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Offline Dasuchin

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Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 00:30:31 »
I picked up a new QuickFire Rapid yesterday at Fry's, and when I opened the box I noticed it didn't have any of the annoying labeling on the keyboard that I've noticed in all of the pictures and the box. It also doesn't have the swirly logo windows keys and instead has keys that just say "win", although it did come with the CM logo windows keys.

Anyone else get one of these without any of the labeling?

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 00:44:43 »
Whoa that is awesome :D

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 00:50:56 »
whoa you are one lucky guy :D

It looks like it simply didn't get the final finish, or it's a new revision given the win key. :o
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 00:59:26 »
Do these have a date of manufacture somewhere?
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Offline Dasuchin

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 01:17:31 »
Do these have a date of manufacture somewhere?
Not that I've seen.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 01:19:07 »
That actually looks really nice, haven't seen one of those without labelling before.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 02:08:59 »
Just paint over it with plasti'dip, looks great, very thin coat is enough. AND since plasti'dip is so easily removeable, you can redo it if it ever fades, but that's unlikely as who lifts and rub their keyboards all the time. oh wait, this is geek hack.

Though I honestly can't fathom why people care so much about the labels. I never ever look at my keyboard, and no' one visits my computer room.  :'(
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 07:16:16 »
Honestly I think that one looked kind of boring without the logo on ;D

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 07:21:54 »
Lol...maybe cm decided to listen to the community after everyone told them they might have over labeled their keyboards.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 13:10:53 »
Pics or it didn't happen?

- EDIT: Cool, now it just looks like any TKL but with a weird font.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 14:51:39 »
Yeah, I was about to say the same as akimbo.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 15:18:46 »
Hopefully it's a new revision.  Just like everyone else I hate all the labeling on it but I think the rubber coated finish is nice and its grey color goes well with a lot of the keycaps sets.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 15:53:57 »
Looks so much better! Really hope it's a new revision!
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 15:56:40 »
Cool stuff, would've loved that absence of branding on my Quickfire Rapid Red I got a week ago.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 15:58:14 »
I do think it could use a logo somewhere though. It looks pretty plain.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 16:25:45 »
That is so awesome.  I own two with branding and I would have been a happy, happy man if I had opened those boxes and found that surprise.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 16:54:58 »
That looks pretty nice. Just got my one a few weeks with all the branding on it. Wouldn't mind one like that.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 18:50:52 »
I do think it could use a logo somewhere though. It looks pretty plain.

It is pretty plain.  I think it would look nice if the body was a little darker.  I suspect they made it this light so they could put the dark logos on it.

Though I'd have to say, if they aren't going to be perfect, erring on the minimalist side is so much better.  This is a tenkeyless keyboard without macro keys.  Minimalism is built into the hardware, so why not have minimal paint as well?  Crossing fingers for Coolermaster having listened to its customers.  Not that it will benefit me directly...

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 19:35:50 »
you guys clamoring for logos are suckers for advertising. that looks 100 times better than anything CM has ever put out due expressly to the lack of logos.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 21:37:05 »
Do these have a date of manufacture somewhere?
There is one on the front (switch/keycap side) of the PCB, under the controller.

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I really want to see one of the red switch'd ones without branding. It'd look pretty good with that matte finish.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 02 September 2012, 21:44:57 »
now just get rid of the ugly key font and they have a good starter board



but then again, who really keeps on stock caps for very long :D
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 09:58:28 »
I like the CM storm branding over the arrow buttons, kind of dislike the one over at the ESC key and the one on the "front".

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 10:28:58 »
Are you sure it is a CM? It seems like the mStone Groove87 from IDFactory, though the keycaps are definitely CM.
I hope it is a new design, or maybe just the OEM screwed the branding, and it is just one of a kind. Either way it is nice.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 12:39:21 »
Are you sure it is a CM? It seems like the mStone Groove87 from IDFactory, though the keycaps are definitely CM.
I hope it is a new design, or maybe just the OEM screwed the branding, and it is just one of a kind. Either way it is nice.
Considering the box says Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid, yeah I'm pretty sure it is. It also has the red lights for scroll lock and caps lock. The only branding it has is on the top of the frame, it says cmstorm.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 14:41:11 »
See guys? We do listen to you.....

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 15:26:27 »
so how can we be sure that if we order a QF rapid that we'll be getting one without branding?
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 15:55:02 »
so how can we be sure that if we order a QF rapid that we'll be getting one without branding?

You can't. :D

Besides, if you're getting a QF rapid the first thing you should be looking at getting are new caps! :D
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 16:34:19 »
That was meant to be directed at carter ;)

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 18:20:24 »
Hmm... was about to grab 1 of 4 MX Red ones left on amazon. I don't mind waiting for no logo's as long as more are coming. I wonder if I could email CM about it, or wait for amazon restock? ...
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 20:28:31 »
I will try and check exactly which ones amazon has, but there is definitely more coming.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 22:19:37 »
Thanks! So you can confirm all Rapid versions are getting less logos now? I can see how now that CM has solidified their brand a bit they are willing to push it a little less. It also makes the included extra logo keys less redundant; I for one, couldn't see sporting them when there's already so many other cm logos... kinda thing.

also if ordering direct from cmstore usa would guarantee a logo-less red board I would be willing to do that too. thanks again.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 23:18:16 »
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 23:24:37 »
I will try and check exactly which ones amazon has, but there is definitely more coming.
This is excellent news! Practically the only thing people don't like about the CMstorm is all the branding (though I personally don't mind). I'd probably buy another one easily if I could get one like this.

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The old QF rapid was excellent. This is just one step better. It looks amazing!
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 03 September 2012, 23:46:42 »
Too good to be true... anyone else buy one recently?  Perhaps from a source other than Fry's?
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 04:24:54 »
I like the CM storm branding over the arrow buttons, kind of dislike the one over at the ESC key and the one on the "front".

Yea, that spot is definitely too empty without the branding. Like something should be there, but it isn't.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 04:26:01 »
I like the CM storm branding over the arrow buttons, kind of dislike the one over at the ESC key and the one on the "front".

Yea, that spot is definitely too empty without the branding. Like something should be there, but it isn't.

This hasn't stopped people from covering their boards with ****.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 07:26:14 »
I think they should just put the logo where filco does on tenkeyless boards. It obviously works :p
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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 11:32:53 »
I think they should just put the logo where filco does on tenkeyless boards. It obviously works :p

That would certainly make more sense than keeping the one logo on the back of the board.  Nobody would see that anyway...

I'm really hoping that the new boards are logoless... I'd consider forgoing a Filco with reds for an "unbranded" CM...
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 12:10:18 »
I like the CM storm branding over the arrow buttons, kind of dislike the one over at the ESC key and the one on the "front".

Yea, that spot is definitely too empty without the branding. Like something should be there, but it isn't.

What? No. You guys are used to seeing them with logos or something! haha. The front logo can be seen in tournaments... good enough & they look great IMO. Plus you're a lot more likely to get someone to stick on a CM keycap than before.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 19:25:51 »
I wonder if the newegg/amazon boards are updated.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 19:31:23 »
I wonder if the newegg/amazon boards are updated.

I doubt it. I think they will most likely have the older boards with those ugly logos on it.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 04 September 2012, 19:35:54 »
Nice. Much less painting for me to do!
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 00:21:54 »
At this point in time we are unable to verify each individual retailers/etailers stock. If you contact me directly(PM) I can direct  you with the correct direction for the newest board.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 00:27:55 »
Got mine today and was pleasantly surprised at the lack of the eye sore branding. Make sure you get the newest batch from amazon. I got mine from amazon when they literally just restocked. I can sort of confirm that the quickfire reds are the non branded version on amazon US.

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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 00:41:25 »
any branding on the top?

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 01:00:17 »
any branding on the top?
Ya there is a 'CMSTORM" logo on the top left that is out of sight during use.  Its the exact same logo seen above the arrow keys in the previous version, pretty sure even in dimensions as well.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 01:20:25 »
damn the red switch version looks awesome without branding! it reminds me of a tenkeyless rosewill with that plate.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 10:00:19 »
At this point in time we are unable to verify each individual retailers/etailers stock. If you contact me directly(PM) I can direct  you with the correct direction for the newest board.

Thanks for hearing the community's comments and making the change. At least I assume it was you based upon your presence here and at OCN.
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Re: Anyone else have a CM QuickFire Rapid without any labeling?
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 10:25:51 »
Good on you CM! The board looks so much better now, and still has a great price and build! Well done!

The font is still bad though. :(
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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 05 September 2012, 11:37:05 »
and still has a great price and build!

How can you know this? Most recent amazon review;

This product was defective upon receipt. Also, I noticed the quality was not as good as the same keyboard in Cherry MX blue. Strange.
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