Mad Catz Intros 5-Piece S.T.R.I.K.E.5 Pro Gaming Keyboard

On Wednesday Mad Catz Interactive introduced the S.T.R.I.K.E.5 Professional Gaming Keyboard for the PC. As the name implies, the peripheral has been designed with the competitive gamer in mind, providing a five-piece modular layout to seemingly fit every PC gamer's need.

"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 keyboard's modular design allows the user to arrange the configuration of the 5-part keyboard to better suit their preferred method of play. The numeric pad (1) and the QWERTY section (2) have been separated into two entities, and feature a full 16 million color RGB backlighting both through and around the keys. Double-tap friendly keys respond to an optimized 60g of actuation force, and reset at the perfect level, the company said.

Also included in the S.T.R.I.K.E.5 is the E.Y.E. OLED Command Module (3), which allows users to program advanced macros, adjust backlighting, balance game and microphone volumes, monitor respawn timers, and control media. This module can also launch games, websites and applications.

"Program advanced macros, adjust backlighting, monitor respawn timers, control your media, and even take in-game control of external functions - - balance game and microphone volumes, launch apps and websites - - all with a few simple finger taps," the keyboard's product page states.

In addition to those three modules, the gaming keyboard also consists of a function strip module (4) with four programmable buttons (nine are also on the E.Y.E., five on the NumPad), and a 3-part active palm rest (which features 3 controls) and two wrist rests (5).

There's definitely a lot going on with this professional gaming keyboard, but there should be enough customization options to fill the needs of almost any PC gamer. GameShark is currently taking pre-orders for the modular keyboard now, costing $199.99 USD. The shipping date is unknown at this point.

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback           

  • sephirothmk
    200$ for a non-mechanical keyboard? Lol!
  • sparkman
    Gimicky, but shoot that looks awesome. Expensive though.
  • Pennanen
    Madcatz is a perfect example what is wrong with branding and marketing. You can take ugliest and shittiest piece of product and sell it if you find proper audience, which in thise case is 13 y /o teens who want to be cool in eyes of other kids.

    Just saying.
  • spookyman
    And in a year of use the lettering on the keys will wear off.

    Now as for my IBM 101 PS/2 keyboard....It can be washed in a Dishwasher to clean it and still keeps ticking.

    Wonder if you can do that with this keyboard.
  • crysex
    The only thing preventing me from buying their keyboard is that the keys are not mechanical.
  • JBB-SaDo
    Maybe I am not "hardcore" enough, but a standard keyboard is been good enough for me never had any issues. don't see the benefit of spending the extra $$$ on a "gamer" keyboard.

    Looks nice though...
  • husker
    sephirothmk200$ for a non-mechanical keyboard? Lol!Because all the features described should be free?
  • maximus81
    I'll stick with my G13 and normal keyboard. Am I the only one who thinks this is uglier than hell?
  • Devoteicon
    Pussy repellent.
  • internetlad
    60g actuation force? Sounds an awful lot like cherry MX blacks. . .

    Is this mech?