titleThose of you who read our reviews often or know me personally know I have had a big interest in mechanical keyboards for years now. Most reviews spend time focusing on the keyboards features. When I heard that Cooler Master introduced their Storm Trigger with Cherry Green switches I had to get my hands on one. Not because of the keyboard, I already took a look at one in the past. But I was excited because everyone else sticks with the blue, brown, black, and red key switches and this time around we have a chance to check out something completely different.

Product Name: Cooler Master Storm Trigger w/ Green Switches

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Specifications

Model Number

SGK-6000-GKCG1 (Green Switch)

Key Switch

CHERRY Green

N Key Rollover

6

Macro Key

5

Polling Rate

1000 Hz /1 ms

Backlighting

All Keys

Windows Key Disable

Yes

On Board Memory

64 KB

Media Keys

Yes

Dimensions

475(L)x162(W)x25(H) mm

18.7(L)x6.5(W)x0.98(H) inch

Warranty

2 Years

Wrist Rest

Detachable

Weight

1260 g / 2.78 lbs


Posted: 1 year 5 months ago by garfi3ld #30319
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There is also the cooler master storm rapid with green switches as well that is tenkeyless

www.amazon.com/dp/B00C2MBG2U/?tag=lare0a-20
(the amazon option over on the right side is cheaper when you figure in free shipping)

Also has anyone else gotten green switches back in? At CES Cooler Master told me they bought up all of the green switch stock for a while. The ducky shine with green switches shows as unavailable on amazon as well.
Posted: 1 year 5 months ago by Masterfry #30314
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I've been thinking about getting a new mechanical keyboard and trying a new switch. I want to try something really stiff like almost buckling, and I want it to be loud as hell because lets face it, that's why we get mechanical keyboards ;) The green switches seem like they would fancy my taste buds but I'm looking for something without the ten key. I'm considering one of the Ducky's but not sure yet. Anyways, great review and thanks for the detailed information on the keyboard.
Posted: 1 year 5 months ago by SpeedBump #30263
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Good review. I have the "blue" version of this keyboard. It is my 2nd mechanical. I have never really considered mechs before due to the high price (compared to a normal membrane style) Over the years I have come to a point where I went thru multiple brands and found my favorite. The Saitek Eclipse.

I had gone thru a couple of them before jumping onto the mech bandwagon. My son bought his first mech...Razer Blackwidow Ultimate...and I used it a handful of times. Kinda found out what all the excitement with a mech was. Really liked it and when gong back to my trusty Saitek, I was kinda sad. Decided to get myself a Mech. At LAN OC v12, you had a Mionix Zibal 60 with blacks. I didn't win it, but I did buy it from the guy who did. Very sweet keyboard. I didn't like the black key switches. For gaming, they were just too stiff for me. For typing, I liked it alot. Kinda backwards as most guys like the blacks for gaming and not as much for typing.

This Trigger I am using right now...I absolutely love it. It has seen constant use for a couple months now and is holding up nicely. I am starting to notice some wear on the keys. I use my right thumb for "space" and you can plainly see the spot where my thumb presses. The other keys are also showing some "shine" but being small, you can't really notice it. The wrist rest is showing no signs of use. Looks like day one. That is a good thing as I figured the rubberized coating would more than likely show some wear especially around the arrow keys. ( I don't use WASD keys...LOL) I don't think I would like the green switches as they are stiffer than the blacks.

Sorry for the wall of text, just figured I'd toss out my take on the durability of the Trigger in case some guys were wondering. Thanks for the review. Spot on imho. ;)
Posted: 1 year 5 months ago by garfi3ld #30262
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I think you guys will especially like the breakdown on the differences between all of the Cherry keyswitches in the performance section

 

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