Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard
This Keyboard Is SICK!!!
The MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is a very amazing gaming keyboard, mega-packed with features. Its membrane switches are very responsive, but it's a little on the expensive side. With it's modular design and every feature imaginable like a LCD screen and backlit keys, it is often referred to as the "Batmobile of gaming keyboards". This gaming keyboard is a work of art, and is worth every penny...
First Impressions"This thing is like the Batmobile of keyboards!!"
When a fraction of a second is all that it takes to win or lose a game, when the stakes are high and you can't afford to take your eyes off the screen, you need a keyboard which makes your life easier while playing games. The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard is one such option. The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard is heavily-customizable product which includes a touch -screen display along with the standard keyboard that is expected in the package, though the "standard" keyboard too is a bit different compared to the conventional competition. It is heavily modularised, with 3 distinctive sections -- one QWERTY, one number pad and one macro key.
Distinctive features of the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard
Customization and modularity:
The 3 modules mentioned above connect to each other by means of braided cables, which are sturdy and flexible. While one can easily attach each component the conventional way, it's also entirely possible to mix and match the parts , the core rationale behind modularising the components. This might also come as a huge relief and advantage to left-handed gamers. If that's not enough, it comes with two set of direction keys( one WASD and one arrow) that have rubber bumpers to give them that extra tactility and ruggedness to these keys , which any gamer would agree, are the primary keys to be relied upon and in constant use all the time. Also included in the pack is a special key-removal tool to remove the bumpers and/or the keys.
A distinctive feature of this keyboard is the TFT-LCD touch screen display. This can be attached on the top of the QWERTY module, or the number pad ( which again, adds to the overall customization levels in this product). One needs to install BOTH the driver and the control panel for the keyboard on the computer to take full advantage of the touch screen.One can launch programs, perform macros, set alarms, and do a host of other activities via this screen itself. It also has a TeamSpeak control feature for talking to team mates in course of a multi-player game.
Pros Vs Cons
- Excellent build quality and attention to detail. Even though it's a membrane-design, its tactility and feel is almost similar to mechanical keyboards.
- The touch screen interface is an asset for gamers as it gives them a way to change various settings on their system without having to go to their individual locations in the computer.
- The plethora of customization options.
- Extra set of keys as well as special removal tools to ensure hassle free customizing options for users.
- It's the Batmobile of keyboards!!
- A little expensive.
- Can be a bit complicated, especially with all those customization options.