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Main Characteristics

The QuickFire Stealth is a concept keyboard, with a design that alludes to a spy gadget or some kind of special operations gear – exactly the kind of product that appeals to FPS gamers. It is also based on the Cherry MX technology, which is the market standard. As we explained in other articles, the color of each switch indicates the type and force of the activation (the key’s feedback), and if the keys are silent or noisy. It is worth repeating what we said on the QuickFire XT evaluation: the Cherry MX Blue is noisy with a light tactile response; in general terms, it means the user can press the key applying only a little pressure, and then move on to the next one. So that makes for a faster typing and gaming experience.

QuickFire StealthFigure 7: Cherry MX Blue Switch

As with the QuickFire XT, the Stealth comes with a PS2/USB adapter to active the N Key Rollover (NKRO) function for unlimited simultaneous key presses without missing a command. Since it does not feature programmable functions, the QuickFire Stealth can be used right out of the box, without the need of an application to record macros. Although it is not illuminated, there are two LEDs to indicate that the Caps Lock and the Scroll Lock are active.

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A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.