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Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.0.

Corsair has recently updated two of its popular gaming keyboards – the K70 RGB & the Strafe RGB – with the new boards adopting the ‘MK.2' moniker. In this review we take a look at the improvements made to the Strafe, which is one of Corsair's more affordable high end keyboards. Has Corsair listened to user feedback and made some worthwhile changes? 

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Specifications:

  • Key Switches: Cherry MX Silent or Red Mechanical
  • Form Factor: Standard Full Size
  • Connectivity: 2 x USB 2.0
  • USB Pass-through Port: Yes
  • Wrist Rest: Yes, Detachable
  • Report Rate: 1000Hz
  • Anti-Ghosting: Yes
  • Key Rollover: Full Key Rollover
  • Media Keys: Yes
  • Win Lock Key: Yes
  • Back-Lit Keys: Yes led RGB
  • On-board Memory Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 168 x 40 x 447 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 1460 g

Pros:

  • Fully customisable RGB lighting.
  • Dedicated media keys.
  • USB pass through.
  • Excellent iCUE software.
  • Removable wrist rest.

Cons:

  • Limited mechanical switch options.
  • Plastic body.
  • Underside feet are slippy.
  • Spacebar is a little noisy.
  • Expensive.

The Corsair Strafe MK.2 can be found at Overclockers UK for £149.99 HERE.

KitGuru says: The Corsair Strafe MK.2 is a good choice for gamers who want a keyboard with Cherry MX Silent switches. However, we feel the improvements made aren't dramatic enough for existing Strafe owners to run out and buy the MK.2. 

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Rating: 8.0.

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