|Brand Name||Cooler Master|
|Item model number||SGK-4020-GKCL1-US|
|Operating System||windows xp, windows vista|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.9 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||14.9 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches|
|Color||TK - CherryMX Blue|
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CM Storm QuickFire TK - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX BLUE Switches and Fully LED Backlit
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- Mechanical BLUE CHERRY MX switches with a lifespan of over 50 million keypresses
- Compact and ergonomic layout with an integrated numpad section
- Fully backlit with blue LEDs, 3 modes, and 5 brightness levels
- NKRO through USB for unlimited simultaneous keystrokes
- Embedded blue steel backplate for maximum stability and durability
- Super grip pads and keyboard standoffs with rubber feet for increased stability
- 7 easy-access multimedia shortcut keys
- Windows keys can be disabled for uninterrupted gaming
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CM Storm QuickFire TK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
You’re a gamer. You know that a mechanical keyboard can be the difference between winning and losing. The original QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard was embraced by gamers worldwide because it proved that difference. Now the QuickFire TK takes the QuickFire Rapid and beefs it up for a complete gaming experience!
Choose between 3 different Cherry MX switches, with each keycap being UV coated for added durability. Full LED backlighting with 3 modes and 5 brightness levels ensures you never lose sight of your goal. NKRO over USB means every single keystroke will be registered and the complete Numpad lets you get work done easier when you’re not gaming. An embedded steel plate and 18K USB connectors ensure you’re getting a product worthy of the CM Storm brand. The slim and lightweight size gives you plenty of room for your mouse and makes it the weapon of choice at LAN parties.
|CHERRY BLUE SWITCH |
Bred for gaming, the CM Storm QuickFire TK comes equipped with renowned Cherry MX Blue switches that deliver low resistance and click feedback, as well as over 50 million keystrokes life cycle for ultimate durability and reliability.
|N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN USB MODE |
The QuickFire TK can have multiple keys pressed at the same time through a USB connection without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
|FULL LED BACKLIGHT – 3 MODES, 5 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS |
Stylish and provides optimum visibility even in dark rooms. Different backlight modes highlight different key groups.
|COMPACT LAYOUT WITH INTEGRATED NUMPAD BLOCK |
The QuickFire TK’s unique NumPad block design merges both navigation and command keys. You get a compact gaming keyboard with added functionality.
|REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING |
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
|MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS |
Take total control of your music and video playback with 7 easy-access buttons.
- 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
- 92 Keys (includes 10-key NumPad)
- Embedded steel plate and 18K gold plated USB connector
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Top Customer Reviews
I work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in Afghanistan as chief engineer on a large software project. I don't game a helluva lot, so I'm looking at these keyboards as a professional typist...you know, of sorts. Between coding and PM documentation stuff, I spend something like 80% of my waking hours with my hands on a keyboard. I've been here for a year and a half, but for some reason investing in a keyboard that's worth a damn never once occurred to me until the last two weeks or so, when my second bog-standard dell chiclet keyboard crapped itself.
After researching the Cherry keys for a few days, I decided it would have to be between the Cherry Blues or Cherry Browns. I bought one of each, with the intention of buying a matching keyboard to whichever I preferred. It's been four days now, and I still have no idea which keyset--or even keyboard--I prefer. Let me explain the bit about "which keyboard": Amazon won't ship the QuickFire Rapid--my first choice--out here, but they shipped the QuickFire TK no problem. I always prefer ordering from Amazon, so I bought the TK with Cherry Blues first. It got here, and I loved it, but I'm not a huge fan of things lit and there are a few other minor annoyances I have with the board. So after about a week with it, I went ahead and bought the QuickFire Rapid with Cherry Browns from newegg. I'm going to review the keyboards and the switches here.
To be perfectly honest, these are both very good keyboards and I doubt anyone would be unhappy with either.Read more ›
- Choice of MX Blue or Browns, and the switches themselves feel well done. If you know what Cherry MX switches feel like, you won't be disappointed. I bought the blues version.
- Tenkeyless layout, which I prefer for ergo reasons.
- Backlit! This plus the tenkeyless already makes it a rare beast with not a whole lot of competition. There are a few different backlight modes available, most of which I found silly. The standard backlight on/off with 5 varying levels of brightness suited me just fine.
- Build quality was pretty good. The casing has a slight rubberized coating to it. Not as ostentatious as some other keyboards with regard to weird looking logos, even compared to other CM Storm keyboards.
- Right angled USB plug on the cable is stupid. If you're a right-handed mouse user (as I imagine most people are), the angle of the cable plug means the cable is going to intrude on your mouse area. I don't know why someone thought this was a good idea. Thankfully the cable is removable and micro USB, so if you get this keyboard buy a cheap straight-plug micro USB cable.
- Firmware updates are distributed as windows EXEs only. Mac/Linux users will need to find a PC friend to update for them.
- The key font is not great looking. I know this is marketed as a gaming keyboard, but still. The rest of the keyboard is so reserved, it's a little odd to see something like the Titanfall font every time I look at it. To be fair, compared to some other gaming keyboards I'd still prefer this font.Read more ›
For your cons, a lot of debate was going back and forth concerning the orientation and style of the plug. Complaints were made for the left orientation, right orientation, and even it being a microUSB plug. Each has their own positives and negatives. Having it go to the left, clears up that mouse space which you've mentioned. Yet, having it go to the right will go and keep consistent cable management. At this point and time, if you're not a fan of angled connector, there are third party options to purchase an inexpensive microUSB replacement.
For the firmware updates, all of our keyboards and mice are designed primarily for Windows based computer systems. Linux users will need to use alternative methods such as Wine, but that is no guarantee. Mac users will need to run BootCamp or Parrallels to boot up a legit copy of windows on their machine, if not using another computer.
As far as for the delay/"sleep" problems, if you are experiencing this issue, we implore and greatly appreciate if you can comment on that active thread with your detailed specs on your system(s). The more information we can garner from users the closer we can get to resolving this issue.
If you have any other additional questions, concerns, or comments, please let us know by calling us at 888.624.5099 or visit our Fanzone for Livechat/Ticket options.
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And those my search began. I spent about 2 or 3 months searching and reading reviews for dozens of different mechanical boards, looked at all the different switches offered and finally came down to this one by Cooler Master. One thing I wanted was a keypad and illumination, but not at a full-size keyboard, I never use the arrow keys no more nor do I use my page up/down buttons etc. I use my num pad often.
When I found this board on Amazon, I instantly saved it to a wish list and started looking up reviews on here and else where on the web. Read nothing but stellar things. I loved the size I saw in the pictures and the sound the red switches made in videos. It was a perfect pitch for me. The illumination looked nice, at times tacky on videos, but I assumed that was rendering quality more than anything.
I received this today to my surprise at 0630! It was a nice surprise door bell ring at that time of morning. I instantly pulled it out of the box and hooked it up. I was a little worried my Linux system wouldn't recognize it or some of the features. However, everything worked! The keys texture felt great. Has a nice little grip to them and the etching of the letters is sharp and striking. The bounce back felt perfect for me and sound was awesome. The length and width are perfect for my desk and are exactly what I was looking for.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The arrow keys merged into the numpad is a bit annoying, but not deal breaking. I would advise a different full size one for the same price most likely. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Allen
got this slightly more than a year ago and im currently typing this review using this keyboard.. it has held up very well with the solid construction and the expected quality of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rebecca
I've had a computer in the house since 1989. In all of that time, this is, by far, the single worst keyboard I have ever tried to use. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kenneth Abrams
One thing I didn't think when buying this keyboard was the delete key. The Gigabyte MOBO I got needs the delete key to get to the bios, so there was no way I could figure out how... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Oscar M.
The rubberized plastic feels amazing
The keyboard is extremely solid and well built
The switches take a little while to break in but feel great. Read more
The Cherry MX switches are great, and the key caps wear fine. However, the LEDs are complete crap. Not only is the white color hard on the eyes,
they fail after a few months... Read more
Great feel typing because of the brown switches.Excellent build quality and the back-lighting is beyond my expectations, along the all the modes it comes with. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Ordered it over one year ago, still works flawlessly, MX blue is a bit louder than your usual non-mechanical keyboard, however don't let that discourage you from buying one. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Filip Zabawa
Four LEDs dead. This is GARBAGE. I will never again own a CM product.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer