CORSAIR - STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Red Backlit Cherry MX Brown Switch - Black

Up your game with the programmable CORSAIR STRAFE gaming keyboard. This mechanical keyboard features Cherry MX switches for speed and precision and a gaming circuitry that ensures each keystroke registers, no matter how fast you play. The contoured key caps and ergonomic detachable wrist rest in this CORSAIR STRAFE gaming keyboard provide comfort and control.

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Overview

What's Included


  • CORSAIR STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • FPS & MOBA keycap sets, keycap puller
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Features


Cherry MX Brown Key Switches

Used by the pros and built in Germany. Cherry MX gaming keys feature the worlds leading mechanical key switch technology.

Dynamic backlighting

Brilliant RED backlighting enhances the experience with virtually unlimited lighting adjustability. Choose from six unique presets or craft your own.

Gaming grade circuitry

100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB ensure no matter how fast your play, all your keys register.

Get connected

Positioned for uninterrupted game play, the built in USB pass-through provides easy connection for your mouse, USB drive, or wireless headset adapter.

Comfort and control

Textured and contoured keycaps allow for maximum grip and enhanced feel.

Audio on the fly

Enhanced easy-access multimedia keys efficiently allow for on the fly audio changes while gaming.

USB 2.0/3.0 interface

Establishes a reliable connection to your laptop or desktop computer.

Windows compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review

    Posted
    Intech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So I was getting tired of my razer chiklet keyboard and being a college student who types a lot and enjoys gaming, I wanted a nice mechanical keyboard to use that was suitable to my needs. The amount of typos I did with the ckicklet keyboard was about 10-20 per page. I type fast and sometimes miss the point where the key registers. With the corsair Brown Cherry Strafe my typos have gone down to a max of 8 and that's on a bad day. On to the gaming, this keyboard does come with those fancy A,S,D,W keys and honestly they are very nice to have and they don't hurt the gaming experience at all, but I can't say they help, but it does help my fingers know where they are. Lighting is about the main complaint. Simply by having only the G,V,T keys also light up the O,L, and the ',' keys which is pretty irritating even though I have not activated them via the software. Other than that this keyboard is fairly amazing. The build quality is nice and I like the bit of clicky that comes with the brown cherry keys. I would Highly recommend this if you are a college student especially if you want a balance between typing and gameing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Mechanical Keyboard

    Posted
    Seneca
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Corsair - Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Pros: Solid, well built keyboard with a very beefy (8guage?) USB cord. Keystrokes are smooth, almost silent, and not as "clicky" as expected. Adjustable backlighting is very nice (Red only). Includes extra sets of "gaming" keys, along with a tool that makes them easy to replace. A true ANTI-GHOSTING keyboard. Cons: Software/firmware updates keep failing through keyboard software, have to DL them directly from Corsair website... -1 star for that. The "beefy" cord, is a little too beefy... Very heavy and rigid, which puts a great deal of stress on the USB port. The weight of the cord WILL pull itself out from horizontal ports near the top of your PC, if allowed to dangle. No stars deducted for this "con", I like that it's beefy, however buyers should be aware of it. Overall: Excellent Anti-Ghosting/Mechanical Keyboard, Corsair name and ultra-high quality, at a price that doesn't kick you in the wallet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice for Gamers

    Posted
    GenSeneca
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Corsair Gaming - Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Pro's: 100% Anti-Ghosting, Solid Construction, Near Silent Keystrokes, USB port on Keyboard, Comes with lots of extra keys and a handy tool that makes removing and installing them VERY easy. Con's: The User Interface Software that came with it is supposed to be able to update drivers and firmware but has failed to work every time I've tried... So, I've had to DL all updates directly from Corsair website (Lost a star for that one). Wish it were RGB or simply a white backlighting scheme, it has red backlighting and only the brightness can be controlled from the user interface software, but I knew that when I bought it. Not really a "Con" but be aware that it has a VERY THICK cable that's VERY rigid and VERY heavy, just keep that in mind when choosing USB ports to plug it into your PC. Other Thoughts: This was my first Mechanical Keyboard and I'm very happy with the purchase. The price to quality ratio makes this an excellent choice for gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mechanical Keyboard at this price

    Posted
    ringokid
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There may be better mechanical keyboards, but not at this price. Cherry MX Brown is a nice middle road that I am personally used to, but choosing the keys (Blue, etc.) is really a personal preference. I bought one for my office and one for my home office and have no regrets. I would probably have preferred a blue LED backlight, but don't mind the red.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    Posted
    rocketj111
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love this keyboard. The way the keys feel, the color and the response is fantastic! Matches my HP Omen!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Iwanda
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Nice keyboard. It doesn’t change colors tho, but still great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am pretty enjoying this keyboard

    Posted
    iillollii
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    the quality of keyboard is pretty good and extra usb port is helpful to connect other equipments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Birthday boy loves it

    Posted
    Tung
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this as a birthday gift. It was unwrapped and used immediately and he loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, durability, usability and design. Editors have mixed opinions about size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Matthew Buzzi on October 30, 2015
    Corsair Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Though it may lack a few of the high-end extras offered by more expensive models, the Corsair Strafe Mechnical Gaming Keyboard is well made, customizable, and affordable.Full Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Tom Morgan on August 23, 2015
    Corsair STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard review
    Feature-packed and comfortable to use, but the STRAFE is a little expensive compared to Corsair's RGB keyboardsFull Review
  • TechnoBuffaloEric Frederiksen on July 31, 2015
    Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – A solid starter missing some features
    Last fall, I had the chance to check out Corsair's K70 RGB mechanical keyboard. It was a sturdy, good looking mechanical keyboard with customization options that would make most keyboards slink away in shame by comparison. This year, Corsair isFull Review



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