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CM Storm Mech Gaming Keyboard Review

Overall we are rather impressed with the CM Storm Mech Gaming Keyboard. The mechanical gaming keyboard market has evolved very rapidly over the past couple of years and has become very competitive.

The days are gone when the only options for gaming-focused mechanical keyboards were boring black boxes with no additional functions.

The design of the Mech is very attractive and the aluminium plate on the top of the keyboard gives it an exclusive appearance. We were a little disappointed with the overall feel of the keyboard, though, as the plastic construction feels less robust than other high price mechanical keyboards available.

It’s great to see that CM Storm are thinking about a fairly broad spectrum of gamers with this product, making it available with Red, Blue and Brown switches. This option is sure to entice those gamers who are looking for a mechanical keyboard based on the specific type of switch that it uses.

The included software utility is a standard affair, however it has all the options that we would usually expect for configuration.  The macro editor is easy to use, which is ideal for those who want to make use of this feature.

With an RRP of £150, we feel that the CM Storm Mech is a little overpriced.  Corsair’s K70 mechanical keyboard offers better build quality and a lower price of around £120.

We would like to see the Mech falling to a similar price before we would give it a higher award.

Pros:

  • Sophisticated design.
  • Choice of Cherry MX switches.
  • Removable faceplate.
  • Software configuration utility.

Cons:

  • Disappointing build quality for the price.

KitGuru says: A good looking keyboard from CM Storm that will suit a wide range of gamers.

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Rating: 7.5.

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