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PSA: Best Buy is selling the Corsair Strafe RGB Silent keyboard for $129

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I did a quick search of the usual storefronts and even from Corsair's storefront on Amazon... and they seem to go for $139 everywhere else.
I realize it's only $10, but hey, it adds up. I grabbed one, when I actually went there for a Razer Blackwidow Chroma, but didn't like the non-silent version, and that's all they had in stock.
/PSA
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Thanks for the heads up. Was going to pick this up in a week but since it's on sale I might as well pick it up now tongue.gif

Is there any good reason to NOT get this keyboard?
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If I srsly nitpick, the only things I could come up with vs the offering from Razer are:

1. Won't perfectly match up with rgb features like animations, color tones and depth, and brightness at night. Provided you even have other Razer Chroma products.
2. The cables are not braided.
3. Razer software is MUCH simpler and a well made.

I slightly prefer the feel of the keytops on my fingertips of the Strafe. I hate super clicky sounding keyboards, so it is great in that manner, and silent is def. the way to go for streamers.

After I posted this PSA, I went back to Razerzone.com and noticed that they extended their coupon code for 50% off the Nabu Wearable and Firefly Chroma Mousepad with purchase of another Chroma item.

SIGH, SOOOO I ended up buying the Trio, a Mamba, Blackwidow Chroma Stealth, and used the code FIREFLY50 from their site to get the matching Chroma mousepad.

My wife is going to castrate me when she finds out what my final build cost will be.
Edited by Johndog - 1/21/16 at 5:35am
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I picked it up and I'm typing on it right now. Having never used any mechanical keyboard before, right away I noticed a couple of things. First off, despite being "Silent", it's louder than my Sidewinder. It's not distracting or annoying but it's certainly a little louder than a regular ol' KB - for this reason I'm glad I picked up this particularly silent mechanical keyboard. Second - the "action" on it feels great. Feels like pressing down on the keys requires minimal effort and they press down in a much more satisfying fashion than my Sidewinder. Seems to be a lot easier to accidentally press keys when resting my hand on the keyboard because of it.

The elevated spacebar also takes a little getting used to. The wrist rest is nicer than I imagined.

So far I'm really digging this keyboard. I can't imagine any reason I'd take it back. My favorite part about this KB's design how the keys aren't hidden inside the keyboard, so it's extremely easy to clean without even having to remove any keys.

The only thing that has worried was the box was a bit dinged up (and was the only one left). I wish I asked if they had more in the back. The keyboard feels fine and doesn't appear damaged in any way but hey - you never know.
Edited by t1337dude - 1/21/16 at 3:10pm
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I completely agree with you on the new feeling of a true mechanical switch, as the Strafe is my first as well. I have the original Blackwidow, that had soft keys. and it is MUCH quieter... but the keys do not have that satisfying feedback.

I love the feeling of the spacebar.... as it has the little raised rubbery bumps on it. I plan on doing a review when the Razer Stealth gets here and I'll post back which one I decide to keep.
I will probably give the other to a friend, or just use it for my htpc. Glad you seem to like it.
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Originally Posted by Johndog View Post

I completely agree with you on the new feeling of a true mechanical switch, as the Strafe is my first as well. I have the original Blackwidow, that had soft keys. and it is MUCH quieter... but the keys do not have that satisfying feedback.

I love the feeling of the spacebar.... as it has the little raised rubbery bumps on it. I plan on doing a review when the Razer Stealth gets here and I'll post back which one I decide to keep.
I will probably give the other to a friend, or just use it for my htpc. Glad you seem to like it.

The spacebar is much louder than the rest of the keys but it's certainly satisfying to press. smile.gif

Very curious to see what you think about the Razer. The more I use the Strafe, the more I like it.
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