisticated enough.

Cons: I wish it came with seperate or closer media keys.
The print on the keys get stained real easily so I'm ordering some replacement blank key caps.

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  • Marcus m.
  • 4/23/2014 5:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Very easy installation (obviously, it's just plug and play)
Packaged very well
Cherry MX Brown allows you to get the amazing feel of a mechanical keyboard without the very loud click of the blue's. However, keep in mind these are still louder than typical keyboards now.
Looks very professional and nice, and it also came with some cool replacement caps for the WASD keys (they're red and instead of having the keys labeled as WASD they're labeled as ^ < > and down.)

Cons: The USB cord provided can be longer. It reached my computer, but I did have to mess with it a bit. Then again, I have a huge computer desk and my computer is all the way at the back and bottom of it, so I can't really dock an egg for this.

Other Thoughts: Very smooth keyboard. Definitely worth the money. If you're hesitant on spending so much on just a keyboard, just do it. It is 3000% worth it!

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  • Craig N.
  • 4/9/2014 6:02:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mechanical Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: The keyboard is very minimalist. Aside from the tough-feeling braided USB cable, and the CM STORM logo on the front of the keyboard that you'll never see once you start using it, it looks like a plain black keyboard with some futuristicy-looking key prints.

The Cherry Brown switches are just what you'd expect. Tactile, audible, but not as bad as Blues, and comfortable to type on. I use this as a production keyboard at work and it's been fantastic. No extra work or software needed to get it working, so it works great if you work at a place where admin access is locked off and you can't install any peripheral software, because this doesn't need any. I have Cherry Reds on my Corsair gaming keyboard at home, and as far as typing goes I'd say the Browns definitely feel superior, but the Reds are definitely faster/lighter to type on.

Pros-
- Mechanical keys, seem pretty durable as well. I'm pretty hard on my keys and I haven't had any negative experiences so far.
- Tactile, but still fairly low actuation pressure compared to blues.
- Minimalist. No backlighting or crazy extra features. Perfect for work environments
- Just high enough actuation force that my heavy handed fingers don't accidentally push down when I'm resting them on keys while thinking ;)
- Windows key disable function and media function keys.

Cons: - Decently audible when bottomed out. I work in a cubical environment so this can be a concern, but coworkers haven't complained
- For those not using it for work, no backlighting, few extra bells and whistles.
- Braided cable a little stiff, texture of it feels weird on the fingers, but works. Not a real issue, just a "oh, that's weird." Don't notice it anymore now that it's plugged in.

Other Thoughts: I didn't take off any stars for any of my cons because the keyboard was exactly what I was looking for - A work-friendly production mechanical keyboard that wouldn't irritate everyone around me, and it satisfies exactly that. I listed the cons I could think of that other users might want to know about, however, but don't detract from the overall functionality of the product.

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