Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Best Mechanical KB at a Reasonable Price
IdleSysop, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: CM Quickfire Rapid is the ten keyless mechanical keyboard I could find that worked with Mac out of the box. All multimedia keys work with Mac. A lot of mechanical keyboards I researched had some sort of issue with Mac or required some software to be installed. The CM Quickfire rapid works right out of the box. The most you would have to do is update your modifier keys in OSX and switch your key caps for option/command.
I really like the form factor as I rarely ever use the ...
1 February 2015
Summary: I bought this keyboard for at work since I already had the QuickFire Stealth Tenkeyless w/ Cherry MX Blue switches at home, but thought that might be a bit loud in the office. I really like the form factor as I rarely ever use the number pad. It also puts the mouse closer to where my hands are on the keyboard. The brown switches have a good feel to them, though, I do enjoy the blue switches at home quite a bit.
Summary: I seldom write reviews, but this is an item that I loved, that failed. It had good review, great form factor, met all my needs. A few weeks after purchase, the braided cable failed. I emailed CM and never heard back. Terrible customer service, but it's a cable, I have more mini USB-Full size USB cables, so I moved on. Now, the thing is dead. No nothing, just a LED lights up when I plug it in. Tried it on different computers, different cables, etc.
Summary: Love it! Tenkeyless + mechanical keyboard provides great ergonomics. I should have done it sooner! So much better typing experience due to no having to shift hands to the left. Only drawback for me is coming from a backlit keyboard to non-backlit. I can't justify the price for the newer model with white backlight. This keyboard might be not perfect for hardcore gamers, especially FPS gaming since WASD is now shifted to the center due to compact size.
Excerpt: I will now buy everything from B and H. They have fast shipping, and they are the only ones who allow you to pay the difference from two credit/debit/gift cards! that is great. The keyboard works very well with blue switches and i reccomend you buy it from this site.
Excellent keyboard for typing / programming, if a little noisy
1 January 2015
Summary: I was looking for a keyboard for typing / programming. Easy migration to typing on this keyboard, standard key layout and a decent sized backspace key. I've tried one with Cherry MX Blue keys before and found it very loud, something there's no way you could use in an open office environment. The brown keys are definitely much quieter, but still not sure it's really usable in a quiet environment.
Excerpt: This keyboard is my first mechanical keyboard. Amazing keyboard, with the Cherry MX Blue switches (there are other kinds as well) giving good feedback and audible click. Would definitely recommend this keyboard! Key puller- make sure you have it gripped on the bottom of the key; not on the side. Pull up straight, not at an angle. Use the 'FN' key to use the functions on the F keys (the top row of keys) B&H Photo Video shipped it kinda slow, but it was the holiday season!
BELIEVE THE HYPE! MECHANICAL KEYBOARDS ARE WORTH THE MONEY.
23 December 2014
Summary: My first mech keyboard! after my laptop keys began to wear out, I was in the market for a new keyboard, and I've heard good things about mech vs rubber dome keyboards. I looked into it and this particular keyboard was highly recommended so I got this one. First impression when I got it. WOW THIS IS HEAVY!! I got the Red switches because my boyfriend can't stand the clicky noise (I wanted Blues).
Excerpt: I do mostly typing (no gaming) and this keyboard is the best I have ever used. Very well packaged, comes with some colored keycaps and puller. A note on that: I wanted to change some of my keys to have US-international layout printed, but these keys are non-standard sculpted keys, can't get replacements other than CM specific. Not a big deal if you are not changing caps, because these will probably last forever.
Pros: Cherry-mx Switches 100, Cmx Switches Under 100, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Price