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CORSAIR - Gaming STRAFE RGB MK.2 MX Silent Mechanical Wired CHERRY MX Silent RGB Switch Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All of the feeling, less of the noise

    Posted
    JT667
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    I debated on this keyboard for a solid four of five months before going into a best buy, asking an associate if I could open the box to test the keys, and then immediately buying it on the spot. Keys/switches The keys are springy, much like MX Brown keys are, but are about the volume of a large membrane board, something like the old lenovo wireless keyboards if anyone remembers those. If you have any experience with the free keyboard from iBuypower it's about the same volume, maybe a little bit quieter. The keys are also very well spaced which is good if you are someone who has larger fingers, or tends to type on the edges of the keys. RGB The RGB lighting has a fully adjustable brightness setting in the iCue software, and of course full customization of colors and themes. Though personally I find anything other than a static color to be distracting the option is definitely there. Fit/finish The rubber wrist guard is comfortable, and almost necessary as the edge without it is quite sharp. The metal finish panel at the top of the keyboard is a very smooth brushed aluminium that feels very high quality. The rubber feet, and the wight of the board keeps everything well in place, even on a smooth desk. Volume rocker is responsive and has a good amount of resistance to it. All in all if you like the feeling of a mechanical keyboard, but MX Blue/Brown/Red switches drive you insane I HIGHLY recommend this board, you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good advice taken.

    Posted
    Clegane
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    Following advice as frequently seen in gaming blogs, I decided to add a gaming keyboard to my new PC rig. Choice of a board is not easy to make when the only opportunity to "try" it is in the store-if it is there. Other than that, one has to trust the various blogs and tech sites that are out there. Most of what I read recommended a quality level board as a means of improving game play. The Corsair products seem to lead the pack and offer various factors ( Cherry MX, etc.) that could appeal to a user. I read about the switches and the reasons they are advised. One factor that guided my choice was quiet switching. I prefer the keying to relatively "not clicky"- if possible. First, I got the Speed Switch version as recommended by the salesman and as it was on sale. The switching was not to my preference. I returned it. Did more reading and decided on the Silent Switch design. I also got some silencing gaskets that can be added to keys on any board to decrease the keying sounds. The board was pretty quiet on its own and the gaskets were not that necessary. The board is smooth, nicely responsive and comfortable for my rather large hands. If you can swing one into your budget you likely won't regret getting it. It will last for years and be a faithful friend when it is only you against the machine. Cheers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Lighting Scheme

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    GLondon
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    Beautiful keyboard. I got this keyboard with a Razer Mamba Elite mouse and the two look like they were made to go together. Especially at night, the glowing colors are so lovely to watch. The keys are a bit higher than the standard keyboard I was using before, which has taken some getting used to. Also, this keyboard comes with an extra set of WASD and QWER keys that are slightly slightly textured and slanted. I guess they're to help gamers get a better grip. I did try replacing the QWER keys as I am a League player, but couldn't get used to the weirdness of the keys being at odd angles and ended up putting the standard keys back. Luckily the keyboard comes with a little device for popping keys out of place. Overall a great keyboard but I would recommend testing the responsiveness of the keys before purchasing if possible. The keys do have a bit of resistance and height that some people may find hard to adjust to. It is definitely not a "soft" keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this keyboard

    Posted
    JustJay
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    This is my 2nd Corsair Strafe with the Cherry MX Reds Silent switches and if they ever stop making this particular keyboard then I do not know what I'd do. This being the second generation of the Strafe it has gotten alot more love from Corsair. The audio wheel is a great option and I'm glad they added it. Having the separate switches for the rgb lights on the top left are better placement and the Windows key to keep stray key presses from opening Windows while you game. Not to mention they still have the textured key caps and puller to use them on the most common keys for gaming. The Corsair logo and badge are a lot better looking too placed at the top middle. I can't say enough good things about the changes Corsair made to this keyboard, the lights are always awesome and not too bright or distracting. As well they are not too dim, just the perfect amount of light here. The ICue software lets you sync to other Corsair rgb products too. So yea, I have not had any negative experience and I really like this Strafe MK.2 even better than the first gen. It's all I ever want to use for gaming or regular computer typing. It's perfect to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth and quiet

    Posted
    TristanK
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    I'd heard a lot about the benefits of mechanical keyboards for gaming, so I did some research and decided to take the plunge. I dislike "clicky" keyboards, so I made sure to look for quiet or silent key switches. This keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches, and they're generally very quiet, though I do hear some noise when keys lift back into position (not enough to bother me, though). The lighting effects are a secondary concern for me, but I had no trouble with the iCUE software, unlike other users. My lone "issue" is that this keyboard is a bit smaller than my previous one--a Logitech G510--so I'm still getting used to the positioning. The included textured WASD keys are a nice touch, however. Overall, I like this keyboard a lot and can see it getting a lot of use in the coming years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard for gaming

    Posted
    pdog305
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    After reviewing several models of corsair keyboards I chose the Strafe rgb mk 2. Due to the pink silent cherry microswitches. I tested several models in store with the silver speed switch, blue clicky and brown tactile microswitches. The silent one is the most comfortable for me and they are pretty quiet. The RGB lighting is programmable through the corsair's icue software which you need to download. The cool thing about icue is if you have other corsair products you can also program through icue like a mouse/headphones. Comes with a palm rest and fps/moba keycap sets which are a nice addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard for Aesthetics and Usability

    Posted
    Justin
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    This computer is very heavy duty. I love pretty much everything about this keyboard. It still has that professional feel, yet is fun and colorful. It has many color settings on the keyboard as well as brightness levels. There are skip, pause/play, and forward buttons as well as a scroll bar for volume control. The keyboard is a bit large so I would recommend a large desk space and mouse pad when using. The only negative thing OI can come up with is that the silent keyboard aspect give it this faint hum whenever you smash a key while typing or gaming. If you are using headphones, I have no doubt that you would be bothered. Overall, I love this keyboard and I will be buying this in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for action gaming...typing eh SHIFT

    Posted
    RacinJason
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    I love the feel of this keyboard. Typing is great. It really is. The only design flaw that I can think of is that the SHIFT characters are under the primary character rather than being on top of them. Slightly strange and at first i didn't even notice it. Most may not, but if you type a lot at work and come home and type, it can get a bit confusing. I guess it only affects me when coding some at home. Anyway, it is a great keyboard. Price is not friendly, but the feel is for the serious at heart. The LED is the icing on the cake. It truly will open eyes once you customize the lighting and start typing up a storm (key lightening)!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

    Posted
    mbail
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    Picked this keyboard up on Black Friday and so far I've been extremely satisfied. Coming from an older K40, as the summary says, it has been a great upgrade. The keys have a nice mechanical feel and the switches have the audible click but it isn't overly noisy compared to other cherry switches. The keyboard is constructed very well and feels very sturdy, if you prefer a heavier keyboard this one will not disappoint. So far this keyboard has been well worth the money, I would feel the same even if I had purchased at full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing gaming keyboard

    Posted
    saruday
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    I previously had a Logitech Orion G610 keyboard, but my wife was complaining that it was way too loud. That keyboard uses the cherry mx red switches which can be very clicky. I really liked the board for gaming. After some research I decided to try out this board with the cherry mx silent switches. I must say, the sound difference is amazing. I, and my wife, are very happy with the switch. I am also happy that this ties in to my computer build as I have a lot of other corsair products. The RGB syncs perfectly using the iCUE software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Keyboard, Period!

    Posted
    Justin
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    This is one of the best keyboards I have ever used for gaming! Very responsive as well as looks great! Very good make with metal on front and back of board. Able to control using iCue software. The keys are silent but still makes some clicking which is great for audio feedback while playing but is not annoying. Only thing that I would change is the cord that connects to computer is bulky and doesn’t lay in a straight line and has separate usb for keyboard and feed through port. Make sure you have enough ports open.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and great for gaming and work

    Posted
    Byron
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    I'm a heavy writer and also avid gamer. This keyboard is perfect, as it doesn't upset my colleagues next to me, but also gives me the responsiveness I need for FPS gaming. The distance you actually have to press the key is also quite low, which is great because you can really relax the hands while you are typing. The RGB lighting is everything I hoped it would be. The only thing I wish was improved is the palm/hand rest. It is a bit small for even my very small hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lot's of compliments

    Posted
    Krhone1
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    I know this is supposed to be a gaming keyboard, however, I ended up buying this for use in my work office. It is primarily used for typeing and looks. The program is very easy to use and all of the cool lighting effects get compliments from my co-workers. Having the silent keys is a plus as the sound is not as bothersome to other co-workers. I absolutely love this keyboard and would definitely purchase it again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard. Would recommend it

    Posted
    Matthew
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    The strafe mk. 2 was a great keyboard for me and was my first mechanical keyboard. I used to have the razor ornata which was a membrane keyboard. I thought the ornata was good but was nothing compared to the feeling of pushing down a key on my strafe mk. 2. The silent switches are quiet and have a great and satisfying feel to them. Overall this keyboard is a great keyboard to have if you want a good mechanical keyboard at an affordable price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best gaming keyboard when the family's asleep!

    Posted
    JamzeP
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    I loved my Razer Black Widow, but after numerous "discussions" when my late night sessions would result in wide awake children, settled on this as an alternative. I thought I'd miss the satisfying clicks and clacks of my Razer, but this keyboard is amazing. Absolutely worth it just for the peace and quiet factor. "Happy wife, happy life!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    gaming keyboard

    Posted
    joyce
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    This is the best thing in the world for my son, who had a stroke & was a gramer before, now i bought this keyboard because it lights up & in colors ( wow wow ), now it helps him to play at night & now he tries to use his right hand & the young man who help me is a gamer too ( i was so lucky to get him to help me ). There is so much i could say but i think you get my point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    Posted
    Oneguysopinion
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    When i bought my new desktop it came with this tiny lil keyboard....needed an upgrade...im not a gamer but often prefer lower light. The lighting us wonderful i only twice have played with the color setup. Love it so much. Nice feel to upgrade back to full size and mechanical keyboard without all the extras needed for a gamer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    Posted
    9035768
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    LEDs are great when gaming in a dark room. I wish you can change the LED color of individual keys such as W, A, S, D... However it does come with different colored key caps for WASD and a few others. Excellent response of a mechanical keyboard without the loud "clacking" sound. I know some people like that, personally I don't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, silent mx keys!

    Posted
    Teknotix
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    After comparing various models, this keyboard had many of the features as the higher priced models but for a susbtantially lower price. Nice feeling silent mx keys , beautiful individually configurable rgb backlighting, and onboard profile storage. Overall the best keyboard ive purchased. Awesome value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard

    Posted
    Josh
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    Bought this keyboard about 6 months ago and it's probably the coolest part of my gaming setup! The colors are crisp and the interchangeable tactile buttons feel great. The lighting with iCue makes for some great customisable color schemes that can get quite complicated!

    I would recommend this to a friend