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Mechanical keyboards have become increasingly popular over the last year, particularly as peripheral manufacturers sponsor pro-gaming teams, and today we’ve got one more: The somewhat redundantly titled Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard available with your choice of Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Red and Black switches.

Like many other manufacturers, Cooler Master started out in a specialised area (cooling) but has since branched out into a number of different areas, including peripherals. Corsair has followed a similar path and impressed me with their Corsair Vengeance suite of mechanical keyboards and gaming mice; can Cooler Master do the same?


  • Mechanical CHERRY MX switches
  • Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
  • Extra key-caps bundled (with keypuller)
  • Laser-marked keycaps
  • Anti Ghosting
  • NKRO in PS/2 mode
  • 1000Hz/1ms response time in USB mode
  • Multimedia shortcuts
  • Rubber coated Keyboard surface
  • Removable braided USB cable with cable routing


Key SwitchCHERRY Blue / Black / Brown / Red
N-Key RolloverN key in PS/2 mode
Polling Rate1000 Hz /1 ms
InterfaceUSB / PS2
Extra6 pcs
Keycap PullerYes
USB CableRemovable
Dimensions355(L) x 135(W) x 35(H) mm
14(L) x 5(W) x1(H) inch
Weight940 g / 2.1 lbs
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