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Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Rapid review

A small but perfectly formed mechanical gaming keyboard

Our Verdict

For

  • Great build quality
  • Mechanical keys
  • Anti-ghosting
  • Looks good
  • Portable

Against

  • No NUM pad

Mechanical keyboards bring numerous benefits to online gamers. They are fast, responsive, feel great to use and are built to last.

The Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Rapid is smaller than other mechanical gaming keyboards we've seen, such as the SteelSeries 6Gv2, due to the lack of a Num Pad.

For most games you won't notice this loss, and it makes the keyboard far more portable - great if you take your gaming rig to LAN tournaments. But it does mean that it doesn't double quite as well as a standard keyboard between games, although media playback can be controlled through the use of the 'FN' key.

It's incredibly comfortable to use, with the mechanical Cherry MX switches behind the keys providing a great feel that picks up rapid key presses well. Anti-ghosting technology enables you to hold down multiple keys at once without losing any precision.

A PS2 connector is included alongside the standard USB cable, giving you the option of using the older - but more precise - keyboard connection. Additional keycaps are also included, which can help you highlight the W,A,S and D keys for FPS games.

Verdict

Overall, the Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Rapid is a fantastic package with excellent build quality, responsive keys and a great look.

Tech Specs

Product TypeKeyboard
Keyboard/Keypad Host InterfacePS/2, USB
ColourBlack
Brand NameCM Storm
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity TechnologyCable
Device SupportedComputer
Keyswitch TechnologyMechanical
Keyboard/Keypad Height35 mm
Keyboard/Keypad Width335 mm
Keyboard/Keypad Depth135 mm
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelSGK-4000-GKCL1-US
Product NameQuickFire Rapid SGK-4000-GKCL1-US Keyboard
Product LineQuickFire Rapid
Manufacturer Part NumberSGK-4000-GKCL1-US
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.coolermaster.com
Marketing Information

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. 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, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

BLUE MECHANICAL SWITCH (CLICK FEEDBACK / LOW RESISTANCE)
Bred for typing & gaming, the QuickFire Stealth 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 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.

Weight (Approximate)952.5 g