Mad Catz Taking Pre-orders for S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Modular Gaming Keyboard

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TheITGuy

I can't stand Mad Catz. Their hardware peripherals have been junk for years. Everything I've ever owned from them has crapped out in less than a year. Stayed away from them then and staying away from them now.

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$m

The modularity looks mad cool in my opinion.

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jgottberg

Is the keyboard wireless? Can't tell from the pic... If it is, why wouldn't the keyboard utilize a wireless technology for all those legos that attach to it? Would seem less cumbersome and then you could lay it out in any config you desired.

If it's a wired keyboard then the phsyical connections make sense.

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Paul_Lilly

It's wired.

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jgottberg

Cool, thanks for the reply! Guess that clears up the physical connection concern :)

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zepontiff

I'd rather pay more for the strike 7 and even then for $300 it better work perfect and from what I've read its not ready for prime time so its wait for me.

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ApathyCurve

Good grief! This thing is bigger than my desk. No thanks.

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methuselah

Mad Catz lost me as a customer with their piece of junk they call the RAT 9. Tracking problems, crappy profile software (seriously I can't modify the thumbwheel button??) and piss poor support.

I'll stay far far away from any Mad Catz devices. I learned my lesson and stuck w/ Logitech, they've never failed me.

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Righteous Fury

...the force is weak with this one...

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blpeders

Ah, but is it mechanical?

"The S.T.R.I.K.E. key bed utilizes a specially engineered membrane..."

Survey says!? No!

Oh, sorry, not the answer we were looking for!

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Paul_Lilly

I'm a BIG fan of mechanical planks myself (used a DAS Keyboard for several years until USB connector started acting wonky, and am now using a Cooler Master Quick Fire Pro), but I will say that Mad Catz did a great job with the key action on the Strike 5. Supposedly it uses a "specially engineered membrane" designed to mimic the feel of mechanical keyboards, and it works very well. In my testing, it felt comparable to mechanical keyboards that use Cherry MX Brown key switches.

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Nimrod

You said it was going to be in limited quantity? It would be cool to see and play with one of these for out selvs at a one of the big brick and mortars. I like their products but feel that every keyboard ive had from them has lost a lot of the initial comfortable tension in keys rather quickly.

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Gauntylgrym

Damn...not mechanical. Not even a consideration now. Looks like I'll save some money then.

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