Conclusion: In the end it comes back down to preference once again. SteelSeries manufactured a durable high quality keyboard that will hold up to just about any abuse. They did include media keys for anyone who needs them but it’s clear that gaming is the 6G’s main focus. My only complaint was with the edge of the spacebar, I would like to see it be more comfortable considering how often it is used in most FPS’s.
Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar gaming keyboard that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or lower...
Pros: 18k gold plated mechanical switches, Tactile and audible feedback, Minimal looks is just right, Heavyweight build quality, Superior anti-ghosting ability, SteelSeries key replaces windows key FTW
Cons: Lock LED's are too bright, Full anti-ghosting only works with PS/2 adapter
Excerpt: If the SteelSeries 6Gv2 looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’re already familiar with the 7G, SteelSeries’ flagship mechanical-key keyboard. SteelSeries didn’t update the 7G this year, and it’s still the company’s top-of-the-line model. The 6Gv2 is essentially a more aggressively priced (around $100, versus around $150) version of the same keyboard with a few features stripped out.
Conclusion: This is a beautiful keyboard. It’s 7G with the fat trimmed. No serious gamer wants the twin 3.5mm connectors and USB on the keyboard, the 6Gv2 gives you all the good bits without these extras. Sure it’s a bit dull to look at – if a bit professional – and it might weigh a tonne – though James Mcavoy would have use for it – but it’s an amazing keyboard for what a keyboard is used for; typing and gaming.
Pros: Professional, classical look, Incredibly durable and strong, Black Cherry MX switches have a long life, Beautiful to type on, Switches reduce gaming response time
Cons: No wrist rest like the 7G, Some might find it a bit boring to look at
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × We recently took a look at Razer’s first attempt at a mechanical gaming keyboard which left us with mainly positive impressions. Throughout our review we compared it to SteelSeries’ existing mechanical keyboard, the 7G, which has been around for a good few years now and can be found on the desks of serious gamers across the globe.
Excerpt: Last year we took a look at the SteelSeries 7G keyboard and fell in love. It was absolutely bombproof, made of seriously solid materials with gold-plating in all the important places and a truly glorious tactile feel when typing. With multiple USB ports, headphone outputs and a massive wrist-rest, it is among the very finest keyboards on the market.
Excerpt: Na otestování konečně dorazila mechanická klávesnice SteelSeries 6Gv2, kterou její výrobce sice označuje za herní, ale vzhledem k tomu, že je velmi jednoduchá, si ji mohou oblíbit i uživatelé, kterým hry nic neříkají. Podívejme se tedy, co nám nabídne.