Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Gamer's Review: Great for typing, average for gaming
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".