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For the brown switch, we had a logistical delay. I am showing them hitting 3/25 or earlier. Pushing hard.....
As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.
In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.
For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.
When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.
Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.
Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

The brown switch is not more expensive. Just FYI. Unless Cooler Master got screwed by their provider.
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The brown switch is not more expensive. Just FYI. Unless Cooler Master got screwed by their provider.

Incorrect statement.
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So, I understand you will release first the MX Black here in Europe...and, afterwards, you will start introducing other models, right? Then, I'll have to find somebody to proxy me a keyboard from the US or buy one directly from pchome tongue.gif
And yes, I agree with browns being the most "neutral" keyboard...I have a keyboard with them and they are "all-terrain" wink.gif
PS: any estimates about MX Reds or MX Brown for Europe? Sure, I know you don't like to throw dates around as if they were coins (just the quarter will give us a ton of info...because its not the same Q2 than Q3 biggrin.gif )...but on another forum many users are on the waiting game for this keyboards and I believe we need to start looking overseas to get it.

I only handle US forecasting. I will talk to our European branch and see what their plans are for this specific model.
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So, I understand you will release first the MX Black here in Europe...and, afterwards, you will start introducing other models, right? Then, I'll have to find somebody to proxy me a keyboard from the US or buy one directly from pchome tongue.gif
And yes, I agree with browns being the most "neutral" keyboard...I have a keyboard with them and they are "all-terrain" wink.gif
PS: any estimates about MX Reds or MX Brown for Europe? Sure, I know you don't like to throw dates around as if they were coins (just the quarter will give us a ton of info...because its not the same Q2 than Q3 biggrin.gif )...but on another forum many users are on the waiting game for this keyboards and I believe we need to start looking overseas to get it.

I only handle US forecasting. I will talk to our European branch and see what their plans are for this specific model.

So did you guys decide on blues because the only other major gaming mech (black widow) used blues? Just seems like an odd choice for a gaming keyboard.
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For the brown switch, we had a logistical delay. I am showing them hitting 3/25 or earlier. Pushing hard.....

I've a quick question. I received an email support response from CM Storm on Feb 10th saying that the MX Browns will be available at http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/ in the first week of March. Regarding what you said here, is 3/25 the date only for retail/etail availability or also on the CM store itself? Thanks!
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The brown switch is not more expensive. Just FYI. Unless Cooler Master got screwed by their provider.

I don't want to sound rude but...do you know that price and quantity go hand by hand? It ain't the same to go for a few thousand switches...than ordering in the 6 figures in order to have a decent stock so you can keep up with production. Business decisions aren't always based upon prices...but upon availability, for example, and it happens in every single sector.

So, I wouldn't doubt what a rep from a company says because, duh, he works there rolleyes.gif
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So did you guys decide on blues because the only other major gaming mech (black widow) used blues? Just seems like an odd choice for a gaming keyboard.

Business decisions are somewhat "political". You see, business-man go out, watch the market, and check what is in there, and what can its company do to compete. They may know nothing about keyboards, switches or the like...but they are the responsible for the decisions they make, and only care about selling. So, of course they will start with switches that already exist because, for starters, tenkeyless models are new in the market they are being introduced as nobody else has done it before. And lets not talk about the price...WE know that its price/quality is off the charts but, do you think the average Joe will realize that a $80 Quickfire brings a ton more value than your average mech keyboard? No, they won't. They look at its (stupid) specs such as anti-ghosting, 1000hz and they will even complain 'cause "it doesn't have leds". This is reality, mate, and we are a minority inside a minority.

Why did I say political? Well, lets have a look at DRM: its funny but publicly-held companies use a ton more DRM than those who are privately-owned. Why? Its easy, companies are directed from business professionals who may have no clue about its business at all. So, if your shareholders were to ask what is the company doing against piracy...what would you answer? "Well, sir, we know that DRM is a PITA for all our clients so we decided not to enforce". The room would brawl and whoever made such statement would be fired. Yes, it makes no sense but, remember, owners of publicly held companies have no knowledge of the company (as they are in for the profits), which is something that doesn't happen in companies such as Valve...where the company is owned by its own employees and, thus, can make better decisions (from our pov...).
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I only handle US forecasting. I will talk to our European branch and see what their plans are for this specific model.

That would be much appreciated, CMCarter. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif Its nice to have reps around here so have first-hand info biggrin.gif
Edited by prava - 2/29/12 at 11:06am
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I don't want to sound rude but...do you know that price and quantity go hand by hand? It ain't the same to go for a few thousand switches...than ordering in the 6 figures in order to have a decent stock so you can keep up with production. Business decisions aren't always based upon prices...but upon availability, for example, and it happens in every single sector.
So, I wouldn't doubt what a rep from a company says because, duh, he works there rolleyes.gif


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Edited by scriz - 3/1/12 at 9:58pm
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Did someone say quick fire rapid with browns?

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post #369 of 1084
Hey guys!!

I'm really looking foward the quickfire keyboard but I'm kinda lost..

The mx cherry blue is currently available and on sale on ncix.ca ( l ive in canada) but ive heard that the brown switch is coming soon... should I wait for it? Whats the best for rts/fps in general? Blue or Brown?

any other model cooler master might come with soon??

thanks!!
post #370 of 1084
There is no "best". You can game on any switch. It all comes down to what you feel comfortable to type on. If you like light or heavy switches. It you like tactile bump or linear switches.
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