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 after years of doing it the normal way. I have no idea why Steelseries would replace a standard key and hard-code it, but that's what they've done.
Summary: Personal Cons: Right shift key unnecessarily shorter than standard size. This resulted in hitting the "/" key more often than not when trying to use Caps.
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.
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. If this is the only keyboard that I used, I could get used to the unusual configuration but switching between 2 separate keyboards between work and home can be difficult.
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.
Summary: I didn't really notice this when I ordered it, but this is one of those keyboard layouts that places the bar/backslash key next to the right shift key, instead of over the enter key. Even with pretty large hands, this results in constantly hitting backslash when I'm trying to hit shift. I don't see how a touch typist wouldn't be driven insane by this keyboard. It's also not possible to adjust the tilt of the keyboard.
Summary: This is a long term review from after things went wrong- don't listen to the people who buy it and review it a day later! Keyboard feels great to use and is well-designed, no complaints when it works. However, mine stopped working. I can't speak to the build quality of all 6Gv2s, but after 11 months my i and b keys started acting up in such a way that they would register multiple keystrokes to a single press, for example making the word "bit" come out as "bbiiit.
Summary: I really wanted to like this keyboard but I couldn't get past the fact that they replaced the windows key with a function key that doesn't remap. This is a serious misstep. If they really didn't want a windows key there, they could have at least left it a blank key and let us remap it.
Summary: This mouse mat feels great, has good fiction and sticks to the desk well, and has a huge play surface. What it does not do is track my RAT7 or Razer DeathAdder/Naga movements properly. The surface has a non-uniform texture, a bit like sandpaper, which my mice are having a hard time with when I make small movements. It is also rather reflective, which I have found is never good.
Summary: Excellent construction, aesthetics, weight, etc but the MX Black keyswitches are no good. Mushy feel, no tactility. Try before you buy, if you can (I could not). Feels worse than a regular keyboard. Such a shame.. because the actual keyboard is quite nice (and better be for 80+ bucks). Also, they idiotically shrunk the right shift key, and added a backslash where your question mark/forward slash should be, so it will take a few weeks for you to get used to that.
Summary: I don't understand how this keyboard is supposed to be good for gaming when the buttons are so hard to press. I guess if you truly are a 300APM pro it might be useful, but for 99.99999% of people it's just a noisy, heavy, hard to press keyboard that reminds me too much of the 90's.