CM Storm Quickfire XTi Review
Published: 8th September 2015 | Source: CM Storm | Price: |
When a company introduces a popular model there is a tendency for them to stick with the brand that you have become accustomed to. Whether it's the ASUS Rampage, MSI Lightning or Cooler Master Cosmos, having a strong identity is vital. That probably explains why this is the twelfth version of the CM Storm Quickfire. Twelve.
Regular readers will know that nearly every mechanical gaming keyboard ever created takes advantage of the class-leading Cherry MX switches and the CM Storm Quickfire XTi is no exception. With the majority of features - Cherry switches, lighting, macros - being common to most mechanical keyboards then it's only in the tiniest details that differences can be ascertained. With eleven Quickfire keyboards already available the XTi has a lot of competition to stand out from the crowd, so let's see what it brings to the party.
Cooler Master (the parent company of the CM Storm division) provide the XTi with three Cherry MX options, Blue, Brown and Red. Our review sample comes equipped with the Brown switches. Actuation is the equal lightest of the Cherry range, requiring only 45g to register. The difference between the Brown and Red switches is that the Reds are linear whereas the Browns have a tactile bump, although without the noisy click noise you'll associate with the Blues.