When you find a great gaming keyboard, the difficulties of transportation often rear their ugly head and prevent you from taking your favorite with you, leaving you to find a cheap imitation to bring ‘on the road’. Cooler Master’s CM Storm division has attempted to tackle this issue for hard core gamers and programmers with the Rapid-i Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
At the time of the writing of this review, the Rapid-i keyboard was listed on Amazon.com for $125.00, US.
Before we get into some of the features that define this entry into the ‘take it with you’ market of keyboards, let’s take a look at some of the specifcations from the Cooler Master website.
|Model number||SGK-4040-GKCL1(Blue switch)|
|Key Switch Type||CHERRY MX Blue, Brown, Red|
|Availability may vary by region|
|Backlight||White LED on all models|
|5 brightness levels|
|5 lighting modes|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz / 1ms|
|Keycaps||ABS, Grip Coated|
|Media Keys||F-Key Media Control|
|Repeat Rate Control|
|Windows Key Lock||Yes|
|Connector Cable||Removable Micro-USB 2.0|
|Braided (bend 90 degrees)|
|1.8 m / 70.9 inch|
|Dimensions L x W x H||359 x 138 x 39 mm|
|14.1 x 5.4 x 1.5 in|
|Weight||932 g / 2.05 lbs|
|Packaged Dimensions||373(L)*183(W) *46(H) mm|
|14.9(L) *7.2(W) * 1.8(H) inch|
|Packaged Weight||1240g / 2.73 lbs|
Let’s go take a look at the keyboard and what comes with it.
Coming up next ….. Page 2: Layout.