CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  


As we've often mentioned here at OC3D, the joy of typing on a mechanical keyboard is one of those things you need to experience to fully appreciate. It's like the boost you can get from installing a Solid State Drive. If you've only ever typed on the scissor laptop style or, even worse, on keyboards that rely upon membranes to get the job done, then you owe it to yourself to treat your fingers to the tactile joy of a Cherry switch model.

Two things tend to dissuade people though. The first, and most obvious, is the price. Because of the quality of the components spread across the amount of keys on your average keyboard it quickly becomes expensive in pure volume terms. The second one is the size. You don't take the Rolls Royce of keyboard switches, Cherry's, and squeeze them into something cheap and tiny. But not everyone has a lot of space available to them. Even more so when you look around at the size of the average computer desk from a place like Argos or Ikea.

CM Storm have been producing high quality peripherals since they were first created as an off-shoot of the hardware titan that is Cooler Master, and the Quickfire TK combines the quality of Cherry switches into a compact size to suit those who haven't got an Aircraft Carrier handy.

Technical Specifications

There are three models to the Quickfire TK, all changing depending upon the version of the switches inside. The main difference is the amount of pressure needed to actuate the key, and on the model we have here we've got the lightest version, the Cherry Red, which requires only 45g to press.

Model NumberSGK-4020-GKCR1(Red switch)
SGK-4020-GKCM1(Brown switch)
SGK-4020-GKCL1(Blue switch)

Key Switch

Cherry MX Blue/ Brown/ Red


ABS, grip coated, removable

Keycap Puller

Yes, ring-puller


All keys, Red, 5 Levels, 3 Modes

Key Rollover

NKRO (windows only)

Polling Rate

1000 Hz /1 ms


USB 2.0 full speed

USB cable

1.8m, braided, gold plated, removable





544 g/1.2 lbs


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Most Recent Comments

15-11-2012, 20:47:47

Been waiting for a review of this, I'm definitely getting one at that price! Great review as always Is there a video coming (I know it's probably not worth it)? Oh, and do you know if it will have the printing for those accented keys on the release version?Quote

15-11-2012, 21:12:36

Very well done, will mayby replace my dieing X6.Quote

19-11-2012, 14:52:06

I emailed Cooler Master and they confirmed that the Blue and Red versions will be released (at the end of) this month and the brown version soon after that.Quote

30-12-2012, 21:02:10

Very nice colorsQuote

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