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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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  • Benjamin S.
  • 3/28/2015 7:27:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood quality mechanical keyboard

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

Pros: -Mechanical (You know this, but if you're coming from a non-mechanical keyboard, it feels wonderful)
-Not terribly loud, and can be nearly completely silent if you take your time (if you're trying to be sneaky)
-Simple but functional build. No gimmicks like per-key lights (though an overall backlight wouldnt be missed) It's basic and refined.
-has media keys and a windows key lock for when you're in games.
-comes with wasd caps and replacements for the windows(super) key cap
-With the included PS/2 adaptor you can have all keys pressed at once and they'll all register. Even over USB it does better than cheap keyboard with I think 6 keys registered at once.
-Uses a very nice braided cable which feel rugged, if a bit stiff at first.
-Comes with a tool for easily swapping off key caps.

Cons: -Labels on some of the keys seems a bit hastily done. Text isn't perfectly flat, has a bit of a texture to it that isn't perfect, but completely not noticeable in use.
-I like the Quickfire logo replacement Windows key cap, but they only give you one. I think they expect you to use the Cooler Master logo on the other one, but I don't like that logo at all. Wish it came with two of the fire logos.
-Font on key labels is a bit too "futurey" for me. But entirely preference.
-Braided cable is a little stiff, but I'm sure it'll wear in.
-Media keys being combined with Function keys means you have to press two keys to do any of those functions. But this comes with the benefit of keeping the design slim with no non-standard button placements.
-The cord is a male to male USB cord, which isn't very common and thus may be annoying to replace if lost. I would have preferred a USB mini cord, but this is probably more rugged.

Other Thoughts: I'm very happy with this keyboard versus the other options in the same cost range. Sure there are better keyboards, but I think this is the best you'll find at the cost. They did a great job keeping it basic but refined, while still having options. The removable cord is a good feature if you travel with your keyboard. The media keys are a bonus. The replacement caps give you a good amount of choice, and the tool they included was a nice touch. I'm happy.

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  • Brian N.
  • 2/15/2015 8:04:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthe best keyboard I've ever owned

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

Pros: I purchased this keyboard in October 2013, 16 months ago and have had zero problems using it for 8-12 hours daily. The construction is STURDY (it doesn't flex at all) and they keyboard has more weight to it than was expected. It doesn't slide around at all thanks to the large rubber pads. Like all mechanical keyboards, this one has everything I need for gaming and work. Where it stands out, for me, is that this model has NONE of the things that I DON'T want.

Cons: The only thing I don't like is that the windows button lock feature doesn't stay on after shutting down the PC, but that is to be expected.

Other Thoughts: So many manufacturers try to gimmick-up high-end quality keyboards with extra macro buttons, LED displays, wrist rests, USB hubs, lighting schemes, etc. Maybe it does help sales, but I find it all off-putting. The lower-end mechanical keyboards seem to make compromises of quality with connectors that break and flimsy construction. This model is exactly the high-quality no-frills keyboard I was looking for. Thank you so much, CoolerMaster!

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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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