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Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard

Frederik S

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Corsair's newest mechanical keyboard is dubbed the Strafe and features per-key back lighting, among other tricks. It is equipped with Cherry MX-switches and is supported by the Corsair CUE driver suite. At US$109, this is one feature-packed keyboard for the price.

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Still gonna keep my K70 RGB though... probably gonna recommend this to those who wanted something new from Corsair Gaming's lineup to go with his/her new gaming rig.
 
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Are the led's still pwm controlled and flickering like mad (<100 Hz) like in the K70?
 
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not sure... haven't test drive this unit yet & I dun think there's any flickering on my K70...
 
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Haven't tried the K70 RGB, was referring to the K70 that I had myself. The duty cycle on the red leds is abysmally low (4-8 % depending on the brightness level) so it is really noticeable.
 
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I think I´ll keep my old K60 - with wheel ;-)
 
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My Corsair K65 Vengence's are tenkeyless. I wonder if they will have a strafe that is tenkeyless. I would get one or two probably.
 
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Motherboard STRIX B560-A GAMING | HM85 Chipset
Cooling H60i RGB PRO XT AIO + HD120 RGB (x3) + SP120 RGB PRO (x3) + Commander PRO | Stock
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL 2 x 8GB 3600MHz DDR4 | Kingston 2 x 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3
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Power Supply Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular | External Power Brick
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB FPS Gaming (White) | Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Wired
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Keyboard (MX Red RGB) | Chiclet-style keyboard
Software Windows 10 Professional x64 (Update 21H1)
we shall wait & see.
 
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