Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard Review
Published: 29th July 2015 | Source: Corsair | Price: £99.95 @ OCUK |
The box will definitely grab your attention. The combination of the red keyboard and the searing yellow of the Corsair Gaming is eye-catching at least.
Corsair aren't the first company to provide sculptured keys for the WASD keys, but they're definitely the first to stretch that idea to the other commonly used left-hand keys, as well as providing different angles depending upon whether you're using all eight or purely the direction ones.
Here is the Strafe in all its glory. It might not be as immediately attention grabbing as the first of the Vengeance models was, but that's largely because it's come afterwards. It's easy to become a little blasé, but if you stop and compare it to the regular mechanical keyboard design you'll see that it's still a work of art. Almost an exercise in minimalism. It's very striking.
With a red backplate as well as red LEDs and red switches you can be certain that the Strafe has you catered for if your preferred choice is the longest wavelength colour. Unlike many keyboards adjustment of the brightness isn't a key combination, but rather a dedicated button on the top right. It's definitely handy to not have to peer at your F-Keys to discover where to turn the brightness down is this time.
We can't be the only people who've got a sea of black USB cables in the back of their towers, and anything that aids quick identification has to be lauded. With the Corsair Strafe USB connectors being very bright yellow you'll certainly not spend an age wondering which cable is the keyboard. There is a USB pass-through on the back, should you require such connectivity options.