Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent Gaming Keyboard
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.
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.
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.
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.