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Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Jan 28, 2019 at 10:00 am CST - 2 mins, 24 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Corsair

iCUE Software

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Specific to the keyboard, we moved from the home screen to the profiles tab after clicking the icon for the Strafe RGB MK.2. This is where you can click on the plus icon to the right of the word profiles, and set up as many as you want to. Once names, you can then import from the list, and have three of them at any time, useable with the profile button, stored on the keyboard. Profiles can be linked to programs, they can have icons, images, and there is even a transparency slider for the image that pops up on the screen when the profile is selected.

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The tab of Actions is where each key can be remapped to present text, set up or media launch, timers, everything including Macros and mouse buttons. Each of the ways to control keys has its menu, but we opened the Macros tab to see how it worked. Import, export, new creations, it can all be done here. Ensure you have the appropriate boxes ticked on the right, start recording, and then edit if needed and enjoy.

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Lighting can be controlled globally, meaning all Corsair products use the same settings, or individually. In Lighting Effects, we see a live view of the RGB LEDs in the upper window, where we have all of the options blocking half of it. All of this can be done on a per key bases, and depending on the mode of lighting used, the submenus will change from RGB and color wheel entry to things like what we see here for speed, direction, and ability to tag profiles to RGB settings.

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Performance may not be what you were expecting but is where one goes to address what the extra buttons do, and even where to change the color of said keys as well as other features. On the left is a group of checkboxes so that you can disable any of them in the list with the press of the Windows lock key. In the middle is a list of color options for the Lock, the brightness button, whether the sidelights are on, and even the profile indicator color. Changing them is done by selecting it, then migrating to the color wheel, RGB entry, or by selecting one of the seven across the bottom.

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If you look across the top of the window, you will see a settings tab, and once clicked there are a few more things the keyboard offers. You may adjust the polling rate, and there is a slider to precisely adjust the LED intensity. You can change the layout, clear the onboard storage, and is also where you can see the firmware used, and with the click of a button, iCUE will automatically search for newer firmware if it is available.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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