CM Storm Quick Fire XTi

The CM Storm Quick Fire XTi is the first mechanical gaming keyboard from Cooler Master that comes with multi-color backlighting. It’s not a full RGB lighting, but it has tons of customizing options and its own advantages.

Gaming Keyboard with Extras

The Quick Fire XTi is obviously a gaming keyboard. Not only the multi-color backlighting, but also the full NKRO (no blocking or ghosting) over USB and the windows key lock are features gamers will enjoy. While the keyboard doesn’t offer any dedicated macro keys, it allows you to program macros to any arbitrary key and doesn’t require any software to do so. The backlighting and the macros are saved to one of four profiles. The profile can easily be switched at any time by pressing the correspondent profile key. This comes in very handy when customizing different macros for various games.

As the function keys F1 to F12 are used to control the lighting and program macros, the media controls had to be moved to somewhere else. They can be found at the block with the insert and delete key. The Quick Fire XTi features Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Red. The availability may vary by region.

Backlight Illumination of the Quick Fire XTi

The keyboard comes with blue and red LEDs, whose lighting can be mixed and customized for every single key. There are 35 different colors possible. One of the main advantages of the CM Storm Quick Fire XTi vs other RGB boards is that there is no complex software required to customize the backlighting. Everything can be done via the functions keys directly on the keyboard.

The Quick Fire XTi offers many different lighting modes and effects. E.g. it can light up the keys you press, it can smoothly change the colors over time or light up the whole row and column of the key you pressed. The following video gives a first impression of the capabilities of the keyboard.


Tech Specs for CM Storm Quick Fire XTi

Dimensions: 439 x 130 x 41 mm
Weight: 1114 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (multicolor)
Cable Length: 150 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red
Extras: fully programmable
Available since: Sep. 2015

Further information on Amazon.com

Cooler Master QuickFire XTi Multi-Color Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, Blue Switches (SGK-4060-KKCL1-US)
Cooler Master QuickFire XTi Multi-Color Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, Blue Switches (SGK-4060-KKCL1-US)
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Mechanical Keyboard Score

82

The mechanical keyboard score is our overall score for a keyboard. The score is based on the available ratings and critics and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. It is also used for our mechanical keyboard ranking.


Reviews


PC Gameware

February 26, 2016

9 out of 10 points

"... you would think that the CM Storm Quick Fire XTi would look at other RGB mechanical keyboard and be Green with Envy, but no. Somehow the lack of full RGB support seems to make this keyboard special ..."

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Vortez

January 24, 2016

Gold Award

"The Quick Fire XTi gets you in the game instantly without fuss, powered by the reliability of Cherry MX switches and full NKRO."

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Tweak Town

December 10, 2015

97% overall rating

"Cooler Master and their QuickFire XTi reminds us, why we gravitate to them."

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Play3r

September 21, 2015

Silver Award

"Overall the keyboard is a decent performer and is packed full of features – some useful, others not so."

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bit-tech

September 14, 2015

81% overall rating

"The Quick Fire XTi delivers oodles of quality at every corner."

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