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Mad Catz Unveils S.T.R.I.K.E. Modular Gaming Keyboard

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Mad Catz adds a funky, modular keyboard to its Cyborg line of gaming peripherals.

As any PC builder can attest to, modular products are great. But what about Just a few weeks ago, Razer unveiled its Ouroboros gaming mouse complete with modular ergonomic components to match multiple grip styles for both hands. As some of you noticed, the Ouroboros was somewhat similar in design to the Mad Catz R.A.T.

S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard


Now, the maker of the R.A.T. is bringing another modular peripheral to the fray, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7. Drawing inspiration from its mouse counterpart, the keyboard features a durable metal body with mechanical keys and five modular components including: a V.E.N.O.M. TFT-LC touchscreen with TeamSpeak integration, four programmable buttons on a function strip, number keypad and a complex combination of wrist and palm rests.

As great as all of these customizable features may be, they come at quite a hefty cost. Touting a $300 price tag, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 may be one of the most expensive mechanical keyboards on the market. But if you've got the cash to spare and you're an addict to customization, you can purchase the keyboard directly from the Mad Catz Gameshark store

 

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    hate machine , August 20, 2012 3:38 PM
    Ugliest piece of tech I have ever laid eyes on.
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    Pennanen , August 20, 2012 3:40 PM
    Oh snap this thing is real! I saw pictures of this few weeks back on another website and i tought it was a bad joke :D 
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  • 12 Hide
    hate machine , August 20, 2012 3:38 PM
    Ugliest piece of tech I have ever laid eyes on.
  • 12 Hide
    Pennanen , August 20, 2012 3:40 PM
    Oh snap this thing is real! I saw pictures of this few weeks back on another website and i tought it was a bad joke :D 
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    Vorador2 , August 20, 2012 3:42 PM
    Not as bad as the RAT mouse, but still fugly. They're trying way too hard to be XTREME.
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    bavman , August 20, 2012 3:42 PM
    Its true that its ugly, but I'm so happy that more and more companies are jumping on the mechanical keyboard wagon. I wish rubber domes were never invented
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    bustapr , August 20, 2012 3:54 PM
    mad catz -thinks back to ps2 peripheral days- ew...

    though it looks a bit too extreme, I can see how convenient it can be. the rests being movable and modable is a big plus for me. and if the mechanical keys feel as good and responsive as they should, then its also a plus. unfortunately, all my experience with mad catz is from 6-7 years ago when I threw a mad catz ps2 controller out the window...
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    Kami3k , August 20, 2012 4:04 PM
    bavmanIts true that its ugly, but I'm so happy that more and more companies are jumping on the mechanical keyboard wagon. I wish rubber domes were never invented


    Actually this doesn't have mechanical keys. If Tom's would get people who could read right they would have noticed this " Replete with a specially engineered membrane which mimics the tactile feel generated by the mechanical keys" on the product's official site.
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    dudewitbow , August 20, 2012 4:18 PM
    300$ for a keyboard is "I have so much money that i'm going to buy an extremely expensive keyboard because i can" kind of purchase.
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    Pennanen , August 20, 2012 4:21 PM
    dudewitbow300$ for a keyboard is "I have so much money that i'm going to buy an extremely expensive keyboard because i can" kind of purchase.

    The saddest thing is that they try to sell these "extreme gaymen products" as comfy and customizable when they fall short even on that. Take example the R.A.T mices, they are heavy, made of slippery material and generally you cant make them fit your hand no matter how you adjust it.
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    Anonymous , August 20, 2012 5:10 PM
    $300
    "gaymen" keyboard for leet skillz only
    membrane keys

    I sure hope you guys don't do this.
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    hate machine , August 20, 2012 5:13 PM
    m2222224$300"gaymen" keyboard for leet skillz onlymembrane keysI sure hope you guys don't do this.


    Ishiggidty diggity...
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    master_chen , August 20, 2012 5:16 PM
    IF that mini-display is a multi-touch screen, then I guess it's alright...but otherwise, this is one ugly piece of garbage indeed.
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    Steveymoo , August 20, 2012 5:17 PM
    This is hideous. Who would spend $300 on a keyboard, that looks like the terminator's faeces.
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    schnitter , August 20, 2012 5:19 PM
    I would be embarrassed to have that laying on my table. My maid would probably throw it in the trash too.
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    syrious1 , August 20, 2012 5:26 PM
    $300 keyboard, sure let me run out and get one of those....psshh
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    crysex , August 20, 2012 5:45 PM
    I will buy one for 130 max. Not for 300! That is a ridiculous price.
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    Tab54o , August 20, 2012 5:59 PM
    What I want in to be able to move all my number keys in a straight row below my space bar so I can hit them with my thumb instead.
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    seroism , August 20, 2012 6:29 PM
    Tab54oWhat I want in to be able to move all my number keys in a straight row below my space bar so I can hit them with my thumb instead.



    +1
    See!!? Why can't companies do this? I've thought the same thing.
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    seroism , August 20, 2012 6:33 PM
    crysexI will buy one for 130 max. Not for 300! That is a ridiculous price.


    If they aren't REAL mechanical keys I wouldn't even go that high.
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    noobalert , August 20, 2012 7:04 PM
    300 Bucks for a non-mechanical keyboard no thanks. By their pricing it would be a $400+ for a mechanical version LMFAO!!! A keyboard that cost more then a CPU, or GPU in most noobs system WoW!
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    Anonymous , August 20, 2012 7:11 PM
    They have the worst customer service ever. I have one of their POS tritton AX headsets has a 5 year warranty, only on year 3 and 2 speakers dont work anymore.

    They never answer back to e-mails, never answer the phone either. Even called BBB on their bitch asses, still nothing.
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