Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Good solid keyboard
Shawn Badger, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This keyboard is great. The only reason I'm knocking off a star is because it is a little too thick (tall) for my taste. I would have preferred to have the keys a little closer to the table surface. If you use a wrist pad, it would be just right. I love typing on Cherry Brown keys. I actually use this keyboard at work, and modified it with the o-ring dampeners so it's about as loud as a typical rubber dome keyboard.
Keys still have a great feedback after a lot of use
3 weeks ago
Summary: I've had this keyboard for almost a year, and I can gladly say the build quality has, so far, lived to the expectations. Keys still have a great feedback after a lot of use, both typing and gaming. However doing things like data entry might be a bitch if you're only familiar with using the number pad, seeing as it's tenkeyless. Perfect for me though, as I have a smaller desk.
Summary: Pleasantly surprised! Cooler master in the past (with my history that is) has made some pretty sub-par products. However, it changed a bit with this mechanical keyboard. I ordered this keyboard and a CODE keyboard from WASD keyboards. I ultimately went for the CODE keyboard when it came in (I like the clear switches over the browns that I got with the cooler master.
Summary: The main caveat I have with this keyboard is that it is higher off the desk than most keyboards: probably at least five millimeters higher. If you have small hands (as I do) this is a potential issue. I started to get cramps after a couple of days, and I had never had this issue with a normal, more shallow keyboard. I decided to buy a foam wrist rest for the first time in my life in order to alleviate this issue. And this did work.
Soooo much better to type on. Louder if you strong peck and release when you type. No software to mess with
19 November 2014
Summary: I have been using a mechanical keyboard at home for 20 years. I took my favorite newer Microsoft keyboard in to work and was using that there. At work, it seemed I could not type well or fast (software dev). Swapping in this, I did not expect a lot, even after receiving it and trying it. Whoa! What a difference! But definitely, install the rubber O rings to dampen sound on the down stroke.
Perfect keyboard for Surface Pro 3. CHERRY MX for LIFE!
13 November 2014
Summary: I paid $118.79 total, no tax, and free shipping at Overstock.com with their 10% off promotion they are having right now. My Requirements: - TenKeyless Keyboard (for its compact size and ergonomic reasons) - White Backlight - Mechanical Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches Pros: - The white LEDs are super bright with 5 brightness levels - 4 separate lighting mode presets (light up only the keys you select) that you can switch to on-the-fly - Compact/Minimalist Style,...
Summary: Great ergonomics for a keyboard that isn't trying to be a "natural" keyboard. The touch is light but tactil. Key caps are not all the same size and shape, but you can move around keys on the same row (if you prefer an alternate keyboard and want to move around the key caps). Each row of keys is curved higher to make the higher rows easier to reach. Very reminiscent of the keyboards of the original IBM PC's but with a much lighter touch.
Summary: There's a lot to like about this mechanical keyboard, but unfortunately a rather severe bug makes it difficult to recommend. Pros: - Choice of MX Blue or Browns, and the switches themselves feel well done. If you know what Cherry MX switches feel like, you won't be disappointed. I bought the blues version. - Tenkeyless layout, which I prefer for ergo reasons. - Backlit! This plus the tenkeyless already makes it a rare beast with not a whole lot of competition.
Summary: I'm writing this review for the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid with MX Brown switches. This is the closest thing I've found to my favorite keyboard, the one built-in to the TRS-80 Model 100. I've used several other keyboards including the Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 (good) and 3000 (bad) which have rubber dome switches, Dell (ok), Apple AirBook (good), and the Corsair K70 with red (meh) and blue (ok) MX switches, but this is the best so far. Pros: - Very solid feel.