Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 review: a more modular keyboard for the gaming crowd
Weak software support and a resistive touchscreen hamper what's otherwise a well-made modular keyboard.
- Good build quality Modular design, swappable partsExcellent tactility for a membrane keyboard
- Lackluster companion softwareUnimpressive touchscreenReprogramming limitations hinder potential
As a vital component of every desktop and notebook computer ever produced, the mild-mannered keyboard rarely stands out. Most keyboards are simple -- if they input text, they're at least doing something right. Gaming keyboards tend to be a little more complex, touting extra features designed to give the player a leg up in-game. Mad Catz's S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 keyboard hopes to do just that, packing in a touchscreen, a handful of detachable components, alternate key caps and a software suite to help leverage the whole package. With far more bells and whistles than the average input device, it certainly caught our eye. Is it unique enough to warrant its $300 price tag? Read on to find out.