When we received a tour of Cooler Master’s suite at CES this year, one of the most intriguing showcases were the new keyboards. Previously, Cooler Master was not known as a company dabbling too much into gaming. This time around however, the gaming peripherals and hardware were endless.
One of the biggest surprises was the CM Storm Trigger featuring Cherry MX Green switches. The innovation was definitely showing from Cooler Master, and we knew they were serious about gaming hardware. After numerous sponsorships of teams and events, it was time for them to enter the market completely.
Fast-forward to the present, having reviewed the Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK Cherry MX Red earlier this year, we now look at the Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Stealth Cherry MX Blue mechanical keyboard which was released a few months after the TK. The Stealth comes in Cherry MX flavours of Blue, Red, Brown, and Green. We will be looking exclusively at the blue-switched model priced at roughly $89.99, and testing whether the ‘Stealth’ moniker sticks for a mechanical keyboard.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Key features to note include the gold-plated braided USB cable for extra protection and longevity, as well as the turbo keys. The 12-key rollover (12KRO) is also exceptional, with NKRO via PS/2. I ran a quick test depressing one button and hitting other keys simultaneously; there was no problem with the keyboard registering multiple keystrokes using the 12KRO over USB while holding other keys at the same time.