Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Mad Catz Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Professional Gaming Keyboard

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.5 Professional Gaming Keyboard for PC. Now available in limited quantities on the Mad Catz store, the S.T.R.I.K.E.5 has been designed with the competitive gamer in mind, featuring a modular design and OLED Command Module placing gamers at the heart of the experience.

"Our range of S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards has captured the imagination of passionate gamers and we are pleased to expand the range with the newly announced S.T.R.I.K.E.5," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "The S.T.R.I.K.E.5 is part of our strategy to grow our market share with best in class products for all gamers."


The S.T.R.I.K.E.5 features a modular design allowing gamers to rearrange the configuration of the keyboard modules to better suit their preferred method of play. Alongside dedicated buttons for macro commands and media controls, the unique E.Y.E. OLED Command Module functions as the brains of the keyboard, allowing gamers to adjust multiple aspects of their gaming environment including speaker/microphone volume, backlighting brightness, multiple Respawn Timers and a game, website and application launcher.

Additional information and purchase options are available at: http://www.cyborggaming.com/prod/strike5.htm
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14 Comments on Mad Catz Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Professional Gaming Keyboard

#1
erixx
Great product as all their (recent!) Cyborg stuff.
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#2
Vancha
by: erixx
Great product as all their (recent!) Cyborg stuff.
Rendered meaningless by the price. $199 for a rubber dome keyboard...Why would you buy it when you could have something you'd enjoy typing on more for nearly half the price?
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#3
erixx
by: Vancha
Rendered meaningless by the price. $199 for a rubber dome keyboard...Why would you buy it when you could have something you'd enjoy typing on more for nearly half the price?
You never heard that opinions are like assholes? Everybody has one.... :rolleyes:

To type there are 15 €/$ kbs that just do the job. Why do people buy expensive watches, if the time shown is the same? :nutkick:

:toast:
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#4
TUngsten
I have to agree with Vancha - the concept and design of the Cyborg products have great potential, but they ultimately dissapoint due to their use of sub-par mechanical parts.

I really really wanted to love the RAT7 mouse, but it just couldn't be adjusted in any direction that made clicking/mousing any more comfortable than a more ergonomically designed mouse.

Mechanical switches > rubber dome

If they'd built it with quality switches it would be worth it.
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#5
3870x2
Ill have to agree with Vancha, at that price pint I could by 2 very nice mechanical keyboards. Gaming should move towards mechanical switches entirely from a performance standpoint.

You could argue that some people would rather have membrane keyboards for whatever reason, but I could also argue that some people like to be stabbed in the eyeball. Some people do have mental disabilities that would make that enjoyable for them, therefore rendering it a valid opinion.
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#6
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Reminds me of Azio's keyboard...of course the OLED is cool!
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#7
Irony
@sneeky: thats what I thought. I personally like the azio better; plus its got cherry mx blacks :rockout:
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#8
Vancha
by: erixx
You never heard that opinions are like assholes? Everybody has one.... :rolleyes:

To type there are 15 €/$ kbs that just do the job. Why do people buy expensive watches, if the time shown is the same? :nutkick:

:toast:
Watches are a bad example. Cars are a better comparison...Why spend twice the amount of a Bentley for a Ford fiesta with stock parts, that has neon lights, gold rims and a flaming exhaust tacked on? The Bentley will be much nicer to drive at half the cost.

Granted, there may be a weird little contingent of keyboard users that prefer the feel of rubber domes, but I've never met one. For most people mechanical keyboards are far more enjoyable to type on.
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#9
naraku
Well to be fair, some people are just so into aesthetics and there's some that still don't know or scared to try mech kbs
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#10
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Not mechanical? No thanks.

Love the the spacebar though.. now only if someone out there would do the same thing to the L-ctrl button as most of us use that as crouch.
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#11
mediasorcerer
I prefer the Levetron~proto industrial with a hint of borg lol!
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#12
erixx
:) The Logitech G19 was only 10 €$ cheaper when it was lauched, and offers much less, expect the LCD.

BTW, just noticed there are 2 cyborg strike kbs: 5 and 7, now it starts to get expensive!
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#13
Vancha
by: erixx
:) The Logitech G19 was only 10 €$ cheaper when it was lauched, and offers much less, expect the LCD.

BTW, just noticed there are 2 cyborg strike kbs: 5 and 7, now it starts to get expensive!
Aye, but that wasn't competing with mechanical keyboards, since everyone had still forgotten about them back then. If this had come out 5 years ago I'm sure it'd be getting a much warmer reception.
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#14
erixx
True, mechanical is the new crack! haha
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