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CM Storm QuickFire Pro

CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. Closer Look
  4. 6KRO/NKRO testing and User Experience
  5. Conclusion
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The guys from Coolermaster India have sent a Quick Fire Pro with Cherry Black keys for evaluation- a full-sized keyboard with partial lighting and the goodness that CM Storm’s Quick Fire Rapid has. Things will be pretty interesting to see how good this keyboard is. As of now, I’ve tested few mechanical gaming keyboards- Razer’s Ultimate stealth elite edition (or was it Ultimate Stealth edition Elite?), Red and Black key version of Quick Fire Rapid. To recap what I’ve said about Quick Fire Rapid with Cherry Black keys: While these keys are great for gaming because of much stronger bump/feedback…

Review Overview

Built Quality - 8.5
Keycap Quality - 8.5
Features - 7.5
Gaming Combo Keystrokes - 10
Reviewer's Impression - 8.5

8.6

BBQ Score

Summary : If that cable was resolved- no questions asked it flies with 5 stars. But I really love this board, even though my preference would be a Cherry Red counterpart, gamers will not be disappointed at all. They will need to take care of that cable management issue. I would really like to see a new QuickFire rapid with partial lit keys and a wrist rest attachment. I could ask for that option, but that’s where Trigger comes in

Other than that, Coolermaster should mention the warranty period on the box. It is not even on the Quickstart guide. I appreciate that they included a key remover. It will be great if maintenance instructions/cleaning guide comes with it, giving all the instructions an end user will need to keep the board clean.

USA, European Region and rest of the world come with 2 years warranty as mentioned in the product sheet in the product page’s PDF file.

India (M.R.P.) U.S. U.K.
Rs 6,400/-. N.A. N.A.

If you really need a wrist- rest attachment, you can use a 3M Gel Wrist. This is a great keyboard to buy if you’re a gamer for the price and the warranty period. Just take care of unplugging it when you’re taking it around in a backpack and ensure that part of the cable isn’t bent.

Since a lot of end users are not gamers, there isn’t a board well within Rs. 3,000/- that’s great for typing and with all the Macro keys (and launch software) and backlit illumination. There was Sidewinder X6 from Microsoft, but few dealers told that they don’t get the stocks of that keyboard anymore, most likely phased out. The question now remains- who is going to grab this spot?

3 comments

  1. its weird that cm didn’t see that cable folding when they designed this board. thats why i prefer plastic insulation over threaded wrapping because eventually the threads come out. plastic on the other hand protects the cable properly even if you bend it hard. i hope the cable is also covered under warranty as some companies do not do that. but why have a removable cable in the first place?

    i think steelseries are the first guys to do full NKRO support via USB, not completely sure though. but one of the reviewers in another site said that microsoft released some update that lets you use NKRO via USB which didn’t make sense. any clarification on that part?

  2. why would anyone pick such an expensive keyboard? okay so the keys develop a shine, but to be honest i don’t see the point not to choose something like tvs gold.

  3. arey have you pressed the keys asx together and see if it works? if not then that is your answer. think logically. sidewinder x6 costs 2 thousand and a membrane keyboard steelseries merc itself costs 3k+, so considering all that this will actually cost 5 thousand since the price listed above if 6 thousand 5 hundred. tvs gold doenst even haz certain compatibility with certain keystrokes, let alone 6kro. ur tvs gold haz backlit? i think not.

    now if you question why is mechanical board is expensive, you need to google and check wat is the difference between mechanical and membrane keyboards. you want to buy cheap 3rd class stuff and play then wonder why certain key combinations dontz work then sux to b u!!!

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