CES 2013 PureOC Coverage
With CES 2013 going into full swing and manufacturers showing off their new line of tech gadgets that will be released this coming year, we took a short drive out to the CES 2013 show in Las Vegas, Nevada to check out some of the exciting news. While this Massive show was impossible to fully cover with the few days we were there, we managed to catch up with a few of our sponsors and check in with them to see what we should expect for this coming season.
First we would like to thank: Cooler Master, Kingston, MSI, Sapphire Tech, Zalman and Lian Li for meeting with us during the show and showing us the new gadgets for this year. While these were the manufacturers we managed to meet with, we also headed down to the massive convention hall to check out some other items by: LG, ViewSonic and nVidia.
Let’s first thank Lulu and Nic from Cooler Master for inviting us up to the suite to check out the items we are excited to talk about. We have here the Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid Mechanical keyboards. While this keyboard already has a model release for sale we are actually looking at a different model. This is Cooler Master’s new line of the QuickFire Rapid Stealth keyboards, the keys are blacked out at the top and each letter has been moved to its front side as you can see from the picture. This is great for those that don’t really need the letter visible from the top and are really looking for that sleek look. Also this will be better for the longevity of the keys since your fingers won’t be tapping away at the letters causing wear over time. These will also be available with All Cherry MX key sets along with Cooler Master exclusive line of Cherry MX Green keys. This model has not yet been released to the public, but should be available in the coming months.
Here is a look of the white edition of the CM Storm QuickFire TK mechanical keyboard. These keyboards can also be customized to the users needs and available in Red, Blue and Brown Cherry MX keys. Along-side this is the CM Storm Recon in white making a great matched pair.
Here’s the showcase of the Cooler Master CM QuickFire Rapid series boards in both black and silver trimmed.
If you are one of those users that need a full size keyboard with the number pad, we have the CM QuickFire XT model which was something new that we haven’t seen yet. This is a larger version of the QuickFire TK model which also shares the same customization of key sets as the TK models. It may be simple aesthetically; however, it will speak volumes in performance.
Here’s a quick side view of the QuickFire XT and its slim design.
Now, while the CM Storm Trigger isn’t a new model, this variation was just released and is available in stores now with Cooler Master’s exclusive Green Cherry MX Keys. The Cherry MX Green keys are a great combination of the Blue, Black and Red. For those who like the combined feel of certain Cherry MX Keys this is a great keyboard. I am normally a Black and Blue Cherry MX key user; however, after playing with the keyboard with the Cherry MX Green keys, I am convinced to change over to give this a shot.