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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches

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Tenkeyless
Blue CHERRY MX Switches
  • Mechanical Blue CHERRY MX Switches
  • Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
  • Extra key-caps bundled (with key puller)
  • Laser-marked keycaps
  • Anti Ghosting
  • Compact design without numpad section provides extra space for your mouse and allows your shoulders to be comfortably positioned
  • NKRO in PS/2 mode
  • Removable braided USB cable with cable routing
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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Blue Switches + SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) + Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
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Technical Details

Size: Tenkeyless | Style: Blue CHERRY MX Switches
  • Operating System: Windows
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Product Details

Size: Tenkeyless | Style Name: Blue CHERRY MX Switches
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 1 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0068INSUM
  • Item model number: SGK-4000-GKCL1-US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2012

Product Description

Size: Tenkeyless | Style: Blue CHERRY MX Switches

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is a high-grade mechanical gaming keyboard that employs the best selection of CHERRY MX Switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition. It features a minimalistic design inspiration that makes it both an affordable step into using mechanical gaming keyboards and worthy of competitive use. This version of QuickFire Rapid utilizes Blue CHERRY MX Switches that provide force feedback with low resistance, allowing light and easy key presses with a click feedback noise.

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Customer Reviews

Very nice keyboard, solid build quality.
Jared Williams
This thing is just amazing to type on and feels great in game and not clunky or hard to deal with like some keyboards.
Eric Valles
I like this keyboard for its loud click sound produced when typing.
I, Student

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122 of 133 people found the following review helpful By G. Farnsworth on August 17, 2012
Style Name: Blue CHERRY MX SwitchesSize Name: Tenkeyless Verified Purchase
I moved to this keyboard after using a series of normal rubber-dome type keyboards. I want to give potential buyers an idea of what the experience of using this is, as well as pointing out the things that I do and do not like about this keyboard.

I want this keyboard primarily for improved typing. I also game, but cheap keyboards are more than good enough for my gaming needs. I want something not taxing (no repetitive stress injuries), fast, and accurate. I like a good click and I prefer short travel. I also prefer lower keytops (i.e., less separation between keys). These keys do not have short travel or low profile keys, but I guess you can't have it all.

As of this writing this is the cheapest mechanical keyboard you can buy. At least the cheapest one with Cherry MX keys. Cherry MX dominates the mechanical keyboard switch market, so almost every mechanical keyboard you will find features them. The various colors indicate the type of key used. These are the blue keys, which are the clickiest type (loud) and also probably the most commonly used for typing keyboards (as opposed to gaming keyboards). At the end of the day, the reason to get a mechanical keyboard is to have the mechanical keys. All the other considerations are pretty secondary. So if you are a budget consumer looking to have the mechanical key experience, this is the best keyboard to choose. Provided, of course, that you are interested in the MX blue keys.

The Switches
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The MX blue switches make two distinct sounds as you press a key. At 2mm they make a very high-pitched click. This is also when the key activation signal is sent to the computer.
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful By har ison on February 12, 2012
Style Name: Blue CHERRY MX SwitchesSize Name: Tenkeyless
I had only heard of the company.
I didn't know a company like it could make mice and keyboards.
Now I know. They're really good at it.

This is a mechanical keyboard. MX Blue switches(North America). Other regions may find Brown/Red. It's a mechanical keyboard that has the qualities of other well-known creators. In every sense, they really are bringing a level of quality found in much more expensive keyboards($100-200).

I believe it takes a lot for a company to realize mechanical keyboards like this is in demand. They have a good sense like they've been building for many years.
Ever heard of Leopold Tenkeyless keyboards?
From what I see/ hear this is almost identical- layout and cable management both. Just much cheaper.

My favorites:
+Tenkeyless - sophisticated.
+Cherry Blue switches are easy on your fingers
+Rubber matte coating finish entire top body. Utter joy... my favorite feature (As you can see, the body is grey - that's the rubberized part)
+laser-etched keys of decent touch
+Heavy, overall solid
+Red WASD set! always an awesome option. Also red LEDs on select keys.
+Fn shortcuts with a windows key lock! Wow. Volume control works great as well, use it all the time.
+Detachable, gold-plated mini USB.
+$80 price point?! (Edit: lowest I've seen now is 59.00! Wow...!)

Concerns (minor flaws):
*Few too many CM logos.
*Wish it had more useful Fn shortcuts/macro key capability! The Window key lock was a great idea.
*Red LEDs might be too bright.
*Routing the wire left/right, it really doesn't stay in the channels. Keeps popping out.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Fiat Lux on February 29, 2012
Style Name: Blue CHERRY MX SwitchesSize Name: Tenkeyless
This keyboard is great value for money. It has cherry MX blue mechanical switches (clicky, tactile), and a flex-free chassis. It comes with extra red WASD keys and a keypuller. There is an option to disable the windows keys so you don't accidentally minimize out in the middle of a game.

If you are a hardcore gamer, you will be happy to note that this keyboard has NKRO (n-key rollover) when it is plugged in to the PS/2 port. For those who aren't hardcore gamers, NKRO is not really a big deal (unless you plan to press more than 6 keys at the same time when the keyboard is plugged in via USB).

Cherry MX Blues are generally felt to be the best mechanical switches for typing, while gamers tend to prefer linear switches (like Cherry MX Reds and Blacks). But personal preferences vary, and I love the clicky-clacky sound of the MX Blues. There are lots of Youtube videos out there that will give you an idea of what different cherry mx mechanical keyboards sound like.

It's built by Costar (who make keyboards for Filco, like the Majestouch) for Coolermaster, so in essence you are getting a rebadged Filco, which makes the pricepoint even more attractive. There are some differences - the LED indicator lights are in the keys themselves, and not on the chassis like the Filco. It's a little less "clacky" than the Filco Majestouch but the sound is a little more 'squeaky' (accoustics of the keyboard case?)

The quality is excellent. The chassis is level, none of the keys stick, the laser etching is very well done (although some may raise an eyebrow at the key fonts, which isn't the usual pleasing Helvetica but a Star-Trekish modern sans serif -- I like it, though!
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