Cooler Master have added a new model to its line of mechanical gaming keyboards, and the successor to the original CM Storm Trigger, the grandad of their gaming keyboard range. Labelled the CM Storm Trigger-Z, the resemblance of the keyboard to the one it is replacing is striking, and you would be forgiven for not noticing a difference, of which there are many.
The Trigger-Z has these key features :-
Fully programmable! Save up to 5 Profiles and 75 Macros on the Keyboard
Powerful Rapid Fire Engine for faster hardware Macro playback
5 easily accessible Macro keys as well as Multimedia and Win-lock shortcuts
On the fly Macro recording – record and use key combos without leaving the game
Profile switch key-combo - Switch between keyboard profiles within an instant
Detachable wrist rest, braided USB cable and gold plated plugs
Online firmware updates
64 KRO - 64 simultaneous key presses
One that is not explained in the list is the change to a Full Size USB A connector on the back of the keyboard, which is a major change over the original Mini-USB connector, and one that greatly improves the strength and ruggedness of the connection on the keyboard end, one that will make it less likely to break. In making this change they have had to remove the USB hub that would normally be there.
Press Release :-
[Insert CM Storm Link for Trigger-Z]
Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today unveiled the successor to the Trigger mechanical keyboard that launched the CM Storm Gaming keyboard line. Trigger-Z, a premium gaming hub and mechanical keyboard.
Fully Programmable Mechanical Keyboard
Utilize fully programmable macro and standard keys with profile management for up to five profiles and up to 75 macros. Significantly reduce setup times by storing profiles and key assignments within your Trigger-Z with 64KB of onboard memory. Stay ahead of the competition with easily downloadable firmware and software updates via the CM Storm Gaming site at:
Integrated multimedia keys make it easy to control your audio experience in and out of the action while the Trigger-Z Storm key can quickly disable Windows key input to avoid accidental presses during intense matches. Built-in audio outputs allow gamers to easily setup their gaming station all in one place.
Comfort is a key factor when sitting at the computer for long periods of time. A detachable wrist rest and non-slip rubber coating assist in preventing pains by providing proper support for wrists and reducing unwanted keyboard movements or slides.
14K gold plated ultra low latency USB connectors and high-grade braided cable ensure that the keyboard maintains a steady link to the PC.
Cherry MX Switches
Trigger-Z will be available in high quality Cherry MX Brown, Red, and Blue switches.
The Trigger-Z Gaming Mechanical Keyboard will be available in February. Price and availability may vary based on region. Expected MSRP included VAT 119 €