Product Comparison: Corsair Strafe vs Corsair K70 Rapidfire


General Specifications
Brand
Corsair
Corsair
Model
Strafe
K70
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
To compete at the highest level, you need the fastest mechanical keyboard there is. RAPIDFIRE’s lightning-quick responsiveness and 100% anti-ghosting technology lets you strike with an unmatched combination of speed and precision. And the forged aluminum frame is built to withstand storm after storm of keystrokes, so you’ll always live to fight another day. Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) enables sophisticated macros and dramatic lighting effects. The USB pass-through port is positioned for uninterrupted game play, and a detachable wrist rest keeps you playing for hours.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
104
105
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
1.57 in.
1.5 in.
Width
17.64 in.
17.1 in.
Depth
6.7 in.
5.4 in.
Weight
48.33 oz.
42.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • The K70 is a full 104-key keyboard and it has the size and weight to show for it.
  • Also it’s full size with a number pad which is also a big plus.
  • It has a very premium feel as it's aluminum and has some weight to it.
  • Plenty of weight makes it feel secure. Rubber feet keep it in place well.
  • Because of its weight the keyboard doesn't slide around on my desk, there is no feeling of "cheapness" or of being flimsy.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
Multicolor per-key backlighting
3 switchable backlight colors
Rollover
104
105
Multimedia Keys
No
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
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.
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • Enlarged letter sizes to enhance lighting effects.
  • Since I do a lot of typing at night. It's nice to have backlighting. The lighting has 3 brightness levels.
  • I used to think backlighting on keyboards was pointless until I discovered this one. I just use the red one which is the cheapest because red lighting is the most gentle on the eyes, especially at night when you are most likely to actually need the backlighting.
  • The multimedia keys and pass-through USB are a big plus. The keys easily work with my iTunes and I have not had any problem using them.
  • The multimedia keys and volume scroll wheel are just the icing on the cake.
  • The keys stick out really far since there's no bezel around the edges of the keyboard or around the outside of the keys even. You can't pick the keyboard up to reposition it without pressing keys. The keys around the edges seem very susceptible to damage with no protective bezel.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
No
Yes
Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows
Cable Length
6.5 feet
6 feet
Spill Resistant
No
Yes
Palm Rest
Yes
Yes
Extras
Full key rollover, Anti-Ghosting, detachable wrist rest, Corsair Utility Engine, RGB Backlighting
Unbeatable Speed, Legendary Durability, Anti-ghosting = Anti-losing, Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps, CUE Support
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • Comes with a removable wrist rest that tilts depending on the incline of the keyboard. It's very easy to snap on and off.
  • The keyboard has little pop-out tabs for supporting the keyboard to tilt it away from you if you're using the wrist rest, and towards you if you're not (though I highly recommend you do use it). They're strong, and they won't break off.
  • Software is available for Windows which allows you to animate they keyboard but on Linux you'll have to settle for the default red.
  • The palm rest was a must for me personnaly and it is very comfortable.
  • It also has a strong tilt forward that I do not like. setting the front feet up levels the keyboard, but makes it feel even taller.
  • The biggest issue is all the big keys such as space enter and shift are not balanced properly. Meaning if you press on one side of the key cap instead of on the center, the key tilt by a lot.
  • The only problem I got is when I used the software on windows 7, it became unusable, and since I got no free usb 3 on the PC in that moment, it was very horrible to use with compatibility for BIOS, it somewhat hanged (Well, also my PC was very old.).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
139.99 $
169.99 $

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