Comments on: CM Storm QuickFire TK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review http://techgage.com/article/cm-storm-quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patrick Michael Graf Murray http://techgage.com/article/cm-storm-quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/#comment-3137 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:44:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=17850#comment-3137 Actually, there is an entire mass of mechanical keyboards that are minimalistic in design and aesthetics, but not lacking in overall feature besides quality such as for example: WIthout backlighting, Cooler Master XT( comes in every switch flavor to give users a wide gamut of choices while staying rather affordable for a mechanical keyboard of that quality, I currently own one with brown switches and yes sometimes I miss backlighting but overall I absolutely love this keyboard) The there is the cooler master ultimate basically your full array of 104 keys but with backlighting and a less minimalistic design but the build quality is definitely there, also still keeps the board from being gaudy. The XT runs you around 80 to 95 usd(on sale for 70) and the Ultimate runs you about 100 depending as long as you are not picking up cherry mx green switches(harder to come by, stiffer key, more expensive by 20 usd or so) you should be able to get a nicely designed, highly durable, no bells and whistles board for 80 if you research a bit. So, don’t let some of the side project keyboards fool you…the TK is a lovely board though and it was made as such for those who need a number pad but don’t have the space which I think was actually mighty decent of Cooler Master.

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By: JD Kane http://techgage.com/article/cm-storm-quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/#comment-222 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:56:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=17850#comment-222 There are actually plenty of options available if you want a good, basic mechanical keyboard. CM Storm itself offers the QuickFire Pro – I bought one when a local store put it on sale (couldn’t resist), and I like it a lot, to be honest. If my QF Pro had Cherry MX Blues, it might supplant Das Keyboard Professional (itself a no-frills plank) as my daily driver.

But these are no means the only basic mechanical keyboards available out there.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/cm-storm-quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/#comment-220 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:06:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=17850#comment-220 The problem is that a lot of these companies cater to gamers, so the best option for someone like you who may want not a gamer focus, LEDs or other bling, would be to look at options from companies like Filco, Ducky and others.

The sub-Reddit for mechanical KBs is a great resource for finding out about all sorts of different options (but, a lot of them are also much more expensive than $100).

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/cm-storm-quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/#comment-219 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:12:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=17850#comment-219 I’m getting a bit scared of what I perceive to be a new trend of mechanical keyboard with heavy changes to the key configurations.

I’m always on the lookout for something that can eventually replace the dome keyboards I’ve been using for the past… 15 years(?) There’s however the matter I use my keyboard mostly for typing and gaming only comes a distant second. But if mechanical keyboards start to get this apart from traditional key configurations, I don’t think this will become an option.

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