CM Storm Mech Keyboard Review

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CM Storm Mech Keyboard Review

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If you've ever wanted a keyboard that was easy to customise to your overarching colour scheme, then the Mech is exactly the one for you. By using the supplied Allen Key to undo a few bolts the top of the Mech comes off in a single piece, perfect for hanging up and spraying in the colour of your choice. A wonderful idea, and entirely deliberate as we'll see when we look at the other two CM Storm peripherals.

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Lighting is white, which is certainly chromatically average enough to go either with the brushed aluminium that comes as standard or in whatever choice you spray the Mech in. There are four lighting options, full, breathing, WASD and off. 

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The lock indicators are tucked away just below the numpad and are bright without being distracting. It's nice to see them somewhere other than in their usual position. 

Although everything works perfectly, it's irritating to find that the LED on our F12 key was DOA. If we'd purchased the Mech we wouldn't want to have to go through the annoyance of an RMA just because of QA issues. This is the sort of thing that should be picked up before it leaves the factory.

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The CM Storm logo has proven far harder to photograph than it is to see in regular use, but hopefully it's clear enough in these two pictures. You can also see how well the Reaper mouse matches the Mech keyboard.

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Most Recent Comments

04-10-2013, 06:27:55

Besides the outer casing it reminds me very much of the Razer Blackwidow. Personally I hate the design but it's good to see some originality nonetheless.Quote

04-10-2013, 13:35:49

Horrible design, there are other, nicer looking ways of putting a handle on a keyboard.
The backlight looks nice though and the removable panel is great, if they made a rectangular one and I had the money I'd like it a lot more.Quote

04-10-2013, 13:49:09

The design isn't that bad imo. Would have to see it in person and try it out to pass my final judgement. Don't know if that wrist rest would be confortable with that crazy shape.Quote

05-10-2013, 09:29:43

Tex Lomar
Not my favorite design. The USB pass through is a nice feature, hook it up to a powered USB port, and you can easily charge a device from the keyboard, even if your Computer is powered off.

The Keyboard is so large, I'm not really sure why there is a handle on it, I don't imagine many people would lug a giant peripheral like that to a Lan party.

Price is too high, but that applies to nearly all keyboards.

I have a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid. Costar board for less than half the price of an identical Filco. Its a great, simple, compact keyboard.

Who is the OEM for this board?Quote

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