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CORSAIR STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough - Linear and Quiet - Cherry MX Red Switch - RGB LED Backlit
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- 100% Cherry MX gaming key switches - Unique gold-cross point contacts for incredible reliability, durability, and precision
- Cherry MX Red key switches - Extremely responsive, with a smooth, linear response and a wide actuation zone, and no audible click or tactile “bump”
- Multi-color dynamic backlighting - Brilliant RGB backlighting immerses you in the game with virtually unlimited lighting adjustability
- Fully programmable - Reassign any key or set up the most extreme macros for advanced gaming
- USB pass-through port - Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse, wireless headset adapter, or your phone
- Detachable soft-touch wrist rest - provides the comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions
- FPS/MOBA keycap sets - Textured and contoured keycaps enable maximum grip and enhanced feel
- Gaming-grade circuitry - 100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB ensures no matter how fast your play, all your keypresses register
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100% Cherry MX Red gaming key switches
Built in Germany and used by the pros, Cherry MX gaming key switches feature the world’s leading mechanical switch technology. Gold-crosspoint contacts, gold-plated contact closures, and pressure-resistant metal alloy springs give every gamer a competitive advantage.
Delivering smooth, linear response with a wide actuation zone, Cherry MX Red switches have the responsiveness you need for perfectly executing double and triple taps, and there’s no audible click or tactile 'bump'.
Multi-color dynamic RGB backlighting
Brilliant RGB LED backlighting immerses you in the game with virtually unlimited adjustability.
CUE it up
CUE Link harnesses the power of CUE to connect your Corsair RGB keyboard, mouse, and headset to work in harmony for the ultimate lighting experience.
Spectro Syncing, Triple Rainbow, Ride the Wave, and Reactive Ripple will take your gaming to an entirely new level.
USB pass-through port
It’s ready for your mouse, phone, or wireless headset adapter, and strategically positioned for uninterrupted game play by keeping the cable out of the line of fire.
FPS and MOBA keycap sets & detachable soft-touch wrist rest
Personalize your Strafe RGB for your game of choice. The textured, contoured keycaps enable enhanced grip and feel.
It’s textured to provide just the right amount of grip to keep your hands in place and provide long-lasting comfort.
Gaming Grade Circuitry
100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB ensures that every keypress registers, no matter how fast you play.
Easy-access multimedia controls
Make on-the-fly audio adjustments without interrupting your game. And when you’re not competing, they provide an easy way to play, pause, and skip audio tracks.
A complete professional gaming package
Everything you need to step up your game is in the box: a detachable wrist rest, FPS and MOBA keycap sets with a keycap removal tool, and a powered USB pass-through so you don’t need to clutter your play space with an extender.
And by tapping into our free RGBShare community site, you can set up your Strafe RGB with custom lighting maps for all your games and beautiful animations for when you’re not playing. You can go from zero to awesome in less than five minutes.
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|Item Dimensions||8.97 x 18.5 x 2 in||6.6 x 18.9 x 1.4 in||8.3 x 18.6 x 3.34 in||2.8 x 4.64 x 1.5 in||2 x 18.5 x 8.9 in||17.5 x 6 x 1.4 in|
Strafe RGB delivers proven Cherry MX key switch performance and dynamic multicolor lighting control for extreme performance and virtually unlimited customization options. 100% Cherry MX key switches are German built with gold-cross point contacts, gold-plated closures, and pressure-resistant metal alloy springs for the precise control, feel, and responsiveness you need for a competitive advantage. Each key is individually addressable at your command for a virtually unlimited backlighting customization and sophisticated animations. The result is a professional-grade gaming keyboard that looks as good as it plays. Customer Service / Tech support: 1-888-222-4346 opt. 1
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I was sick and tired of the Razer knock off clicky switches. It was nice for a couple months, but now it is quite irritating and unsatisfying to type on. Therefore I decided to get the Corsair Strafe RGB with MX Brown switches.
Personally I like this design better than the Blackwidow. The Blackwidow seems to have a matte fingerprint/oil attracted finish to it. This keyboard however has a clean sleek design that trumps that Blackwidow. The finish on this keyboard seems to be fingerprint resistant and doesn't seem to stain as easy as the Blackwidow. ALSO IT COMES WITH THE OG CORSAIR SAILS LOGO (THANK YOU CORSAIR) not the new "Corsair Gaming" logo that everybody hated.
I have never owned a Cherry MX Keyboard until now and IT IS AMAZING TO TYPE ON. This keyboard has the option of MX Browns, Reds, or Corsairs "Silent Switches." I decided to get Browns because its halfway between a Red(Silent) and Blue (Clicky) switch, basically the best of both worlds. Browns are not as loud as blues, they're nearly the same as Reds actually. It's just that Brown switches have a more tactile feedback feel when you type on them compared to Reds. The keycaps themselves on the other hand are similar in feel and look to the Razer keycaps. BUT Corsair includes a set of FPS and MOBA keycaps ALONG WITH a keycap puller so you can customize it to your needs. Props to Corsair for that.
The casing for the keycaps are clear so you get the maximum shine of color from the switches. Every switch has their own RGB LED that is customize able to what game you're gonna play. There are also two white LED strips on the side of the keyboard to add a nice clean finish to the keyboard. I have attached pictures to clarify. And there are 3 brightness settings for you to choose from.
Like I said before, Corsair throws in some extra accessories to sweeten the deal:
-Detachable wrist rest (which is quite comfortable to use actually)
Now to the reason why I'm giving this 4 stars...
I'm just gonna say it, the Razer Synapse software for the Chroma is much better than Corsairs CUE software. It took me about 30 minutes to an hour to figure out how to set a certain keycap a certain color. They do have instructions on their website, but its not clear enough for all the features. When I got my Razer Blackwidow Chroma, it was simple (INSANELY SIMPLE) to customize the LEDS to your specific needs. However for Corsair, it seems like they're getting there but ever so slowly. For example you need to go to 3 or 4 different pages on Corsair software to set all the keys white and WASD a different color. It was just a very frustrating experience for me using the CUE software. Hopefully in the future it will be on the same level as Razers Synapse.
-Cherry MX Browns
-Price (Cheaper than Blackwidow Chroma)
-Accessories (Keycaps/wrist rest)
- No headphone/mic passthrough
In the end, I recommend this keyboard to anyone who is looking for an upgrade or their first mechanical keyboard. The price of $149 is very much worth it considering all the extra accessories that come along with it. As for the software, give it some more time and I'm sure major improvements will be made. If there is something I did not answer in this review please leave a comment down below and I will try my best to answer it.
In case you didn't know, there are a few people that that frequent r/RGB Profiles on Reddit and the Corsair forums that create custom RGB lighting schemes that you can use with Corsair peripherals. Everyone can make custom profiles, but it is tough and is much easier to download profiles. I also own a Corsair M65 Pro and I found a guy through the Corsair RGB forums that lets you download free lighting schemes for all devices- so they're in sync. He even has really great videos demonstrating the lights. He goes by "Schwitz".
I am very satisfied with this keyboard.
I attached a video of some of my favorite profiles.
No real cons that I can think of other than not being able to change the color of the light on the sides of the keyboard, but honestly I never even notice that. Bottom line is if you're looking to get a nice, sturdy mechanical keyboard that has customizable RGB Lighting, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't be the perfect keyboard.