Corsair Strafe RGB Silent: the gamer keyboard is silent

Corsair accepts keyboard Strafe in an RGB version that lights up at will in a palette of 16.7 million colors while it is for the first time equipped with silent switches. A must for the gamer?

In the fall, we were testing the Strafe in its version RED: a mechanical keyboard designed for gamers and designed by Corsair all positioned on the entry. Now it is back in an RGB version with the switches this time advertised silent. More upscale, the he has Strafe RGB Silent the trappings of a good keyboard gamer? The answer in this test!

Ergonomics and design

The RGB Strafe a beautiful position above the range, it shares the same design as the RED Strafe. We thus find a matte plastic body, black in color, at the expense of aluminum Corsair K70 for example.

With cleats to enable to adjust the strike height, the keyboard has pads that guarantee a very good performance on the desktop.

Only significant affectations for this deal Strafe the base model: the edges of the keyboard are in glossy white plastic as indeed the material used in all keys, which probably will help provide a better reflection of light buttons.

Corsair also book with this model palm rest. This clips onto the rim of the keyboard and adds some comfort: However, we regret the purely cosmetic separation in two areas of the web palmrest while dirt tend to lodge in the interstices.

We find a USB cable to both sockets, not unlike the braided cable K70, while the keyboard Strafe RGB offers a USB 2.0 port in passthrough mode: the idea being to easily connect a USB keyboard. Still, the USB port of the depression makes it difficult: we must often fumble for the location of the outlet.