Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Good solid keyboard
Shawn Badger, Amazon
5 December 2014
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.
Summary: I have spent a good chunk of time using this keyboard now and I have been overall satisfied with it's performance. The speed of the keys are extremely welcoming as you would expect from a nice mechanical keyboard. The size makes it's nice and easy to fit just about anywhere and it's build quality feels very durable. I have found myself missing the keypad as time has passed, but this keyboard is still an amazing board overall.
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.
Summary: This keyboard with brown switches makes typing a breeze. Not too loud and good quality. The one I have has a slight bend in the chassis which you can only tell if you push on the bottom right corner(it rocks). It's not too big of a deal because you can still type perfectly with it. The brown switches are like butter and they let you type really quickly with just enough feedback to not be annoyingly hard to press.
Summary: It took two months to ship, but that's getting off easy from what I've seen. For the price, it's probably one of the best out there. I'm glad it's quieter than my old keyboard with MX Blues, after acclimating it's a very comfortable typing experience.
Summary: This is a well-built, solid and satisfying keyboard which meets, but does not exceed, my hopes and expectations. While I like it better than any other keyboard I can remember using over the past 35 years, I have not found it to be impressively better than most others I have used. For me its superiority is more subtle than obvious. If I had it to do over again I would still buy it, but with not quite as high expectations.
Summary: Good keyboard. Nice action. Very nice price. I like it quite a bit, but I will probably buy MX Brown for my next keyboard. I have two MX Brown 10-key keyboards and thought to try out the Red for a 10-keyless (Filco was out of stock of 10-keyless browns). This is a nice keyboard and I can type pretty well on it, but I like my browns better.
Summary: I like everything else about this keyboard: +The cherry brown keys are a joy to type or game on. +The Caps/Num/Win Lock led lights are pretty cool design element. +The keyboard feels hefty, despite being a tenkeyless. +For left hand gamers, the right "Alt" key is a lot easier for your thumb to reach when your finger is rested on "I,J,K,L" keys compared to some other standard model mechanical keyboards. +Keys are emboss printed and seems to will last for a long time.