The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, a Maddeningly customizable keyboard


First seeing this Mona Lisa of peripherals at CES 2012, I was blown away at the S.T.R.I.K.E’s insane yet brilliant features. Mad Catz has become not only a competitor, but seemingly a pioneer in PC gaming peripherals.

With the acquisition of Cyborg (well know for the R.A.T series mice ) the line has grown to include the S.T.R.I.K.E 7S.T.R.I.K.E 5 and S.T.R.I.K.E 3, all of which carry the interchangeable options for keyboard placement. You may ask, why do we need this? Well to be completely honest, I don’t think it is something every PC gamer will jump at, but it would be amazing to try this out.


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

  • Main Keyboard Module
  • Control Module TFT-LCD with 2 High-Speed USB Ports
  • Macro Key (Function Strip) Module
  • Number Pad Module
  • 3 Palm/Wrist Rests
  • Additional Key Caps with Removal Tool
  • Adjustment Tool
  • 3 Keyboard Link Cables
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 Connector Screws
  • Internet Connection Required for Driver Download


Uncomplicated Macro Programming

An intuitive graphical interface vastly simplifies the formerly tedious task of macro programming. Assign single or multiple keystrokes, complete with custom timings, to macro keys or interface icons and then easily fine-tune your settings. This ability is essential for fast-paced games which require clear but complex multi-key actions.

Each of the keyboard’s three different modes can store your programmed macros; you need only switch to a different mode mid-game to triple your available commands. Once programmed, custom profiles can be published to share with your community and saved for later recall, allowing for a seamless transition to another gaming PC.


Integrated TeamSpeak Functionality with Visual Identifier

The team at Mad Catz collaborated with TeamSpeak’s development team to integrate their state-of-the-art chat technology into the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard. Once you have the TeamSpeak application running on the keyboard’s V.E.N.O.M. touchscreen, select specific game rooms to check who is online and who is actively talking. You can even control the chat volume from within the game you are playing, removing the need to pause and switch programs.

This entire compilation just screams of beast, and at a $299.99 price tag, are you really surprised? This is one of, if not THE most expensive keyboards on the market. We can dream right?

Buy it at Mad Catz

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