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Corsair Strafe RGB

30.11.2015 (7:56 pm) – Filed under: Computing

Corsair is a pioneer Computer components manufacturer for many, many years now. They have just started venturing into the computer peripherals niche, and boy, was it one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.

Today, we’re going to take a look at their newest offering: the Corsair Strafe RGB mechanical keyboard strafewith MX Silent Keys. As you all know, mechanical key switches produce a loud sound that is an inherent quality of the keys. But get this: Corsair Strafe RGB is the only keyboard on the market today that has these MX Silent Key Switches.

What do they offer? Well, they have the same actuation point and force needed to activate the switch, but it is now 30% more silent than any other mechanical key switch! Corsair truly is a pioneer as they were also the ones who made the RGB lighting scheme prominent in gaming keyboards.

Speaking of RGB lighting, the Corsair Strafe RGB also has it too! You can customize the backlighting to whatever color patterns and schemes you so desire. All of that can be done with Corsair’s Utility engine or CUE software.

Are you tired of always going to the back of your computer just to plug in your USB? Well, good thing, the Corsair Strafe RGB has a USB pass-through located at the back of the keyboard. This is a great addition, as I don’t have to continuously go to the back of my rig to plug in peripherals and what have you.

Here is the complete Technical Specification for the Corsair Strafe RGB:

  • Model: STRAFE RGB
  • Warranty: Two years
  • Weight: 2.02lbs
  • Key Switches: Cherry MX Silent Mechanical
  • Keyboard Backlighting: RGB LED (16.8M Colors)
  • Keyboard Size: Standard
  • Dimensions: 448mm x 170mm x 40mm
  • Matrix: 100% anti-ghosting and 104 Key Rollover
  • Macro Keys: All Keys
  • Report Rate: Selectable 8ms, 4ms, 2ms, 1ms and BIOS mode
  • On-board Memory: Yes
  • Windows Key Lock: Yes
  • Media Keys: FN key multimedia keys
  • CUE Software: Enabled
  • Cable Type: Tangle free rubber

And, to add the Cherry on top, Corsair gives customers a set of MOBA and FPS keycaps for better durability and tactile feel. The Corsair K70 RGB doesn’t have this, which is pretty sad. I am glad that Corsair decided to bring the custom keycaps back to the masses.

A lot of people are very satisfied with this keyboard. Let’s see what some of them have to say about it:

Khalid: “I really love typing on this amazing mechanical keyboard. It feels solid and the RGB colors are really nice and bright. The keyboard is heavy so it doesn’t move at all no matter how hard you are typing.”

Adam: “I love this keyboard. It looks great and the color profiles are very fun to play with and download the creations of others. The things you can do are nearly limitless.

The keys feel great. The WASD keycaps seemed like unnecessary fluff to me, but I do play a lot of RPGs so I tried them. I’m so glad I did. They give just a barely noticeable extra bit of grip on those keys, and the very slight angle on them keeps your fingers from sliding off. It does not affect my typing at all. They’re just enough to help during gaming sessions and minimal enough to ignore when doing other things. The light also shines through these keys just as bright as the others.”

I highly recommend this keyboard because well, it’s Corsair! But kidding aside, it is the only mechanical keyboard with MX Cherry Silent key switches for 30% noise reduction. And, with RGB lighting scheme, the keyboard not only performs well, but it is also visually appealing.

The Corsair Strafe RGB retails at $149.99.

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