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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
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« Reply #101 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 10:18:58 »
http://www.cmstore-usa.com/quickfire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/ LOL

No browns. I feel as though I as was expecting this.

Carter said in one of these threads that there would be a delay on the mx brown version.
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« Reply #102 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 12:11:23 »
Why do all these companies feel the need to use such retarded fonts..

To better interest the retard crowd. Duh.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 13:14:05 »
Why do all these companies feel the need to use such retarded fonts..

To better interest the retard crowd. Duh.

Am I the only one think those font look very cool an sci fi ish?  Keep in mind I own a beige filco ninja so yes I do like simple keyboards.

Though I think those font only look nice when backlit, when it's pad printed / lasered it look a bit too big.

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« Reply #104 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 13:54:40 »
I too enjoy those fonts. Dated a typography major for quite some time meaning I now always judge fonts.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 13:59:02 »
I too enjoy those fonts. Dated a typography major for quite some time meaning I now always judge fonts.

I appall these fonts.

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« Reply #106 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 14:17:21 »
I too enjoy those fonts. Dated a typography major for quite some time meaning I now always judge fonts.

I appall these fonts.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 15:02:20 »
The font does look kinda sci-fi, but imho not appropriate for a keyboard.

Plus, the media symbols, is it?, on the Fn keys reminds me of keyboards from the 80s where you had chunky graphics characters on them.

Plus, on the keyboard linked above, did you notice that ctrl, alt and win keys are all different sizes?
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« Reply #108 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 15:40:23 »
I like the font too. It is mu ch better than razer. I just hope you can't feel the lettering.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 15:44:05 »
I like the font too. It is mu ch better than razer. I just hope you can't feel the lettering.

You won't feel the lettering.  They are normally translucent keys dye-subbed black where light should not shine through.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 16:02:13 »
I too enjoy those fonts. Dated a typography major for quite some time meaning I now always judge fonts.

lol my g/f studies illustration and had to learn typography, she hated the font.  Now if only Filco is willing to make a backlit keyboard >___>

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 08 November 2012, 22:45:41 »
The function keys are a bit strange, I admit to that. I'll also admit that I like razer's font styling too..

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 09 November 2012, 08:43:00 »
Just ordered one of the reds...quite looking forward to trying it out.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 12:10:50 »
Where is the best place to check on updates for the release of the MX Brown version in North America? Looking to move over to my first mechanical, and the Ducky 9008S2 seems to be out of stock everywhere (at least in white LED with brown switches).

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 19:51:45 »
Where is the best place to check on updates for the release of the MX Brown version in North America? Looking to move over to my first mechanical, and the Ducky 9008S2 seems to be out of stock everywhere (at least in white LED with brown switches).

You have found the right place, I would have your answer....

At this point in time is comes down to one thing. We are waiting to sell out of a certain QTY in other regions before I can bring in the browns. Despite what many think, its not the shortage in brown switches that are causing TK delay.

The current TK Brown edition shipping globally has a "Brown Backplate" & when the initial material forecast is used up, it will switch to a "White Backplate" @ that point in time, I will bring it in to the US market.

Time frame is looking like Jan
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 23:14:09 »
Almost there...

Now, just slap a volume roller-knob and some macro keys on the left side, and we're golden.  :cool:

Oh, and let me swap between purple and green backlighting. Red and/or Blue, i can do without. ^^
that would kinda defeat the purpose of the formfactor.

Not necessarily.  It still allows the shorter reach to the mouse on the right arm.  Personally, I would love dedicated media keys on the left-hand side somewhere as well since it's easier than taking my hand off the mouse to hit the Fn key plus an F# key or whatever the next/back media buttons are.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #116 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 03:51:52 »
                         

 Linus has done an unboxing of the TK model. Looks pretty nice. Might pick one up for work. Don't like the red switches in the MK-50 I have here.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #117 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 04:02:10 »
                         

 Linus has done an unboxing of the TK model. Looks pretty nice. Might pick one up for work. Don't like the red switches in the MK-50 I have here.

Durability of the backlit keys are always the problem.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #118 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 04:07:46 »
                         

 Linus has done an unboxing of the TK model. Looks pretty nice. Might pick one up for work. Don't like the red switches in the MK-50 I have here.

Durability of the backlit keys are always the problem.

Yes, indeed. I don't really care about the backlight though...
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #119 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 21:44:02 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

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« Reply #120 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 21:45:52 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

Sorry not trying to hijack the thread but if you can let us know when QuickFire XT is coming that would be great too  :D

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #121 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 22:00:39 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

Sorry not trying to hijack the thread but if you can let us know when QuickFire XT is coming that would be great too  :D

Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #122 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 01:27:22 »
When will brown switches be available in the Netherlands?
And when will keyboards with menu key become available?

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #123 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 07:06:41 »
Hey Carter, can you comment on the TK's unorthodox bottom row and why CM have taken this approach? Just wondering, because even though many backlit keyboards I've seen have uneven spacing on that row, their key caps are still standard sizeóthis is not the case with the TK's spacebar and CTRL keys.

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« Reply #124 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 12:53:54 »
Just got my hands on a ISO-ABNT2 Layout - Cooler Master Quick Fire TK with Cherry MX Brown.





Thing looks quite nice...
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #125 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 13:07:58 »
Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

Any idea when we can see this white keyboard with backlighting available?

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #126 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 16:41:03 »
Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

Any idea when we can see this white keyboard with backlighting available?

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Never, I am in the process of EOL'ing the quickfire pro, as it was made by iOne which is a vendor we are discontinuing business with. We looked at bringing the white in way back when, but ultimately decided not too. We displayed it at CES becuase it matches a White/Blue theme HAF xB mod.

I am considering bringing in White TK's tho.

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« Reply #127 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 17:16:52 »
Never, I am in the process of EOL'ing the quickfire pro, as it was made by iOne which is a vendor we are discontinuing business with. We looked at bringing the white in way back when, but ultimately decided not too. We displayed it at CES becuase it matches a White/Blue theme HAF xB mod.

I am considering bringing in White TK's tho.

That's teasing ;)

Anyway, do you know if any of this applies to Australia?
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #128 on: Wed, 16 January 2013, 01:21:47 »
Never, I am in the process of EOL'ing the quickfire pro, as it was made by iOne which is a vendor we are discontinuing business with. We looked at bringing the white in way back when, but ultimately decided not too. We displayed it at CES becuase it matches a White/Blue theme HAF xB mod.

I am considering bringing in White TK's tho.

I'm guessing QuickFire Pro is getting replaced by QuickFire XT?  Well played CM Storm  :D

Also white TK would look awesome too !

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #129 on: Wed, 16 January 2013, 01:38:19 »
So there's a chance we'll get the quickfire tk in white??   (Pls say yes......then take my money  :D.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 01:57:54 »
White keys+green illumination, winner.

Though any color really would look spectacular.

Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #131 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 04:02:44 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

Sorry not trying to hijack the thread but if you can let us know when QuickFire XT is coming that would be great too  :D

Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

Sorry but stupid question, April ETA is for the TK Browns right?

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #132 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 13:29:47 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

Sorry not trying to hijack the thread but if you can let us know when QuickFire XT is coming that would be great too  :D

Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

Sorry but stupid question, April ETA is for the TK Browns right?

Pretty sure the April ETA is for the QuickFire XT. The TK Browns should be out now.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #133 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 14:13:19 »
Guys I do apologize for me not being on here much. Super slammed with CES and trying to get everything back. I will double confirm arrival for brown switch as I have not been able to look at the forecast in a couple weeks. Will let everyone know tomorrow.

Sorry not trying to hijack the thread but if you can let us know when QuickFire XT is coming that would be great too  :D

Doing my best to push schedule but looking like late april.

Stealth will be out in about a month.

Sorry but stupid question, April ETA is for the TK Browns right?

Pretty sure the April ETA is for the QuickFire XT. The TK Browns should be out now.

Says unavailable still on the site.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 13:17:34 »
I asked Carter about the availability a little while back:

Sorry, its tough to keep track of which forums i have updated and which I havent.

TK brown US version was slightly delayed further and is looking to be about mid Feb for the black bezel.

White tk w/ brown switch will most likely be late Feb.


In before "WHITE TK!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!!?!?!!!!!?!!?!!?!1!!!!ONE"

Just thought peeps in this here thread would like to know.

Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 23:05:22 »
I asked Carter about the availability a little while back:

Sorry, its tough to keep track of which forums i have updated and which I havent.

TK brown US version was slightly delayed further and is looking to be about mid Feb for the black bezel.

White tk w/ brown switch will most likely be late Feb.


In before "WHITE TK!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!!?!?!!!!!?!!?!!?!1!!!!ONE"

Just thought peeps in this here thread would like to know.

Huh?

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #136 on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 08:28:39 »

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« Reply #137 on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 14:25:53 »
http://iqmore.tw/cm-storm-quick-fire-tk-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-review/3
Interior pix. More on page 2.

Does it tell you who the manufacturer is when you open up the keyboard? Lol.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #138 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 21:33:11 »
Just ordered my TK with Browns off the Cooler Master store. (yea, it's on there now)

So excited to finally be replacing my Logitech K750.

Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #139 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 02:52:44 »
Just ordered my TK with Browns off the Cooler Master store. (yea, it's on there now)

So excited to finally be replacing my Logitech K750.

Wtf!? CM customer support said first week of March..
This was like a day ago, lol.

I just got the reds, oh well..

$21 to ship to Canada, :(.
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« Reply #140 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 03:13:22 »
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #141 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 06:32:20 »
Just ordered my TK with Browns off the Cooler Master store. (yea, it's on there now)

So excited to finally be replacing my Logitech K750.

Wtf!? CM customer support said first week of March..
This was like a day ago, lol.

I just got the reds, oh well..

$21 to ship to Canada, :(.

You ordered directly from CM Store? Wouldn't it be cheaper from Ncix.ca?
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #142 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 09:06:33 »
Looks like we only have the blue and red switches available from NCIX Canada.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #143 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 11:49:19 »
Looks like we only have the blue and red switches available from NCIX Canada.

Looks like Memory Express carries the TK w/ browns, but is currently out of stock. Canada Computers seems to have it as well, but only as an in store purchase.
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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #144 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 13:00:04 »
I bought direct from CM because they get more money that way. More money means more support for products up my alley, and more love for Carter.

Sure I can save 20 bux going elsewhere, but I like to think of it as a tip.

Also,
Hell with that, LOOK WHAT'S BACK IN STOCK.
GREEENZ!!!!

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #145 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 13:54:07 »
Looks like we only have the blue and red switches available from NCIX Canada.

Looks like Memory Express carries the TK w/ browns, but is currently out of stock. Canada Computers seems to have it as well, but only as an in store purchase.

Ah, didn't check there since NCIX usually has the largest selection of keyboards here. 

There's a notice on Canada Computers that the browns will be in March/April.  My friend will be pleased to know that they're at least coming, thanks.
« Last Edit: Thu, 31 January 2013, 14:36:28 by fexhung »

Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #146 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 14:21:36 »
I did buy my board from NCIX!

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #147 on: Fri, 01 February 2013, 06:04:46 »
I recently bought this keyboard and overall it's pretty nice. But the whole numpad thing is somewhat tricky. Especially because the 2nd enter key (as well as "+") get deactivated when you turn num lock off, even though they have no secondary function.
Is there any way around that? Maybe reprogramming the function or something? Not sure if that's possible. Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #148 on: Thu, 07 February 2013, 18:05:58 »
Ok, so just got a call from CM. Board wont be available till the end of March. Wasn't supposed to make it onto the site :<.

EDIT: Let me reiterate, :<
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 February 2013, 18:11:38 by MCXL »

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Re: CM Storm QuickFire TK
« Reply #149 on: Thu, 07 February 2013, 18:12:50 »
Ok, so just got a call from CM. Board wont be available till the end of March. Wasn't supposed to make it onto the site :<.

EDIT: Let me reiterate, :<

Dat sucks... you want a TK board in browns right?  Is it the backlighting that does it for ya?
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