Customer Review

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of kit., 31 Jan 2014
This review is from: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E 5 Keyboard (PC DVD) (Accessory)
This is one fine keyboard. It takes a little bit of construction at the start, because it is user configurable, but that is soon dealt with via the supplied mini screwdriver.

Once it's up and running everything is configurable, you can choose any backlighting colour (infinite combo of colours) you like and vary the brightness. There are more user defined keys then you could ever need (and if you need more this thing has 3 selectable modes defined by 3 different user defined keyboard backlight colours), each key can run easily programmable macro's (keyboard commands or mouse clicks), it has its own scroll wheel plus the OLED display which can hold and launch multiple programs. Going online you can download pre-defined macros for popular games and work programs.

The keys themselves are excellent as are the palm rests. The whole construction feels solid with one of the strongest and best cables I've ever seen (think 1950's table lamp cord).

Why not 5 stars; well -

- The OLED could be put to better use with perhaps CPU/GPU temperature, FRAP rates, etc

- Why not supply a program that launches the keyboard macros when you launch a game (ideally integrating with Steam) instead of requiring you to remember to do it manually (there is a 3rd party application for this but I've not got it to work yet).

- Why not add some USB ports, the thing is plenty big enough and I could then plug my mouse into the keyboard.

- Supply a pass through connector for the headphone cable so that I can keep my surround sound system plugged into my tower unit and use the keyboard socket on the keyboard for headphones.

Overall this is a better keyboard than the Logitech G510 it replaces but it needs better support from Mad Catz particularly in terms of utilising the OLED display.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 22 Feb 2014 23:47:54 GMT
hi did the oled sceen come on as soon as you plug the usb in or do you have to install all drivers ans software first before the oled screen come to life ? thank you
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (12 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (9)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
£230.85 £112.07
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 162,195