Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard Review
Published: 29th July 2015 | Source: Corsair | Price: £99.95 @ OCUK |
The Corsair Vengeance range was a step in a different direction for Corsair and one that proved very successful. From the basic K30 to the hugely capable K95 RGB they mixed build quality with a design flair that's rarely seen in the keyboard market.
That success brought with it an entire off-shoot brand, Corsair Gaming. Dedicated to the eSports world this arm of Corsair has a massive range of products and we're taking a look at the Strafe today. We understand the desire to go with a rugged macho name and that usually leads companies down the path of the military. Strafing is one of the most dangerous things you can do, so we're not sure if this is hubris by Corsair or one of those product names which is just begging for a path-of-least-resistance witty summation that you find from less creative journalists. "Corsair tried to strafe but just flew into the ground". You know the type of thing.
Anyway, discussions about nomenclature aside this promises to deliver most of the cutting edge features we've come to expect from a Corsair gaming keyboard. The press releases would indicate this has everything the RGB have except for a single colour LED system. Let's find out.
The Strafe comes with a choice of two Cherry MX switches, the Red or the Brown. It's good to see the Blues dropped from the option list and even more so to see our review sample equipped with the Reds. Add to those the capabilities for per-key lighting and Corsair's formidable warranty and there is much promise already.