Corsair Strafe keyboard, a quick look


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Originally published at: http://www.myce.com/review/corsair-strafe-keyboard-quick-look-82282/

Today I am taking a quick look on the Corsair Strafe keyboard, it comes with Cherry MX RED switched, and also it had RED LED’s. So lets take a closer look.


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I bought this Corsair Cherry MX red keyboard back in November 2015 and it certainly has been a pleasure to type on up until recently.

Over the past few weeks, I found myself correcting an unusual number of double L’s and thought it may the way I was sitting or holding my right hand. From a quick test in notepad, I started typing ‘L’ + Enter in a loop for curiosity. After several iterations, I got two L’s on a line and began to realise that this is the keyboard.

Sure enough from a quick search, it looks like I’ve been hit with the Cherry MX key chattering issue. :hushed:

For anyone else affected, there’s a little utility called ‘Keyboard Chattering Fix’ (link), which blocks duplicate key presses within a specified interval.

The following is a screenshot of it in action, which shows how bad the chatting issue is with my keyboard. It’s not perfect as it occasionally misses the ‘L’ chatter, although I may try increasing the threshold to 60ms. The ‘H’ and ‘C’ keys now intermittently chatter on my keyboard:


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