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Saitek Mad Catz STRIKE7 Modular RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Customizable Metal Frame, 24 Programmable Macros, and LCD Touchscreen
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- Completely modular and customizable layout works great with flight and space sim HOTAS
- 24 macro buttons let you call even the most complex commands in a single press
- 3-Part Active Palm Rest and Two Adjustable Integrated Wrist Rests
- Updated to work seamlessly with Windows 10, 8, and 7. Refer user manual below.
- Simple macro programming interface and application launcher
- VENOM LCD Module includes 2 High-speed USB Ports
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Borrowing modifiable technology from the world's most adjustable mouse - the award-winning R.A.T. - the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard's unique design provides unprecedented customization options to enhance overall comfort. Armed with total control of your keyboard's fit, size, color, sound, and programming, you can finally play your favorite games exactly as intended: How you like to play them!
From the Manufacturer
Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard for PC — Create Your Perfect Gaming Interface
When a fraction of a second is all that divides victory from defeat, you must be in absolute harmony with your gaming setup. Every command and key location must be committed to muscle memory as there's no time to look away from the screen. Enter the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 from Mad Catz, the perfect keyboard with which to construct your ideal gaming environment. Whether your game of choice is an RPG, FPS, MMO, RTS, MOBA or any other genre, you can now customize your keyboard's physical arrangement to meet your needs.
Boasting a robust, full metal chassis which is much stronger than most gaming keyboards, the modular design gives you the freedom to interlock only the components which matter most to you and your gaming style. Replete with a specially engineered membrane which mimics the tactile feel generated by the mechanical keys often preferred by gamers - - without the resultant excessive noise - - the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard provides a distinct competitive edge.
Fully Modular for Unparalleled Customization
Borrowing modifiable technology from the world's most adjustable mouse - - the award-winning R.A.T. - - the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard's unique design provides unprecedented customization options to enhance overall comfort. Armed with total control of your keyboard's fit, size, color, sound, and programming, you can finally play your favorite games exactly as intended: How you like to play them!
5 Separate Hardware Modules
1. Control Module with V.E.N.O.M. TFT-LCD Display
Easily navigate the keyboard's many functions with the Control Module's intuitive V.E.N.O.M. touchscreen. Program advanced macros, adjust backlighting, and take in-game control of external functions - - balance game and chat volumes, launch apps and websites, even initiate and control TeamSpeak - - all with a few simple finger taps.
2. Main Keyboard – Optimized for Responsiveness
Thanks to a much smaller footprint than run-of-the-mill keyboards, the main keyboard gives your mouse plenty of extra space for large, sweeping movements. Replacement, interchangeable WASD and cursor keys adapt to your gaming style by giving you the choice of standard, contoured or rubber-edged versions. Full RGB backlighting - - with 16 million color variants - - matches the keyboard to your gaming rig and the keys' laser-etched, lacquered light guides are ideal for gaming in dim environments.
3. Function Strip with Programmable Action Buttons
Adding four programmable macro buttons to the mix, the removable Function Strip brings the total to 24. Including the V.E.N.O.M. touchscreen, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard incorporates 24 programmable macro buttons over three modes to create 72 user-definable commands.
4. Modular NumPad
Just like the Control Module, the NumPad is capable of loose or fix-mounted positioning. The custom connection scheme makes it all possible, and the included set of longer wires bolsters your arrangement options.
5. 3-Part Active Palm Rest and Two Wrist Rests
A height-adjustable, active palm-rest houses both a thumb wheel and an action button for even more controls at your fingertips. Both wrist rests utilize a rugged 5-pin connector to attach to the main keyboard module and NumPad, effectively enhancing your comfort during stints of extended gaming.
Uncomplicated Macro Programming
An intuitive graphical interface vastly simplifies the formerly tedious task of macro programming. Assign single or multiple keystrokes, complete with custom timings, to macro keys or interface icons and then easily fine-tune your settings. This ability is essential for fast-paced games which require clear but complex multi-key actions.
Each of the keyboard's three different modes can store your programmed macros; you need only switch to a different mode mid-game to triple your available commands. Once programmed, custom profiles can be published to share with your community and saved for later recall, allowing for a seamless transition to another gaming PC.
Integrated TeamSpeak Functionality with Visual Identifier
The team at Mad Catz collaborated with TeamSpeak's development team to integrate their state-of-the-art chat technology into the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard. Once you have the TeamSpeak application running on the keyboard's V.E.N.O.M. touchscreen, select specific game rooms to check who is online and who is actively talking. You can even control the chat volume from within the game you are playing, removing the need to pause and switch programs.
- Product Includes:
- Main Keyboard Module
- Control Module TFT-LCD with 2 High-Speed USB Ports
- Macro Key (Function Strip) Module
- Number Pad Module
- 3 Palm/Wrist Rests
- Additional Key Caps with Removal Tool
- Adjustment Tool
- 3 Keyboard Link Cables
- AC Adapter
- 6 Connector Screws
- Product Specifications:
- Works with 64-bit & 32-bit Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP
- Requires internet connection for driver download
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I would say buy the extended warranty so if the drivers stop working you can return to Amazon.
UPDATE - I use a logitech wireless headphone and every time I would leave the room it would lose connection, with the headphones plugged into the Strike 7 keyboard I can go all over my house without being disconnected !
1- the Venom touchscreen appeared to be useful for displaying in-game information
2- I could separate the game pad from the keyboard to better accommodate my desk layout
3- programmable keys would let me build macros and design the keyboard as I saw fit
4- the game pad looked comfortable and easy to use
The STRIKE7 failed on all 4 accounts. My largest disappointment was that the arrow keys on the game pad couldn't be re-programmed to be WASD keys. This failed the very simple task of allowing me to not have to re-bind keys in every game I play, but instead just build out profiles on the keyboard. Since I would be playing with a programmable game pad, I would have to build a keyboard profile, but I would also have to re-bind keys in game to accommodate the numerous keys that are not programmable.
The M keys were not easy to reach and not viable game buttons. I ended up using them for ESC and other keys that I would normally have to lift my hand completely from the keyboard to hit. The bottom M key was the only one I could reach just barely with my pinkey, and it would not consistently respond to key presses because it was being pressed at an angle. This made it a bad button to try to use for a crouch or sprint key, or any other key necessary to gameplay. Basically, the M keys are not usable for gaming.
The VENOM touchscreen was not very useful. It's primary purpose was to drive the software that runs the keyboard. Without the touchscreen, the keyboard does not work. Period. So if you want this keyboard and don't care about the touchscreen, which is reasonable, then know that a very large chunk of your money is going to a feature you won't use and can also have errors and break the rest of your keyboard, as mine did. The ability to launch applications from the Venom sounds nice, but it ultimately is no more useful than simply clicking an icon on your desktop or Start menu. You can control the RGB lights through it, but that easily could have been built into the profile software, which you still need to install on your PC to get the keyboard to use programmable keys.
Another let-down for me was that one of the USB cables shipped was damaged, and although no damage was apparent externally, it caused the VENOM touchscreen to crash repeatedly. I wanted to use my own USB cable to take care of the problem, but M2M USB Mini cables are very difficult to find. I tried to cobble one together with adapters I had on hand and discovered that the USB cables Mad Catz provides are not technically USB 2.0 Mini B cables, but instead they are something very similar but not compatible. Possibly USB 3.0 Mini B, but I couldn't get an answer out of them and none of their documentation says what the cable is. It doesn't matter, because I couldn't find any USB 3.0 Mini B cables at all. This also ruined my plans of setting the keyboard on top of my desk and the gameboard on my keyboard tray with my mouse, since the cables they provided couldn't reach that distance.
The profile software was the same software used for the RAT mouse. Why Mad Catz doesn't make a single piece of software that handles all Cyborg peripherals is beyond me. The simplicity of having both your mouse and keyboard managed in a single profile would make a lot of sense, especially for people who also have the joystick or other peripherals.
I would **not** recommend this keyboard. I ended up going back to my Steelseries Merc Stealth, which although discontinued, is about the same price as the STRIKE7 and is fully programmable. That's right- the entire keyboard plus the gameboard (I think they num pad is not programmable though) can be set to any key, macro, or key combination. The main reason I love the Merc is the amazing feel of the butterfly key layout. The software is a bit clunky, but it's worth it.
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2) Drivers claim to be current but are nonfunctional. (no update/no function)
3) Product software claims to be current but is nonfunctional (no update/no function)
4) No product support (looks like an abandoned project).
5) Ongoing issues not resolved ( lots of ongoing issues on google with no current solutions)
6) Item description misleading. (This is currently NOT easily compatible with windows 10)
After spending the entire day on google downloading, installing, waiting, uninstalling, rebooting, updating, down-dating, troubleshooting and researching... I gave up. This is such a nice product physically but the software is home made and dysfunctional. This is not a professionally supported product. It's has a sturdy built but that is it. The software drivers that make it work are non-functional. I was unable to find any support or functioning drives online. I will be returning this product.