With the keyboard out of the box, we can see that it has a differing profile and colour scheme from other mechanical keyboards, namely black keys and grey casing . The font used on the keys themselves is bright and easy to see, even considering that this model lacks the presence of back-lit keys.
The more eagle-eyed amongst you, will notice the absence of a Numeric Number pad. Not that this is a bad thing, far from it as it saves space on the your desk-if indeed that is a premium. In addition to the former the pad is not used much anyway.
All the keys look to be within easy reach of each other and spaced out rather nicely. Whilst we are speaking of these keys, coolermaster have seen fit to include red coloured ones for a long gaming session, such as the directional keys. In order to achieve this they have manufactured a keyboard ‘puller’ in order to safely remove the latter-mentioned safely. This in our opinion is a nice touch and should prevent damage caused by clumsy gamers.
Next we move on to the overall feel of they keyboard and the chassis quality.
As one can see by the photos below the chassis rather than being heavy, it is still rather solid. So much so that one could almost pick it up and brain a passing PC World worker (not that we encourage this of course!) however then they will only try and sell you an inferior product at twice the price of the Quickfire!
Finally another great feature is that Coolermaster have made the USB coard not only removable but braided in order to have a robust feeling and allow the consumer to route the cable wherever they please.
Next we move onto the testing phase of our review.