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#1 bp9801

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

We are back with another Cooler Master mechanical keyboard that should please more people. Find out why in the OCC review of the CM Storm Trigger Keyboard - http://www.overclock..._storm_trigger/

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

I don't like the grayish cover, and the mini-USB cable attachment, but otherwise, looks like they did everything else right. I wish you could choose your backlight color, too.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

I don't understand how you used the o-rings to quiet down the keys. I may have missed it in the review, but I've read each page several times and only see it mentioned in the conclusions. Can you provide more details about that?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

I don't understand how you used the o-rings to quiet down the keys. I may have missed it in the review, but I've read each page several times and only see it mentioned in the conclusions. Can you provide more details about that?

Google is your friend :P o rings are often used to Quieten mechanical keyboards.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

I don't understand how you used the o-rings to quiet down the keys. I may have missed it in the review, but I've read each page several times and only see it mentioned in the conclusions. Can you provide more details about that?



Google is your friend :P o rings are often used to Quieten mechanical keyboards.


Stonerboy said it right there.

Rubber o-rings can be placed on the backsides of the keys to help quiet down the clicky claky-ness of the keyboard. It really just prevents the keys from hitting the bottom where it's plastic on plastic causing the click clack. It doesn't completely deaden the sound but it does make a huge difference.

I'd been wanting to try out the o-ring method for awhile, this keyboard was definitely the one for it.

Here's some more information on them if you want to "hear" a difference. :D link

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Nice review, I'm liking how many mechanical keyboards are coming out these days, can only mean better prices as the supply of them goes up

Also, I want to see the box fort you have made with all those case and keyboard boxes.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:16 PM

Nice review, I'm liking how many mechanical keyboards are coming out these days, can only mean better prices as the supply of them goes up

Also, I want to see the box fort you have made with all those case and keyboard boxes.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

Nice review Blue :)

What makes people like the mechanical keyboards so much more than the membrane style that is so much quieter with out additional o rings.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

Another nice review @BluePanda.
I don't like the white color of this keyboard. Another point I would like to mention is the misplacement of mini-usb port. It would be better is they came up with v2 or something like that even without that mini-usb port.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:36 AM

Stonerboy said it right there.

Rubber o-rings can be placed on the backsides of the keys to help quiet down the clicky claky-ness of the keyboard. It really just prevents the keys from hitting the bottom where it's plastic on plastic causing the click clack. It doesn't completely deaden the sound but it does make a huge difference.

I'd been wanting to try out the o-ring method for awhile, this keyboard was definitely the one for it.

Here's some more information on them if you want to "hear" a difference. :D link



Thanks for the info, BP. I did google this yesterday before I saw your link, but I will check out the video/audio/flash whatever that the WASD site contains when I go home and can view the video/audio/flash whatever.
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