A few months back Cooler Master allowed me to review The CM Storm Quick Fire Pro (QFP). You can check out the review here. In that review I proclaimed that “Cooler Master hit the nail on the head when focusing on the important aspects of a gaming keyboard.” If you read the review you’ll know that I really liked the Quick Fire Pro and then Cooler Master up and HAD to send me the CM Storm Trigger. The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for all intents and purposes is the “smarter hotter sister” of the Quick Fire Pro. Even though I’ve been hooked on the Roccat ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard recently why do I feel like I’m cheating? I really need to get out more…
The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard that Bob asked me to review in what I refer to as the “dime-piece” category. For the most part, regardless of price, the recent gaming keyboards I’ve reviewed for ThinkComputers have been in the Mid-Upper price tier of gaming peripheral products. The Trigger on the other hand is in the highest price tier and is supposed to be the best of the best that Cooler Master has to offer. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
Not that long ago we took a look at the CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Gaming Keyboard, now we are back with the CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard! The Trigger is a step up from the Quick Fire Pro being CM Storm’s most expensive keyboard currently available. The Trigger features Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches, 5 marco keys, full key illumination with 3 different modes, 64KB on-board memory for profile storage, a two port USB 2.0 hub and much more! Read on to check out our unboxing video and to see what the keyboard looks like when you turn the lights on!
“Overall I’m quite impressed with the CM Trigger mechanical keyboard. I will be honest and say I couldn’t really handle the clickly clacky noise after a week and promptly bought some O-rings to quiet it down. This is something any of you who can’t stand the noise can do to reduce that while still getting the great feel of a mechanical keyboard. With or without the O-rings the keyboard is still worth getting your hands on. The price is a little high, but it is something I would fork the change over to have.”