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Offline Freezzy

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Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« on: Tue, 12 February 2013, 05:12:48 »
Straight to my question! I will be buying my first mechanical keyboard soon, some might not know the answer to this but, is there any release date expectations for CM Quickfire Rapid Stealth edition with Cherry Red switches?

Thanks :)

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 February 2013, 18:42:45 »
I'd say next month (March) .. will keep you updated as I get news
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 13 February 2013, 03:51:25 »
I'd say next month (March) .. will keep you updated as I get news

Could you predict like, early or late? Cause I wanna know if I should buy the TK or wait for the Stealth :c

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 13 February 2013, 10:50:48 »
I wanna say mid-March... please don't hold me to this - anything can happen when things are being shipped from across the globe.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 February 2013, 03:01:53 »
I wanna say mid-March... please don't hold me to this - anything can happen when things are being shipped from across the globe.

Oh ok :) And the last question, will it be more, than the current Rapid with Cherry mx red switches? Or less? Cause I really can't wait to get my first mechanical keyboard which will probably be a Rapid Stealth or a TK :))

Thanks very much for your answers, I know it's not easy to answer questions, knowing what you can say and what you can't about the upcoming products.

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 20 February 2013, 22:10:06 »
I have an office full of programmers that are dieing to get their hands on the quickfire stealth

Any chance you do corporate discounts?  ;D

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 15:29:57 »
Do you have a general idea of how many you would order?  I can work with our sales team to see what customer could work that out!
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 05:54:11 »
Do you have a general idea of how many you would order?  I can work with our sales team to see what customer could work that out!

Any changes to the keyboard? Something new/replaced things? Comparing to the CES version.

Could we get some sneak peaks? :p

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 11:17:22 »
Nothing changed, looks like the CES version.  The low-profile design is what we're aiming at.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 11:58:33 »
Nothing changed, looks like the CES version.  The low-profile design is what we're aiming at.

Could we get some sexy photos for it? <3

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 12:31:05 »
Working on it as we speak ;)
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 12:37:15 »
Working on it as we speak ;)

Aww you're the best man :p, when the XT and Stealth comes out... Watch out Filco. Do I need even need to remind of the XT backlit version? :3

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 18:12:45 »
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 21:32:52 »
Thanks for the pics Rajiv, it's a real beauty.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 21:35:46 »
Oh yeah. that's a great looking keyboard, and I hope to see it at similar price points as the regular QFR :)

also: Are the LED colors going to match the Switch colors?
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 23 February 2013, 02:23:10 »
Yep..we plan on getting the backlit XT (aka XTS) going as soon as we can.  Lots of ideas, but we just gotta be patient ><

Also, here are the stealth photos you asked for:

http://imageshack.us/a/img255/9969/stealth1v.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img705/3067/stealth2u.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/2198/stealth3.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7721/stealth4.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/8913/stealth5.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/7449/stealth6.jpg

Thanks man! I'm wondering, What does those little lights mean? I understand caps lock, but the others? Can you turn them off? (Btw I don't use a full-size keyboard, that might be the reason why, lol.)

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 23 February 2013, 12:21:58 »
Yep..we plan on getting the backlit XT (aka XTS) going as soon as we can.  Lots of ideas, but we just gotta be patient ><

Also, here are the stealth photos you asked for:

http://imageshack.us/a/img255/9969/stealth1v.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img705/3067/stealth2u.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/2198/stealth3.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7721/stealth4.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/8913/stealth5.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/7449/stealth6.jpg

Thanks man! I'm wondering, What does those little lights mean? I understand caps lock, but the others? Can you turn them off? (Btw I don't use a full-size keyboard, that might be the reason why, lol.)


FN + F9 disables win keys. Red light is on when win keys are disable. Other one is the Screen Lock key.

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 23 February 2013, 23:49:33 »
Yep..we plan on getting the backlit XT (aka XTS) going as soon as we can.  Lots of ideas, but we just gotta be patient ><

Also, here are the stealth photos you asked for:

http://imageshack.us/a/img255/9969/stealth1v.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img705/3067/stealth2u.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/2198/stealth3.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7721/stealth4.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/8913/stealth5.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/7449/stealth6.jpg

Thanks man! I'm wondering, What does those little lights mean? I understand caps lock, but the others? Can you turn them off? (Btw I don't use a full-size keyboard, that might be the reason why, lol.)


FN + F9 disables win keys. Red light is on when win keys are disable. Other one is the Screen Lock key.
This is true, and is (also) the exact behaviour the QFR exhibits. For this reason, I suspect they'll be priced similarly, but we'll see.

Ofcourse, capslock, scroll-lock are usually "off". Winkeylock is up to the user. I only have it active when I'm in a game that doesn't play nice (like Deus Ex 1). As a result, my QFR is almost always completely unlit.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 24 February 2013, 06:34:50 »
I can't wait! I think I am going for the green switches this time  ;D

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 24 February 2013, 09:18:11 »
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/2198/stealth3.jpg

Rajiv, that's a great idea! LED's under/on the sides for epic lightning effects? Why not! :o

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 February 2013, 09:55:08 »
It will be awesome if it's around same price of QFR.
Definitely interested.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 10:37:58 »
We want to keep price close to QFR.. we're getting closer to the launch so I'll be posting updates here ;)

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 10:39:18 »
Hello, Rajiv

What's the news on the backlit Quickfire Rapids? Have those been realized and will they be in production in the future?
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 11:48:01 »
We want to keep price close to QFR.. we're getting closer to the launch so I'll be posting updates here ;)

Well you could lower it down a bit we won't mind guys, will we :p ?

Heh, any news on early/mid/late month release? Cause the wait is killing me! I wanna have it right now! xD

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 15:53:57 »
A backlit quick fire rapid stealth would be cool, wouldnt?

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 03 March 2013, 06:10:45 »
So any news Rajiv on this dream of mine? <3

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 11:47:46 »
It is in the timeline :) No ETA yet.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:33:52 »
It is in the timeline :) No ETA yet.

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:41:47 »
It is in the timeline :) No ETA yet.

You're killing me  :eek:

It will probably be a few months AT LEAST...Summer or Autumn seems plausible
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:47:05 »
No no no no no... They said it's coming out THIS month, if it's not I hate everybody on this planet now :)

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 17:51:54 »
Wait, the Stealth is still coming out this month.. backlit Stealth and Rapids are on the timeline with no ETA.  Hope that clears things up.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 18:20:04 »
No no no no no... They said it's coming out THIS month, if it's not I hate everybody on this planet now :)

The company representative over at OCN said that the keyboard was coming mid-march, pricing will be similar to that of the Quickfire rapid.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1365068/quickfire-stealth-hi-res-pics
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 20:09:22 »
Will the Stealth be available in MX Black?

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 20:36:32 »
Will the Quickfire Rapid Stealth be available in MX Greens outside of the CM Store?
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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 23:34:23 »
I just bought a QFR with MX blacks. I love it but this stealth is looking very sexy!

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 04:15:54 »
Wait, the Stealth is still coming out this month.. backlit Stealth and Rapids are on the timeline with no ETA.  Hope that clears things up.

Will the backlit will be on the side of the keys? So the side printed keycaps will light up? Or it will be something more like an "Cool effect" as in Led's between the keys, or something would light up. A bad example. But I guess you got the point :)

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 06:15:49 »
I have noticed that when it comes to peripherals like these, the actual release date is not when it is widely available. Usually they are first just available at selected retailers at first, and sold out fast. It may take over a month or more for them to be widely available. This was the case with some other keyboards, and I recently had the same problem with the Zowie FK, which is technically available, but I would have to import from Denmark.
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 05:08:50 »
Will the Quickfire Rapid Stealth be available in MX Greens outside of the CM Store?


Very good question! I am interested in this as well.

The normal QFR with green switches was only available at mechanicalkeyboards.com and the Coolermaster Store but both are sold out.

I am desperately looking for a TKL board with greens! Please don't make us wait any longer  :D

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 12:31:56 »
Next batch arrives this month (March 17th is the last date I was given) ..so not too long!
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 13:34:04 »
Next batch arrives this month (March 17th is the last date I was given) ..so not too long!

Are you refering to my post with the lack of MX Greens boards or does this next batch include the new Stealth models?

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 14:11:15 »
Probably stealth since of the

"Mid March" Release date of the Stealth's.

And btw, when will they bee bzzz available at newegg.com and/or amazon.com?

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 11:22:09 »
Let us know where you will have them available for sale

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 15 March 2013, 13:29:52 »
Any news CM Guys?

C'mon Rajiv you're killing me! I just hope there's gonna be 1 in the basement for me  :'( I don't want to miss my love!
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 16 March 2013, 17:03:30 »
Mac compatibility? namely the Fn+F9 to disable the win keys. and what kind of rollover will it have?

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 14:03:50 »
Next batch arrives this month (March 17th is the last date I was given) ..so not too long!

Well, today is the day.

hopefully the CM site will update with a new batch today?
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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 14:10:36 »
Next batch arrives this month (March 17th is the last date I was given) ..so not too long!

Well, today is the day.

hopefully the CM site will update with a new batch today?

Oh no! I'm about to go to sleep, I need to go to school!!! Why CoolerMaster, damn you and your damn timing!


I'm just joking, All hail the mighty 'o lord CM. And their glorious keyboards! Q.Q

I'll probably miss out on the pack of Stealths though... :c

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:59:49 »
Make some white keyboards too!

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 04:19:51 »
Make some white keyboards too!

This needs to happen!

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 06:39:47 »
CoolerMaster... PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS Release it :3

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Re: Quickfire Rapid Stealth?
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:48:30 »
Rajiv, Update please