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CM Storm Trigger Keyboard Review

BluePanda    -   April 30, 2012
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To be fair, you won't have to install any software to get this keyboard working out of the box. Plug it in and it truly is ready to go, no need to go downloading drivers immediately. However, if you want to get the full functionality of the keyboard, like use of macros, you'll have to grab the quick download from Cooler Master's site. The best part is everything is very straight forward.

The first thing you'll see when you do get it installed is the Storm CFG (configuration) page. It allows you to select what each and every key on the board can function as. You can change the default function, or what you want it to do as a macro. You can have any key launch programs or do nothing at all. It's completely up to you. If you look at the bottom row – you can see you can save up to five profiles to fit five different users or five different gaming setups. Pretty neat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next tab you have access to is the Profiles button. Here you can name profiles and you can store about an infinite number of profiles locally on your computer. The keyboard itself is what stores the five main profiles you see on the main screen. Here you can decide what stays local and which you want to be on the keyboard itself for on-the-go gaming.

 

The last tab is used for your standard Macro setup. Here you can set up everything you can imagine. My favorite is still spamming ASCII art as I'm not much for MMOs or anything that really requires much use of a macro setting. Either way – you've got full control of this beast so have at it!

 

On a side note, after closing the software panel, I noticed it doesn't quite save right. For any of the key bindings you have assigned to actually work you will need to leave the window open. I'm assuming this is just a pre-release bug that will hopefully be fixed in time. This prevents you from having a Windows key at all without the software running and a software window open. Knowing CM, this will likely be addressed for you to not have the window open all the time.




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  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Software
  4. Testing & Results
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