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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.5 Gaming Keyboard for PC

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  • 3 Palm/Wrist Rests
  • OLED display
  • 5 Separate Hardware Modules

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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC

The Perfect Balance of Form and Function

Introducing the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 from Mad Catz, the perfect keyboard with which to construct your ideal gaming setup. Whether your game of choice is an RPG, FPS, MMO, RTS, MOBA or any other genre, you can now customize your keyboard's physical layout, backlighting, and programmable keys to meet your needs.

Fully Modular for Unrivaled Customization

Borrowing modifiable technology from the world's most adjustable mouse — the award-winning R.A.T. — the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard's unique design provides unprecedented customization options to enhance overall comfort. Armed with total control of your keyboard's fit, size, color, sound, and programming, you can finally play your favorite games exactly as intended: How you like to play them!

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Modular Configuration A Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Modular Configuration B Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Modular Configuration C Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Modular Configuration D

5 Separate Hardware Modules

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - E.Y.E. OLED Display

1. Control Module with E.Y.E. OLED Display

Easily navigate the keyboard's many functions with the Control Module's intuitive E.Y.E. panel. 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. Plus, the on-board 3.5mm speaker and microphone ports mean you won't have to dig around behind your PC just to plug in a headset.

2. Main Keyboard — Optimized for Responsiveness

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Optimized Main Keyboard

When a fraction of a second is all that divides victory from defeat, you must have absolute confidence in your keyboard. The S.T.R.I.K.E. key bed utilizes a specially engineered membrane which provides the tactile feel and responsiveness expected by gamers. The speedy, double-tap friendly keys respond to an optimized 60g of actuation force and reset at the perfect level, all of which helps reduce muscle fatigue during marathon gaming sessions. The unique design gives you the best keyboard performance without sacrificing backlighting, durability, or responsiveness.

Not all backlighting is the same. RBG backlighting with 16 million color variants - both through and around the keys - matches the keyboard to your gaming rig and the keys' laser-etched, lacquered light guides are ideal for gaming in dim environments.

3. Function Strip with Programmable Action Buttons

The S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard incorporates 21 programmable macro buttons over three modes to create 63 user-definable commands. The keyboard includes nine programmable buttons on the E.Y.E. panel plus four more on the removable Function Strip, three controls on the palm rest, and five extra programmable keys on the NumPad bring the total to 21.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Modular NumPad

4. Modular NumPad

Just like the Control Module, the NumPad is capable of loose or fix-mounted positioning. The custom connection scheme makes it all possible, and the included set of longer wires bolsters your arrangement options.

5. 3-Part Active Palm Rest and Two Wrist Rests

The height-adjustable, active palm-rest houses both a thumb wheel and an action button for even more controls at your fingertips. Both wrist-rests utilize a rugged 5-pin connector to attach to the main keyboard module and NumPad, effectively enhancing your comfort during stints of extended gaming.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard for PC - Uncomplicated Macro Programming

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 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, tripling mid-game access to 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.

Product Includes:
  • Main Keyboard Module
  • Control Module with OLED display plus 3.5mm Speaker & Microphone Ports
  • Macro Key (Function Strip) Module
  • Number Pad Module
  • 3 Palm/Wrist Rests
  • Adjustment Tool
  • 3 Keyboard Link Cables
  • 6 Connector Screws
Product Specifications:
  • Works with 64-bit & 32-bit Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP
  • Requires internet connection for driver download
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Michael A.
  • 7/8/2014 11:47:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove the customization.

Pros: The customization is awesome. The lighting, the keyboard configuration, and the palm rests are all nice. The keys and buttons feel precise and have nice feedback .

Cons: It is heavy, and because of that if moved around alot the rubber grips on the bottom will unstick. It can also be a pain to get setup right. So once you have it in place keep it there.

Other Thoughts: All in all, i have really enjoyed this product. I love having every thing right at the touch of my fingertips. Volume and mic control, App start up, Couldn't say much about the stereo/mic pass through as i don't use it. All that being said, for $200 is this worth it? Well maybe. If you have the cash to blow then yes, but if you just need a backlit keyboard maybe look somewhere else. The price tag is hefty. Should it come down $50 i would grab this, as it is an enjoyable keyboard.

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  • Kevin V.
  • 5/4/2014 11:42:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great, design and features
rather small in size but comfortable use for gaming and word documents

Cons: dies if the thin micro ubs connectors are touched during use, hardware failure and very fragile wires mack this very nasty to use and cable management

overpriced compared to better keyboard manufacture

Other Thoughts: this keyboard function fine for a few months till its behavior is acting odd, now the keyboards display shows garbled image in the eye, and keys not responding, lights flicker sporadically and worse all no longer able to type with it. also when i turn pc off, the keyboard stays lit like it was still on, my pc has usb power off upon shutdown, this is very odd

i payed ALOT for this and expected quality but the quality wasn't there, now i want my money back i never dealt with such a bad product in my life.

i got college reports due and running a 9$ micro keyboard is not pleasurable to type large documents on (it works better that strike 5 keyboard by the way)

apart from that the RAT7 i own still works since they had them longer than the keyboards, i say they need to nuke them all and start again from the blueprints.

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  • john g.
  • 2/11/2014 10:09:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsdon't do it

Pros: the lighting, the macros, the eye

Cons: keys stick like crazy, it is an absolute trap for dust and hair, the mic/audio connectors are infinitely noisy they are not insulated from interference from the other wires.
after you have worked the keys so many times the plastic guides start to get catchy and when you press a key it stays there till you mash it again.
my $12 dollar rosewill has better quality than this thing.

Other Thoughts: buy something else, yes the features are awesome, but the quality is absolute garbage, it weighs a ton and is cheap build quality, the electronics in it give it the weight.

DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE UNLESS IT"S JUST FOR SHOW!!! using it will give you nightmares.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/27/2013 10:33:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPure Awesome

Pros: Great To customize and offers a sense of personality. Good durability, many macros, ,any light choices. Great buy!

Cons: Heavy, takes some getting used to from a traditional keyboard.

Other Thoughts: I love this Buy! I went from a Razor Black Widow to the mad catz strike 5 and never looked back. I love the lighting feature that allows it to match any build.The macros pair well with my Star trek online and BF3 play thanks to the multiple Profiles. To top it all off it combines my R.A.T 5 mouse into the software so that when I may reach both from a single launch. Overall this is a great keyboard with some draw backs like the weight and the size, but overall i am one satisfied customer! Good Job Mad catz

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3 out of 5 eggsMostly awesome

Pros: Quick tactile key response with easily configurable wrist support. Backlighting makes keys very visible under all conditions. The main dongle is really easy to setup and gives you faster access to your main programs than even the start menu, and has a whole bunch of other features like a timer, clock, mic and volume control, etc. with a good visual display for whatever you're doing. Macro's are also easy to setup.

Cons: If you feed your mini-plug audio through the keyboard for volume control purposes, some backlighting color combinations cause a really loud buzzing. Totally unacceptable and makes that feature unusable.

It's really broad, meaning that if you come from a more normal sized keyboard you might miss some keys at first. It also takes up a lot of real estate on your desk. Lastly, not that I'd want a super unconventional setup, but it's a little less customizable in assembly than it appears. The parts fit together in a certain order.

Lastly, the driver installation botched on the first try and I had to delete the folder and do a clean install as the reinstall wasn't working.

Other Thoughts: It is so cool to scroll through icons for MS Office, Starcraft II, EVE Online, etc and start an application directly from the keyboard.

I haven't had a chance to play with the built-in pre-written macros and profiles, which they have for most games.

In Starcraft II macros using more than a 1-keystroke to 1-keystroke ratio are illegal. Noooo!

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  • John M.
  • 2/5/2013 5:43:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsTypical Mad Catz

Pros: None

Cons: Its a Mad Catz Product... they already KNOW they put out utter garbage made in china.. but this is just 200+ dollar garbage made in china. Dont buy it unless you want busted junk in your mail... then your trash.

Other Thoughts: utter trash.. anyone who knows mad catz should already know better.. thankfully newegg gave me a full refund of this trash after the THIRD STRAIGHT keyboard arrived non-working.

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