CM Storm has announced the latest addition to its QuickFire gaming keyboard series. The QuickFire Rapid-i is the ninth keyboard in the series, after QuickFire Rapid, QuickFire TK, QuickFire Ultimate, and most recently, QuickFire Stealth.
Evolving from its predecessor (Rapid), the new keyboard employs Cherry MX switches, and delivers complete LED backlighting that's powered by a 32-bit ARM processor. Rapid-i incorporates ActivLite technology, which features five lighting modes with five brightness levels. One such mode enables the backlighting to illuminate upon each key press and fade softly as your fingers move on to the next key. It also lets you individually program keys for game and application uses, while the onboard memory allows saving of up to four different profiles.
Sporting laser-marked keycaps and a non-glossy matte finish over tactile mechanical switches, the keyboard comes with multimedia shortcuts, a detachable 1.8m braided USB cable, and NKRO capability (in PS/2 mode).