CM Storm Trigger Keyboard Review
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.
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.
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.
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.