Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent Gaming Keyboard

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In a world of red the updated Corsair Gaming colour choice of yellow really stands out. With so many keyboards appearing to be, to the layperson, identical it's important to emphasise why this particular model should be the one you go home with and the Corsair design team have got it nailed. There is no doubting that this is capable of a rainbow of hues.

Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard     Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard  

Design-wise the Strafe RGB MX-Silent is pretty standard stuff. There are no curious angles, split spacebars or bundles of dedicated macro keys. You get the regular layout plus a couple to adjust Winlock and lighting intensity. Round the back is a USB pass through and the underneath reveals the feet as well as the locking points for the, included, wrist rest.

Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard     Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard  

One of the elements that really stands out when using the Strafe RGB MX-Silent is the build quality. Anyone can put Cherry MX switches into a keyboard, but if you don't surround them with a quality chassis and if the addition buttons aren't up to snuff then things quickly fall apart. The Strafe has no such issues.

Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard     Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard  

As well as the standard keycaps Corsair provide a selection of extra keys with different carvings to ensure they're usable as more than just the regular WASD arrangement that have proven so popular. With more games requiring Q, E, R and F for leaning and activation it makes sense to expand the support to those keys.

Under the keycaps are the Cherry MX switches which Corsair claim to be 30% quieter than regular mechanical keyboards. Given that the noise factor is a large reason people haven't made the transition then if that claim stands up the Strafe could be a game-changing keyboard.

Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard     Corsair Strafe RGB MX-Silent Gaming Keyboard  

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Most Recent Comments

12-11-2015, 06:12:28

SPS
Sorry if I missed this in the article, but what type of switches do these most feel like? Are they simply a quiet version of MX Reds?Quote

12-11-2015, 06:16:05

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Sorry if I missed this in the article, but what type of switches do these most feel like? Are they simply a quiet version of MX Reds?

Yes dudeQuote

12-11-2015, 06:29:41

SPS
Still waiting for silent blues Quote

12-11-2015, 06:49:07

tolagarf
Kinda odd not doing a video review of this product considering it's supposed to be "silent". We can't exactly hear it through writing Quote

12-11-2015, 07:05:14

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by tolagarf View Post
Kinda odd not doing a video review of this product considering it's supposed to be "silent". We can't exactly hear it through writing
My sample is late - Bry got his first.Quote
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