The usage of plastic in the enclosure’s construction, a different keycap font, and the lack of dedicated media controls are the most obvious traits that differentiate the Strafe from the K70. The two keyboards have near identical dimensions and the Strafe is only barely larger, measuring 17.6(L) x 6.7(W) x 1.6(H) / 448 x 170 x 40 mm. The K70 for comparison is 17.25(L) x 6.5(W) x 1.5(H) inch / 437 x 166 x 38 mm. Pay particular attention to the top left of the keyboard where there is the new refreshed Corsair sails logo.
On the top right is the brightness toggle which cycles through four levels and the Windows key lock which glows when toggled on. In the CUE software, the Windows key lock can be configured to additional block Alt + F4 and Alt+Tab.
Each switch is backlit with a red LED. The red paint on the mounting plate reflects some of the light to give a leaking effect from under the keycaps. Additionally, the font used on the keycaps is much larger than that used on the K70 which permits more light to pass through the top.