Pictures and Features
Some of you may already be familiar with the styling of the Trigger. The entire top of the Trigger is a light grey satin finish. The only exception to that is the area around the direction pad over on the right where it is surrounded with a black satin finish. Around the outside edge of the keyboard is surrounded by that same black satin rubber finish. The styling of the Trigger is a little different than what you see from anyone else, this helps it stand out from the crowd while still looking sharp. The design on the top of the Trigger and under the direction pad give it a little rough styling, similar to the HAF series. But in hand, with the silky finish, it’s much less rough than you would expect from looking at it.
The layout of the keyboard itself is a full layout with number pad as well as the five macro keys on the left side. Most of the F keys up top also have double functionality as well. F1 to F4 are function keys related to the Triggers lighting and the others are all media keys.
I mentioned the wrist rest before in the packaging section. Some people like wrist rests and others don’t, because of that Cooler Master made the wrist rest on the Trigger optional. There are three attachment points to keep it locked up against the Trigger. There are eight rubber feat on the wrist rest as well. To keep it from moving around on your desk.
Around on the back side of the Trigger you have all of its connections bunched up in the top right area. The small USB plug is where you plug in the keyboards cable to hook to your PC. The other two USB ports can be used to hook up your mouse or another low power USB device. For more power you also have a 5 volt power connection, but Cooler Master doesn’t include a cable to hook up to it with the Trigger.
The bottom of the Trigger has six wide rubber feet across it to keep everything from sliding around during intense gaming sessions. For those of you, like me, who like to angle their keyboard up there are two flip out feet. Although it may not look like it, the tips of the feet are actually completely rubber as well. This is great, normally company’s seem to forget the feet when looking at keeping the keyboard secure.
The main reason we took a look at this specific keyboard was the Cherry green switches. Of course I had to pull a few keys and take a peek at them. On top of the green switches you can also see the red LED’s above each switch. The keys themselves, as you can see, are actually a clear/white with the black coloring over top. This allows the backlighting to make it through while still having that dark look as well.