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    i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    Pro-gamer Joshua Grimes - aka Lumpy - takes us on a tour of a £250 keyboard!
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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    I really like the idea of this keyboard, but for £250 I would want mechanical keys.

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    Like it, but need mechanical keys plus the keys to be laser etched for me to fork over that kind of money, though to be fair its not a solid no lol

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    A lot of extra features on there that I don't want or need. Maybe I am different from other gamers, but I don't see how half of that stuff is useful.

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    For £250, I want it to pour me a pint and massage my fingers whilst whispering sweet nothings into my ear about just how 'special' I am to of bought a £250 freaking keyboard!

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    Yet another product designed specifically for right handed people.

    Lefty's like me would find that keyboard extremely uncomfortable if not practically impossible to play a game with.

    The same can be said for the mouse sitting next to it.

    I live in hope that one day companies like this will realize that a good portion of the population is left handed and design these things appropriately

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    amazing looking keyboard but agree with tekgun about mechanical keys

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkspeed View Post
    Yet another product designed specifically for right handed people.

    Lefty's like me would find that keyboard extremely uncomfortable if not practically impossible to play a game with.

    The same can be said for the mouse sitting next to it.

    I live in hope that one day companies like this will realize that a good portion of the population is left handed and design these things appropriately
    Whilst I agree with you because I am left handed too I wouldn't say a 'good portion' of the pops is left handed.

    I have adapted myself to use a right handed KB/Mouse. Just took a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Whilst I agree with you because I am left handed too I wouldn't say a 'good portion' of the pops is left handed.

    I have adapted myself to use a right handed KB/Mouse. Just took a while.
    between 10 and 30 percent depending on your source. even at the low end 1 in 10 is still a good portion

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    Very nice looking though a little too expensive for my taste

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    Good or bad, i dont care because £250 is just to much for a keyboard!

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    With regards to left handed keyboards, they are ambidextrous by their very nature, could you not just remap WSAD (ASDF) to IKJL (JKL;) as per home finger positions for the respective hands? a mouse shaped the wrong way I can understand, but iv never had anyone complain about their keyboard being wrong-handed.

    In fact getting the new person in the office to go to the local comp shop for a left handed keyboard seems like a thing to do on Friday.
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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    The extra controls in front of the keyboard are positioned in such a way that they favor use by the left hand thumb while on the wasd keys with the mouse in the right hand (right handed).

    Remapping to ijkl is not a very handy solution. on this particular keyboard it would make those aforementioned extra controls out of reach, and in general the placement of the ijkl keys is not an ideal position.

    wasd is very close to the edge of the keyboard, on the average keyboard ijlk is more in the middle unless you slide the kayboard off to one side which is an unnatural typing position.

    I tend to use the arrow keys since they are closer to the edge and easier to reach.

    The placement of the touch controls are also right hand biased as a left handed player would either have to remove their hand from their mouse or reach across the entire keyboard to reach them.

    So like I said this keyboard is very right hand biased

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    what do you bind, from a WSAD perspective, E,R,F,SPACE,SHIFT,CTRL to when using the arrow keys?
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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    R-Ctrl, R-Shift, Enter, Delete, Page Down, Num 1, Num 0 plus the arrows

    If I want to map for lesser used functions with a little reach then home, end, backspace, page up, num 4 and num 7 come into play as well.

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    I will add that I use a Logitech MK320 wireless desktop which I bought specifically because it's layout around the arrow keys was different to the standard and gave me more buttons within easier reach.

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    Re: i46: Introducing the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7

    standard layout keyboard or a laptop style one with the arrow keys touching those around them? are you little finger and thumb not off the keyboard?
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