CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is a mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master. The keyboard is very popular in the United States. People like its build quality, the good gaming performance and that fact, that you get good value for your money. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid has a tenkeyless design, which means, it has no numpad and is a bit smaller than other keyboards.

Cherry MX Switches and Additional Keycaps

The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is a simple, but solid mechanical keyboard. It features Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Black and Cherry MX Red. The availability of the switches depends on the region – not all switch types are available in all regions.

Two neat extras of the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid are the additional keycaps and the included keycap puller. There are 4 red keycaps in form of an up, down, left and right (e.g. to replace the WASD keycaps) and two CM keycaps.

QuickFire Rapid: A Compact Keyboard with Performance

The mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master is clearly suitable for gaming. Per default, the QuickFire Rapid features 6 key rollover. If you connect it via the included PS/2 adapter though, you get a keyboard with full NKRO. The dedicated gaming mode ensures that you can play without disturbance and disables the windows key.

The QuickFire Rapid has no separate media or macro keys, but there are some media controls integrated into the functions keys F5 to F12.

Tech Specs for CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Dimensions: 355 x 135 x 35 mm
Weight: 940 g
Connection: USB and PS/2
Illumination: No illumination
Cable Length: 180 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO (via PS/2)
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
Switches: Cherry MX Black, Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Green, Cherry MX Red
Extras: Extra keycaps, keycap puller

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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches
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Tom's Guide

July 16, 2014

3.5 out of 5 stars

"The CM Storm Quick Fire offers great gaming performance within a compact, tenkeyless design, but it's light on useful extras."

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May 13, 2013

4.3 out of 5 points

"The CM Storm QuickFire rapid has become one of my personal favourite mechanical gaming keyboards and is a product which I would recommend highly to people who attend LAN events and ..."

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June 21, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars

"Overall, the Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Rapid is a fantastic package with excellent build quality, responsive keys and a great look."

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Digital Trends

January 16, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars

"If you want mechanical switches in a tight, well-built keyboard, the CMStorm QuickFire Rapid is an excellent choice."

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Tweak Town

October 5, 2011

90% overall rating

"It's a nice keyboard, that offers extras we don't see a lot from other companies."

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