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CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys
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4 out of 5 eggs Solid keyboard, but wish it was fully backlit 04/11/2014

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys

Pros: Cherry MX Brown Switches
Price (instant rebate + mail-in rebate)
Build quality
Aesthetics

Cons: Function Lock key works, but does not work as advertised
Not fully backlit
Can't choose backlighting color
(these three reasons are why it only gets 4/5)

Other Thoughts: This keyboard arrived yesterday (4/10/14), and I just wanted to share my experience so people don't think their Function lock key is broken. Basically, the Function lock key does not work as stated in the literature or shown in Newegg's video (or any other videos I've seen). Both the literature and the videos state that the Function lock should work like the Caps lock key - press it once and the key becomes backlit and allows you to access the alternate keys along the F row. However, on mine I have to hold down the Function key in order to access everything, just like a standard laptop keyboard with a Function key. Also, the Function lock key never becomes backlit (all other advertised backlighting works fine). It's not a deal breaker though, but it did make me raise an eyebrow at first and make me think something was wrong with the keyboard. I have no plans to return it since I'm not missing any functionality and I got a really great deal through Newegg. They had a $30 instant rebate and $25 MIR, so the final cost for the keyboard was $58!

I also wish this keyboard could become fully backlit and be available with other colors of backlighting (everything else I have is blue). However, the Quickfire Ultimate wasn't in stock when I decided to buy, which would have given me a fully white-backlit, and it would be $50 more for the Ultimate anyway.

I enjoyed some MMO gaming on it last night, and I look forward to trying it out in some FPS this weekend.

CM Storm Quickfire Pro - Cherry MX Brown switches

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Date Joined: 01/27/05

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