Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Cheap connector construction ruins an otherwise good keyboard
Guillaume A., Amazon
12 January 2014
Summary: I bought this item on June 27th 2013. Around September/October, it started malfunctioning frequently. While typing, random series of letters/numbers would appear, and the keys on the number row would stop working. I realized that this stopped when I fiddled with the cable. It only happened once every few weeks, so I didn't pay much attention to it (and at first thought it may have been a driver issue). But it happened more and more frequently.
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 haven't dropped it or been rough with it—it stayed on my desk.
Pros: Wonderful keyboard—excellent weight, key action is superb. Too bad it doesn't work now.
Cons: When plugged 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.
Summary: UPDATE MAY 2013: TL;DR: AVOID IT. Mine has been problematic since early May and is now basically useless. Cooler Master has a lemon here and support knows it. Customer Service? Apparently non-existent. Keyboard fails after your Amazon return date, TOO BAD. You'll be spending 15-30% of the purchase price every time you have to ship it back. At just over 3 months the keyboard has basically turned into a paperweight.