Cooler Master delivers the QuickFire XT in the typical red on black theme that we see with most CM Storm products. Here there is a large image of the keyboard with lightening behind it, and a notice that this mechanical gaming keyboard arrived with Cherry MX blue switches in it.
On the much smaller panel to the right of the front panel you are delivered the Storm Tactics. These cover Strength as in durability, Security not so much with this keyboard, and Control which I can't think of a better way to control the PC than with a keyboard.
Along the longer ends, the front edge has the QuickFire XT naming, but nothing else to show, and the back edge seen here just shows you that this is the keyboard you thought it was, and to visit http://www.cmstorm.com for additional information.
The other much smaller panel offers the name of the keyboard to the left. To the right it shows its Windows compatibility and also offers the part number that verifies the blue switch model we saw in the specifications chart above.
On the back you are given a list of eight features. They cover the switches, the slim body, the steel plate, NKRO via PS/2, command rate adjustment, Windows lock-out key, multimedia keys and the detachable cable. They are them repeated in various languages.
The keyboard arrives slipped inside of a dense foam bag to keep the keyboard from rubbing anything and blemishing the key caps or the rubberized coating. There is some paperwork on top of it and the cable and hardware is stored in the cardboard section at the back.
On the left side of the cardboard storage section you will located the adapter. This is the USB to PS/2 adapter you may end up needing to get the full NKRO and anti-ghosting support you need, if you type that fast.