CM Storm Mech Keyboard Review

CM Storm Mech Keyboard Review

Introduction

It’s rare that a manufacturer releases a whole set of peripherals that have a single aesthetic vision behind them, but CM Storm have done just that with their latest products. Known for their excellent Quickfire keyboards, Sentinel gaming mice and, of course, some of the most popular cases around.

We’ve looked at the full range of CM Storm keyboards so far but the Mech is the first that’s really aimed at the very top end of the marketplace. A no compromise effort with full mechanical switches, robust build quality and some intriguing customisation options. As we have three reviews to get through today and keyboards don’t require a great build up, let us crack on with what is on offer.

Technical Specifications

With a steel plate backing up a robust top, the Mech is a weighty beast thanks to the extraordinary build quality. The Mech is available with three of the main Cherry MX switches, the Brown, Red and Blue variants. Our review model comes with the Cherry MX Blue, light actuation with a deliberate click to aid in your feedback. With 64 N-Key rollover you can bash your head off the keyboard and be sure in the knowledge that every key will be registered accurately. Finally there are 5 dedicated macro keys which, combined with the available profiles, should keep even the more demanding user happy.

Model Number SGK-7000-MBCL1-language (Blue switch)
SGK-7000-MBCM1-language (Brown switch)
SGK-7000-MBCR1-language (Red switch)
Key Switch CHERRY MX Blue/ Brown/ Red
N Key Rollover 64
Macro Key 15 in each profile
Profiles 5
Polling Rate 1000 Hz/1ms
Backlight All keys, 5 settings, 3 modes
Output Dual USB 3.0 port and mini USB port for charging
Windows Key Lock Yes
On-board Memory 128k bytes
Media Keys Yes (via F keys)
USB Cable Removable
Dimensions 553(L)x267(W)x43(H) mm
21.7(L)x10.5(W)x1.7(H) inch
Weight 1686 g / 3.71 lbs