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Pros mechanical red switch LED Looks slick Compact
Cons Function media key somewhat uncomfortable unorthodox layout (not really a con for me but it can be to some people) somewhat expensive for a keyboard poor durability (on connector)
Summary I have been a fan of cherry red switch so i was looking for a decent tenkeyless red switch keyboards for a relatively affordable price and i came across this. its really, not a tenkeyless, but still it is compact (compared to the orthodox/standard layout) and it was not that hard to adapt as i was using a tenkeyless keyboard previously. The keys feel perfect, I really like how my fingers feel whenever i type; and i think this is the most important feature of a keyboard. The LEDs, at first i didnt really think about this as i was not planning on using this feature, but i realized that whenever keyboard becomes dirty, i think i will be able to actually see it getting dirty without having to pull out keys if i turn on LEDs. Something I will have to check how it turns out after few months of use.
July 17 2013 edit: had to RMA because the connector part of the Keyboard is not working anymore. The replacement is also starting to show exactly same problem after about 2 months of use. I have to disconnect the wire on keyboard and reconnect it in order for it to connect again. Hopefully things dont get worse again as RMA process takes some time and shipping price is something I cannot ignore. I really do not understand why they had to use detachable USB cable on a wired keyboard anyway. In my opinion, It just makes the keyboard more fragile, and I have to connect wires anyway to use it. Other than that, a perfect keyboard. However, would I recommend it to my brother or friends? No.
This review was modfied by poster @ 07-17-13 03:53 PM
Pros Got it refurbished, everything is working perfectly! Saved 20 dollars :)
Cons Nothing bad to say.
Summary It's a good mechanical keyboard, the combined Number keys + arrow keys are new to me, but I never used arrow keys anyways on my previous keyboard. I don't see how this would effect my typing in anyway.
Pros Compact size, looks amazing and high quality, love the red backlight
Cons Power cable didn't work
Summary I was so excited when I got this keyboard. It was the perfect size (small enough to fit on my limited desk space) and it really looked and felt like high quality. However, I spent about 2 hours trying to get it to even work. After going through everything I could think of, I tried another power cable that I happened to have, and it worked! Who knows, maybe I was just unlucky enough to get the 1 keyboard that happened to have a non functional power cable, but just be aware this may be a flaw with others out there, so if you have troubles, try another cable before wasting a lot of time (or just exchange it). I love the keyboard itself and if it had worked out of the box, I would have rated it 5 stars.
Pros High quality product, solid, stays steady on desk, the keys just feel right.
Cons You need to get used to sharing the numpad keys and remember to switch between numlk on and off when you go from gaming to normal use.
Summary Love having the instant ability to shutoff those darn windows keys without removing the keys themselves. The light options are great though I wasn't into the breathing one, I generally use either the wasd and arrow light setting or the full backlight option. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a compact keyboard that doesn't take to much space and is portable. I had a small area for my keyboard and mouse so this was a big plus for me as I needed space for moving the mouse during gaming. High quality cabling, easily directed to center, right or left connections. Very good response to the keys, only need a feather light touch to send the keystroke. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Pros Compact without losing number key pad. Heavy duty well built, rage proof. Full, and 'smooth' LED backlighting with 5 modes. Cherry MX Red keys are awesome for gaming and typing, relatively quiet. Media keys. USB Plug and Play. Windows key lock. Matt finish no finger prints.
Cons You may need a wrist rest, mechanical KB's sit rather high.
Summary This is a KB that you will actually think about. It will capture your attention, and lock you in. Nothing compares to mechanical keys that glow in the dark, seriously.
Summary my friend lend me this to try for a week, i dont really like the blue switches they are a bit on the heavy side, my main is brown switches but i do like the clicks, i just type on this for that reason
Pros - Feels sturdy and solid. - Full backlighting - Colored steel plate under keys looks cool and yet reinforces keyboard very well. - Great functionality
Summary I have owned 3 mechanical keyboards in the past. The Razer Blackwidow, Corsair K60, and the Coolermaster CM storm Rapidfire. All of which I had BLUE MX cherry switches. I have to say that this keyboard surpasses each of them.
The Quickfire TK first of all has no platic cheap feeling, it feels extremely sturdy due to it's metal plating. Not only that but it offers backlighting which it's competitors do not at the price! It also comes in a compact shape which I fell in love with when I had the rapidfire. It is literally 2 cm wider than the rapidfire which is not at all noticeable.
Overall a great keyboard, my favourite. Looking forward to the future with this thing!
Choose between 3 different Cherry MX switches. Each keycap is UV coated to make it durable. There's full LED backlighting with 3 modes and 5 brightness levels. NKRO over USB means every single keystroke will be registered. An embedded steel plate give you maximum stability and durability. 7 easy-access multimedia shortcut keys save time. A complete numpad lets you get work done while not gaming. The slim and lightweight size gives you plenty of room for your mouse. Great for LAN parties.
N-Key Rollover over USB
N-Key Roll Over in USB mode means even the wildest key combos are registered perfectly.
Easy Cable Management
Detachable braided USB cable and cable routing groves at the underside of the keyboard. Easy cable management and better flexibility.
Full LED Backlight, 3 Modes and 5 Brightness Levels
Stylish and provides optimum visibility even in dark rooms. Different backlight modes highlight different key groups.
Compact Layout with Integrated Numpad Block
The QuickFire TK’s unique NumPad block design merges both navigation and command keys. You get a compact gaming keyboard with a NumPad block.
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