CM QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard ReviewBluePanda - April 25, 2012
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In the end the CM Storm QuickFire Pro is definitely worth its price tag. Looking at other mechs on the market in this price range this one does have a bit of a leg up with a little bit of LED lighting and some neat cable routing. I can't say it will be my new "favorite," but I go through so many keyboards for review it's hard to ever settle. It doesn't have any major advantages to the gaming side of things, as there are no macros and all your media keys require the awkward function key. I tend to prefer discrete media keys where I can reach up with one hand to control volume, next, stop, pause, mute, etc. I like lighting as long as it is done well. The indicator lights are a bit on the "fail" side of things but not a major complaint. I'd like to have a full set of keys lit up but again, some over none is better than nothing. As a BluePanda, I clearly prefer a change in color as well but red seems to be the new "hot" thing. I enjoyed the keyboard overall and the overall feel keeps me happy. It's one well worth getting at your fingertips for a spin, especially if you've still been waiting to try out the mechanical feel.
- Cooler Master quality
- Lights up!
- Only minimal lighting (not full keyboard)
- Slightly more noisy than other keyboards with similar switches