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Cooler Master Intros CM Storm Trigger-Z Mechanical Keyboard

Cooler Master has announced a new mechanical keyboard – the Trigger-Z. This keyboard expands upon the existing lineup of CM Storm-series gaming keyboards.

Upon first release, the keyboard will ship with mechanical Cherry MX Brown switches. These switches give the user tactical feedback but no auditory click, allowing for more silent operation. Later releases of the keyboard might come with Cherry MX Red switches and/or Cherry MX Blue switches.

Other features the keyboard comes with include LED backlighting, a windows key lock function, a detachable wrist rest, as well as a 64 KRO (Key Roll-Over), 128 KB of onboard memory for macros, and lastly, gold-plated USB connectors and a braided cable.

The keyboard is set to launch throughout February and will carry an MSRP of €119.

  • mastrom101
    Already have this keyboard. Not a huge improvement from the original Trigger.
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  • user 18
    It's an incremental improvement. And seeing as it seems to be replacing the original Trigger, incremental is fine by me.
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  • loosescrews
    I would be nice if prices were listed in other currencies than euros. As far as I can tell Ireland is the only English speaking country on the euro.
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  • Kamen Rider Blade
    Why do you need 64KRO?You have 10 fingers, most people don't share keyboards, why do you need more than 12KRO (USB limit = 6KRO per instance of Keyboard in driver memory, 2 instances = 12KRO which is sufficient for 10 fingers)?
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  • Sakkura
    Why do you need 64KRO?You have 10 fingers, most people don't share keyboards, why do you need more than 12KRO (USB limit = 6KRO per instance of Keyboard in driver memory, 2 instances = 12KRO which is sufficient for 10 fingers)?
    Because with 12KRO you can't be sure that eg. A and D are independent. The quoted number is a MAXIMUM, not a minimum. Ie. with 12KRO it is possible to have 12 different keys registered at the same time, but not necessarily ANY combination of 12 different keys.
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  • user 18
    KRO should be cited as a worst-case scenario, or as a minimum, by definition. 12KRO will be any 12 keys, but depending on the keys, you could have 14 or 15 at once. Also of note is that it usually doesn't count modifier keys (ctrl, shift) in this number.
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  • TheMentalist
    Looks pretty amazing
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  • Innocent_Bystander-1312890
    Looks like a scam. Someone remind me what in a keyboard commands such a price premium? Aside from mechanical keyboards being ridiculously loud with a key travel deeper than the Grand Canyon? IB
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  • southernshark
    Seems a bit pricey. $99 bucks is where I draw the line with a keyboard and there are several good mech ones at that price.
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  • samhain
    Yea, I would love to own a mechanical keyboard, but they are too expensive.
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