Cooler Master Storm Trigger
Cooler Master is a company that is very well known for their chassis, power supplies and varioius coolers. However, they have been expanding into other areas of the computer component market, such as peripherals. More precisely, Cooler Master has an entire lineup of gaming devices carried under the Storm series brand, and we’ve found them to be very well done overall.
Today we’re looking at the latest addition to the Cooler Master Storm lineup: the Trigger mechanical keyboard. Mechanical boards have become all the rage of late, and it seems everything old is new again, with updated tweaks, of course. Gaming keyboards, and specifically mechanical ones, are quickly taking hold amongst the enthusiast crowd. The days of the cheap plastic boards that die after a few fragging sessions are becoming nothing but a distant memory.
I’ll admit straightaway that I simply love mechanical keyboards. They are indeed a throwback to the original designs that were built like tanks, and you could literally pound away on the keys without fear of damage. There’s also something refreshingly satisfying about a keyboard that provides real feedback, not some squishy numb sensation when using such an important, but largely overlooked, input device.
The Trigger sports the vaunted Cherry MX switches, comes with fully backlit keys, and a competitive price tag of $120. Sounds pretty good from the spec sheet. Let’s take a closer look and see how it fares in action.