CM Storm Trigger Keyboard Review

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The model we have on hand is a pre-production sample, so the box art is yet to be completed. However the actual packaging is incredibly robust as befits a £100 keyboard. There is no danger of it getting damaged in transit.

Aesthetically it nicely matches the rest of the CM Storm line, with a blend of black and gun-metal grey.

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard     CM Storm Trigger Keyboard  

Included in the box, besides the detachable USB cable, is a sturdy wrist-rest. The height of the keyboard is such that you can use without should the mood take you, but it's wrought from a soft plastic that makes for comfortable typing. On the reverse we have the usual feet to raise it to a more wrist friendly height.

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard     CM Storm Trigger Keyboard  

As opposed to many keyboards the unique keys on the Trigger are all within reach of a single hand. The CM Storm logo is used to modify the ALT Macro key to provide 'live' macro recording capabilities, as well as activate the media keys and lighting controls that are part of the function keys.

Round the back we have a DC power input, should you require more power for devices connected to the USB ports. This also enables finer controls of the lighting, although being a pre-production model ours didn't come equipped with an adaptor so we can't test this aspect. 

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard     CM Storm Trigger Keyboard  

The lighting is red. Seriously red. It's always the hardest colour to photograph, such are cameras insistence upon fixing infra-red. There are four main lighting styles. The first, and most obvious, is off. You only have the LEDs to indicate lock states. Secondly we have the whole keyboard lit up. Thirdly is the keyboard lit, but in the 'breathing' style. Finally is selective lighting in which only the WASD, cursor and macro keys are lit, along with the CM Storm logo. 

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard     CM Storm Trigger Keyboard  

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13-07-2012, 05:11:57

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...144152263l.JPG

The latest in a long line of CM Storm peripherals is the Trigger keyboard, a mechanical number with macro support.


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13-07-2012, 07:05:34

OcSurfer
Looks good but that price tag is too high imho.
like the power input in the back though for the USB connections, something i could use on my old G15 would make my desk tidier

13-07-2012, 15:57:15

RyanAndrew
it looks brilliant.http://www.demama.info/g.gif

14-08-2012, 06:28:20

Rattlehead5000
Looks good, but I don't understand why manufacturers don't offer a greater variety of colours, instead of the traditional black.

As a future purchaser of the Stryker, it really would have been great to have a white keyboard and mouse. I can't help but feel that it's a tremendous oversight to not have at least a choice between white and black keyboards and mouses.

I can only live in hope that manufacturers start including greater variety in terms of colour down the line. We have every kind of keyboard & mouse under the sun...why not more colours to choose from?

14-08-2012, 10:55:12

yassarikhan786
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Originally Posted by Rattlehead5000 View Post
Looks good, but I don't understand why manufacturers don't offer a greater variety of colours, instead of the traditional black.

As a future purchaser of the Stryker, it really would have been great to have a white keyboard and mouse. I can't help but feel that it's a tremendous oversight to not have at least a choice between white and black keyboards and mouses.

I can only live in hope that manufacturers start including greater variety in terms of colour down the line. We have every kind of keyboard & mouse under the sun...why not more colours to choose from?
From a production point of view, the manufacturers would have to spend a lot more money as they would essentially have to have a separate production line for each colour. They are all about maximizing profits and I don't see it happening anytime soon unfortunately

24-04-2013, 22:05:07

grassman
Mine just died today 2 months in and it took my mouse with it, The CM Recon which was plugged into the keyboard.

Mouse began flashing blue which is odd because my default setting is red on always. Then after a few seconds my keyboard went bzzzzzzzz and now there both dead.

edit

forgot to add do not use a external power supply to the unit. They do no include it for a reason. It obviously leads to a defective product.

I will update this thread to see how RMA handles me which will end up supporting my suspicion or negating it.


My response from RMA team..

one moment
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my apologies for the delay
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We don't recommend that you use an ac adapter with that.




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You can rma that keyboard here

I am glad they are owning up to it but... Wtf.........

This stupid keyboard could have taken out my entire rig...
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