CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Review
By Austin Downing
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cooler Master.
Cooler Master has been building mechanical keyboards under its CM Storm line for the last couple of years. They started with the small Quickfire Rapid, and moved over time to larger designs, but Cooler Master’s newest design harkens back to the original Quickfire Rapid, bring improvements on its design and giving it sleek exterior with no markings on the tops of its keys. The question that Benchmark Reviews aims to answer though is whether Cooler Master improved enough to justify the extra cost or are users better off going with the original Quickfire Rapid.
Cooler Master brought out the Quickfire Stealth as a variation on its popular Quickfire Rapid mechanical keyboard series, without any markings on the top of its keys, and a repeat rate that can be altered as along as the Stealth is plugged in via PS/2. For users looking for a sleek simplistic look this may be the perfect keyboard, as it provides a great platform to type on and a look great on a desk.
As with any other peripheral it is important look at the Quickfire Stealth from a well-rounded standpoint, this means using it in a various situations including gaming, and from a typist standpoint.
- Mechanical CHERRY MX switches with a guaranteed lifespan of 50 million keystrokes
- Extremely compact size with standard arrow and command key blocks
- Stealthy rubber coated Keyboard body
- Covert keycaps – fonts printed on the keycap sides
- Integrated steel plate for maximum durability
- Command rate speed adjustments via key-combo (PS/2)
- Windows Keys can be disabled via key-combo
- Multimedia shortcut keys
- Removable braided USB cable with cable routing groves
|Key Switch||CHEERY Blue|
|N Key Rollover||N key in PS/2 Mode|
|Repeat Rate||4 levels (PS/2 mode only)|
|Extra Keys||6 PCS|
|Weight||940 g / 2.1 lbs|