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.
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: Like others have said, the routing space underneath the keyboard doesn't quite hold the cable in very well. Even coming straight out the back, the cable tends to fall out of the cut-out for it when raised up off the desk by the keyboard's feet. When using either of the routing holes coming out the sides, there's a tight kink in the cable where it connects to the keyboard, which could wear the cable out at the end over time.
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.
Excerpt: This keyboard is made by the same company that produces the vaunted filco line of keyboards. In other words, the build quality on this keyboard is second to none. The UNIVERSAL complaint against it, is the obscene amount of "Branding" coolermaster unwisely chose. It doesn't bother me, but many...
Summary: I had not used a mechanical keyboard since the early 90's, having moved on to the ultra slim membrane keyboards that have become popular. I decided to give a mechanical keyboard a shot after building a gaming pc. I did a ton of research on all the different brands of boards and type's of switches available. Here's what i learned, most keyboards are made by only a select few manufacturers. The type of switch you should get is almost completely subjective.
Summary: Having excellent build quality, this keyboard can serve as a great everyday keyboard as well as a midnight gamer (even though the blue switches are a bit loud). The tenkeyless design saves a good amount of desk space. Cons: The keycaps become shiny quickly. In your face branding and keycap font seems a bit sophomoric. Keycap removal tool belongs in the trashcan. Nylon USB cable is extremely stiff. USB cable does not want to stay in cable management channel.