CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard Review

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Lately we've been seeing more and more keyboards that have a separate cable, and the TK is no exception. The cable is of the highest quality, with very soft braiding and the ubiquitous gold plating.

The size, or rather lack of, is the most striking element. Thanks to some very careful key arrangement you have everything you could wish, just in a more compact size.

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard     CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  

Underneath is the cable connector which can be then routed straight out the back or either side depending where your tower is situated. The feet are higher than many we've seen in recent times and allow for a very comfortable typing angle.

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard     CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  

If you've ever wondered how you could tell these are Cherry Red switches, the answer is rather obviously in the colour. It's not some nebulous marketing identifier. The red switches are red, the blues blue, etc etc. One of the little things that CM Storm have added which helps both in terms of solidity and attention to detail is the steel plate which is colour-coded to match the switch type. 

Often compact keyboards achieve their small stature by dispensing with the numpad, so we're pleased to see that CM Storm have kept the numpad but relocated the cursor cluster to the numblock. The keys already duplicate the majority of the insert/home suite, so only the print screen and pause/break keys are added.

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard     CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  

With a combination of the function key and the F1-F4 keys the keyboard springs to life with an extremely bright (but thankfully variable) red glow. In keeping with the trend of gaming keyboards you can also set it to only illuminate the WASD keys.

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard     CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  

One very cool little feature is when you hit the numlock the cursors match the numlock status, allowing for an 'at a glance' idea of which mode you're in.

CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard     CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard  

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Most Recent Comments

15-11-2012, 15:47:47

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, 16:12:36

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

19-11-2012, 09:52:06

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, 16:02:10

Very nice colorsQuote

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