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Offline awhitedev

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QFR Availability?
« on: Fri, 12 September 2014, 21:08:36 »
It seems like the CM store has been "Out of Stock" for QFRs for a long time...

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/cm-storm-quickfire-rapid-compact-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/

I like the diversity in key switches they offer. I'm currently typing on an mx cherry green variety. I'm looking to pick up a quieter keyboard for the office though.

Would love to know when they'd be back in stock... or where I can find something other than red for a quieter QFR.

I tried calling Cooler Master several times the other day and was never able to talk to anyone.

Anyone know what gives?


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Re: QFR Availability?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 12 September 2014, 22:29:36 »
smile.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Rapid-Tenkeyless-Mechanical/dp/B007VDKLLM/

There's Amazon. Though I wonder if Cooler Master is looking to stop stocking them there what with the release of the Rapid-i, which is essentially a QFR with backlighting. Maybe buy one of those and never turn the backlighting on if you don't like it?

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Re: QFR Availability?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 13 September 2014, 03:59:11 »
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62298.0

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Offline awhitedev

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Re: QFR Availability?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 13 September 2014, 08:00:22 »
So it sounds like they are not discontinued just low in stock...  Hmmm

Maybe I'm missing the point... but I really don't want a backlit keyboard... and I don't want to pay a premium for a feature I won't use either... even if they did offer a switch type I wanted. I can't be alone here...