Mad Catz Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Modular Gaming Keyboard with OLED E.Y.E. Display Review





The most potent gaming functions are nearly useless if they require a degree to setup and use.  MadCatz has done a great job on their software, giving the interface a clean and inviting appearance and a logical UI.  The backlight color for each of the three profiles may be selected using a full color pallet, so you can pick the exact color that suits your tastes.


Macros are also very easy to set, first you select the key you wish to macro.  The images above show the macro keys on the E.Y.E. command module and the macro bar which can ber customized.



The wrist rest also has a macro-capable thumb button as well as a two-way rolling switch, with independent macro capability for each direction it is rolled.  The images above show the example I used to take the screen captures quickly.  The thumb button was a CTRL + PRT SC and both directions of the rolling switch were for pasting.  The roller works great for zoom as well.  The macro screen is straightforward to use by simply typing the actions on press and release, and more advanced options like time delays are also available.


The S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 software also automatically detects programs, and allows you to manually find them.  From there, it's a simple drag-and-drop procedure to add 12 different programs to the app launcher.

Command Module and E.Y.E OLED Display




The bezel around the OLED dipslay of the E.Y.E. rotates to allow you to select various programs, and a press of the buttons on the upper left will open the selected program.  The bottom two arrow buttons allow you to page through the various settings, such as several timers, volume, mic volume, and backlight brightness.  We've put together an overview video below, and in the latter half of the video we demonstrate the usage of the E.Y.E. interface and the command module.

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# ava 2012-12-06 05:31
Great review!

$200 for a non mechanical keyboard? No, thanks!