As you may or may not know, I am officially onboard with the mechanical gaming keyboard craze. I like to keep an eye on what’s coming out, to see what new and interesting things peripheral manufacturers are going to come up with. Cooler Master is just such a company, and this is a product we first previewed at CES 2014. The QuickFire Rapid-i is now ready for primetime.
The QuickFire Rapid-i is Cooler Master's latest entry to drop into the mechanical keyboard arena and it brings with it some new features. Thanks to a 32-bit ARM processor and something Cooler Master is calling ActivLite Technology, this fully backlit keyboard incorporates 5 lighting modes with 5 brightness levels. These modes incorporate such cool tricks as a lighting up only on a key press, and fading when you move to the next key. You can also program your own options for gaming, and save those profiles.
There’s no information on whether the QuickFire Rapid-i is using a Cherry MX switch, and pricing and availability have yet to be announced. If you want to keep up to date, check out the press release below, and check back on Futurelooks for a review.