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...
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). First, I had to contact support to get my order confirmation and e-mail, as well as my tracking number. Once I got my keyboard, however, I noticed the weird right shift. Not terrible but annoying. Except when you're trying to type.
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.
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: 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  and  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 durable.
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: If you are investing this kind of money into a keyboard, please for your own sake go to a more reliable, stable company whose products are much, much better than SteelSeries. It's too bad I had to suffer making that mistake.
Pros: Great keyboard, mechanical switches feel nice. Robust build, rests on a comfortable angle
Cons: It stopped working, and so did the SteelSeries Sensei mouse I bought. Every time I touched anything in the USB's the Steelseries products would should off and stop working. Then I would have to fiddle with them for 10-15 minutes, so they can get their poor hardware in place. It finally gave out today. I am typing this on my trusty old keyboard that has stayed true to me all these years, it was a mistake to invest so heavily into a SteelSeries keyboard
Summary: i highly doubt i'll buy from steelseries again and will stop recommending their products to my friends
Pros: it was good while it lasted.
Cons: I'm really angry at steelseries. i really used to love their products but both this keyboard and the xai mouse i bought have broken just after a little year of use. i treated them well too. the s key on the keyboard in particular does not even work anymore when i press down, something on the keyboard's board is just not responding to it. the left alt key is also busted underneath - it just snapped out :/ i asked for some help from their customer support and he said wa...
Would be a near perfect keyboard but one critical key placement mistake
Guest Hollow, Amazon
22 October 2011
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.