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Cooler Master Unveils New CM Storm Mechanical Keyboard

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Here's one for you mechanical keyboard fans...

Cooler Master isn't a brand normally associated with much other than cases or coolers. However, the company has been branching out with the semi-recent launch of its own brand of gaming peripherals dubbed CM Storm. Today, CM Storm added a new keyboard, the CM Storm QuickFire Stealth, to its portfolio.

 

The QuickFire Stealth is a mechanical gaming keyboard that is billed as a refined version of the QuickFire Rapid keyboard. Cooler Master is targeting purists and 'the gaming elite' with the QuickFire Stealth. It's launching with four different CherryMX mechanical switches (red is linear/very light, blue is clicky/light, brown is tactile/medium, and the CM Storm exclusive green switch is clicky/firm), as well as a  compact ten-keyless design, adjustable repeat rates and "covert" keycaps with no markings on top. Instead, letters and symbols are printed on the front side of the keys. Aside from offering a minimal look, it also means the keys won't wear away as quick.

The CM Storm QuickFire Stealth is available now and pricing depends on your choice of switch. Right now, Cooler Master USA has the brown and green switch models available for purchase online, with the former priced at $90 and the latter priced at $105.          

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    mouse24 , April 16, 2013 6:12 AM
    Finally, someone with green switches.
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    iknowhowtofixit , April 16, 2013 6:32 AM
    I'm still happy with my CM Storm QuickFire with Cherry MX Browns. I recommend getting the dampeners, though, for both feel and slightly less noise.
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    shadowfamicom , April 16, 2013 7:18 AM
    Wish more companies would make 83 key keyboards (the ones where the arrow keys and Home, Delete, End.... are all smooshed in).
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    n1tr0 , April 16, 2013 7:23 AM
    I don't think I'll bother upgrading just to get the keys with no lettering on the top. I've got a whole box full of compact keyboards that I bought and didn't like, but the CMStorm is probably my favorite PC purchase of the last 3-4 years. I think I've got the blue switches and they're just about perfect for gaming and typing. The only thing that could make the board better would be if the switches were as easily changeable as the keys. It'd be nice to swap in some browns for the WASD keys some weekends.
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    tarzan2001 , April 16, 2013 10:31 AM
    If the keys are lit by LEDs, then it seems like a pretty sweet feature to place the labels where they are. If not, then it's gonna be damn hard to game/type in the dark! :p 
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    amk-aka-Phantom , April 16, 2013 1:06 PM
    Finally, no NumPad. At least someone has some sense to not include that worthless waste of space into a gaming keyboard.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , April 16, 2013 1:06 PM
    Finally, no NumPad. At least someone has some sense to not include that worthless waste of space into a gaming keyboard.
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    soundping , April 16, 2013 4:30 PM
    Don't care much for the letter printing on the side of the keys. Everything else looks good. :) 
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    echondo , April 16, 2013 5:21 PM
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    Finally, no NumPad. At least someone has some sense to not include that worthless waste of space into a gaming keyboard.


    The term for that is "Tenkeyless".

    You're welcome.