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

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  • Mechanical BROWN CHERRY MX Switches
  • Windows keys disabled in Game mode
  • Extra key caps bundled (with key puller)
  • Laser-marked key caps
  • Anti-Ghosting
  • NKRO in PS/2 mode
  • Removable braided USB cable with cable routing
  • Compact design without numpad section provides extra space for your mouse and allows your shoulders to be comfortably positioned
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Product Description

Size: Small | Color: Rapid - CherryMX Brown

Product Description

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 BROWN CHERRY MX Switches that provide force feedback with medium resistance, requiring slightly more pressure to actuate and allowing key presses with a bump feedback noise.

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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY BROWN SWITCH
Cherry MX Brown key switches deliver a quiet, fast response for each key. A popular choice for its soft bump response, 50 million key press lifecycle, and reduction of fatigue from long term typing or gaming.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
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.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

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               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / RTS FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / MMO

Product Information

Size:Small  |  Color:Rapid - CherryMX Brown

Technical Details

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Brand Name Cooler Master
Item model number SGK-4000-GKCM1-US
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System PC, Mac, Linux, Unix
Item Weight 2.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 14 x 5 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 14 x 5 x 1 inches
Color Rapid - CherryMX Brown

Technical Specification

Warranty [pdf ]

Additional Information

ASIN B007VDKLLM
Customer Reviews
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Best Sellers Rank #662 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Keyboards, Mice & Accessories
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available April 18, 2012

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Size: SmallColor: Rapid - CherryMX Red Verified Purchase
Full disclosure here - I am not a gamer, I just want to buy a quality keyboard for my work and personal use. the selection criteria for the key board for me are:

1. Good touch and feel- I do not like the mushy feeling of the cheap keyboard came with every PC.
2. Good quality- keyboard material and workmanship must be good.
3. Small and no bell and whistle- the keyboard has to be clean in design and good in execution, I do not want a keyboard that have many features I do not use.

For the above selection criteria, I did check out some of the keyboards from different manufactures, I ended up with the basic requirements for a mechanical keyboard and preferably with Cherry blue or red switch, I ended up buying both from Cooler Master.

In my opinion, Cooler Master key board has the best price performance point of any other keyboards I compared with, especially, you do not care about 10 keys entry, I like the tactile feedback of the blue switch, and I also like the easiness of red switch, I decide I will use blue at my work and red for home. Both keyboards provide excellent value, and they are also very quality made, I do not think you will go wrong with any of them.

10-7-2012

After bought another CM red keyboard, and use both for a while (one at work, one at home), I think CM blue is better, CM red has this soft feel with less of a feedback than CM blue, when typing fast, I make more mistakes on CM red than CM blue. Also on my CM red, the PS2 connector seems to have connectivity problem, it will drop the letters for no apparent reason, after I switch to USB connector, all is well, I will not just fault CM keyboard yet, it may very well because of my motherboard problem than keyboard issue.
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Size: SmallColor: Rapid - CherryMX Blue 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.

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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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Size: SmallColor: Stealth - CherryMX Green Verified Purchase
INTRODUCTION

After being on backorder from Amazon since June, my CoolerMaster (CM) Storm Quickfire Rapid (QFR) Stealth tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard with Cherry MX green switches finally arrived. Currently, it is difficult to find TKL keyboards with Cherry green switches; therefore, because of the uniqueness of this keyboard, I thought it would be helpful to post a brief review. The price for this keyboard is $119.99 not including shipping; $105.91 for Amazon Prime. The same keyboard with Cherry blue switches is $94.99 or $81.53 for Amazon Prime. There are no pics in this review; please see the CM website for images of the product. CM Storm QuickFire Stealth - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX GREEN Switches and Covert Keycaps

The main reason I bought this keyboard was for the green switches. Like Cherry blues, green switches have both tactile and auditory feedback when actuated -- you can feel a slight "bump" and hear a click. However, blues have an actuation force of 50 grams (actually 50 cN), whereas greens have an actuation force of 80 grams (80 cN). This puts the green switch into the range of the IBM buckling spring, which has an actuation range of 60-80 cN; however, because the actuation mechanism and force-time curve of the buckling spring is completely different from these processes in a Cherry green switch, using a keyboard with Cherry greens will not replicate the experience of typing on an IBM Model M keyboard. Nevertheless, there will be a noticeable difference between typing with blues versus greens; the greens will require harder key presses, making it more difficult to register a keystroke accidentally.
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