Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX Blue Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard at Amazon for £69.95
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Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX Blue Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard at Amazon for £69.95

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Found 24th Oct
  • 100% Cherry MX Blue key switches
  • Dynamic backlighting - high red backlighting enhances the experience with virtually lighting adjustability
  • Fully programmable - reassign any key or set up the macros for effortless gaming
  • FPS/MOBA keycap sets - textured and contoured keycaps enable maximum grip
  • Gaming grade circuitry - 100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB

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Original Poster

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I bought a refurbished K70 with Cherry MX Red keys last week for the same price from Scan. My old one broke (thanks to an unfortunate encounter with a soft drink) and the replacement "refurbished" one looks completely new.

Tempted. Good price if you want the clicky blues (which feel lovely to type on).

Lovely to type on but gaming on blues is a bit like Marmite. You either get on with it or you don't.

You've got to get used to fully lifting your finger off the key inbetween presses, makes tiny WASD adjustments a bit harder than on Reds or Blacks for example.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 24th Oct

johnthehuman3 h, 50 m ago

Lovely to type on but gaming on blues is a bit like Marmite. You either …Lovely to type on but gaming on blues is a bit like Marmite. You either get on with it or you don't. You've got to get used to fully lifting your finger off the key inbetween presses, makes tiny WASD adjustments a bit harder than on Reds or Blacks for example.


As you sure about that? The actuation distance is almost the same (2.2 mm for blues versus 2 mm for reds). I don't need to full lift my blues to get them to click again.

You need to lift blues a lot further than reds to get them to 'click' again.

* "a lot" is actually a really small distance, but I found it noticeable.

This sort of explains it...

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Edited by: "johnthehuman" 24th Oct

Original Poster

IME blue are usually recommended as best for typing, red for gaming, brown as a middle ground.. I did specifically remove 'gaming' from the title.. though how much it matters? Probably depends more on the individual. I was specifically looking for blues and yes mainly for typing, but I have no problems playing FPS games. Blue MX was what we used back in the days of Doom and Quake LAN fragfests. The difference in response times is probably marginal if you're used to using clicky keyboards. Some players might even gain an advantage from the guaranteed actuation point. Hard to judge.

Either way, gaming keyboards come in all flavours. So take your pick. The "fastest" keyboard I've seen in typing tests was a low profile copy of blue cherry, which had less travel than any Cherry MX ..

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Cherry MX red appears to be £64.99 for PRime users?

messiahcomplex833 s ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CH-9000226-UK-Performance-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B010091QJO?tag=ho01f-21&th=1 Cherry MX red appears to be £64.99 for PRime users?



Its on the right hand sellers selection bit - sold and fulfilled by Amazon

Good job I already have 4 mech keyboards.
Heat from me.

How have I survived all of these years without any "virtually lighting adjustability"?

johnthehuman7 h, 54 m ago

You need to lift blues a lot further than reds to get them to 'click' …You need to lift blues a lot further than reds to get them to 'click' again. * "a lot" is actually a really small distance, but I found it noticeable. This sort of explains it... [Image] [Image]


Thanks. I'll have to give reds a try some day.

Reds are £64.99, just have to wait 2-4 weeks.
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