Cooler Master launches tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard

By Matthew
Oct 19, 2011
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  1. The market has been bombarded by gaming-oriented mechanical keyboards over the last year and Cooler Master has joined the fray with its Storm QuickFire Rapid. Unlike most full-sized entries by…

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,508   +550

    Hmmm...if only there were an ergonomic version. ;)
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I don't like tenkeyless keyboards; I find myself relying on those numbers more than I'd want. They make great cases too, I wonder if they make other keyboards?
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I play way too much Garrysmod to give up my numpad. No thanks cooler master.
  5. Likewise, I use the numpad when buying equipment in Counter-Strike: Source.

    Not to mention, entering numbers using the horizontally aligned numbers for any kind of number-input feels extremely unnatural to me.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,765   +534

    I use the 0, 1 & 4 numbers when playing most FPS's as i'm a lefty so use the arrow keys. This would be completely un-useable for me. Although I do have a Cooler Master Cosmos S case :) Love it to bits!
  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225   +213

    Looks nice and strong aka good build quality. That said as few others have mentioned, no NUM pad BIIIGG - and i mean BIG!
  8. Guess what, if you use a numpad regularly then a tenkeyless is not for you. Obviously there's a demand for them though, since various keyboard manufactures have been selling them for years now.

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