Keyboards are an often overlooked peripheral in today’s computer market as most companies are concentrating on the internal components. However there are some that take great pains to strive for ‘the ‘ultimate’ keyboard and many differing ideas are born from this struggle. Many years ago we had the old clunky IBM keyboards of the mechanical type which emitted lots of noise but were extremely responsive. Later these were changed to the more user friendly ‘soft touch’ version. However the responsiveness and the tactile feedback on the latter was never as impressive as the former. As a result of this if one wished to type on the mechanical keyboard then the efficiency and productivity is vastly superior to that of a soft touch version.
Recently there has been a swing back in favour of the mechanical keyboard due to aforementioned properties and the general ‘robust’ feel of the product. As a result many companies are producing keyboards in response to the needs of the consumer market. Companies now are vying for the king of the mechanical keyboard and as such the rush is on. One such company is CoolerMaster and their Storm range of products.
A critical component of Cooler Master’s ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. It has also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Master’s dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.