We absolutely love modular stuff, especially if it's modular gaming gear. In recent years we've been blessed with modular mice and controllers, but never a keyboard. Say adios to your Logitech, because Mad Catz's S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 keyboard is gunning to be the last keyboard you'll ever need to own.
PC gamers demand the very best from their gaming gear and Mad Catz's S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 delivers. Taking inspiration from the company's modular R.A.T. gaming mouse, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 boasts a durable metal body, mechanical keys, and five interchangeable components (including the keyboard): a V.E.N.O.M. TFT-LC touchscreen, the main keyboard, four programmable buttons on the Function strip (24 programmable buttons throughout the entire keyboard), number pad and a "3-part active palm rest and two wrist rest" extension.
In addition to the beefy chassis are interchangeable WASD and arrow keys, RGB backlighting and two USB ports.
The point is that each component can be mixed and matched to fit any gamer's space or any particular gaming circumstance. For example, maybe someone likes having the number pad on the left side, rather than on the right of the main QWERTY board. Or maybe someone wants a quick glance module with the touchscreen and programmable function strip. Each configuration is entirely up to each player and game.
At $300, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is a clunker of a keyboard that isn't cheap. It'll put a hole in most people's wallets, but Mad Catz is betting you won't ever have to buy another keyboard ever again. The question now is, do you believe them that the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is the ultimate keyboard? That's your call.
It's impossible to show you how this keyboard works in all of its modulating ways in photos, so have at the video below.