CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
User Experience and Conclusion
Like many recent gaming keyboards with mechanical keys the Trigger has clearly been built to feel sturdy. The chassis is a thick plastic with no flex and the board has a significant weight to it which ensures it sits still on the desk during heavy gaming sessions.
NOTE: On our review sample there were small blocks of plastic loose inside the keyboard which caused a rattle when tipped. CM Storm assure us that this will not be an issue on retail samples but should you experience this they will replace it. The keyboard is still fully functional despite the rattle.
The keys on the Trigger also have good quality LED lighting with three illumination levels available as standard. That said we question the decision to have an optional power source to enable two extra levels of lighting. A 2nd USB cable should be provided for additional power, or CM Storm should sell PSUs direct to consumers to simplify the process.
In terms of feel the keys on the Trigger offer a smooth action though the pressure required to activate is slightly more than the likes of Razers BlackWidow. The rubberised surface also enhances the typing experience and rounding things off is a decent software control panel which makes configuring the board simple.
With an RRP of £109 the Trigger sits at the higher end of the mechanical keyboard marketplace, similarly priced to Steelseries top model and £20 less than Razers which makes the price competitive.
A solid gaming keyboard which is built to take a lot of punishment and feels great to use.