Cooler Master Reveals QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard

Cool Master decided to jump in on all the excitement of Microsoft Build week with an announcement of its own. The company today announced the QuickFire Rapid-i, a full featured back-lit mechanical keyboard. 


The QuickFire Rapid-i runs on a 32-bit ARM processor and Rapid-i’s ActivLite Technology, and includes five lighting modes and five brightness levels. These modes include the ability to have each key illuminate on each key press and fade as you move away from the specific keys. There’s also multimedia shortcuts and NKRO. According to Cooler Master, the QuickFire Rapid-i boasts a 1ms response time in USB mode.

No word on availability or price just yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything from our friends at Cooler Master. 

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  • c123456
    I think they could of had better attention to detail. "CAPSLK" looks dumb, they should have just done "CAPS" if "caps lock" wouldn't fit. The left shift key's text, while centered, looks misaligned compared to the other keys above and below it. The symbol they used for the return key is nonstandard, and generally looks bad / isn't descriptive. And who the heck uses a symbol for a space bar? Lastly, the numbers, and the symbols for the shift modifier are reversed here (e.x. 1 is above !). How dumb are these things?

    These aren't even the worse things.

    The function layer is almost completely useless. They don't have a single function key in the main portion of the keyboard. Instead they keep media controls to the right of it, and I assume what are macro keys (M1-M4) far beyond the reach of a normal hand. Since there's only the one fn button you can't use these keys while using your keyboard normally at all.

    I don't see people buying this keyboard.
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  • Cons29
    Arm procie? sorry for the dumb question.i recently bought a similar keyboard, but i bought a ducky, wanted a ten-key-less mechanical with white led. this looks nice though
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  • Marcus Lewis
    Quote:
    I think they could of had better attention to detail. "CAPSLK" looks dumb, they should have just done "CAPS" if "caps lock" wouldn't fit. The left shift key's text, while centered, looks misaligned compared to the other keys above and below it. The symbol they used for the return key is nonstandard, and generally looks bad / isn't descriptive. And who the heck uses a symbol for a space bar? Lastly, the numbers, and the symbols for the shift modifier are reversed here (e.x. 1 is above !). How dumb are these things?These aren't even the worse things.The function layer is almost completely useless. They don't have a single function key in the main portion of the keyboard. Instead they keep media controls to the right of it, and I assume what are macro keys (M1-M4) far beyond the reach of a normal hand. Since there's only the one fn button you can't use these keys while using your keyboard normally at all.I don't see people buying this keyboard.
    I thought it looked decent until I read what you said ... Now I hate it.
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