Corsair STRAFE RGB Silent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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About this product


  • Full sized gaming keyboard, built to give you the edge over the competition
  • Cherry MX Silent mechanical switches give a linear and quiet typing experience
  • Full per keyRGB lighting lets you customise from a pallette of 16.8 million colours

Product overview

• Mechanical Cherry MX silent key switches for smooth responsive keys
• Customise your keyboard’s backlighting and choose from a multitude of colours and effects
• All keys are programmable with the Corsair Utility Engine
• Comes with a soft-touch wrist rest for comfort during long gaming sessions
• Wired keyboard with an adjustable response rate
• Full sized keyboard - 448mm x 170mm x 40mm
• Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10
• USB pass-through to give you extra peripheral flexibility
• 100% anti-ghosting for more accurate gameplay
• Store settings and profiles on the on-board memory

What advantages does this keyboard have?
The STRAFE keyboard has everything you could want, with fully customisable keys and light effects. Lightweight, aircraft-grade black anodised aluminium bodies, rugged durability and mechanical Cherry MX silent key switches allow you to drive your gaming to the next level while keeping noise levels down. With the soft-top wrist rest, you can game in comfort for hours. This keyboard is 100% anti-ghost so every click counts, even when pressing multiple buttons. You’ll never have to worry about poor signal or faulty connections with the braided USB cable, and you can customise the response rate with 1ms, 2ms, 4ms, 8ms and BIOS options.

How can I customise my colours?
With almost limitless choices available, you can customise the colour of each key and how they change using the software included with this keyboard. Highlight the keys you’ll need in any situation, or have a wave effect across the whole keyboard. You can set keys to light up or change colour as you type with them. You can also set speeds with the software, or use the Panasonic display control for amazing colour displays. With compatible Corsair gaming headsets and mice, you can synchronise your equipment so that your colours are always in sync.

What can program with my keys?
Using the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) you can assign Macros to any key, giving you more options than ever before. Record your settings with the on-board memory so you can get your keyboard customised perfectly and take it with you. With dedicated multimedia keys you can play, pause, stop, skip forwards, skip backwards and control the volume of your music and video from your keyboard.

What’s the keyboard compatible with?
The Strafe RGB Silent is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 and needs two USB 2.0 ports. It is also compatible with the Corsair gaming software, which helps you program your keys and build profiles and colour settings.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The switches are fantastic The new Cherry Mx switches made for Corsair, and only Corsair, are very good. Light , responsive without the clicking sound that drives some people mad. Good for gaming and typing.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute beauty. Great deal I snapped up from Maplin. Very responsive buttons, solid feeling when pressing, easy to type with, CUE software (from Corsair) is easy to use, not loud at all (if you're bothered by that), extra buttons and dedicated tools a bit of extra customisability, goes well with my Corsair Scimitar mouse. Definitely worth it if you're thinking of upgrading to a more professional keyboard. Regarding the CUE if you're in need of specific features or something more complex there's plenty of tutorials out there to help you.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all round perfect gaming keyboard nothing not to like about it bought this, returned it for a logitech g810 then missed the corsair strafe so got it back. the cherry mx switches are ace and so effortless and the RGB customization is insane.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Keyboard, Especially For The Theme Of My Gaming Rig! I wanted to buy a keyboard with RGB lighting as I was designing a new PC that had a black/white theme. I purchased this from Maplin as it was the cheapest place around to get this keyboard at the time, beating many online retailers in price! I ordered with click and collect. The keyboard is great, the colours are great. I set mine to just white as it matches my PC. You are able to store a static colour choice for the backlight to the keyboard memory for when the PC switches on, normally it was lots of random colours which I didn't like. This is supposed to be a "silent" keyboard, I don't think it's all that quiet to be honest. I have used "Blue" switches on a keyboard and it isn't as loud or clicky as that but I wouldn't say it was "silent". However, this doesn't bother me! Overall this is a nice keyboard, if your only looking to have a static colour for the keyboard, you don't need to run the Corsair software in Windows which is another bonus. If you want to chose different colours for each the keys, you do. The keyboard is quite heavy, and has a USB passthrough so you can plug in a USB device into the back of the keyboard. There is also a detachable wrist rest.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed Bought this for my son's birthday as he read it was 5 star! He is very dissapointed as he says its noisier than the he paid half the price for. He would nor reccomend.
Date published: 2017-08-06
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Product Specifications



Media Keys:


Number Pad:


USB Passthrough:


Analogue Audio Passthrough:




Game Keys:


Key Rollover:


Type Of Backlighting:

Per key RGB LED






Dimensions & Weight









System Requirements & Software

Operating System Requirements:

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista



Gaming Keyboard

Number Of Keys:



Connection Type:

Wired USB




Cable Type:

Solid jacket

Cable Length:



Package Contents:

Removable wrist rest

Operating Specifications

Keyboard Technology:


Key Type:

Cherry MX Silent

Macro Keys:


Programmable Keys:


Power Specifications

Power Supply:


Battery Type:


can the @ and " be switched round?

Asked by: Jimages
Not on the keyboard. If these keystrokes yield the wrong characters then you are most likely using the wrong "keyboard map", chances are your map is set to English US and not English UK.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-04

What type of silent switches does this keyboard use? Red or black?

Asked by: Swevicus
Please see the link below
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-24

In the write up it states USB pass through yet in the specs it states No which is right?

Asked by: Chefbyte
Yes there is one USB pass through
Answered by: Captain Jeremy
Date published: 2016-08-01
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