FNATIC Streak Gaming Keyboard Overview
The FNATIC Streak is designed much like the miniStreak, albeit a bit larger. The keyboard has official dimensions of 440x192x36mm with the palm rest attached and weighs in at 962g. You still have the dark teal aluminum top plate and black keycaps, which gives this keyboard a unique look to it.
Besides you full compliment of keys FNATIC has also added a few smaller buttons. On the top left there is a function lock button and on the top right you a set of three buttons and a volume wheel. The three buttons include microphone mute, competition mode, and mute. I really like that FNATIC uses these smaller buttons, which help keep the overall size of the keyboard down.
Besides these smaller buttons the function row also has alternative functions for each key. F1-F6 are for macros, F7 cycles lighting effects, F8 cycles lighting brightness, F9 is task view in Windows 10, and F10-F12 are multimedia keys. Actually every key on the keyboard can have an alternate function if you install the software, more on that in a little bit.
FNATIC makes use of genuine Cherry MX mechanical key switches on the Streak. Our keyboard has the Silent Red switches, which should be interesting because I’ve never used any of Cherry MX’s Silent switches. FNATIC also offers this keyboard with Red (non-silent), Blue, and Brown Cherry MX switches.
The Streak comes with a removable wrist rest. This wrist rest has a nice PU cover on it and is very comfortable. One thing that I like about the wrist rest design is that it is adjustable. You simply lift up the top piece and move it down based on what is most comfortable to you.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see just how thin it is, probably one of the thinner full-size keyboards we’ve taken a look at lately. The keyboard is set at a slight angle even without the pop-out feet engaged, but you can make the angle more extreme by popping them out of course.
Sadly we do not have a removable cable on this keyboard like we saw on the miniStreak. On the top edge of the board is an extra USB port and a removable nameplate, which has the FNATIC logo on it.
Flipping the keyboard over we can see those pop-out feet that I talked about, plus you have 12 rubber feet of different sizes, which ensure the keyboard won’t move around when in use. The attached USB cable is quite thick and splits in the end to two USB connections.