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S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard for PC

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #17 in Input Devices

Posted

Pros: Stylish, Modern, Ergonomic, Responsive & Lots of gadgets

Cons: Expensive, Not Mechanical

This keyboard is beautiful. Its stylish and very ergonomic. They almost made it perfect if they had of made it with mechanical keys for hardcore gamers. However this was not an over sight for them. They choose the path of mimicking the mechanical keys with response and feel but without the excessive noise that they make. they are very quite when I compare them to other keyboards that I've had and the performance is on par. I myself have no problem gaming with it. Sometimes when I've been playing for hours on DayZ and been trekking all over the map I get sore fingers after about 8 hours LOL. The keys are responsive and not far behind the mechanical boards.
There is tons of features to keep you amused. lets start with the 12 apps that are built into the little touch lcd screen.

Program launcher - which can hold 12 shortcuts to any Windows applications
Media controls - movie and music playback controls
Volume controls - You can adjust the your mic volume as well
Keyboard color and brightness controls - easy to use and you can make any color you want back lighting the keys
Clock - Looks good and helps to remind me to go to bed at a reasonable time.
Timer
Stopwatch - I used this when I'm snipe on eBay.
Windows Key Lock control - Stops the windows key from being pressed whilst gaming
Control Module settings - basic and does the job
Macros - holds 12 macros really easy to use and they work well.
Journal - you can add notes about your game(i havent used it)
Teamspeak controls - Very handy and its good to see who pops in your chatroom and still be gaming

Installation on windows 7 was a breeze! However Installing on windows 8 was troublesome and I was not able to at all. This might have changed but I would not recommend buy this Keyboard if you have windows 8.

The ability to make this keyboard transform into a Razer Orbweaver or a smaller keyboard without the numpad is a great concept. I find it best suited as a normal full keyboard layout but. You can change out the arrow and WASD keys to red rubber edged keys for easy identification. They come in the box as well with all the tools needed to piece this jigsaw keyboard together. The arm rests are high and length adjustable. The only down side is the left arm rest sometimes becomes easily detached. The left arm rest also has a cool mouse middle button scroller built in and a fire button. I haven't used them but they look cool and maybe in a flight sim I could launch a sidewinder missile with them.
Overall the keyboard is very ergonomic and is great to type with and the good back-lighting helps with typing at night.
Basically this thing looks great and you can customize it to suit your needs and even though its expensive its worth it.
S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard for PC
Description:

MAD CATZ S.T.R.I.K.E.7 KEYBOARDMAD CATZ S.T.R.I.K., 5 separate hardware modules: control module with V.E.N.O.M. TFT-LCD touchscreen, main keyboard, function strip, NumPad, 3-part active palm rest and 2 wrist rests, Provides unprecedented customization options to enhance overall comfort, Boasting a robust, full metal chassis which is much stronger than most gaming keyboards, Uncomplicated macro programming, Integrated TeamSpeak functionality with Visual Identifier

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BrandMad Catz
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LabelMadcatz
ManufacturerMadcatz
ModelNZ6492
MPNNZ6492
PublisherMadcatz
StudioMadcatz
TitleS.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard for PC
UPC080050264140
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberNZ6492
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
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