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Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent Switches, £79.99 @ Amazon
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Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent Switches, £79.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 17th Aug

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Strafe RGB MX Silent

Strafe RGB MX Silent is designed for precision control, advanced customization, and ultra-quiet operation. 100% Cherry MX Silent key switches are German built with gold-crosspointcontacts, gold-plated closures, and pressure-resistant metal alloy springs for the precise control, feel, and responsiveness you need for a competitiveadvantage.
Each key is individually addressable at your command for a virtually unlimited backlighting customization and sophisticated animations. The result is an ultra-quiet, professional grade keyboardthat's up to 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards.


Box Contains

1x Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB mechanical gaming keyboard
1x FPS & MOBO keycap sets, Keycap Puller
1x Quick start guide
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I have this and love everything about it, other than I can't type on it. I don't know if it's just any mechanical keyboard or this one in particular but almost every press I end up activating a key next to it so typing is a mess. I have to type a lot slower. Before this I had a slim cordless digital keyboard that I was rapid on and used for years so the keys are a lot taller so it could be that. I have seen online of others complaining about similar issues with this though. Be interesting to see others thoughts.

The build quality is excellent though, the software is good and the RGB options are great.
Rusty8217/08/2019 20:57

I have this and love everything about it, other than I can't type on it. I …I have this and love everything about it, other than I can't type on it. I don't know if it's just any mechanical keyboard or this one in particular but almost every press I end up activating a key next to it so typing is a mess. I have to type a lot slower. Before this I had a slim cordless digital keyboard that I was rapid on and used for years so the keys are a lot taller so it could be that. I have seen online of others complaining about similar issues with this though. Be interesting to see others thoughts.The build quality is excellent though, the software is good and the RGB options are great.


It's not just you, I have had mechanical keyboards for years and I still can't type on them. I find them better for gaming but yea how people type accurately and quickly on them I'll never know.
LazybeatX17/08/2019 20:59

It's not just you, I have had mechanical keyboards for years and I still …It's not just you, I have had mechanical keyboards for years and I still can't type on them. I find them better for gaming but yea how people type accurately and quickly on them I'll never know.


Good to know, cheers. I bought it with the hope of getting into PC gaming but I am struggling with it coming from console to be honest. I've just about gotten used to it for work purposes but like I said, my typing is awful. Trying to persevere with it in the hope I get better. I'd say I am at least 50% as efficient than I normally am.

The RGB on this is great, got different profiles setup and it just works. Like the additional USB slot too.
Rusty8217/08/2019 21:08

Good to know, cheers. I bought it with the hope of getting into PC gaming …Good to know, cheers. I bought it with the hope of getting into PC gaming but I am struggling with it coming from console to be honest. I've just about gotten used to it for work purposes but like I said, my typing is awful. Trying to persevere with it in the hope I get better. I'd say I am at least 50% as efficient than I normally am.The RGB on this is great, got different profiles setup and it just works. Like the additional USB slot too.


Stick with it, it can be a hard transition from consoles but you can't beat keyboard and mouse for certain games. I've been gaming on PC for 20 years and I could never go back to console only. I've always had a PlayStation for the exclusive games though.
LazybeatX17/08/2019 21:13

Stick with it, it can be a hard transition from consoles but you can't …Stick with it, it can be a hard transition from consoles but you can't beat keyboard and mouse for certain games. I've been gaming on PC for 20 years and I could never go back to console only. I've always had a PlayStation for the exclusive games though.


Yeah I am trying. I think my main issue now is time. I don't have the time to put in to practise. If I have a spare hour here or there I'll jump on console. Should have stuck with PC back in the day but I fell out of it for too long. Going from bossing FPS games on console to being horrendous is not great fun at my age but who knows maybe it'll click one day...
Edited by: "Rusty82" 17th Aug
Rusty8217/08/2019 21:22

Yeah I am trying. I think my main issue now is time. I don't have the time …Yeah I am trying. I think my main issue now is time. I don't have the time to put in to practise. If I have a spare hour here or there I'll jump on console. Should have stuck with PC back in the day but I fell out of it for too long. Going from bossing FPS games on console to being horrendous is not great fun at my age but who knows maybe it'll click one day...


If you play fps then keyboard and mouse is the way to go for sure. It does take time but it's definitely the best gaming experience with the most options by a long shot. Stick with it mate, you'll get it. Took me a year to get used to using WASD keys to move instead of arrow keys when I first started playing in the late 90s.
LazybeatX17/08/2019 21:27

If you play fps then keyboard and mouse is the way to go for sure. It does …If you play fps then keyboard and mouse is the way to go for sure. It does take time but it's definitely the best gaming experience with the most options by a long shot. Stick with it mate, you'll get it. Took me a year to get used to using WASD keys to move instead of arrow keys when I first started playing in the late 90s.


Yeah that is my main issue, using the keys to move, got like 10+ keys to use over your 5 fingers and I struggle to find my way without looking so it's painfully slow but I've played a few games and got a few kills etc so I am sure I can do it. I've also got a sim racing rig setup which is what I use it for mainly gaming wise. I'm just too old for it I think! Old dog and new tricks comes to mind! But cheers
LazybeatX17/08/2019 20:59

It's not just you, I have had mechanical keyboards for years and I still …It's not just you, I have had mechanical keyboards for years and I still can't type on them. I find them better for gaming but yea how people type accurately and quickly on them I'll never know.


This is just bizarre to me. My typing outright improved when I moved to a mechanical keyboard, and the general consensus would seem to be that's the case for most people. It's also not possible to just lump them into one category of "mechanical keyboards" really, given how many different types of switches there are and how radically different they can feel. If you've only ever tried one type of switch, then you probably simply found one that you didn't get on with, and one of the others would suit you more.
Aretak17/08/2019 21:51

This is just bizarre to me. My typing outright improved when I moved to a …This is just bizarre to me. My typing outright improved when I moved to a mechanical keyboard, and the general consensus would seem to be that's the case for most people. It's also not possible to just lump them into one category of "mechanical keyboards" really, given how many different types of switches there are and how radically different they can feel. If you've only ever tried one type of switch, then you probably simply found one that you didn't get on with, and one of the others would suit you more.


Trust me I've used a few in the last 10 years. I've currently got the Blackwidow Lite with Razer Orange switches. But in my time I've had Cherry Reds, Brown's, Blues, Silent and Romar Gs. I could still type better on my old Microsoft ergonomic keyboard than any mechanical board I've ever owned. Best mechanical keys I've used for typing though where definitely the Romars on my Logitech board.
Great Deal, Heat added.
I am used to a comfortable padded wrist rest on my Razer Ornata. How would the wrist rest on this compare?
LazybeatX17/08/2019 21:55

Trust me I've used a few in the last 10 years. I've currently got the …Trust me I've used a few in the last 10 years. I've currently got the Blackwidow Lite with Razer Orange switches. But in my time I've had Cherry Reds, Brown's, Blues, Silent and Romar Gs. I could still type better on my old Microsoft ergonomic keyboard than any mechanical board I've ever owned. Best mechanical keys I've used for typing though where definitely the Romars on my Logitech board.


Ergonomic keyboard. You've hit the nail on the head here. Mechanical keyboards tend to be harder if your at a slight angle. You never have this issue with an ergonomic layout. I can type very quickly, but if my office chair is slightly off the the right or left I would struggle even though my typical speeds are super quick. Mine also have half height key caps which help with speed.
Rusty8217/08/2019 20:57

I have this and love everything about it, other than I can't type on it. I …I have this and love everything about it, other than I can't type on it. I don't know if it's just any mechanical keyboard or this one in particular but almost every press I end up activating a key next to it so typing is a mess. I have to type a lot slower. Before this I had a slim cordless digital keyboard that I was rapid on and used for years so the keys are a lot taller so it could be that. I have seen online of others complaining about similar issues with this though. Be interesting to see others thoughts.The build quality is excellent though, the software is good and the RGB options are great.


It’s the switches, the speeds and silent actuate with a tiny amount of force as apposed to blues/browns
MikeyHenry17/08/2019 23:58

I am used to a comfortable padded wrist rest on my Razer Ornata. How would …I am used to a comfortable padded wrist rest on my Razer Ornata. How would the wrist rest on this compare?


It's not padded, but a fairly hard textured plastic, that I find fairly comfortable. I've had padded wrist rests before and can't difinitively say that I prefer them.

I am, however, easily pleased and, it has to be said, not terribly fussy.
Edited by: "PurplePerson" 18th Aug
Aretak17/08/2019 21:51

This is just bizarre to me. My typing outright improved when I moved to a …This is just bizarre to me. My typing outright improved when I moved to a mechanical keyboard, and the general consensus would seem to be that's the case for most people. It's also not possible to just lump them into one category of "mechanical keyboards" really, given how many different types of switches there are and how radically different they can feel. If you've only ever tried one type of switch, then you probably simply found one that you didn't get on with, and one of the others would suit you more.


+1. I use a mechanical with Brown switches at work and actually found it better to type on.
As a hard-core typist I'm finding the Red Kailh switches great to type on. My number one gripe with keyboards is key wear (ink wearing off - thinking I might splurge on a Das Keyboard).

Before that I had Outemu Blues and OMG, the racket they made drove me mad.

Membrane keyboards, apart from being silent (obviously) feel...smoother.
Superb keyboard had it for over a year and it's brilliant for gaming and typing.
If you're making mistakes typing with a mechanical keyboard, it's not the keyboard's fault. It may just be that you prefer a certain type, i.e. membrane, switch type, keyboard layout, etc. etc.
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