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CM Storm Trigger - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX RED Switches and Fully LED Backlit

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  • Fully backlit and illuminated with durable LEDs, allowing you to see in dark settings
  • CHERRY MX mechanical switches can help improve your typing speed and accuracy
  • Can be used in gaming, work, professional, and casual environments
  • Detachable wrist rest provides ergonomic support and reduces strain
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Product Description

Color: Red Switches

Product Description

Whether the weapon is chosen, or the weapon chooses you, the CM Storm Trigger mechanical gaming keyboard by Cooler Master is prepared with a fully featured arsenal that incorporates a selection of extremely durable CHERRY MX switches that are rated for over 50 million keystrokes. Deliver an endless hail of destruction with the ability to press up to 6 keys simultaneously and utilize five programmable macro keys with profile management, scripting, and button reassignment. Significantly reduce setup times by storing profiles and key assignments with 64KB of onboard memory. Multimedia control keys and disabling the Windows key means gaming without skipping a beat. This version of Trigger utilizes RED CHERRY MX switches that provide linear feedback with very low resistance, allowing light and easy key presses with reduced feedback noise. Additionally, a red reinforced steel backplate lies underneath the keys, providing an aesthetically aggressive tone.


Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

A weapon of choice for hardcore gamers and e-sport professionals, the Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger mechanical gaming keyboard with backlit illumination supplies everything you need to outperform your rivals and dominate the competition. Extremely durable Cherry MX switches deliver a comfortable, smooth feel for every key stroke, while anti-ghosting 6-keys rollover, five programmable macro keys and button reassignment enable you to breeze through complicated operation. Store your personal profiles on the 64KB onboard memory and easily recall them when switching to another computer. No more worry about accidently pressing the Window key! Just disable it and enjoy interrupt-free gaming. Also enjoy enhanced media playback with the 2-port USB hub and multimedia keys.

The high quality Cherry MX Red switches delivers a smooth, quick response with very low resistance. Excellent comfort and durability for gaming or office use with zero latency.
Visibility is essential to survival. The fully backlit keyboard ensures that you won't get caught fumbling for the right buttons even in the dark.
Take full control of your game through the included programmable macro buttons and included Trigger AP software. Swap between profiles on the fly and store it all on internal memory.
Press up to 6 keys simultaneously with flawless response.
Tidy up cables by powering your mice and other gaming peripherals through the included two port USB 2.0 hub. Supports charging of mobile devices with additional power supply unit.
Eliminate fatigue and always stay comfortable with the detachable wrist rest. Non-slip rubber coating secures the keyboard in place during intense combat. Braided cable and 18K gold plated ultra low latency USB plugs guarantees durability and error-free connection.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 109 Keys (includes 10-Key Numpad) and keycap remover included
  • 18K gold plated USB Connector

What's Included

  • Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Rubber wrist rest
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide


  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Internet connection (driver installation)
  • At least 100MB of hard disk space
  • Mobile device charging through USB hub requires external AC/DC Adapter (5V, 2.0A); 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz − Contact manufacturer for details.

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature USB Hub/Wrist Rest

Product Details

Color: Red Switches
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 6.5 x 1 inches ; 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: SGK-6000-GKCR1-US
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 17, 2012

Technical Details

Color: Red Switches

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Feels very well built and durable.
Dennis C
I posted a thread on Reddit asking if anyone else knew a fix for this problem and I was contacted (through Reddit) by a Cooler Master rep.
This is my first mechanical keyboard, and I really enjoy using it.
Matt F.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Dennis C on July 26, 2012
Color Name: Brown Switches Verified Purchase
The CM Storm Trigger is my first mechanical keyboard and so far, I love it. Two months has passed, and this keyboard is still really awesome.
Pros (In my opinion):
-Keys and general typing feel much better on this keyboard vs my old laptop keyboard.
-Fully backlit with a bright red color. (Excluding keys with 2 items, i.e. 1 will be backlit but ! won't)
-Does not slide around.
-Feels very well built and durable. I dropped it on accident and it still worked perfectly fine. The build quality is just amazing, it has been seven months of daily use and the keyboard is still working great.
-Detachable wrist rest.
-Two USB ports.
-Price actually isn't that bad when you start to look at other backlit boards.
-Braided USB cable.
-Customer Support/Live Chat from Cooler Master is amazing. My USB cable had a slight defect and they replaced it within a week.

Cons (more of minor annoyances)
-Does not come with a power adapter. Only needed for more levels of brightness and if you connect high powered USB devices to the keyboard. If you're looking to get a power adapter for this, a Cooler Master representative said that this item:
will work with it. I bought it and now the breathing mode looks even better. Seller was "cubeternet".
Note: The power adapter I received did not fully fit into the keyboard (only about 50% of the plug fit) but it still powered the keyboard fine. Buy/use at your own risk.
-"Breathing" mode doesn't look that great if you do not buy a power adapter.
-The rubber "stands" (things that make the keyboard tilted at an angle) in the back aren't "locked". When you push the keyboard back, the stands will shift a bit, causing the keyboard's angle to change.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By God is a refuge for us (Psalms 62:8) on February 24, 2013
Color Name: Brown Switches Verified Purchase
I have the model with the Brown Cherry MX switches. I have been using a standard unlit silicone/dome style keyboard for many years. I didn't find it hard to switch to this mechanical keyboard. Yes, it makes more noise when typing, but I expected that. It reminds me of the old IBM days.

* The keys feel great
* The 5 macros keys are a bonus; their location is fine
* Most keys can be assigned a macro or reassigned as another keystroke (not just the 5 macro keys)
* 3 levels of backlighting
* detachable palm rest (attached for my use)
* Mechanical means it will outlast standard keyboards

* The status lights for NUM/CAPS/SCROLL are not visible at a glance
* Inadequate documentation

The status lights for NUM/CAPS/SCROLL are not visible at a glance; you have to lean forward or to the right to see them (or sit up straight--like your mama taught you!). They are placed too close to the keys, so they cannot be seen over the keys. I'm not sure why they did that, but my guess is that the hardware for the 2 USB ports, mini USB port, and power jack got in the way of placing the lights higher on the keyboard. It's not a big deal...just a minor annoyance.

Documentation consists of a manual that came with it; although it appears thick, it only consists of 2 pages for multiple languages. For additional documentation, go to Cool Master's website. But even there you can't get a decent PDF manual. Instead, you'll find a FAQ (seems to be a collection of user questions), sales brochure, and an interactive guide (i.e., watching examples on video). Who wants to wait through a video for several topics? Not me. I expanded all FAQs and printed them to PDF for later viewing.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Pache on October 25, 2012
Color Name: Brown Switches Verified Purchase

The keyboard is brilliant. The feel is exceptional, and if you don't like Cherry Browns it is possible to hunt down black, blue & red versions. Mechanical Keyboards with special macro keys are rare and, provided you're running Windows so you can use the Trigger App's software macro handling, it's an excellent gaming keyboard.

If you're not running Windows, it's a lovely quality normal keyboard but unsuitable for gaming purposes (e.g. where you'll routinely want to press forward and use a macro key simultaneously).


The sum total of the documentation consists of an online "interactive manual" (see: 9 flash videos and some mouseover popups). The work experience kid could've made more useful documentation in half a day. Quirks like having to define profiles via the utility but only being able to activate them via keyboard shortcuts simply aren't well explained.

It's all there, but it's badly documented.

Edit (27 Oct):

While the keyboard is billed as being virtually independent of drivers, that's just not true. Unless you have the Trigger App utility running in Windows and software handling of macros turned on (it's off by default), the keyboard will not register any button pressed at the same time as a macro key.

- If you're in a game and attempt to (e.g.) hold down W to move forward while pressing Macro 1 to fire, the W keypress will be cancelled.
- If you have the largest possible macro (50 characters long & lasting 30 seconds), you will not be able to press any other button while it's in operation

*** Essentially, the Macro keys are 1KRO unless you're using the Windows-only, off-by-default, Trigger App software macro handling.
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