Subject: General Tech | July 3, 2013 - 01:01 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: quickfire xt, mechanical keyboard, gaming, cooler master, cherry mx red, cherry mx green, cherry mx brown, cherry mx blue
Cooler Master has launched its new CM Storm QuickFire XT mechanical keyboard that joins the existing QuickFire Rapid under the company's CM Storm branding.
The QuickFire XT is a full-sized 104-key mechanical desktop keyboard measuring 17.3" x 5.2" x 1.1" (440 x 132 x 29mm) and weighs 2.43 lbs. The keyboard features a slim design with a matte black finish. More importantly, the keyboard uses Cherry MX switches with laser-etched key caps and an embedded steel plate in the keyboard body for added durability.
Cooler Master bundles six alternative key caps, a key removal tool, and a detachable USB cable with the QuckFire XT.
Other features of the QuickFire XT include NKRO (N-Key Roll Over) in PS/2 mode as well as 1ms rated response times when used in USB mode. Media functions are handled by the dual-function, well, function keys, and the Windows key can be disabled when in "GAME mode."
The mechanical keyboard uses Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Green, or Red keys. It appears as though only the Blue and Red switches are available right now, however. The following chart details the switch options and corresponding Cooler Master model numbers.
|Cherry MX Switches Used||Storm QuckFire XT Keyboard Model Number|
|Cherry MX Blue||SGK-4030-GKCL1-US|
|Cherry MX Brown||SGK-4030-GKCM1-US|
|Cherry MX Green||SGK-4030-GKCG1-US|
|Cherry MX Red||SGK-4030-GKCR1-US|
Subject: General Tech | March 8, 2013 - 07:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: cherry mx green, mechanical keyboard, model m, coolermaster, CM Storm Trigger
The Tech Report got their hands on a keyboard using a new type of Cherry MX switch, the CM Storm Trigger. This is a keyboard for the heavy handed, both the force required to actuate a key and the bottom out is significantly higher than any other Cherry switch as well as the venerable IBM Model M, especially the larger sized keys. That might be well received by those who find other keyboards to be spongy, or gamers who want the feel of a buckling spring on a better looking keyboard than the old IBM one. Check out the review to hear the keyboard in action.
"Cooler Master has released a keyboard based on a little-known mechanical key switch: the Cherry MX greens. We've compared this offering to an IBM Model M and another keyboard based on Cherry's more popular blue switches."
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- Roccat Isku FX Gaming Keyboard @ Kitguru
- Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse @ Metku.net
- EpicGear Meduza Mouse & HybridPad Mousepad @XSReviews
- ROCCAT's Kone XTD and Kone Pure Gaming Mice @ AnandTech
- ROCCAT Kone XTD 8200DPI Wired Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
- Revisiting the CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ OCC