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http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/cm_storm_quickfire_stealth/
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Enter the CM Storm QuickFire Stealth, Cooler Master's next entry into its mechanical keyboard line. Slightly shorter in length than the QuickFire TK, the Stealth eschews the number pad completely for more compact dimensions. In following with the Stealth name, the top of all the keycaps are left blank, with letters printed on the front instead. Theoretically, it means the printing will last forever because it will never come in contact with the oils from your fingertips. The QuickFire Stealth also features a soft-touch finish on the surface, Cherry MX mechanical key switches, NKRO (in PS/2 mode), and a removable USB cable. As with the QuickFire TK, the modular cable design is a welcome sight as it significantly increases the portability of the keyboard. Cooler Master advertises four options for Cherry MX mechanical switches: Red, Blue, Green, and Brown. Today, we will be taking a look at the Cherry MX Blue version.

While it's refreshing to see a company take a leap forward in keyboard aesthetics, let's see if the rest of the keyboard fares just as well in our review of the CM Storm QuickFire Stealth mechanical keyboard.
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I own this and enjoy it very much biggrin.gif

I really like the blank top keys, my only gripe is if there was a way to turn off the tilde key (without removing the cap) just like you can with the windows key. Otherwise i love how compact and sleek it looks. I hear Cooler Master will be releasing a full sized stealth soon.
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Is this just a Quickfire Rapid with different keycaps and a black body? Is the OEM still Costar or is it the mystery Quickfire TK OEM?

Nonetheless, it looks great!
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I have this board with the red switches. Love it. Very solid.
 
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Originally Posted by rebelextrm02 View Post

I have this board with the red switches. Love it. Very solid.

Until your keys (WASD/space) gets shine at the 3mo mark. What really gets is that these keys are not avail in a think PBT set, and this kind of font/setup isn't avail from CM( which is just really stolen from the infamous Filco Ninja). So you end up with a CM/Filco body and by this time you realize their branded keys are really just really DS cherry thin plastic caps....You wise up and buy thicker PBT(blanks or otherwise) because you know it's better.

TL;DR : Thick PBT keys for the win, font board is irrelevant unless on higher quality caps - which many aren't.
 
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As with the QuickFire TK, the modular cable design is a welcome sight as it significantly increases the portability of the keyboard.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that detaching the cable at two ends instead of one almost certainly does not increase portability "significantly." If anything I can see it making the cable easier to leave behind.

I have actually been considering this 'board myself, though.
    
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I have this board with the red switches7c1.jpg
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Originally Posted by GuardianDuo View Post

Is this just a Quickfire Rapid with different keycaps and a black body? Is the OEM still Costar or is it the mystery Quickfire TK OEM?

Nonetheless, it looks great!

I'm curious as well, is this a Costar board or iOne?
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Do want, but I already have a Filco Majestouch Black/Ninja.
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