If you’re in the market for a new gaming keyboard to go along with you gaming PC, Mad Catz has one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a long time. The keyboard is called the STRIKE 5 and is available for pre-order right now for $199.99. Rather than being a simple gaming keyboard like we see from other manufacturers; this one is actually made up of five different modules.
The idea is that the five modules can be combined to customize the keyboard for the particular type of game you’re playing. The five separate models include a control module with an EYE OLED Display that allows you to bind macros and lots more using finger taps. The keyboard section itself has a standard QWERTY keyboard arrangement and is engineered for comfortable gaming requiring 60 Gs of activation force for the keys.
The keyboard has 16 million color RGB backlighting. The keyboard also features 21 programmable macro buttons and three modes allowing 63 user definable commands. A modular number pad features a set of longer wires to help gamers arrange the keyboard perfectly.
The keyboard is also designed for comfort with a three-part active palm rest, and two wrist rests. Both wrist rests connect to the computer keyboard using a five-pin connector. The keyboard is compatible with computers running Windows XP and up. An exact shipping date for the device is unknown at this time.