cm-mechMechanical keyboards are one of those things you will either love or hate. You will probably love it due to the noise it makes which is pretty pleasing while you type, not to mention the tactile response is noticeably more compared to flatter, laptop-styled keyboards. On the flip side these are probably the same reasons you might find to dislike a mechanical keyboard, claiming it might be too noisy and that the travel distance between keys is a bit too far apart for your liking. In any case if you were after a mechanical keyboard or want to see what the fuss is about, Cooler Master has announced a new addition to their mechanical keyboard lineup in the form of the Cooler Master Storm QuickFire XT.


The design of the Storm QuickFire XT is nothing to shout about and by all appearances looks very normal, versus more funky designs offered by Razer or Corsair. The keyboard, like most mechanical keyboards, will feature Cherry MX. It will also sport an embedded steel plate for added stability and durability, N-KRO for simultaneous key presses via PS/2 connection, a detachable braided cable, and it can even have its Windows Keys disabled via a combo so as not to interrupt you mid-game. The keyboard is currently available via Cooler Master’s website where the Cherry MX Blue version will cost $89.99, while its Cherry MX Red version will retail for $99.99. [Press Release]

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