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Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:01:39 »
http://lanoc.org/news/ces-2013/6109-cooler-master-at-ces-2013

Quickfire Rapid Stealth: Side printed key caps, no more cloud of boobs, TKL, doesn't appear to have any branding

Quick Fire XT: Full size, doesn't appear to have any branding

Looks like they also have a white keyboard with full LED backlighting and another without backlighting, both full size keyboards. The one without backlighting looks like it has a metal case. Neither have been officially announced though.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:07:30 »
http://lanoc.org/news/ces-2013/6109-cooler-master-at-ces-2013

Quickfire Rapid Stealth: Side printed key caps, no more cloud of boobs, TKL, doesn't appear to have any branding

Quick Fire XT: Full size, doesn't appear to have any branding

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Wow, that QFR Stealth looks SO good. If the pricing is the same as the QFR now, I'll have to pick it up just to try out my first TKL board.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:13:10 »
The stealth is pretty much the rapid with blank keys.....

Kinda cool.

If only someone made a mod-friendly plate board. Maybe the WASD v2 won't disappoint on that though.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:17:22 »
Wow! Really cool! I really like the idea of the full size USB connection. =)
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:19:20 »
What do you guys think of the full USB connector on the back of the XT?
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 12:24:25 »
I think that's awesome. Personally, I find the "A" USB connectors to be much more stable and reliable than any of the "B" connectors (full size, mini, or micro). I think it's an awesome step in the right direction.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 13:34:04 »
Looking good, but all I really need is a Quick Fire TK with a standard bottom row and costar stabilizers.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 14:16:11 »
OMG QuickFire XT basically settles the deal.  The thing with CM Storm is that while QuickFire Rapid is the best budget keyboard, it didn't have a full size version available.

So for people that wanted a cheaper Costar board they either had to buy a Das Keyboard (old model) or Rosewill (but worry about the mini b connector).  But now they basically have a budget version of all Filco models.

Filco Full Size = QuickFire XT
Filco TKL = QuickFire Rapid
Filco Ninja = QuickFire Rapid Stealth

I think Cooler Master is definitely stepping in the right direction with this new product.  As before people were already buying QuickFire Rapid over Filco tenkeyless, now this will just force people to buy CM Storm entirely.

Though I was a bit annoyed by their wrong interpretation of the phrase "cloud of boobs".

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 14:21:55 »
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 14:28:10 »
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 14:31:01 »
Still has that gawd awful font....yuck!
   

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 15:50:09 »
Still has that gawd awful font....yuck!

At least it has standard spacing so it's easy to order a full set of PBT keycaps and just swap them.  Consider the money you saved from buying Filco it should be enough for the keycaps.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 16:02:15 »
The Stealth looks so good, hoping they release unbranded cases soon because I don't really want to buy a new keyboard just to get an unbranded case.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 16:16:15 »
I like that white backlit keyboard.



Would look good with Corsair's new M65 mouse imo.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 16:45:59 »
CM XT looks very nice. Almost a Filco. I would buy it, for sure.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 16:53:10 »
The white ones look to be made by the same as the TK, whoever it is. The other white one looks very NZXTish.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 17:13:06 »
The white keyboard is indeed TK, and mouse is Recon.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 17:36:49 »
If only someone made a mod-friendly plate board. Maybe the WASD v2 won't disappoint on that though.
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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 20:04:08 »
ok. now i gotta decide what to get. filco tkl or this new cm stealth tkl  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 20:08:55 »
I like that white backlit keyboard.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 00:13:52 »
Initially I thought it was TK.  But now that I look at it, it's a modified full backlit CM Storm QuickFire Pro with white shell and blue led.

I wonder what color switch it has then, since QuickFire Pro typically has MX Brown or MX Red.  Not a fan of iOne production but if they can have MX Red on that thing I might consider getting it  :P

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 11 January 2013, 01:13:11 »
OMG QuickFire XT basically settles the deal.  The thing with CM Storm is that while QuickFire Rapid is the best budget keyboard, it didn't have a full size version available.

So for people that wanted a cheaper Costar board they either had to buy a Das Keyboard (old model) or Rosewill (but worry about the mini b connector).  But now they basically have a budget version of all Filco models.

Filco Full Size = QuickFire XT
Filco TKL = QuickFire Rapid
Filco Ninja = QuickFire Rapid Stealth

I think Cooler Master is definitely stepping in the right direction with this new product.  As before people were already buying QuickFire Rapid over Filco tenkeyless, now this will just force people to buy CM Storm entirely.

Though I was a bit annoyed by their wrong interpretation of the phrase "cloud of boobs".

Yeah... almost time to discontinue the QuickFire Pro!  :P
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 11 January 2013, 22:54:37 »
The CES video says the repeat rate for the stealth will be adjustable from 1 to 8.  What does this mean?
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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 11 January 2013, 23:19:51 »
The CES video says the repeat rate for the stealth will be adjustable from 1 to 8.  What does this mean?

I'm guessing 1 ms to 8 ms.

1 millisecond = 1/1000 second = 1000 Hz polling rate
2 milliseconds = 1/500 second = 500 Hz polling rate
4 milliseconds = 1/250 second = 250 Hz polling rate
8 milliseconds = 1/125 second = 125 Hz polling rate

So kinda like gaming mouse USB polling speed.  However I could be wrong though.  It could also be like Zowie Celeritas where you can adjust like 1x 2x 3x 4x normal repeat rate.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 11 January 2013, 23:45:33 »
So kinda like gaming mouse USB polling speed.  However I could be wrong though.  It could also be like Zowie Celeritas where you can adjust like 1x 2x 3x 4x normal repeat rate.

Sounds like it's the Zowie thing, since the video mentions that it's a feature that is used with PS/2.
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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 02:23:52 »
So how does this help with gaming?  I noticed my backspace key on my QFR is a little bit slower than my Filco.  Will this make it faster?   
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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 07:44:33 »
So does the Quickfire Stealth . is same with QFR rapid (TKL) ???

I only see the difference is : keycaps sideprinting , and no branding .

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:32:48 »
Looks wonderful. :D

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:40:55 »
Why did they have to replace the context menu key with a Fn key? :(
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 12:23:20 »
So how does this help with gaming?  I noticed my backspace key on my QFR is a little bit slower than my Filco.  Will this make it faster?   

I don't think it help gaming at all.  I think you just save some time on typing when doing thissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Also if you set the repeat rate to fastest in OS setting.  PS2 still repeats faster than USB.  I've tested this before and been using PS2 ever since that.

Not that I really need that kind of repeat rate, but to me just feels a bit nicer to be able to.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 12:31:27 »
I want an xt.:))

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 03:37:17 »
Is there a release date on these?  In particular the QFR stealth

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 12:01:49 »
Is there a release date on these?  In particular the QFR stealth

Not that I know of yet. I'll be keeping an eye out though.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 17:45:17 »
there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 17:51:36 »
there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....

Didn't they remove the branding and the grey top as well? I thought the current QFRs still came with the branding and the grey in all switches but red.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 19:32:36 »
I want an xt.:))

Me too, I think QuickFire XT will be my new default recommended mechanical keyboard of choice for friends and family  :)

there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....

Didn't they remove the branding and the grey top as well? I thought the current QFRs still came with the branding and the grey in all switches but red.

All the new batch of QFR will come with no branding, so just hope where ever you order from has the new batch.

MX Blue/Brown/Brown will remain grey case and MX Red will remain black case.  I doubt they'll change the grey case to black for the stealth version but it's not entirely impossible.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 19:34:45 »
there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....

Didn't they remove the branding and the grey top as well? I thought the current QFRs still came with the branding and the grey in all switches but red.

All the new batch of QFR will come with no branding, so just hope where ever you order from has the new batch.

MX Blue/Brown/Brown will remain grey case and MX Red will remain black case.  I doubt they'll change the grey case to black for the stealth version but it's not entirely impossible.

I PMed carter about it and he said they will have a black top cover.

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 20:06:07 »
there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....

Didn't they remove the branding and the grey top as well? I thought the current QFRs still came with the branding and the grey in all switches but red.

All the new batch of QFR will come with no branding, so just hope where ever you order from has the new batch.

MX Blue/Brown/Brown will remain grey case and MX Red will remain black case.  I doubt they'll change the grey case to black for the stealth version but it's not entirely impossible.

I PMed carter about it and he said they will have a black top cover.

Sweeeeeeeeeet because to be honestly I always thought the black top looks better  :P

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 21:19:38 »
there is no difference between curent Rapid and upcoming stealth except for the side printed keycaps....

Didn't they remove the branding and the grey top as well? I thought the current QFRs still came with the branding and the grey in all switches but red.

All the new batch of QFR will come with no branding, so just hope where ever you order from has the new batch.

MX Blue/Brown/Brown will remain grey case and MX Red will remain black case.  I doubt they'll change the grey case to black for the stealth version but it's not entirely impossible.

I PMed carter about it and he said they will have a black top cover.

Sweeeeeeeeeet because to be honestly I always thought the black top looks better  :P

Agreed. I like the black top way better. Looking forward to the release
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 01:08:38 »
ugh double post....
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When you bottom out dong cap... is it going balls deep?

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 01:11:40 »
Nope, all current QFR's come without the logo, logos are placed on the rear of the keyboard, this is the case with all new batches not just the reds + Alt problems solder are fixed too.
Quote from: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 08 January 2014, 18:02:50

When you bottom out dong cap... is it going balls deep?

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 16:48:18 »
Sweeeeeeeeeet because to be honestly I always thought the black top looks better  :P

I think the unbranded gunmetal top looks rather nice, myself. Or rear branded, either or. But I have odd tastes.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 18:28:03 »
I don't mind even the branded gray case.  The branding is not overly excessive, imho.

But I am wondering what it will look like with yellow keycaps.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 09:41:57 »
any eta on the xt yet?

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 10:58:14 »
Definitely looking at getting one of these with greens, they look so good!

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 11:38:23 »
The front-print on the QFR stealth makes the font only slightly less annoying!...

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 12:35:42 »
any eta on the xt yet?

Carter said it looks like around late April for the XT.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 16:40:35 »
Wooop Woooop!

That QFR Stealth version sure looks good!

And yeah was alittle pissed aswell that they called the branding the "cloud of boobs" when the phrase isnt based on anything regarding the branding.

Carter could you confirm any kind of release dates on these beauties?

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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 16:55:12 »
Wooop Woooop!

That QFR Stealth version sure looks good!

And yeah was alittle pissed aswell that they called the branding the "cloud of boobs" when the phrase isnt based on anything regarding the branding.

Carter could you confirm any kind of release dates on these beauties?

He didn't give an exact date, but he said the Quickfire Stealth will be out in about a month.
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Re: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Stealth and QuickFire XT
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 17:23:39 »
QuickFire Stealth looks great.  Considering picking one up when they get released.