Cooler Master Intros CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard
Posted on July 5, 2013 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Cooler Master’s Storm gaming-centric brand just might have the industry’s largest family of mechanical keyboards. Well, add one more model to the mix, because the company just launched its newest: the CM Storm QuickFire XT.
The QuickFire XT joins the QuickFire Rapid, QuickFire Pro, QuickFire TK, QuickFire Stealth, and Trigger.
So what distinguishes the new QuickFire XT from the rest of its family? Well, it is essentially the full-fat 104-key version of the highly-acclaimed QuickFire Rapid. In other words, it has what the Rapid does not, the 10-key number pad. It differs from the QuickFire Pro and the Trigger by virtue of its slightly more compact dimensions. Its 17.3″ x 5.2″ x 1.1″ (LxWxH) measurements are mostly all smaller than the QuickFire Pro’s (17.9″ x 6.1″ x 1.2″) and the Trigger’s (18.7″ x 6.5″ x 0.98″). Indeed, only in terms of height is the QuickFire XT slightly higher than the Trigger (by all of 0.12″).
Happily, the QuickFire XT shares plenty of design DNA with the rest of its CM Storm mechanical keyboard siblings. The new model will be equipped with Cherry MX key switches, of course, with Red, Green, Brown, and Blue varieties all being available based on region. The XT will also have multimedia shortcuts available as well. N Key Rollover (NKRO) is available whilst in PS/2 mode too. As with the rest of the CM Storm mechanical keyboards, the USB cable is fully detachable to facilitate easy transport and storage.
The CM Storm QuickFire XT ships with the keyboard, a key puller, a set of extra keycaps, and the detachable USB cable. It is available now in the USA and Canada, although both price and specific available are both considered variable according to region, according to the company. The company also advises interested parties to consult their local Cooler Master representative for more information.