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CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX Green) Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 1)

We're sure you all know about the CM Storm Trigger by now, but this one comes with Cherry MX green switches. Let's see what changes.
By Chad Sebring on Jan 17, 2013 01:00 pm CST
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: CM Storm



It really seems there is no stopping the train when it comes to the overwhelming takeover in the last year of mechanical switches offered in keyboards now. It used to be that there were only a select handful of companies that have the distinction of being very well known - Ducky, DAS and Deck are few that immediately come to mind. That has all changed recently with the flood of various manufacturers in the peripherals game that listened to its customers' demands and developed mechanical keyboards to suit the needs of its consumers. Occasionally you run into a manufacturer that will not only deliver a keyboard that already offered many types of switches, but due to specific demand, they will go back and equip an already released model with a more specific audience.

If you are deep into keyboards, more specifically you keep up on all the latest offerings, you are well aware of all of the Cherry MX switch offerings already on the market. You can get anything from the more silent reds on through the blues, browns, blacks, and for those who can afford them, there is a company also keeping Alps switches alive. One thing that was once available was the now elusive unicorn of Cherry MX switches - Cherry MX green switches. While these switches may not be for everyone with their tactile feel and audible click as you depress the keys, or even the increased spring pressure are all things to consider, but after some time with these green switches, I am finding myself torn between these and the Alps found on the Matias.

Back in May when I looked at the Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Pro, I was let down a bit with the complete package. While the switches were fine, and the usage of the board was normal and as one would expect, the feature set was a little lacking in my opinion. Well, today I get to look at another solution in the CM Storm lineup, as CM shipped me the Trigger mechanical keyboard to look at today. Not only is the feature set more involved in the Trigger, but this is also my first time ever using the Cherry MX green switches.

With all the hype surrounding the switch type and the fact that the Trigger has more of what I am looking for in a keyboard, I have a feeling by the time I am done typing this up, CM is going to not only get a nice award out of this, but while supplies last, I think this will come highly recommended from me as well.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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