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SteelSeries 6Gv2
8.0 out of 10

SteelSeries 6Gv2

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Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries 6Gv2

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Overall 4
4.0

Works but switches and spacebar are poorly designed

James W., Newegg
20 April 2015
  • Summary: For $15 more the Corsair K70 is a much better design with more features.
  • Pros: Mechanical switches, decent key layout
  • Cons: the spacebar is horrible. if you the left or right side of the spacebar the opposite side will raise up and not register space bar key strokes
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent, as long as it works!

Ian B., Newegg
24 November 2014
  • 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...
  • 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 key...
  • 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 ne...
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy direct from SteelSeries

Eugene P., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought This keyboard from SteelSeries directly since they had a sale around Christmas. The keyboard shipped the following week (whatever, Christmas time, but they said orders are processed on the 27th).
  • Pros: - Good action. - Mostly standard key layout. - Tactile.
  • Cons: - Keys a bit stiff. - Right shift is tiny and the | key is right next to it. This creates a lot of typos if you use the right shift AT ALL. - Very basic mechanical keyboard. - SteelSeries support is really slow and bad at getting back to you.
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Overall 4
4.0

not really durable

Evergreen C., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Pros: looks good, feels good
  • Cons: my "P" died after 1 and 6 year of usage. considering it is a keyboard, 1 and half year isnt really very long usage. so...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fatally Flawed for Mac Users

Joseph, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this on a whim, not realizing that the Steelseries "media key" - which replaces the "Windows" key on the left side of the keyboard - is *not* remappable. As a Mac user, this would mean switching to option keys on the right side of the keyboard, which I find both unpleasant and unnatural...
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Overall 4
4.0

Red Switch

Anonymous, Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Pros: Solid build, responsive keys.
  • Cons: Technical Cons: The keyboard would not be recognized whenever I would restart/turn on desktop. I would have to unplug and plug in keyboard after windows 7 was fully loaded. Looked for drivers on the keyboard's website, and none were to be found. Personal Cons: Right shift key unnecessarily shorte...
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre keyboard; not very durable

Manuel C., Newegg
6 May 2013
  • Summary: The fact that the keys began to chatter only after 1 year of use is enough for me to discontinue purchasing SteelSeries products in general. Be wary when purchasing this keyboard--multiple key presses are far from ideal when gaming and it can cause many headaches in the future.
  • Pros: This keyboard is quite heavy and will not move when you type on it. Also, it's a lot quieter than its Cherry MX Blue/Red counterpart. The only sound that is made is the key bottoming out.
  • Cons: After a little over 1 year of use, my [1] and [5] keys experience very frequent chatter. Chatter = one key press registers multiple times. Those are the keys I use frequently in Starcraft 2 (1 for army, 5 for hatcheries), so after 1 year of use, it just goes to show that this keyboard isn't very ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Has Potential

Brian L., Newegg
24 March 2013
  • Pros: Great feel and response. SteelSeries function button on left instead of Windows key. Minimal size.
  • Cons: Num, Caps, Scroll lights turn off for no reason. 4 Key began to malfunction after a few months. Key lettering looks like it's had 10 years of use after a month. I wish I RMA'd it earlier.
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Overall 4
4.0

Would be a near perfect keyboard but one critical key placement mistake

Guest Hollow, Amazon
4 February 2013
  • Summary: I like this keyboard quite a lot except for the fact that instead of having an extended shift key on the right side, for some inexplicable reason they chose to put 2 smaller keys, one of which is a backslash and one of which is a shortened shift key.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke down soon enough

Noxyflex, Amazon
29 January 2013
  • Summary: It worked well once I received it but 6 months later it stopped working completely, it was faulty to the point where I had to move the wire around to establish a connection and would quickly become unresponsive once more. Not sure if I will buy SS products anymore.
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