Corsair STRAFE RGB Review

I have been using the Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for more than a year now.  I have tried many gaming keyboards before, and personally I think this one is the best.  The Corsair STRAFE uses CHERRY MX switches.  CHERRY MX switches feel amazing to press down on.  Most people have chunky, membrane keyboard switches that feel cheap to press down on.  I chose the CHERRY MX Silent Switches for my STRAFE.  The Silent Switches are not really too silent or too clicky, they have their own unique sound.  It is a more quiet version of your standard mechanical keyboard click.  All CHERRY MX Switches are amazing, but when it comes to the different versions, it is up to your preference of sound.  The RGB part of the keyboard is wonderful.  The plate underneath the keys is completely white, so the colors gracefully reflect of it.  You can go from preset rainbow displays to community-made, game-based displays.  I have had a setting where my keyboard lit up every time sound on my computer played.  I have also had one where there was a unique lighting setting for each Overwatch character.  The STRAFE Keyboard also has a USB pass-through which is neat to have since the keyboard takes up two USB ports.  The arm rest that the STRAFE comes with may be plastic, but it is very comfortable.  It has saved my wrist so many times after countless hours of gaming and typing.  Overall, I would rate this keyboard a 9/10 due to its amazing keys and spectacular look.

***Unfortunately, Amazon no longer sells the silent but the Red and Brown switches are what I recommend the most***

Corsair STRAFE RGB (Cherry MX Red): http://amzn.to/2pcE3lU

Corsair STRAFE RGB (Cherry MX Brown): http://amzn.to/2p1PwoJ

Corsair STRAFE (No RGB, Cherry MX Red): http://amzn.to/2pzqw4D

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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Review

I have been using the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard for about 7 months. It is the first mechanical keyboard that I have tried, and I have loved it so far. The mechanical feeling and the clicky response from the keys is something that I prefer way more than a membrane keyboard. This keyboard has improved my typing speed and made my gaming experience a lot better. Even with sound cancelling headphones, the click and the audio feedback help me to know when I have hit a key. I will say that after you have become very comfortable with this keyboard, typing on a membrane keyboard will probably be a bit more difficult. At first, the multimedia keys were a little bit tricky for me to use because you also had to hold the function key, but it quickly became muscle memory. Being able to adjust audio, disable the windows key while gaming, and record macros on the fly is a big advantage to using this keyboard. Although I do not have the chroma version, letting you choose from 16.8 million different colors, the green back lighting is very helpful when using the keyboard at night. With a lifespan of up to 80 million key strokes, I think that I will continue to use this keyboard for a very long time. Overall, I would give this keyboard an 8/10, and I recommend it if the noise is not an issue or if it is something that you prefer.

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate: http://amzn.to/2oaEtFS

Razer Blackwidow Chroma: http://amzn.to/2os8fXm

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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard” By Osman Gucel. CC2.0