Product Comparison: Corsair K65 vs Corsair Strafe


General Specifications
Brand
Corsair
Corsair
Model
K65
Strafe
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Corsair Gaming K65 RGB is a compact high-performance mechanical gaming keyboard for travelling gamers or anybody who wants more room to move their mouse more freely. The full-size key spacing won’t throw you off your game, and the Cherry MX RGB key switches and 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB give you fast, accurate response.
Fully Integrated Noise Reduction Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Strafe RGB MX Silent delivers ultra-quiet mechanical key switch performance and dynamic multicolor lighting control. It's up to 30% quieter without sacrificing the speed, feel and responsiveness you need to win, and with virtually unlimited backlighting customization it looks as great as it plays.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
87
104
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
1.46 in.
1.57 in.
Width
14 in.
17.64 in.
Depth
6.5 in.
6.7 in.
Weight
30.3 oz.
48.33 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Corsair K65 RGB Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Amazing keyboard. Very compact, I upgraded from a pretty awful $25 keyboard (decent for $25), this is my first mechanical keyboard and typing on this thing is quick and easy.
  • This is my first mechanical keyboard, and I had no idea that keyboards could be this high quality. The keyboard itself is very sturdy and has a nice weight to it.
  • This keyboard is so amazing for a small desk, it is such nice quality compared to any other gaming keyboard.
  • My first mechanical keyboard, will never go back. I was on the fence about moving to a TKL (Ten Key Less) board, it takes a little getting used to but the extra desk space and portability are great.
  • The software is confusing af, but the options are endless. The tenkeyless design makes it very natural for FPSs and backpack-friendly too.
Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard
  • The layout is very comfortable for large hands, whereas I had problems with previous keyboards (especially low profile ones) being congested enough that I often hit the wrong keys.
  • Quality feels SOLID. It's heavy which I like. Like Boris the Blade said, "The weight is a sign of reliability." And this thing feels dependable.
  • I love this keyboard its comferable to use for extended periods of time with or without the wrist rest it has minimal flex and is nice and heavy keeping it weighed down and prevents sliding but dirt does become very visible on the white back plate under the keys.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
Multicolor per-key backlighting
Multicolor per-key backlighting
Rollover
87
104
Multimedia Keys
Yes
No
Integrated Numeric Keypad
No
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
Corsair K65 RGB Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The switches are linear, no click sound, or bump, which is preferable for gaming, as the switch (Cherry Mx Red) has a low actuation point and nothing to make noise or interrupt the press.
  • The keyboard is make out of nice material. It has an aluminum base plate. Has a wrist wrest, but it's kinda small.
  • I love the MX red switches as well as the look. The functionality is good as the smaller size gives my mousepad more room, and the media keys work well.
  • As for the keyboard, typing on it is a dream. If you don't mind the clickety clack of keys (I kind of enjoy it actually), then it's a fantastic keyboard. The click are very responsive and even though it's a slightly shrunken keyboard, it's got next to no learning curve to get yourself used to it.
  • Sticky keys, keyboard constantly double taps keys. I keep it clean but things thing, just by the way its designed, seems to suck up dirt and dog hair. Super frustrating playing FPS games when the double tapping occurs and messes up my movement.
Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard
  • This keyboard is really silent compared with the others, I'm very satisfied with my MX silent.. 1000% recommend.
  • These Cherry MX Silent feel as good as Browns, but are even quieter. Feels somewhere between mechanical and membrane, but definitely closer to the former.
  • The keys have a decent separation, making it harder to press the wrong key. They are also quite responsive to the touch (don’t have to hammer down the key to get it to work) and it’s quiet as well. I am pleased with the keyboard and would recommend it to friends and family.
  • This is the single best keyboard I have ever owned. I come from blue switches, which are ridiculously loud, so this quiet keyboard is absolutely fantastic.
  • The only negative point that I would give the keyboard is that its multimedia keys are integrated into the function keys, I am of the mind that media controls on a full-size keyboard should be separate or not included at all.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
No
No
Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Cable Length
6.5 feet
6.5 feet
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
Yes
Yes
Extras
RGB Backlighting, Braided cable, Full key rollover, Anti-Ghosting, detachable wrist rest, Corsair Utility Engine, Compact & Light
Full key rollover, Anti-Ghosting, detachable wrist rest, Corsair Utility Engine, RGB Backlighting
What customers say about "Features"
Corsair K65 RGB Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • I don't really care about the rgb, but it's a nice bonus. The wrist rest is also a nice plus.
  • The RGB is just a little extra helping of cool on top of a really solid keyboard. No kidding, this thing is a weapon. It'd be pretty effective in a zombie survival scenario.
  • The RGB feature is cool, but I don't change the settings very much. I usually keep it on the rainbow wave, but late at night I switch to a red and orange profile for my eyes.
  • You can also customize the RGB to all sorts of amazing things like highlight commonly used keys in different colors, have the keys "ghost" to a different color as you type, and much more. I am very pleased with this purchase, and highly recommend this keyboard.
  • The only real problem I've had with this keyboard is the (CUE) corsair utility engine. The program itself made my mouse scroll first go down one segment every 10 seconds after having the program installed for about 5 days.
Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard
  • Love the keyboard customization software. You can download really cool presets from Corsair's website including animated images: Captain America's shield gliding across the keyboard, Pac-Man running from ghosts, lightsaber battles, etc).
  • The RGB lighting is great -- vibrant, beautiful, and not gaudy. CUE (Corsair's software) is easy to use and customize, with some learning curve, but it's a snap to get the lighting to do what you want it to.
  • Love the RGB effects and customization options you have with it. The Cherry MX Silent keys are fantastic. Perfect feel of a mechanical keyboard without the obnoxious loud clicks.
  • Fully functional and not a flaw. This a great keyboard. Love the ability to change the light patterns, The feel of this keyboard is pure heaven. Keys are responsive and this is excellent for playing games or doing day to day work.
  • Turning off the Corsair Utility disables all the lighting effects you're running. Clearly this keyboard doesn't have too much in the way of embedded intelligence in it, but that's a minor thing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
139.99 $


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