"Retro" has become a stylish theme as of late, but not nearly as often is it a functional change. Mechanical keyboards, the stereotypical "clickety-clackety" style which have since all but vanished, have made a strong resurgence in the gaming community for their fast response times and haptic and/or audible feedback. Mechanical gaming keyboards have slowly made a resurgence, but they've also been associated with a hefty price tag. Coolermaster's CM Storm gaming line is offering its first mechanical gaming keyboard, the Quick Fire Rapid, which is a functional, key-riddled slab with a price tag more in-line with other gaming keyboards.
Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid 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. It features a minimalistic design inspiration that makes it both an affordable step into using mechanical keyboards and worthy of competitive use.
- Mechanical CHERRY MX switches
- Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
- Extra key-caps bundled (with keypuller)
- Laser-marked keycaps
- Anti Ghosting
- NKRO in PS/2 mode
- 1000Hz/1ms response time in USB mode
- Multimedia shortcuts
- Rubber coated Keyboard surface
- Removable braided USB cable with cable routing
|Model||SGK-4000-GKCL1-US (Blue Switch)|
|Weight||940 g / 2.1 lbs|
|Interface||USB / PS2|
|Key Switch||CHERRY Blue|
|Extra Keys||6 pcs|
|N key Rollover||N key in PS/2 mode|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz /1 ms|
The box (which was surprisingly small) is adorned in CM Storm's red/black color scheme and their signature "swirls" of their emblem. Our of the box, the keyboard itself arrives with a user manual, a removable braided USB cable, a keycap puller, two Cooler Master-branded keycaps, and "WASD" replacement caps with arrows on the tops, which are red in color.
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