After removing the Trigger from its packaging, one of the first things that we noticed was the soft or rubberized material along the edge of the keyboard and wrist rest. The material gives the Trigger a memorable feeling of quality as opposed to simply a look of quality this is one of the most unique parts of the using the Trigger. The Trigger is a matte grey on top, with a flat black on the sides and bottom. The keys themselves are a flat black with characters set in an opaque white which allows for productive usage in the dark.
The USB input for the keyboard is located on the right, front side along with 2 USB 2.0 ports and the 5V DC plug.
The bottom of the keyboard features adjustable feet on the forward side of the bored.
The keys on the Trigger (Cherry Brown on our sample)feel responsive with a tight depression and return compared to Cherry Blue switches and are slightly less snappy than Black. (More on this in the Key section.)
Accessories with the Trigger are few, and functional. Included you will find a quick reference card, manual, 2 meter USB cable, and Wrist rest.
The 2 Meter USB 2.0 cable provided with the Trigger has no surprises; it is a nicely wrapped USB 2.0 cable with highly conductive gold connections. Here at TechReaction we are happy to see more and more keyboard manufacturers implementing removable cables, having a functional keyboard become unusable because of a damaged cable can be a frustrating experience, especially when looking at more expensive mechanical models.
The wrist rest provided with the Trigger is coated with the same rubber material as the Trigger itself. It provides a comfortable place to wrest your wrist if needed. If it is not needed it gives your keyboard much more presence on your desk and would look stunning at a LAN event.
The Trigger has 2 USB 2.0 Ports on the right side.
When the Trigger is completely decked out with Wrist rest, and USB cables in use it can start to be cumbersome. If you are considering using the Trigger at all for mobile use you may want to consider an alternative such as the CM Storm: Quick Fire Pro, the keyboard has a smaller footprint.