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Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring from Oct 10, 2019 @ 13:59 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: FnaticModel: FC-KB-5060455781980

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After obtaining the software and installing it, this window is what you are greeted with initially. At the home page, you can click on the products shown to learn more about them, and we see that the software is versions 0.0.30, but to do anything meaningful, you need to click on the keyboard icon at the top-left.

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Now we are looking at keyboard customizations, and while initially, the dropdown box is not there, the box is where you will pick a profile to program, with a total of four, and are what the Pause Break key cycles through. Beyond profile selection, you must click on one of the headings across the top.

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Lighting is the first option to set, and for us, we prefer the default rainbow mode, although we did address the direction of color flow and the speed of it. Otherwise, you can select rain, pulse, fade, gradient, reactive, reactive ripple, and even an option for a color editor. In the color picker menu, there are various ways to select the colors, and for modes that move, there are speed and directional options. When done, be sure to save your changes.

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The key bindings section is where Fnatic offers a second layer to the keyboard. In this instance, we selected J, which shows at the top-right that it can be used with the Function key to deliver the remapped function while keeping its original purpose intact. The options are the default function, a Macro, you can launch an application, open a file, or open a link.

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Opting for a Macro in the previously discussed menu section opens a smaller window, the Macro editor. At the top is where one goes to name the Macro and the big orange box that says start recording is the next click to make. At that time, the software will read the clicks and commands, with the time delays being recorded. After the process is completed, there is an option to add to the existing Macro, but little as far as editing it to perfection.

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Competition mode is similar to others, and the Windows lock, but this time rather than eliminating basic keys, you can lock down any key you want, and only allow a specific set of keys to work when the mode is active. To help distinguish its use, you should pick a color that does not match the profile used to do other tasks on the keyboard.

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