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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.5
9.2 out of 10

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.5

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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Adjustable Gaming Keyboard Review

16 June 2013
  • Conclusion: When we reviewed the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 several months ago we were so impressed by it that the only thing we couldn't figure out was the reason as to why Mad Catz chose to use a special engineered membrane design for the keys instead of a mechanical one.
  • Pros: - Build Quality, - Design, - Innovation, - E.Y.E. OLED Display, - 7 Gaming Apps, - 21 Programmable Keys, - Full Button Illumination (16m Colors), - 7 Part Modular Design, - Rear 3.5mm Ports (Headphones/Mic), - Double Braided Cables With Gold Plated Connectors, - Control Software
  • Cons: - Price (For Some), - Membrane Keys (For Some)
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Overall 6

Expert Review

7 May 2013
  • Conclusion: To be sure, we had plenty of quibbles with this board, but in fairness, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 definitely comes at eager gamers with a unique, fresh design for their desktops. As for the total usefulness of the keyboard and its attached parts, its accompanying software, or the entire “disassembly”...
  • Pros: Plethora of macro buttons, Beautiful, adjustable lighting, Relatively easy construction, Simple software configuration
  • Cons: Plenty of cables, Assembly feels unnecessary, OLED display is light on features, Limited macro support, Pricey
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

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

Benchmark Reviews
1 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Mad Catz STRIKE 5 is a good iteration from the STRIKE 7. Ignoring the touchscreen/OLED panel, the rest of the keyboard is almost identical between the two brothers. Some slight changes have been made in the STRIKE 5, some good some bad.
  • Pros: Macros that have accurate time delays and virtually no input limits, Customizable in terms of hardware and software, EYE OLED panel runs apps such as timers/stopwatches, A keyboard that closely resembles the feel of a Mechanical keyboard feel without the excessive sound, Ridiculously large number...
  • Cons: Comfort somewhat comprised from glossy plastic palm rests, EYE OLED dial quality issues
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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Gaming Keyboard Review

13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: When we looked at the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard, the thing that stuck with me was its high price point. It seems that Mad Catz was thinking about this too as they released the little brother to that keyboard, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 model.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Keyboard (Exklusiv)

24 December 2012
  • Summary: Auch bei der günstigeren Strike-Tastatur handelt es sich um ein sehr interessantes Gaming-Keyboard für Enthusiasten. Die zahlreichen Individualisierungsmöglichkeiten und Features (allem voran das Display) werden jedes Gamer-Herz schneller schlagen lassen.
  • Pros: solide Verarbeitung, präziser und direkter Anschlag, Display mit zusätzlichen Tools, modulare Bauweise, 21 Multimediatasten (21 programmierbar), USB-Port (2x USB 2.0), Audio-Anschlüsse, Makrofunktion, RGB-Hintergrundbeleuchtung, zwei Handgelenkauflagen, Anti-Ghosting, 3-Teil-aktive Handballenauflage
  • Cons: teuer, nicht ganz so hochwertig verarbeitet wie die Strike 7, Kabelgewirr zwischen den einzelnen Modulen, derzeit noch wenig Programme für den Touchscreen
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