CM Storm Trigger Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard  

Introduction

Perhaps more famous as the gaming case arm of Cooler Master, CM Storm have also furnished us with a few excellent peripherals in time. The last one we looked at was the Sentinel mouse and Sirius headset, both of which we found to be very good indeed.

So with due anticipation we finally get our hands on a product we first saw at the Insomnia event, the CM Storm Trigger mechanical gaming keyboard.

With a sleek look, a bevy of features, and a design that has been rigorously tested in demanding conditions, can the Trigger provide us with all we look for in a keyboard?

Technical Specifications

The key, if you'll pardon the pun, to a good keyboard is excellent switches, and with Cherry's providing the heart of the CM Storm Trigger it's clear that we can't complain there. Depending on where you are in the world you will receive one equipped with one of the four types they provide. For those to whom this is new information, the Cherry switches are the premium mechanical switches available, and the colour largely depends upon the amount of pressure required to actuate the key itself. Our model comes equipped with the sturdiest Cherry Black switches, which require the most force to depress, but balance this with extreme longevity.

Besides those we have all the elements we hope to find on a premium gaming keyboard, including a six key anti-ghost, full (but adjustable) backlighting and five dedicated macro keys. 

Model NumberSGK-6000-GKCC1 (Black Switch)
SGK-6000-GKCL1 (Blue Switch)
SGK-6000-GKCM1 (Brown Switch)
SGK-6000-GKCR1(Red Switch)
Key SwitchCHERRY Black / Blue / Brown / Red
N Key Rollover6
Macro Key5
Polling Rate1000 Hz /1 ms
BacklightingAll Keys
Windows Key DisableYes
On Board Memory64 KB
Dimensions475(L)x162(W)x25(H) mm
Weight1260 g

 
Enough preamble, let us take a look at what is on offer.

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Most Recent Comments

13-07-2012, 05:11:57

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...144152263l.JPG

The latest in a long line of CM Storm peripherals is the Trigger keyboard, a mechanical number with macro support.


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13-07-2012, 07:05:34

OcSurfer
Looks good but that price tag is too high imho.
like the power input in the back though for the USB connections, something i could use on my old G15 would make my desk tidier

13-07-2012, 15:57:15

RyanAndrew
it looks brilliant.http://www.demama.info/g.gif

14-08-2012, 06:28:20

Rattlehead5000
Looks good, but I don't understand why manufacturers don't offer a greater variety of colours, instead of the traditional black.

As a future purchaser of the Stryker, it really would have been great to have a white keyboard and mouse. I can't help but feel that it's a tremendous oversight to not have at least a choice between white and black keyboards and mouses.

I can only live in hope that manufacturers start including greater variety in terms of colour down the line. We have every kind of keyboard & mouse under the sun...why not more colours to choose from?

14-08-2012, 10:55:12

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rattlehead5000 View Post
Looks good, but I don't understand why manufacturers don't offer a greater variety of colours, instead of the traditional black.

As a future purchaser of the Stryker, it really would have been great to have a white keyboard and mouse. I can't help but feel that it's a tremendous oversight to not have at least a choice between white and black keyboards and mouses.

I can only live in hope that manufacturers start including greater variety in terms of colour down the line. We have every kind of keyboard & mouse under the sun...why not more colours to choose from?
From a production point of view, the manufacturers would have to spend a lot more money as they would essentially have to have a separate production line for each colour. They are all about maximizing profits and I don't see it happening anytime soon unfortunately

24-04-2013, 22:05:07

grassman
Mine just died today 2 months in and it took my mouse with it, The CM Recon which was plugged into the keyboard.

Mouse began flashing blue which is odd because my default setting is red on always. Then after a few seconds my keyboard went bzzzzzzzz and now there both dead.

edit

forgot to add do not use a external power supply to the unit. They do no include it for a reason. It obviously leads to a defective product.

I will update this thread to see how RMA handles me which will end up supporting my suspicion or negating it.


My response from RMA team..

one moment
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my apologies for the delay
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We don't recommend that you use an ac adapter with that.




http://livehelp.coolermaster.com/ima...e_left_top.gif
You can rma that keyboard here

I am glad they are owning up to it but... Wtf.........

This stupid keyboard could have taken out my entire rig...
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