Inside the QuickFire Rapid-i
While verifying that we do indeed have the Rapid-i with Cherry MX blue switches, we can see that they have built-in the stabilizer bars, concealing them, and keeping them from filling up with debris and hair.
The caps that fit on the switches follow the usual procedure. First, they are cast in white ABS plastic, then a special coating is applied that is sort of rubber feeling, but allows an easy way to get the LED lighting through the bare iconography.
The top section of the frame is pretty standard in a mechanical keyboard. As for the bottom, the Rapid-i has supports in both directions, as well as pins to help keep this steel plate solid, stable, and free of flex and resonance.
CMStorm is one of the companies that will take the extra steps of cleaning the PCB after soldering. This may not be a huge deal, but there are articles about residue causing resistance issues.
To allow the Rapid-i to take on more features than the standard TKLs out there, CMStorm employed the use of this Holtek HT32F1755 ARM Cortex M3 32-bit MCU, and that should be more than capable of handling the needs of the Rapid-i.
Since the iconography is already white, with bright lights in the booth, it is tough to make out the "gamer mode" (as we will call it) where just the WASD cluster, and the arrow keys are currently lit.
The other modes of illumination involve motion, and they are a bit tough to show in images as a result, so what we have now is the QuickFire Rapid-i in its last mode, full illumination.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 3 [CMStorm QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- GIGABYTE's new X399 Designare EX motherboard looks GREAT
- Need for Speed: Payback teased at 4K on GTX 1080 Ti
- AMD is making a self-driving AI processor for Tesla
- Fortnite has a PUBG-style Battle Royale game mode coming
- Google buys HTC's mobile division for $1.1 billion
- Using Netgear wndr3700 as router extender problem
- A Look at AMD's Threadripper CPU Hardware Modes
- Plextor M8Se 256GB & 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- ad240ehdgmbox on m3a785gmh/128m mainboard?
- 8K benched: RX Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. TITAN Xp SLI
- In Win Launches 'Wood-infused' 305 Mid-Tower PC Chassis
- Micron appoints Anand Jayapalan as Storage Business Unit Vice President
- Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft announce expanded partnership for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Optimize system performance with new drive adapter
- Lian Li reveals new PC-Q39 tempered glass Mini-ITX tower