SGK-4000-GKCL1-US (Blue Switch/Gray Body)
|Dimensions||355 mm x 135 mm x 35 mm (LxWxH)
14 in x 5 in x 1 in (LxWxH)
|Weight||940 g (2.1 lbs)|
CHERRY MX Blue (Light resistance, "clicky" feedback)
|Extra Keycaps||Yes - 6 pieces|
|N-Key Rollover||NKRO in PS/2 Mode|
|Polling Rate||1,000 Hz/1 ms|
|USB Cable||Removable, Braided
Posted by Alex on 3rd Sep 2012
I'd like to split this review into 2 parts.
1) QuickFire Rapid as mechanical keyboard
It's awesome. I've got everything i've expected reading all those
reviews. The usual complaints i've used to find there - logos, font (!)
- i like all of it. It suits really well IMHO. I like the build, the
feel, it feels like you want to type just smth to get this feeling
This is my first mechanical keyboard and IMHO it's one of the best
2) Typing on the mechanical keyboard
It looks like i've typed on pretty decent scissors keyboard for the last
few years. It uses the same 'switch' as notebooks, but there is the
difference, I've used laptop stand (CoolerMaster also, no cooling, just
stand) to use it with my Samsung laptop (and place 2nd monitor on the
The QuickFire is fun to type on, but my worn-out keyb still also is. :-D
I've also happened to type on rubber dome keyboards just after buying
QF, and QF beats them easily.
One more thing - this is Cherry MX Brown, which is tactile, but not
clicky. It makes more noise than scissors, it's not quite, it's just not
'clicky' as 'Blues' keyboard is.
If you think that your surrounding allows you to 'click' you may prefer
to go with 'Blues' - just my IMHO, haven't tried it myself. You save few
But I wouldn't change my QF for anything, really enjoying it. You can
always 'clack' bottoming out keys :-D
Highly recommend this one.
P.S. If you want to buy mechanical keyboard and you cannot decide which brand you want, google for geekhack reviews - people who are crazy fans for this stuff and used almost every thing on Earth, they like QF Rapid a lot (ugh, branding/font) :-)
Posted by milovam on 10th Jul 2012
I've had the CMQR keyboard for almost 2 months. Everything works well. The switches have good feel and the board does not move while typing. Right hand mouse position is much better because of the tenkeyless design.
I hope Cooler master would also sell a version without the accessory keys - 60 to 66 key design
- for extreme portability.
I recommend this keyboard.
Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2012
I like this keyboard so much I am buying a second one for my office. Best keyboard I have used.
Posted by swift on 17th May 2012
I've owned the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid keyboard (brown switch) for about two weeks now. I love it. It has that tactile feel without the "clicky" sound found in Cherry MX blue switches. Overall the board has a very high quality, solid feel.
I also love the fact that the board is tenkeyless. I now find gaming on the PC much more comfortable as my arms can rest closer, more naturally next to one another.
If there was one gripe I have with the keyboard it would be that the larger keys with stabilizers (e.g., shift, delete, enter) emit a springy screechy sound when pressed. I've researched the problem and it appears to be common with all mechanical keyboards - I just need to lubricate the stabilizers with some silicon grease.
Highly recommend this keyboard.