Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Wonderful for the first 4 months. Then, dead.
M. McEachen, Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: The keyboard, when working, is wonderful. Last month, though, when I plugged it in, the caps lock LED lights briefly, and then nothing--it doesn't show up on any USB hub or when directly inserted into my MBP, linux workstation, or windows. Something internal must have fried. I haven't dropped it or been rough with it--it stayed on my desk. :\ Emailed customer support via their website, and didn't hear back from them.
Summary: I've had this keyboard for a while now and I've definitely put it through its paces. Pros: -Small/Short - The 10-keyless design isn't for everyone, but I personally find the simplistic aesthetic surprisingly appealing. It's compact, and easy to travel with, however, I would not travel with it unless you had a proper keyboard bag/case.
Summary: After using a friend's Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for the first time, I knew I had to make the switch to a mechanical keyboard for the hardcore PC gaming that I do. The BlackWidow was a bit too large and expensive for my taste, so I looked for a tournament edition or "ten-keyless" keyboard and stumbled upon this. I have several Cooler Master products in my custom PC, so I figured I would give them a shot.
Summary: I purchased a Steelseries 6gv2 as my first mechanical keyboard and was unhappy with the lifespan of said keyboard. It lasted only a year before the keys started chattering and made my gaming experience a very unpleasant one. Now that I've purchased the QuickFire Rapid, I'm very happy with my purchase as key chattering is non-existent.. This particular keyboard sports Cherry MX Blue switches which gives the keyboard an awesome feel and sound.
Summary: I am 100% satisfied with this order. I was told by some keyboard enthusiasts that this keyboard came from the same OEM as Filco and used the same Costar stabilisers. Well I'm here to confirm that. The keyboard feels just like my old Majestouch 10KL MX Blue. Fantastic feedback. All of the keys are a pleasure to press and I don't feel any inconsistencies anywhere. The product arrived a week earlier than expected (to Brisbane, Australia) so that was also amazing.
Summary: I recently bought one of these after noticing that I would often make mistakes on my former keyboard, especially when hitting keys like TAB, SHIFT, and ENTER. I had used the IBM M-series keyboards long ago, and always kept an eye out for one at thrift stores (no luck there). So my needs were only for typing. I write code and also use text editors like VIM. After doing a little research, I knew I would want the Cherry Blue switches.
Summary: I spend a lot of time on the computer, sometimes as much as 14, 15 hours or more a day in fact. I'm a writer and also work from home doing research and other keyboard-heavy jobs for clients. As a result I have alot of pain and fatigue in my hands, arms and back. I've invested serious loads of money into ergonomic keyboards, a great chair, a great desk and still I will end up eating Ibuprofen several times a month just to power through a work day.
Summary: Keyboard is nice and solid. But the keycaps feel cheap. I pulled one off to change the keys to the red gaming keys and it totally stripped the center out of the cherry-blue switch. I was able to fix it and get it working again on my own. But that should not have happened as I used the tool correctly. Other than that, it's a nice small keyboard good for gaming and typing.