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Cooler-master-storm-quickfire-rapid.33470803
9.2 out of 10

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid

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Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid

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Overall 8
8.0

USB Connection can be Finicky

Shawn Roche "shawn", Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Update: Got a replacement and it seems to work much better. The cable is more snug in both the connection in the back and in the cable management grooves. For extra security i used some black duct tape to secure the wire in the grooves so that it cannot move. So far so good for this keyboard. Can't give it 5 stars because of the connection but Amazon did make it very easy to get a replacement. Now that it's working properly it's a great keyboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

capslock is subpar

Ben, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: So I like this keyboard. I only have one complaint, and it's that they capslock key feels "sticky". It's not that it sticks, it's that it doesn't go nicely up or down when you hit it from the side; it drags. It drags enough for me to come write this review. This is one of my most used keys because I use vim and have it remapped. After about 8 months with this keyboard it's still just as obnoxious to press as day 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good entry level mech

n3rds, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Can't complain. What you see is what you get. Be aware that the font on the keys is a little "space agey" and not so traditional. Any keycaps you buy are likely to be different fonts than what comes with this board. USB cord is great quality. It's not as fancy as a Ducky or Filco, but it's nice and clicky. That's all I was really looking for so I'm satisfied.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Benjamin N., Newegg
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Extremely fast shipping and delivery.
  • Pros: Compact
  • Cons: I don't like how the symbols and letters aren't printed or painted on the keys, they are stickers and some of them are already peeling.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Keyboard

Arthur B., Newegg
10 October 2013
  • Pros: It's a solid minimalist mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches. At least when I bought mine last year, CM had taken customer feedback into account and removed a lot of the branding.
  • Cons: While you would think a removable USB cable is a good thing, it's not. I haven't removed my cable more than 10 times in the past year. The cable has nearly worn itself out and is unreliable when connecting my keyboard to my PC. This is the biggest con by far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Reduced branding on my keyboard

Phillip Griffith "Assistant Greenskeeper", Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: My keyboard arrived today (1/2/2013) with no text on the space bar, and with no CoolerMaster logos on the top. I'm pleased to have the version with reduced branding. The font on the keycaps, which attracts comments from other reviewers, looks like Gamecuben by Bleutuna: [...]. I switched to this keyboard from a Unicomp buckling spring keyboard made in 2001, a clone of the venerable IBM Model M. I needed a new keyboard with a USB interface instead of a PS/2 interface.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Keyboard...Well It Was

Robert P., Newegg
18 December 2012
  • Summary: Sucks that I have to dish money out of my own pocket to cover shipping this back to the manufacture for replacement...I could understand if it were a year old, but geez, less that probably 4 hrs of use and it fails...seems ridiculous.
  • Pros: Awesome Keyboard, well it was for 2 weeks, then it stopped responding. I loved the feel of the Red Cherry switches...to bad its in the process of being RMA'd.
  • Cons: Makes a pretty good paper weight...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid keyboard, failed after 3 weeks.

Will Dinovi, Amazon
16 October 2012
  • Summary: This keyboard is great as well as affordable and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid mechanical keyboard. It's a bit loud, but what would you expect from mx blues. The big con is that after 3 weeks of use, the keyboard failed to register on my computer and appeared to not be getting any power. I sent it back to amazon and am now awaiting a replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Still ships with ugly logos

Michael, Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: As most reviews have already mentioned, this is a very nice entry level mechanical keyboard. This review is to warn buyers that these keyboards are STILL SHIPPED WITH UGLY LOGOS. I bought two of these on 10/5/2012 after reading that amazon had begun shipping the new 'logo-less' editions, and was super sad when I unboxed two 'logo-everywhere-o' editions. Aesthetics aside though, this is a great keyboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Gamer's Review: Great for typing, average for gaming

EMChamp, Amazon
19 September 2012
  • Summary: With gaming marketed products there is always the subtle implication that if you buy this product, it will improve your gaming performance in some measurable and tangible way that allow you to take your gaming skills to new heights. This particular product is described by Cooler Master as a "high-grade mechanical gaming keyboard" with MX Blue switches that "light and easy key presses" and is deemed "worthy of competitive use".
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