Today we will be looking at another mechanical keyboard, the Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro and seeing what it brings to the mech world.
So firstly a quick run down of what a mechanical keyboard is? Well, instead of using rubber domes under the keys to register presses they use mechanical switches, which give a much more tactile response and in some cases a audible click when registering. They also have much more durability and tend to last a lot longer than rubber domed keys.
Depending on which switches are used, mechanical keyboard can feel quite different from one another and some are more suited to certain tasks than others.
The Quick Fire Pro can be bought in a variety of different switches. The one I’m reviewing today uses Cherry Red switches.
Specifications and Features
Key Switch: CHERRY Black / Blue/ Brown/ Red.
N-Key Rollover: 6/Full N Key.
Polling Rate: 1000HZ/1ms.
Backlighting: Partial Keys.
Windows Key Disable: Yes.
Media Keys: Yes.
Interface: USB 2.0 Full Speed.
Plug and play
Cable Length: 1.8 m.
Dimensions: 454(L) x 155(W) x 31(H) mm/ 17.9(L) x 6.1 (W) x 1.2(H) inch.
Weight: 1300 g / 2.86 lb.
Type: Linear Switch
Actuation Force: 45g
Key Travel: 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom
Cherry MX-Red’s are another switch that can be considered a “gaming” switch. It’s essentially a lighter version of the MX Black, requiring less force to actuate. Some people do not find this switch that good for typing or gaming because it is so light, but others rave for this fact. Light or Stiff is always a matter of preference. This switch was hard to find; and was reported as EOL, but it is still in limited production with a higher than average MOQ leading to higher cost to board makers. Marketed with high demand, boards with this switch are becoming more common, but are generally more expensive as well.
Now you know about the inner workings lets take a look at the Quick Fire Pro…