Hello guys! Today we will be looking at Cooler Master’s CM Storm QuickFire TK mechanical gaming keyboard. It is a compact and well built keyboard which should satisfy the needs of most of the gamers out there. It includes cool features like n key roll over, led backlight with 5 brightness levels and 3 different modes, the best cherry mx keys, removable key caps for ease of cleaning and a key puller tool included with the package and much more.
Choose from 3 distinct versions:
- Cherry MX Switch : Red , Blue , Brown
- Backlight Color : Red , Blue , White
- Steelplate Coating : Red , Blue , Brown
|Cherry MX Red||Cherry MX Blue||Cherry MX Brown|
N-Key Rollover over USB:
N-Key Roll Over in USB mode means even the wildest key combos are registered perfectly.
Easy Cable Management:
Detachable braided USB cable and cable routing groves at the underside of the keyboard. Easy cable management and better flexibility.
Full LED backlight, 3 modes and 5 brightness levels:
Stylish and provides optimum visibility even in dark rooms. Different backlight modes highlight different key groups.
Compact layout with integrated Num pad block:
The QuickFire TK’s unique NumPad block design merges both navigation and command keys. You get a compact gaming keyboard with a NumPad block.
|Model Number||SGK-4020-GKCR1(Red switch)|
SGK-4020-GKCR2(white case, red switch)
SGK-4020-GKCM2(white case, brown switch)
|Key Switch||Cherry MX Blue/ Brown/ Red|
|Keycaps||ABS, grip coated, removable|
|Keycap Puller||Yes, ring-puller|
|Backlight||All keys backlit, 5 Levels, 3 Modes(Breathing, WASD or full backlight);
Black case: Red switch key has red backlight, Blue switch key has blue backlight and Brown switch has white backlight
White case: both has white backlight
|Key Rollover||NKRO (windows only)|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz /1 ms|
|Interface||USB 2.0 full speed|
|USB cable||1.8m, braided, gold plated, removable|
|Weight||544 g/1.2 lbs|
Keyboard along with accessories included inside the box:
Cherry MX Red Keys:
Backside of keyboard:
Easy routing of the removable cable:
Clip to rise the keyboard up which makes the keyboard ergonomic:
Click from an angle:
CM Storm logo:
Time for show off in dark:
Mode in which all backlights are on:
WASD cluster/Gaming mode:
To enable NKRO press N+ESC Keys simultaneously.
To enable 6KRO press 6+ESC Keys simultaneously.
While gaming, the NKRO worked very well. For e.g. W(moving forward)+CTRL(Crouch)+R(Reload weapon)+Spacebar(Jump). Also while going to the BIOS when NKRO enabled, there were no issues. The 6KRO was actually provided for the systems where there are issues while going to the BIOS when NKRO enabled.
- Solid build quality.
- NKRO works very well.
- Compact size makes it portable and saves space.
- Easy to clean because of removable key caps.
- No macro keys.
- A bit expensive.
- Could have provided a wrist rest(removable).
Here’s the video version of this review –