CM Storm QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard ReviewBluePanda - June 11, 2013
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CM Storm QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Conclusion:
In the end, after using the CM Stealth for over a week, I'm still using it at my desk. Its predecessor, the Trigger, which held the longest term at my desk, is just waiting for its turn back at home. If you know me well, or at least have read a few keyboard reviews from me, then you know it is a pretty big deal for a numpad-less keyboard to still have a spot at my desk. I'm a big one to complain about not having my numbers, but something about this Stealthy board makes me happy. I love the look, especially without the red caps – just all blacked out. I do like how small it is; I can move it out of the way and use a much larger portion of my desk than I'm used to. It's not Green switches – but knowing the option is out there keeps me happy and I am honestly considering buying one with Greens to be a full time unit at my desk.
In general, the keyboard is just easy to type on. I can get out what I'm trying to write and know immediately when I've made a mistake (well as long as it's a word I can spell or actual punctuation I intend to use – editors, I know you are laughing). It's not the perfect gaming keyboard, but it satisfies my occasional need and since I'm not a big MMO player and don't tend to use macro setups, I'm not too bothered by this. The price is right and the quality is suburb. If you're in the market for a new keyboard and don't mind a missing number pad, the CM Storm Stealth is definitely what you should be looking to order; it is truly another BluePanda Gold member.
- Mechanical options – Greens, Blues, Reds, Browns
- Stealthy appearance (touch typers unite!)
- Durable enough to beat zombies with (Editor's Note: Video evidence, please!)
- Hidden key labels help you cheat when you need help finding a key
- Clicky keys are AWESOME!
- Detachable cable for easy travel (small size helps too)
- No number pad – though this keeps it small (pro and con really)
- Clicky keys are loud.