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Yesterday SONY announced the upcoming Playstation 4 console, short of that is since we didn't actually see the console itself so my guess is that SONY has yet to decide on the design which is fine since we will not see it before this summer. Of course Microsoft is not far behind since they will also be announcing their upcoming XBOX 720 quite soon (probably by July in order to make Christmas sales). Regardless i am not much into consoles (but i do acknowledge that many are) mainly because i consider them quite inferior (specs wise) and also because i don't like gamepads/d-pads (a keyboard just doesn't feel at home when used with a console so PCs all the way for me). So because i happen to love using keyboards i always do my best to test every single one i can get my hands on and today we will be talking about the TRIGGER Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by CM STORM.
Owning the PC trenches for almost two decades, Cooler Master ’s veterans present their scars from battles past as claims of triumph over the competition. United with a new generation of eSports athletes and engineers, now marching under the flag of CM Storm, the time has come to reveal truly ground-breaking, military grade hardware for the gaming revolution. Through long-standing research programs, CM Storm is co-developed with the world’s most prolific enthusiasts and eSports prodigies. Thanks to intensive testing and continuous feedback, the CM Storm division has been able to encompass and improve upon gamers’ needs and their tough to handle scenarios. By working directly with the gaming community we have injected our Storm Tactics into each and every product we make. Storm Tactics, with a heavily dedicated focus on Strength, Security and Control, will keep your most vital gear fortified and well tuned at all times. 2008 marks a new era for Cooler Master, as its fierce Storm Gear stands ready at bay to mobilize and back up your gaming skills. CM Storm – Arming the Gaming Revolution.
Unlike most mechanical keyboards the CM STORM Trigger has one very significant advantage over them and that's the 4 different available models that use different Cherry MX switches. So CM STORM released the TRIGGER with black, blue, brown and red Cherry MX switches to cover pretty much the largest percentage of the market (mostly gamers). However there are many Mechanical keyboards out there using brown/black/blue Cherry MX Switches and since we've reviewed quite a few during the past months we decided to ask for the rarest model of them all which is the one using Cherry MX Red switches (for a change). All three versions however sport a 6 N-key rollover (up to 6 simultaneous key hits), 5 dedicated macro keys, adjustable backlighting and 64kb of onboard memory (used to store profiles). Unfortunately although we did give away three such keyboards a while back (although we never did specify the type of switches back then) it took a long time for us to actually get our hands on it but having used it for over a week we can now finally publish our review.