Many keyboards hang their desirability on the number of features they can put in front of a gamer's face. Then there's keyboards like the Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi, which bills itself as a minimalist's dream. It's a mechanical keyboard with some lighting, and that's all. Or is it?
The Quick Fire XTi is the latest mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master, and they are marketing it as the keyboard for "gamers with a refined sense of style and sophistication." The minimalist design doesn't include any logos or button clutter, and comes in a tight but still full size package. They are underpinning the keyboard with 100% authentic Cherry MX switches though, and providing you with a choice. You can get the Quick Fire XTi with either red, brown, or blue switches.
The keyboard isn't completely devoid of features though. Each key is individually backlit with either red or blue LEDs, and these two colours can be combined to up to 35 colors per key. Also, while Cooler Master says the Quick Fire XTi is free of button clutter, it certainly isn't free of macro and function buttons. Looking close, you can see many extra function keys as well as a set of three profile switch keys.
The Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi from two major retailers, with more to follow. You can get more info from the press release below.
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Cooler Master launches Sleek Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Multi-Color Backlighting - Quick Fire XTi Available World Wide
Minimalistic Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Multi-Color Backlighting
Chino, CA - Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the availability of Quick Fire XTi, a minimalistic mechanical gaming keyboard with multi-color backlighting for gamers built with 100% authentic cherry MX switches.
A performance keyboard designed for gamers with a refined sense of style and sophistication. The XTi comes without any distracting logos and frivolous "button clutter" freeing up precious space on the keyboard. The Quick Fire XTi is a performance keyboard: A plug and play design makes sure that profiles, macros, and color backlighting modes, are all quickly and easily customizable without the need for complex software.
Minimalistic on the Outside, Powerful on the Inside
Gamers who enjoy minimalism will appreciate the sleek lines, refined symmetry and solid built quality of the Quick Fire XTi. Soft to the touch and long lasting, Quick Fire XTi has UV coated keys which delivers a luxurious experience while protecting the keys for durable, long-lasting game play. Now you can say goodbye to missing letters and unsightly, discolored keys. Choose between 100% authentic red, brown, or blue Cherry MX switches to match your tactile preference.
Multicolor per-key backlighting customization with 100% anti-ghosting gives you the edge while gaming
The Quick Fire XTi features dual color backlighting (red and blue) that can be mixed to give you up to 35 colors per key. Multiple lighting modes are included like wave, breathing, and unique responsive effects. Four profile keys allow you to record and switch between lighting modes instantly. Program multiple keystrokes to a single key or change per-key backlighting with intuitive keyboard commands. And you can do all this without the need for additional complex software.
Also, the Quick Fire XTi has 100% anti-ghosting with 104-key rollover over USB. This ensures that each key press is correctly detected regardless of how many other keys are being actuated. Never miss a beat and stay accurate even when your game gets fast and furious. Furthermore, Cooler Master will continue to provide updates like new LED lighting modes and keyboard functions on the Quick Fire XTi product page.
Detachable cable with 180° management helps keep your desk clutter free
Quick Fire XTi comes with a detachable, braided, cloth cable that won’t strain or fray. Underneath the Quick Fire XTi is a micro USB plug and a choice of 3 cable tracks (center, left, right) that secure the cable in place. Choose the track that suits you, so the cable won’t ever get in your way or clutter up your desktop.
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About Cooler Master:
Cooler Master is a Taipei-based, global computer components company with more than 20-year track record in releasing innovative products that truly advance the industry. We are driven by a passion for the things that make building a PC such a unique rewarding experience, and sustained by a vision that we can reinvent the way these machines are designed, made, and used. From our landmark release of the first ever aluminum PC case, to our groundbreaking switch to the modular format, Cooler Master is committed to bringing our customers and fans the utmost in choice and control. For more information on Cooler Master, please visit www.coolermaster.com or follow us http://www.facebook.com/coolermaster.