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post #31 of 48
Received my red CM Storm today. PCHome shipped it with Express Mail so it got here after 2 business days. Sweet. This is my first board with reds and with Costar style stabilizers.

I like the feel of the Costar stabilizers vs. Cherry stabilizers on my Leopold. The spacebar, enter key, backspace, and shift keys actually feel like mechanical keyboard keys now. I was skeptical as to how much of a difference it would be, but it's definitely noticeable for me.

As for the Cherry red switches, they're exactly how I imagined them to be; a cleaner, smoother brown. It's easy to press, and there's no tactile bump. I highly doubted I would like linear switches, but I like the reds so far. For now, I'm gonna use the reds as my main keyboard. It'll be interesting to see how I feel when I try to go back to browns after getting used to reds.

Also, the keyboard seems quieter than my Cherry brown Leopold. It might be that I'm already used to light switches and I naturally don't press as hard anymore. It's fairly quiet though.

As for the CM Storm keyboard, I have no problems with it. If this is essentially what a Filco tenkeyless is, then I'm glad I paid much less for a rebranded version. The board feels solid and hefty (I can't say it's of higher quality of my Leopold though, they seem quite similar in quality). It is, of course, overly branded, but I replaced many keys with blank key caps and it's more acceptable in my eyes now. I liked the Chinese lettering that it came with so I left those keycaps on.

TLDR; The CM Storm is a solid rebranded Filco board, I like Costar stabilizers more than Cherry style (though Cherry style is acceptable for me as well), red switches are clean, smooth versions of brown switches (which I like so far), and the busy keycaps with CM branding can be alleviated by replacing some keycaps.
Edited by wongster - 10/18/11 at 7:53pm
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I'm a big fan of the keyboard and also got mine today, it was held up in customs for like 4 or 5 days. How you liking the rubber coating on the housing? I personally think it's great.
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post #33 of 48
The rubber coating is quite nice to touch, I must agree. I definitely like the stabilizers and the red switches. I'm totally fine with the CM Storm wording, if they got rid of the flame art it would be even better. The red plate underneath is a nice touch even though I won't look down at it often.

Glad you're enjoying yours too, HWI!
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I agree about the flame art. I think if they removed the flame art and the Quick Fire from the space bar and just left the CM Storm above the arrow keys it would be perfect.
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post #35 of 48
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I agree about the flame art. I think if they removed the flame art and the Quick Fire from the space bar and just left the CM Storm above the arrow keys it would be perfect.
Yup! I replaced the space bar with a spare normal black one I had. Definitely reduces the amount of "gamer" branding on the whole thing.

It's nice that I used brown switches before this and therefore can get used to red switches so easily. It makes the typing experience quite enjoyable
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post #36 of 48
I was a brown switch user also. Though I've had(have) keyboards with blues and blacks also, the browns were my favorite. Reds are my new favorite.

I've got some side-printed PBT keycaps I'll be putting on it soon along with some dampeners.
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post #37 of 48
My tracking has been stuck at "Origin Post is Preparing Shipment" for about two days now.
Anyone know if this means it's stuck at customs?
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post #38 of 48
Possibly Taiwanese customs, if it's at U.S. customs it will tell you it's in customs.
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I see, thanks!
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post #40 of 48
Received mine today... like everyone mentioned pretty fast shipping considering if came from taiwan directly.

Typing it on it now and very comparable to my filco reds. Build quality it pretty solid ( no noticeable flex and good weight to it) and stock keycaps feel is not too bad. Want to swap out with some PBTs to see if it feels different.

Defintely for the price a nice option if you cant get the filco tenkeyless in reds. Waiting for my leopold in reds to come in so I can compare between the 3.

Also actually like the rubber coating of the keyboard. I just wished it didnt have some of the logos.
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