This is my first experience with a mechanical keyboard besides simply pressing the keys on some at the local electronic store. So what I did after taking the photos of the QuickFire Rapid was to jump into a game of CoD: MW3. And I am here to tell you it was a delight to play around with this keyboard.
The clicking sound of the keys did not bother me one bit. The pressing of the keys was smooth and took very little effort. I don’t know if it was a figment of my imagination but on maps that I am not a fan of in the game due to my sucking at them, I was all of a sudden much better. My kills were up and I was able to execute more quickly when it came time to use my Streak kills in the game.
But for those that want to do more regular typing than the QuickFire Rapid maybe a little of a pain to use as there is no number keypad to enter numbers with. But the buyer of such a keyboard would know what they are getting into before even purchasing a keyboard like this.
I stated earlier in the article that some may like the subtraction of the number pad which does make the keyboard shorter placing the mouse closer. This was a much more comfortable position for me. And it makes it easier to pack up and take to LAN parties.
The Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid retails for $79.99, making it one of the cheapest mechanical keyboard around. But more expensive than most regular gaming keyboards on the market.