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Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 7)

By Chad Sebring from 1 week, 3 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: FnaticModel: FC-KB-5060455781980

DOOM & PUBG

DOOM is where we went first to try out the STREAK, and is also where we disable all keys that were not used in DOOM to try out competition mode. In doing so, we did find that with other keys dead, as we stretch to hit the G-key to bring up a weapon of awesomeness, we were able to mash the general area of the keyboard and get the right key to react, as it was the only on there still alive. No matter the game, or even if you fat-finger a key in any sort of arrangement, it is a handy feature to have at hand.

In PUBG, the arrangement of usable keys is closer, so competition mode is needed less for it, but it has the same effect in any game you set it for. Remember too, this is only one profile override option, so it will need to be adjusted depending on the game being played. With heavy hands, we enjoyed using the stiffer Cherry MX blue switches, and while friends on VOIP may not enjoy the clicks, we enjoyed gaming on the STREAK all the same.

Windows and Productivity

With various profiles at our disposal, we were able to set things up to be more productive in other areas as well. Using Macros to do numerous things, setting them to either the six F-keys or dual-layering other keys, we used the mouse less and less as we thought of more things to program. This also goes for gaming as well, not just on the productivity end, but it was here we tested its functionality the most. With multimedia keys at hand, quick access to the mute for either your microphone if someone were to walk in, or a system mute if you hear the dogs barking and are expecting a delivery; all without hands ever leaving the keyboard.

To say the layers and features are handy is a vast understatement. While we do prefer a TKL, when it came to typing, we shift the board over like the number pad did not exist, and typed away on switches we are used to and honestly prefer! All in all, with many hours of use, we feel no vibrations, and with the palm rest in play, the ergonomics comes into play and helps you continue with your tasks, even longer, with less stress to the body.

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