CM STORM QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CMSTORM QuickFire XT – A Closer Look


At the above angle we see the Quickfire XT has a slight vertical curve in the key bed which makes for a nice feeling layout. The base areas of the keyboard have a near velvet feeling texture out of the box which is hard to describe, it’s nice. The size and spacing on the Quickfire XT is for us personally, perfect. A solid, simple keyboard with zero learning curve, plug the XT in and enjoy the Cherry MX switches *Click *Click *Click


If you prefer to use your keyboard with the PS/2 adapter you get on the fly command rate adjustments. The PS/2 adapter is also a nice touch for the techies out there who are working on their PC and need to get into BIOS, as we know some USB keyboards will not respond in the startup phase.


Looking at the backside of the QuickFire XT we see a CMStorm logo and USB port for the detachable cord. When not in use removing the cord insures no accidental damage will come to the port or your nice new cable. The embedded steel plate should also keep things in line if your journeys become a bit rough.


Here we see the extra included key caps installed to easily identify movement keys. Most users will want to use the cool extra caps, some users however will not want red in their color scheme. Including a primary color made us wonder, why no inclusion of the other primary colors? We would have opted for a neutral color for these caps possibly grey just to avoid the whole people liking different colors thing, Either way the extra caps are a nice inclusion.


To insure spectators know who engineered the sleek mechanical wonder at your fingertips you may also install the included CMStorm logo and Cooler Master logo keys.  Here we have the keys installed on FN and WIN for the sake of the picture. FN + F9 disables/enables the Windows keys so you don’t get kicked out of a gaming session by accident.


In the above shot we see there are a few specifically placed Cherry MX Green Switches.  These green switches can be found under the Escape, Caps Lock, Spacebar, and FN key. You just can’t go wrong with a full rack of Cherry MX switches.


The cable for your Quickfire XT is right at 6′ long and gives you placement freedom. The cable is braided and feels durable. If you get in a pinch you could use this full size USB cable for other applications.

Check Also

Transform your laptop into a Chromebook with Chrome OS Flex

One advantage a stationary computer has over a laptop is that you can usually keep …

The Steam Deck – Valve delivers an excellent PC handheld

Valve is an interesting company that seems to try to be a lot of things at the same time. Games company, software hub/store and hardware company. Valve is all of these. When it comes to hardware the company has had mixed success. I think many of us remember the Steam Machines. These compact computers running SteamOS, a Linux based OS, were supposed to make Windows PC’s obsolete for gaming. They didn’t succeed. Valve also released a specific controller, the Steam Controller, which also did not exactly set the world on fire. In hindsight though both these products have paved the way for the product I am testing today, the Steam Deck, Valves attempt to compete with the Nintendo Switch in the handheld market.

Leave a Reply

Camping Tent
instagram default popup image round
Follow Me
502k 100k 3 month ago