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Cooler Master Unveils New CM Storm Mechanical Keyboard

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.          

  • mouse24
    Finally, someone with green switches.
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  • shadowfamicom
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Don't care much for the letter printing on the side of the keys. Everything else looks good. :)
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  • echondo
    10673561 said:
    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.
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