CM Storm Quickfire TK Keyboard Review
Published: 15th November 2012 | Source: CM Storm | Price: |
As we've often mentioned here at OC3D, the joy of typing on a mechanical keyboard is one of those things you need to experience to fully appreciate. It's like the boost you can get from installing a Solid State Drive. If you've only ever typed on the scissor laptop style or, even worse, on keyboards that rely upon membranes to get the job done, then you owe it to yourself to treat your fingers to the tactile joy of a Cherry switch model.
Two things tend to dissuade people though. The first, and most obvious, is the price. Because of the quality of the components spread across the amount of keys on your average keyboard it quickly becomes expensive in pure volume terms. The second one is the size. You don't take the Rolls Royce of keyboard switches, Cherry's, and squeeze them into something cheap and tiny. But not everyone has a lot of space available to them. Even more so when you look around at the size of the average computer desk from a place like Argos or Ikea.
CM Storm have been producing high quality peripherals since they were first created as an off-shoot of the hardware titan that is Cooler Master, and the Quickfire TK combines the quality of Cherry switches into a compact size to suit those who haven't got an Aircraft Carrier handy.
There are three models to the Quickfire TK, all changing depending upon the version of the switches inside. The main difference is the amount of pressure needed to actuate the key, and on the model we have here we've got the lightest version, the Cherry Red, which requires only 45g to press.
|Model Number||SGK-4020-GKCR1(Red switch)|
Cherry MX Blue/ Brown/ Red
ABS, grip coated, removable
All keys, Red, 5 Levels, 3 Modes
NKRO (windows only)
1000 Hz /1 ms
USB 2.0 full speed
1.8m, braided, gold plated, removable
544 g/1.2 lbs