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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the size. The durability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the usability. There are some negative reviews about the price and reliability.

design, durability, size

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the usability.

price, design, size, durability

reliability

41% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

Hardcore gamers know the hard facts: picking out a premium piece of kit can cost a pretty penny, and the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is no exception. Should you be wooed by its hearty metal chassis and whimsical touchscreen, your wallet will be $300 lighter for the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard

 

The MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is an impressive, feature-filled gaming keyboard, but it's extremely expensive and doesn't use mechanical switches (though its membrane switches are very responsive).

Super-customizable. Tons of features. Touch screen is handy.

Extremely expensive. Doesn't use mechanical keyswitches. Complicated to hook up.

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Sep, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by: Stuart_Kerley (hardwareheaven.com)

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Today we will be taking Mad Catz new gaming keyboard, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 through its paces. The S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, like previous products from Mad Catz, such as the R.A.T. mice is a heavily customisable product that incorporates a touch screen display...

Today we will be taking Mad Catz new gaming keyboard, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 through its paces. The S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, like previous products from Mad Catz, such as the R.A.T. mice is a heavily customisable product that incorporates a touch screen display...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Keyboard - A Modular Approach To Gaming Keyboards

 

Mad Catz's S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard features a modular design that lets you connect various components together to suit your gaming needs, including a detachable numberpad and a four-button macro pad. It also boasts a touchscreen V.E.N.O.M....

Modular design lets you choose which components you want to use ; Touchscreen V.E.N.O.M. module provides 36 touchscreen macro buttons

Extremely expensive ; Membrane keyboard is soft and mushy ; Touchscreen suffers from response delay ; Touchscreen has limited functionality ; Keyboard height not adjustable ; Limited to 7-key rollover

While hardcore gamers are certainly prepared to pay premium prices for equipment that will give them an edge, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is probably not one of them. At S$499, it’s one of the most expensive keyboards around (certainly the most expensive...

Nov, 2012

Silver Tachometer Award

Expert review by: Joey Peng (benchmarkreviews.com)

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard

 

Mad Catz has always taken wild swings at design and innovation. Their latest introduction, the Mad Catz STRIKE 7 gaming keyboard, is among the most luxurious and expensive keyboards on the market. With 7 detachable and modular pieces, 1 TFT-LCD touch...

Macros that have accurate time delays and virtually no input limits ; Customizable in terms of hardware and software ; VENOM touch screen that runs apps ; A keyboard that closely resembles the feel of a Mechanical keyboard feel without the excessive...

Limited VENOM touch screen apps ; Very expensive

The Mad Catz STRIKE 7 is a stellar keyboard. It is comfortable to use, has well positioned macros buttons, and includes some top notch functionality that's best in class. The custom membrane that Mad Catz uses closely resembles that of a cherry brown...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

MadCatz STRIKE 7

 

The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is a modular gaming keyboard like no other. Find out in our full review how it stacks up to other keyboards.

The modular design gives you complete customization control

This keyboard lacks mechanical switches

A solid feature set and powerful customization options really help the Mad Catz STRIKE 7 stand out.

Expert review by: Alex Roth (techradar.com)

Strike 7 review

 

A premium keyboard for gamers with purchasing power

The Strike 7 was announced at Gamescom in August, and at $300, it's definitely a premium peripheral. While it seems to have enough elegant design and handy features to justify its fat price tag, that's still a very high asking price for a keyboard,...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Charlie (pcgameware.co.uk)

Verdict

 

So what do you get beyond the keyboard itself? A whole lot actually, first of you get an amazing touch screen with numerous apps! If that isn’t enough you get over 20 macro keys, adjustable palm rests, full RGB coloured backlighting, two high speed USB...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Waste of plastic...

 

... waste of time and money, going back to logitech...

It's a keyboard, and it types

Whew where to start ; 1 - Does not work outside of windows, so u cant even go to BIOS ; 2 - Maybe its because i use Vista, but I shouldn't care this is supposed to work with vista. Problem is that the software that controls the keyboard, will not allow...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Never buying Madcatz again

 

It has already had the same problem twice. The first one i got started randomly rebooting. Had to pay about 30 bucks shipping to get it replaced. What company these days doesnt pay for shipping when you get a defective product right out of the box....

LCD screen, precise keysstrokes, tough construction material

If its not working out of the box Madcatz doesnt offer shipping to get it replaced. The program that comes with it is very basic and barely functions. Some of the apps for example the controlling the media player stop working randomly and you have to...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Various
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Internal: No
Material:Metal
Surface coloration:Monotone

Ergonomics

Display:LCD
LED Indicators: Yes

Keyboard

Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Device interface:USB
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:No / USB hub
Keyboard language:German / Norwegian / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric
Keyboard style:Curved / Straight
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric
Numeric keypad: Yes
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:PC/server
Recommended usage:Gaming
Split keyboard:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB Hub:Y
Windows keys: Yes
Wrist rest: Yes

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Other Features

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Display included: Yes

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1
User guide: Yes

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes