Summary: Beautiful keyboard. Pleasure to type and game on. Very sturdy and simplistic in design. I also love hearing the sound when i get ramped up and start typing. Note it is a lil' noisy, but you're looking at mechanical keyboards for a reason. Would recommend. Cheers note: the windows and smaller left shift key take about a week to get used to. expect typos for a while till you get used to it.
Summary: Really disappointed in this thing. It works, so I'll give it three eggs, but no more.
Pros: Mechanical keys, simple design, and it feels heavy and physically durable.
Cons: The paint is already wearing off the W, S, A, D, and left shift keys. So disappointed by that. I've had it for a month. Sometimes it feels like the Backspace key doesn't register my press so I have to hit it again. Also, the keyboard is very loud. I watched the Newegg video review for this keyboard and the girl in the video said it was quiet. The keyboard I received is NOT quiet, it is in fact, very loud.
Summary: I did really like this keyboard when it was functioning normally, but I would have to advise against it simply because of the reliability issues that I'm having. Even if I were eligible for a replacement or repair at this time I wouldn't recommend it due to the particular way that this keyboard failed.
Pros: This keyboard feels pretty beastly, having some nice heft to it. The rubber feet keep the thing in place during even the most frantic typing and gaming sessions. The switches, as always, are going to be subjective, but as someone who's more used to MX Blues, I found the switch to the MX Black keys to be far easier than expected. They have a nice stiff feel to them and with some practice you can type rapidly without bottoming out too hard. The left Windows key was repl...
Cons: Despite this keyboard's hefty appearance and feel, mine developed major issues soon after the manufacturer warranty expired. If I move the keyboard too much, it will repeatedly disconnect. Additionally, I find that it repeats letters on certain keys fairly often, particularly "U" and "L." I've never had a keyboard that started showing major issues this early in its life. The keyboard layout is going to throw off many people who are used to the modern US layout, as the...
Love this keyboard but SteelSeries has some of the worst ...
Nicholas Nadolny, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: Love this keyboard but SteelSeries has some of the worst customer service I've ever encountered. My unit stopped working after about 2 weeks. It took them nearly 7 weeks to get my replacement to me even when I offered to just let them put a hold on my card to send another out, hell if it were something I did I was fine with buying another. Great board, last product I will ever purchase from this company though.
Summary: Poor Quality - Poor Design This keyboard is nice to type on, except that several of my keys register multiple presses for a single press. For example, 1 '5' press generates 4 5's. Any basic quality control or testing should have found this. Additionally, the right shift key is smaller than on any other keyboard ever. This seems like a small detail but it is actually incredibly disruptive to typing. I do not recommend this product.
Full-size mechanical keyboard w/ just the basics (Great for FPS games)
Brett D., Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: I have tried many mechanical keyboards but this one is great for FPS games. This keyboard is a good choice if you want a full-size keyboard and just the basics. Please read the cons below before purchasing. Red switches (The only way to go if you play FPS games). You will have typos but when you are strafing and moving fast in game these switches are amazing. Cons: The labels on the keys themselves will start to fade as the keyboard is used overtime.
Summary: I have been using this keyboard for about a week. I bought it as I found myself spending more time in front of a computer. I figured I should consider using a mechanical keyboard for the joy of it. My last experience with mechanical keyboards was with the IBM model M. For what you pay for this is a good keyboard. It is quite hefty with a solid metal back. It's got an uncommon layout with the "\" key next to the right shift and a large enter key.
Summary: Still getting use to it, but I like this keyboard.. very responsive. I hate the placement of the question mark though. I'd prefer a smaller "Enter" and put the "/" below "Backspace", then make the "Shift" longer to fill the gap. This would make it 100x easier to hit the question mark.. or should I say the >?| mark.. because that's usually how it comes out with this keyboard.
I need to be have a good quality keyboard and this is it.
royce veeder, Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: As a hardcore Rhythm Gamer, i need to be have a good quality keyboard and this is it, this has taken a lot of beatings and is still in perfect shape, i love it and the red switches are just perfect. Pros -Amazing build quality -No flashy distracting backlighting -Fast reaction times (with ps2 connector) -Overall sexy design Cons -No USB Hub -Red switches will take some time to get used to typing -The lettering will wear off extremely quickly -The layout will take some...
... this for a while now and it's still clickin' like the day I bought it
Doug X, Amazon
1 August 2014
Summary: I've had this for a while now and it's still clickin' like the day I bought it. Reds are perfect for gaming. Many hours with zero fatigue for me on my left hand - which was a problem with previous keyboards. Takes a little getting used to for typing, as it's very sensitive. But now I code on this keyboard too and I like it. Good price for this quality of build and these switches.