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About to pull the trigger on a CM Quickfire TK, however doing some reading I found something that concerns me about it. So need some feedback/advice.

It would appear that the TK has the same design of space bar mechanism that my existing Steelseries 7G(Costar stabilizer with the metal bar ?) which has progressively gotten more and more squeaky over the last year. It seems to be by design vulnerable to this happening from what I can tell so id be concerned about a repeat performance, especially as due to being hard to find id have to get the Brown switch version from a retailer that would not be my first choice foe ease of RMA's and such..
post #2 of 10
I would guess the Rapid the the TK would have the same spacebar, and I have no problems with it being squeeky on my Quickfire Rapid. Hope that helps a little.
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post #3 of 10
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Ended up getting the Quick Fire TK after all.

Rather then post a new thread ill use this to ask my next question.. what are people using for wrist/palm rests ..especially when playing FPSs for the WASD area with compact keyboards like the TK ? Most wrist rests I see for keyboards are far to big for a compact keyboard, and getting a large rest would negate the ergonomic reasons for why I got a compact KB in the first place..
post #4 of 10
Look around, plenty of info already on the Quickfire TK. Great small form factor board and unique in that is only solution slightly larger than TKL but sporting a Numpad.

Now, on the negatives from my POV:

1. If you're used to heaver and denser boards, the audible return will be different if you're used to bottoming on all keystrokes. Not necessarily negative but if you've tapped on the heavier and denser boards it just sounds more exacting, especially when paired with good keycaps.
2. The tactile feel on the keystroke is a little scratchy/chattery. I haven't lubed the switches yet to say whether that's the difference but when compared to my other boards with Browns I like the feel on this board the least.
3. Be prepared for the spacebar clack from hell. For some reason, the stabilizers on the spacebar are super loud. It helps to reverse the spacebar key so try that.

I do like the board, it's just not ideal for me. Spoiled by Ducky I guess biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by AJR1775 View Post

Look around, plenty of info already on the Quickfire TK. Great small form factor board and unique in that is only solution slightly larger than TKL but sporting a Numpad.

Now, on the negatives from my POV:

1. If you're used to heaver and denser boards, the audible return will be different if you're used to bottoming on all keystrokes. Not necessarily negative but if you've tapped on the heavier and denser boards it just sounds more exacting, especially when paired with good keycaps.
2. The tactile feel on the keystroke is a little scratchy/chattery. I haven't lubed the switches yet to say whether that's the difference but when compared to my other boards with Browns I like the feel on this board the least.
3. Be prepared for the spacebar clack from hell. For some reason, the stabilizers on the spacebar are super loud. It helps to reverse the spacebar key so try that.

I do like the board, it's just not ideal for me. Spoiled by Ducky I guess biggrin.gif

Bit late for this feedback as I already have ordered one but thanks anyway.

Im coming from a steel series 7G (black switches) with a squeaky space bar that I can do nothing about due to the stabilizer design. So was after a lighter touch, a bit more feedback, smaller keyboard and a non squeaky space bar( or any other key) hopefully the TK will deliver on all those fronts..

Could realy do with some help with the wrist/palm rest stuff in my last post if anyone has any advice ?
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Bit late for this feedback as I already have ordered one but thanks anyway.

Im coming from a steel series 7G (black switches) with a squeaky space bar that I can do nothing about due to the stabilizer design. So was after a lighter touch, a bit more feedback, smaller keyboard and a non squeaky space bar( or any other key) hopefully the TK will deliver on all those fronts..

Could realy do with some help with the wrist/palm rest stuff in my last post if anyone has any advice ?
Just use this and it should help with the squeakiness. I had that problem on one of my boards, this seemed to help a lot.
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,misc
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post #7 of 10
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So got my TK and its meant to be a UK keyboard layout but some keys on keyboard have both the normal and accented letter printed on them, ie the "A" key has an accented "A" below it on the keytop. Is this normal for the TK ?
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So got my TK and its meant to be a UK keyboard layout but some keys on keyboard have both the normal and accented letter printed on them, ie the "A" key has an accented "A" below it on the keytop. Is this normal for the TK ?

Anyone have any feedback on this at all ?
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Just use this and it should help with the squeakiness. I had that problem on one of my boards, this seemed to help a lot.
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,misc
I went to a local car parts shop and picked up some lithium grease.. for like 4$ and you get a lot more.
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Originally Posted by Xs1nX View Post

So got my TK and its meant to be a UK keyboard layout but some keys on keyboard have both the normal and accented letter printed on them, ie the "A" key has an accented "A" below it on the keytop. Is this normal for the TK ?

Emailed CM last week to ask them if this was normal for UK layout but no reply, so again anyone here have any ideas if this is normal or not ?
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