CM Storm Trigger Z Keyboard Review

CM Storm Trigger Z Keyboard Review

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In keeping with the all-black look of CM Storm packaging, the Trigger Z comes in an extremely sturdy box with some high-density foam surrounding the keyboard inside to ensure that everything arrives in tip-top shape. 

Within the box, apart from the keyboard itself of course, there is some light documentation, a full-size USB to USB lead for the keyboard itself, and a key remover.

CM Storm Trigger Z Keyboard Review     CM Storm Trigger Z Keyboard Review  

There is an included, detachable, wrist-rest that beautifully fits in with the design of the Trigger Z. Keyboards all tend to look alike to a certain degree, so it’s little touches like this that help set them apart from one another.

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With the feet retracted it’s one of the flattest keyboards we’ve looked at, in terms of aesthetic.

Hiding beneath each key is the main event, the Cherry MX Brown switch, with included LED. Each switch type comes with a different light colour which is an odd choice, given that if you want blue you have to endure the clicky blue switches, and if you want the classic CM Storm red lighting you have to have the red switches. 

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Lighting is, as we’ve come to expect from Cherry extremely uniform. We don’t know if the red/blue models come with red and blue backplates to enhance the look, but our white lights and white backplate give a very bright glow. There are three lighting options. WASD/Macro, full key, full key with breathing. 

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