SGK-4020-GKCR1 (Red switch / Red LED Backlit)
|Key Switch||Cherry MX Blue/ Brown/ Red|
|Keycaps||ABS, grip coated, removable|
|Keycap Puller||Yes, ring-puller|
|Backlighting||All keys, Red, 5 Levels, 3 Modes|
|Key Rollover||NKRO (windows only)|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz /1 ms|
|Interface||USB 2.0 full speed|
|USB Cable||1.8m, braided, gold plated, removable|
|Weight||544 g/1.2 lbs|
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Posted by Dale on 1st Mar 2014
I realy like this green switches . I have worked for 62 years with my hands & the green switches let me feel them before I push them. The green backlite is the best.the quickfire tk is the perfet size & its built . It all stays put .
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2014
For christmas, I got a mechanical key switch sampler, because I knew I wanted a mechanical keyboard, but didn't know what I would want. I messed with the switches for a while, figured out how they worked, and figured out how I could modify them too. I decided that I wanted green switches.
My keyboard is the cooler master quickfire TK, with green switches. I already made up my mind that the layout was perfect. Once I decided that I positively did want green switches, I made the leap. After a couple weeks of waiting for shipping -- because I ordered over new years, after all -- my keyboard arrived. It was exactly what I ordered. It came with a plastic keycap remover. After a few hours of basic use, I realized that the enter key on the keyboard was catching a little when I pressed it via the left side. I spent a while trying to figure it out, but I still haven't realized the problem. I'm convinced that it has something to do with the metal stabilizer that keeps the key from tilting left or right too much, because the switch for the enter key itself doesn't have any problems until I put a fitting keycap on it.
In the process of removing keycaps to get a good look at the enter key and how it was working, the keycap remover dented some of the keycaps' plastic, but only on the very bottom where it's invisible without taking them off again. It didn't hurt the keyboard, but it might in the long term, so I'm going to use one made of insulated wire in the future instead.
That being said, my final notes for this section are honestly personal and petty. First, the backlight doesn't go as dim as I'd like, and it would be a lot better if I could backlight individual keys of my choosing because I don't use WASD. Second, the click of the switches is way too treble-heavy for my tastes, but it sounds absolutely perfect with headphones on, and it feels amazing, so it's not something I should honestly complain about. Oh, and while I thought that the silly keycap font would bother me, it doesn't actually at all.
Typing with this keyboard is amazing. It's extremely consistent and it feels amazing. I adapted to the combined numpad extremely quickly and I've already started to appreciate the money I've paid for it. The inconsistent enter key is my only usability issue, but I'm sure that it will wear down whatever it's catching on and become as smooth and amazing as the other keys soon, as long as I use it.
Posted by Craig on 3rd Jan 2014
The keyboards ten-keyless format is the perfect compromise between those wishing to have the home-group keys still around and all of us who often reach to the tenkey while using Excel or other number-intensive software. The ability to switch between the two with the press of a switch is a perfect compromise. I also enjoy the narrow width for playing games, as it is more ergonomic to have my hands closer together.
While I was afraid of the activation force required for the Cherry MX Greens (80g), it has only taken me about a week of typing to get used to depressing the keys harder. I still would have liked to be able to order green LED backlighting with Cherry MX Brown switches, but the Greens seem to be working out great for me.
As for the keyboard itself, it feels very solid. I was impressed by how little flex there was compared to my last Logitech keyboard, as well as how planted the keyboard is on my desktop. The rubber feet hold the keyboard in place perfectly.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2013
I've never had a mechanical key board before this one, so i am on the 'fresh' side, but that being said, this keyboard is so smooth, so responsive, looks great, feels great, and is such a please to game and type on. The size and simplicity is perfect. I am defenetly not one for over complicated keyboards with 8 million macro buttons. Its perfect.
Posted by Collin on 13th Aug 2013
Definitely louder than a rubberized keyboard, but not unbearable. Extremely solid feel to the keyboard and a very satisfying "clicky feel" to each keypress. The LEDS behind each key are very bright and can be adjusted. Easily the best keyboard I've even USED, not just owned.
Posted by airdeano on 6th Aug 2013
After two years and hundreds of dollars spent, the CM Storm QuickFire TK has all the check boxes ticked for quality, options, and ease of use.
The value and options available for commonly used switches, the CM Storm QuickFire TK offers a branding worth investing in and full illumination of the keyboard. the compact styling of the TK version "fits" my typing range and "feels" more comfortable than standard sized keyboards. my be a placebo effect, but i've vested a lot of time, money and waiting to have just the right keyboard. coming for the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid (Blue) the switch type of the brown is a lot more soothing and as "gamey" as the blue style switch without waking the neighbors with a late-night 15-page report keeping them up from the blue "click". i'd have to say CM Storm, thank you for the release of the CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown) and cost was no option for that.
Posted by Tommy on 27th Jul 2013
I was hesitant to spend $99 on a keyboard at first, but I had been wanting a mechanical with Brown switches from my membrane for such a long time. I am so glad I got this keyboard. I am typing this review on it. So far, everything is PERFECT. 5 Levels of backlight, some media controls, volume controls, windows key lock. The numpad combination is genius, that is why I got this keyboard. I wanted MX Brown, backlit, and something more compact but still functional. To me, this is the perfect keyboard on the market. It is also built so solidly, it has a white steel plate in the body giving it more rigidity while also making the white backlight effect look really cool around the keys. I feel so happy with this purchase that this will last me much longer than my last keyboard, which was named after a snake made by some 5 letter company ;)
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jul 2013
wonderful keyboard, feels great to type on and make my typing more accurate. my only complaint is that it's loud. I was expecting it to be loud because I bought the cherry MX blues, and please don't get me wrong I LOVE the sound. The sound become a problem over Skype or any other program like that because it annoys others. I'm sure this can be fixed with a noise filter setting, so I'm not worried. I love everything this keyboard has to offer and I highly recommend buying one. (p.s i use mine for gaming and I have no trouble at all)
Posted by Orion on 9th Jul 2013
This keyboard is an absolute joy to type and game on. The mid-resistance tactile bump inherent in the Cherry MX Brown keyswitches it comes packaged with make typing a breeze, and I no longer feel fatigued after long hours gaming as I did when gaming on a lesser rubber-dome Razer keyboard.
The inclusion of the ten keys switching off with the arrow keys is a nice way to conserve space and still keep the keyboard looking great. The excessive branding that appeared to be inherent on older models of this keyboard are now gone, with only a small CM Storm flame logo at the top right.
The white LEDs present on my board are extremely nice for visibility and ease of use, with 3 lighting modes. Fully backlit, pulsating backlit, and WASD backlight. The keyboard supports 5 brightness settings, ranging from unobtrusive to downright blinding. I especially enjoy this choice.
All in all, a great keyboard that fits nicely into the sub-$100 range. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to upgrade from their old rubber dome without sacrificing the ten keys.
Posted by Blake on 29th May 2013
I really like this board. I have never had a mech keyboard before and so far I love the MX Browns. A few things I think this board is really missing is the ability to turn every LED off, either by multiple LED on/off settings on the F1 key. Right now the arrow keys will stay on if NumLock isn't on... Or there could be one lower brightness setting on the F2 and F3 keys to turn all the lights off. I really like the lights. Just not when I'm trying to sleep.
Another thing I wish they would add is custom drivers for Mac OSX. I love the idea of the combo arrowkeys and tenkey but without custom key mapping on OSX they are useless. Other than that the feature works very well in Windows.
Overall excellent board. I just wish I didn't have to unplug it every night when I go to bed.
I also love having the Limited Edition White with MX Browns.
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