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    Default Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    With the large number of keyboards available in today's market, sometimes looking for the one with the right fit and feel can be a challenge. In recent years mechanical keyboards have become popular, but before this, we saw several membrane style keyboards become popular among gamers. Today we have something that could be a little more special, and might give users the right combination of customization that no other keyboard can offer. Today we have the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 in for review.The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 brings a whole new level of gaming experience with its completely modular design. This feature packed keyboard is like nothing we have seen before. As we dive into the experience of the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, we are going to see how this keyboard stacks up to today's popular mechanical keyboards as well as the membrane style keyboards.Before we continue, let's talk a little about Mad Catz. Mad Catz has been one of the leaders in gaming accessories and peripherals for some time. Most already know the name Mad Catz when they are thinking about buying accessories for PC or console gaming. Mad Catz even has a gaming team that competes in world tournaments. Who could be better to develop and release products from gamers to gamers?

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Great review Kenny !

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Great Rexiew Kenny Thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Is the goofy LED module absolutely necessary? I see it in the three layouts pictured, but it does also say 'fully modular'. I'd run it without the LED module and palm wrests.

    I actually thought this was a really cool design up until I realized the satellites weren't wireless. At $290, they missed a huge standard feature right there. Still cool, but hampered by needless clutter.

    Good review and plenty of pics.

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    First thing ive seen from mad catz that doesent look like a pos

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Is the goofy LED module absolutely necessary? I see it in the three layouts pictured, but it does also say 'fully modular'. I'd run it without the LED module and palm wrests.

    I actually thought this was a really cool design up until I realized the satellites weren't wireless. At $290, they missed a huge standard feature right there. Still cool, but hampered by needless clutter.

    Good review and plenty of pics.
    Which LED module are you referring to? Are you talking about the VENOM Screen. The Venom Screen Controls the Entire keyboard (extra features wise). I showed a SS of the LED controls just as a example of color change.
    But to use the Macros, quick launch and other features, the Venom LCD screen has to be attached.

    But the keyboard is fully modular being that each piece can be used as you need. So you can take only the parts you need, attach and use. While the VENOM screen is probably the only must in order to use the features, you can use the keyboard without it, but you loose all the extra and it becomes a standard keyboard. While some features seems useless to others, and some more important, its nice to see the option available.

    But yes, at $290, it comes with a steep price tag, but the price tag is more for the extra features and also the construction of the keyboard.

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Really good Job on the review very well done my friend I love it.
    Wow what a great feature packed keyboard, the build quality and modular design are awesome

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    That is an insane keyboard Kenny, great review!

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Very nicely written review Kenny, good job!

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    Would go perfect for a rustic / post apocaliptic room

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    nice review. A nice keyboard but i bit too much going for me.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    almost perfect
    only thing lacking is a mechanical key set
    show me a keyboard with all this and mech keys and youll make a sale
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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Great review!
    Keyboard is a bit expensive but it seems epic!

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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    almost perfect
    only thing lacking is a mechanical key set
    show me a keyboard with all this and mech keys and youll make a sale
    While its not mechanical, the performance of the membrane design makes up for it.
    The feel is just like a mechanical keyboard due to its individual housing design for each key, (similar to mechanical keyboards) and does it without all the tactical noise.
    I personally have been testing this keyboard for 3 months now and no issues, yes, that is how long it took me from start to finish of this review. The reason is due to all the features, I had to take my time and use each one.
    Also I wanted to see how the keyboard will hold up with many and many hours of gaming and I also used this keyboard to type up my last 6 reviews, so far I am loving it.

    However my fav. items is the Venom screen, I use the quick launch app ALLOT, this has come in handy, also teamspeak is another great added on feature, I can control teamspeak without exiting a game now.
    With the number of hours I have put into BF3, teamspeak is a great additional to the keyboard being able to control it from the venom screen.

    There are allot of feature and settings, and while some I didn't find useful for me, it may be for others.
    I use the journal entry allot also, with all my games, sometimes I forget my log in passwords, so I have used the journal to store some of those for quick at a glance info, yes, its not secure, but my computer isn't used by anyone but me and also none of my gaming passwords are the same as I use for my personal stuff.

    I had a steel series mechanical keyboard on my main system, but after using this, it has replaced its spot and is hooked up to my main system now. I put my steel series back in its box for storage for now.

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    so your saying it has the performance of a mech, but without the noise?
    thats almost to good to be true.
    ive had dreams about such magnifisence
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    Default Re: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard Review

    Great Review Kenny. The keyboard is pretty cool and extensive with options. Nice.
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