Excerpt: Simply an amazing keyboard! - I was struggling a bit at how to start this and figured why not just cut to the chase? - Once again, the SteelSeries 7G is just an amazing keyboard. Ignoring all the features and just getting stuck into using it, you can't help but feel the quality of the 7G being second to none. Still, we can't ignore those features, so let's not and instead get into what's going on.
Conclusion: As such, I believe the Steelseries 7G is specifically targeted towards ‘pro-gamers’, those who are into extreme competitive gaming and are in need of a compact, no fuss keyboard that will allow them to issue commands at blistering speeds, no questions asked. For the average, self-claimed hardcore gamer, there are other alternatives available that will match the spec sheet and be kind on the wallet as well.
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 7G 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, Built in USB and Audio ports, SteelSeries key replaces windows key FTW
Cons: Wrist rest spoils the looks, Lock LED's are too bright, USB hub is old USB 1.1 protocol, Backspace key is too small
SteelSeries 7G Professional Gaming Keyboard Review
16 May 2010
Summary: There are lots and lots of gaming keyboard nowadays on the market, with a lot of extra buttons, LEDs, or even back-lit keys; SteelSeries decided to manufacture something different: the 7G preserves a classic look, the build quality is high, its very durable and has a large hand-rest to increase comfort during large gaming sessions or office applications. Because it has a classic layout, the time getting used to it is a matter of minutes.
Conclusion: The SteelSeries 7G sports a rigid metal inner chassis for extreme strength and each key on the 7G is an individual 18 karat gold plated and spring loaded mechanical switch which are guaranteed for 50 million presses and provide excellent tactile and audible feedback. The anti-ghosting system allows for as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard.
Conclusion: . There is a keyboard for everyone out there: gaming keyboards, ergonomic keyboards, wireless keyboards .... the list goes on. The SteelSeries 7G is advertised as a gaming accessory, but it really is just as much of a typist’s keyboard. In fact, while the keyboard is ideal for FPS games and related genres, due to the lack of extra keys for macro functions there are better options out there for MMORPGs and other games that have similar levels of complexity in the...
Summary: Many users may overlook the importance of a good keyboard. It isn’t going to make your computer faster or your games look better, but in reality it can completely change your computing experience as a whole. There is a keyboard for everyone out there: gaming keyboards, ergonomic keyboards, wireless keyboards .... the list goes on.
Summary: Although SteelSeries describes the 7G’s keys as no-click, they’re certainly not quiet. The other thing we need to touch on is the 7G’s price -- this is an incredibly bare-bones keyboard for an MSRP of $150. So, if you’ve never managed to lock up your keyboard in the course of normal game playing, you probably don’t need to shell out the big bucks for this one.
Pros: We couldn’t lock this keyboard up. Great action on a classic keyboard layout.
Cons: Barebones. Very loud. Extremely expensive. USB ports only support 1.1 speeds.
Excerpt: Last week we took a look at the new Das Keyboard , a high-end product outfitted with mechanical switches but was otherwise quite spartan. Given the $130 price, it may have seen like a rarity, but the SteelSeries 7G is actually a surprisingly similar product. Rather than being purely about the typing experience, SteelSeries focuses on gaming products, but the end result was a keyboard that is much more than it might appear to be.