Originally Posted by Buttermilk
My RAT 7 just died on me after about a year.
Good thing it has a two year warranty.
And now for something completely different:
Has anyone seen this:
MadCatz STRIKE 7 modular keyboard? It looks very interesting, but I'm a little leery about a few things. First, locally it's $329.99. Wow. I wouldn't mind so much except that it doesn't use mechanical keys, but a membrane system. They say it has tactile feedback, but none of the specs mention important things like how many simultaneous keys pressed and anti ghosting. They say you get the tactile feedback without the noise, but I like the noise. I gave up the Corsair K90 and one of the reasons I did was because the keys were too quiet and I couldn't feel the tactile feedback their Cherry keys should have had.
Maybe Madcatz Rich can talk to us about this membrane system they're using? One thing's for sure, at $330 I'm not going to be an early adopter. I wonder if they plan on making any other modules for it? I might consider purchasing one if they made a module with larger movement keys surrounded by macro keys (or even keys that mimic keyboard keys). All in all, looks pretty sweet. I will enjoy reading the reviews.
Also, it's unfortunate that at this price they did not use USB3. USB3 has better power capabilities than USB2 does, and would have eliminated the need for an ac adapter. Another thing is that it has integrated Teamspeak. That's OK I guess, but I have to wonder what portion of the price accounts for that? I would rather save $20 (or whatever) than have something like Teamspeak integrated into the keyboard. Also, most games I play use Ventrillo. Integrating some companies software into such an expensive peripheral is a mistake in my opinion. Some people using Ventrilo will find their $330 keyboard has a feature they don't use.
Still, I'm very intrigued by this keyboard. It's definitely a step in the right direction.Edited by Mergatroid - 9/5/12 at 5:18pm