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Cooler Master Intros CM Storm QuickFire Ultimate Keyboard

By - Source: Cooler Master Press Release | B 15 comments

Here's another mechanical gaming keyboard from Cooler Master.

Just over a month after launching the CM Storm QuickFire XT mechanical keyboard, Cooler Master has introduced the CM Storm QuickFire Ultimate, dubbed as the most potent and complete gaming oriented mechanical keyboard in the QuickFire series. It's currently up for grabs now over on Amazon for a not-too-shabby $105 USD, but temporarily out of stock.

According to the company, this latest gaming keyboard is equipped with ultra-durable mechanical Cherry MX switches, guaranteed to survive at least 50 million taps. It also has an anti-ghosting tweaked matrix, NKRO support via USB for unlimited simultaneous keystrokes (Windows only), and full LED-based backlighting featuring three modes for illuminating only certain keys, and five brightness levels.

The keyboard also features an embedded steel plate for maximum stability and durability, a super grip pad and keyboard stand-offs with rubber feet to keep the peripheral from sliding around during intense online deathmatches. The keyboard's 6-foot braided USB 2.0 cable is detachable and gold plated, and can be tucked out of the way along the underside thanks to routing grooves.

Cooler Master said the key caps are laser-marked and have a non-glossy "grip" coating to improve tactile response and eliminate fading. They can also be removed thanks to an included key-puller (and an extra set of keycaps). There are also seven easy-access multimedia shortcuts, and the Windows keys can be disabled so they're not sending gamers back into the desktop when accidently pressed.

The keyboard is offered in three colors of illumination: Cherry MX Blue switches with a blue backlighting, Cherry MX Brown with a white backlighting, and Cherry MX Red with a red backlighting. A Limited Edition version is offered in Canada sporting Cherry MX Blue switches with red backlighting. Additional specs include a 1000 Hz / 1 ms polling rate, a weight of 3.04 pounds, and an overall measurement of 17.9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches.

For more information about the latest Cooler Master keyboard, head here.

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    patrick47018 , August 20, 2013 5:28 PM
    Maybe I should get my first mechanical keyboard
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    nevilence , August 20, 2013 6:11 PM
    yer its getting to the point where they sound fairly bad ass, that and my current keyboard has less than a full set of functional keys and the little stands at the back have snapped off =P this is a sexy looking replacement.
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    John Bauer , August 20, 2013 6:18 PM
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    Maybe I should get my first mechanical keyboard


    Do it, you won't regret it. I bought myself a Razer Blackwidow 2013, I love this thing.
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    combine1237 , August 20, 2013 6:36 PM
    Looks nice, I love my Quickfire Pro, and one of the main improvements this one has in my opinion over the Pro is full back-light, making it much more aesthetically pleasing then the Pro to me.
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    f-14 , August 20, 2013 6:45 PM
    no macro keys, no multimedia function keys. i'll stick with my merc stealth
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    adimeister , August 20, 2013 9:25 PM
    It looks a little the same as the Ducky Shine 2
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    Cons29 , August 21, 2013 4:52 AM
    personally, i dont use macro keys, those specials keys? i cannot remember using them in any game whatsoever. They are not on top of my list. Matte, nice, dont like glossy keyboards, yes im looking at you black widow (i own one)
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    TheBigTroll , August 21, 2013 5:10 AM
    if you are getting mechanical for the first time, razer will not provide the same experience
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    TheMentalist , August 21, 2013 5:23 AM
    this looks damn awesome, CM Storm!!
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    master9716 , August 21, 2013 8:41 AM
    Best looking keyboards are the Corsair ones, to bad they have problems '' apperantly '' not sure about the new versions.
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    g-unit1111 , August 21, 2013 10:20 AM
    Of course now that I buy my Quickfire Pro, they release one with full backlighting! :( 
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    Soda-88 , August 21, 2013 11:06 AM
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    no macro keys, no multimedia function keys. i'll stick with my merc stealth

    Multimedia keys F5-F11:
    http://www.cmstorm.com/images/products/72/image_442.jpg
    Macro keys - crutch for casuals.
    Enjoy your rubber dome trash. :) 
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    gm0n3y , August 21, 2013 11:11 AM
    Sounds like a pretty awesome keyboard. I prefer the ergonomic/split ones, but mechanical keys are might tempting.
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    crateria , August 22, 2013 10:20 AM
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    Quote:
    no macro keys, no multimedia function keys. i'll stick with my merc stealth

    Multimedia keys F5-F11:
    http://www.cmstorm.com/images/products/72/image_442.jpg
    Macro keys - crutch for casuals.
    Enjoy your rubber dome trash. :) 


    Or get a mechanical keyboard that has dedicated media keys that don't require holding down a Fn button (which can be annoying) and that has macro keys too.

    and lol at macro keys being a crutch...
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    supall , August 22, 2013 2:37 PM
    And I was about to pull the trigger on a DAS keyboard. The red-backlighting and the cheaper price for these is quite the draw... decisions decisions...