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As advertised, this keyboard uses 6KRO.
Some of the usual key combos used during gaming works – as expected within CM Storm series.
However, by default, the windows key is turned off. The only way you can keep it enable is by manually setting the profile via Trigger’s software that can be downloaded via their product page. For a software to remap the keys, assign 5 profiles and to save them, 104MB Zipped file seems to be an awfully large to that job. The first version of the software is 144MB. That is large.
But why turn off Windows Key by default- and why not have to assign Alt+ F12 to toggle On/Off Windows button without the firmware- like QuickFire Pro?
For some reason, I feel the keys are a little bit cramped at first- but this is coming from a guy who uses TVSe Gold Cherry Blue MX keys mechanical keyboard to do most of the typing. There are certain differences between the keys, ignoring the point that TVS comes with PBS plastic and uses pad printing (aka as cheap-as-you-could-possibly-get). You’ll understand if I do a rough side-by-side comparison of the keys:
The cylindrical shape of the keycap on the TVSe gold felt to be wider and the height of the key is much shorter compared to Trigger’s key- although a side-by-side comparison of the key’s base is the same. But as said on the top- it feels cramped because of the slight difference. Once- as a fellow mechanical keyboard user- you’ll get used to it. People who have been living with the membrane keyboard will have a length when it comes to a mechanical keyboard- but that’s something that’s expected naturally. Wrist rest feels great-
Now I want to see a new version of CM Storm keyboard- dimensions of QuickFire Rapid, feel of the keys and Windows On/Off toggle key from QuickFire Pro- and rubber-ish wrist rest in Trigger+ macro keys. Most of the gamers would prefer having macro keys over a Numpad. I am not sure how many people would like this kind of a keyboard- and if it would have lesser cost. But hey! You’ll never know. I wonder how that will work out.
The keyboard comes with 2X USB 2.0 ports and a 5VDC power cable. I wasn’t able to get the 8GB Data Traveller powered up without the 5VDC power adapter with and without backlit. But I was able to power up+ install a brandless Bluetooth 2.0 USB drive.
Also, you do not get the 5VDC adapter with the keyboard to fully power up your USB ports.
You can toggle the backlit as on/partial backlit and off: