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Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with ActivLite Technology (White LED / Red Switch Model)

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  • Genuine CHERRY MX Red Switches
  • Compact, Ergonomic Tenkeyless Form Factor
  • Full White LED Backlight
  • ActivLite Technology
  • Responsive Lighting Effects Upon Keypress

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QuickFire Rapid-i is the successor to Cooler Master's popular QuickFire Rapid mechanical gaming keyboard. Evolving from its predecessor, QuickFire Rapid-i features complete LED backlighting, powered by a 32-bit ARM processor that allows unique lighting effects such as responsive lighting upon keypresses (instant response and trailing effect) as well as the ability to light up individual keys and save them across four (4) different profiles. The built-in processor allows all profiles to be easily set and activated directly from the keyboard without the use of any software.

HIGH QUALITY MECHANICAL KEYSWITCHES

Genuine CHERRY MX Red keyswitches provide satisfying, tactile feedback with low noise output and superior durability.

FULL BACKLIGHTING

Completely backlit with white LEDs for total illumination and visibility in low-light environments.

ACTIVLITE TECHNOLOGY

Rapid-i's unique lighting technology enables instant response and trailing light effects upon kepresses.

CUSTOMIZABLE PER-KEY LIGHTING

A 32-bit ARM processor allows you to program individual keys, keeping them lit and saved across four (4) different profiles without using any software.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCT FEATURES

1.8m detachable braided cable with micro-USB connector for increased reliability and easy replacement.
N-key rollover registers an unlimited amount of simultaneous keypresses for dependable command execution.

COMPACT AND ERGONOMIC FORM FACTOR

QuickFire Rapid-i features a tenkeyless profile for those who favor portability and ergonomics over Numpad inclusion.

COVERAGE

Parts, product replacement, and free technical support.

WHICH KEYBOARD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

TK

Rapid-i

Novatouch

Switch Type CHERRY MX CHERRY MX Hybrid Capacitive
Noise Output Medium-High Medium-High Low
Life Cycle (Keystrokes) 50 Million 50 Million 60 Million
Form Factor Tenkeyless Tenkeyless Tenkeyless
O-Ring Sound Dampeners Included None None
ActivLite Technology None None
LED Backlighting
N-Key Rollover

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
good cheap keyboard

Pros: -Cheap (I bought mine for 80$)
-TKL
-Shipping was very fast. shipped on the day after the order.

Cons: -not much light customization
-broke the stand in under a month

Other Thoughts: I think this is a very good gaming keyboard but its not very durable. (I broke the keyboard stand in under a month.)
But other than that problem i have experienced no other major problems.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Disappointed.

Pros: I like the feel of the keys. This is my first mechanical keyboard I think I just got addicted to these key strokes. Feels very solid.

Cons: This is a backlit keyboard that doesn't light up; at least not all the keys. The keys that do light up are flickering, as if they, too, will soon die out. I have a whole string of keys that were lit but about 5 minutes of use (literally 5 minutes) they died.

Other Thoughts: My biggest complaint is that this a replacement keyboard. I bought the original and it had keys that wouldn't light. I did an RMA and got a keyboard with keys that won't light. I'm very disappointed in Cooler Master. I have bought their products before and had no complaints. How is keeping backlit keys lit anymore difficult. On a positive note, Newegg has been awesome, as usual, about helping me out with dealing with this issue. I am going to do another RMA and keep my fingers crossed and if the new CM keyboard has the same issues, I will simply move on to another brand.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice keyboard

Pros: Feels sturdy with minimal flex.

Is a good backlit keyboard with a few extra bells and whistles.

Typing on reds has been great, which I had the most concern about (as a first time mechanical keyboard user, I like the feel of these, something I was worried about)

Cons: Key caps have slightly more spacing than I'm used to.

Caps lock/scroll lock/Windows key lock can not be set to continuous backlight (caps lock is dark unless caps lock is on).

Reliability is a concern (see other reviews all over the web) but no Day 0 issues.

Other Thoughts: I have slight issues with the feel of the keycaps and backlight but these are nitpicks, this is a solid keyboard at a great price ($100 with $20 rebate [printed rebate, not in the package]).

I heard that the LED burnout problem was fixed, but if it has any failures I'll update the review (this is a day 0 review on New Year's Eve 2015). I'll give it five 5 stars unless it fails before 2018.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great little key board!!

Pros: It has all the the needed functions that are needed and none that you will never use. I like the white LED's because I really have no need for the RGB LED's and the lighting of this key board ir very nice. All in all it's a nicely done, and has a quality feel to it.

Cons: For me I really have not found anything that stands out as a real problem, but it would be nice if it had a scroll wheel for the volume control..... just sayin!!!!

Other Thoughts: Yes I would recommend this key broad for anyone that wants a good gaming key broad with out all the stuff that you will never use!!!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Sad to say...

Pros: see other thoughts

Cons: see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I absolutely love the design of this keyboard however, this will be the 2nd keyboard I am returning. I bought this keyboard because of its size and it being backlit, specifically for night gaming. The first keyboard had 1 key light that went out in less than 30 days. The replacement keyboard, which I have now has had 3 backlit keys go out (and counting) in less than 20 days. I am really sad about this as I really wanted this keyboard to work well and I'm very disappointed that such an expensive keyboard made by Coolermaster has this particular flaw with the backlight LEDs. Everything the previous reviewer said is true as well so I won't rehash anything else.

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Manufacturer Response:
Good Morning Mathew,

I apologize your keyboard is not working correctly as I see this is your second replacement. Was this a prior RMA through us? Send me a support ticket through our CM Fanzone so we can get this sorted out. I look forward to your response.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
CM STORM Solid and Still Going!

Pros: Very solid build with lights! Sorta blinding at first. (I never owned a lit keyboard before)

SLICK an SICK!

Well use of texture material on the board its self.

With a very nice white back plate behind the keys making the keys even more visible.
I wanted the *MX Cherry Blue* switches* but then I realized, I needed something quieter (because i game in the living room), so I got the reds. It was a good choice, don't you?

Reds are very good for gaming in my opinion (strongly)

Size is small great for giving you more hand mobility!

Media keys are nice, and the m1,m2,m3,m4 custom preset keys as well.

rec/pause key is a Nice Feature!
Easy to pick up and play!
I think everyone should have a keyboard like this! I highly recommend! Great for Hardcore Gamers!!!

Cons: -No Numpad
-I cant find a reason to use the 1x,2x,4x,8x speed demon keys un less to relief strain, or something.?

-Cuts out at times when I boot my computer, I have to remove the connector on keyboard, and plug it back in. (using usb 3.0 [could be the problem])

-Using 'Rec' function i found strange at first, but you have to play with it to understand it. (doesn't take long)

-Very bright if you first use this at night.

-Mad when friend tried to make me think his keyboard looks better... sucker...

Other Thoughts: This was my FIRST purchase from Cooler Master, and I have to say, they are really good. Would r8 8/8 if there was 8 m9

They are really a good company! Would buy again!

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