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: 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
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.
Conclusion: The 7G is a fantastic keyboard, lets just get that straight. Sure it might not come packing a billion macro keys, ok it doesn’t have any, but that’s not necessary for everyone; I for one almost never use them. It does though have media keys which are easily activated and seamlessly integrated into a standard keyboard making the 7G a very compact and concise peripheral.
Pros: High quality construction, Concise structure and layout, Very low latency key presses, Great to type on, No bloated software or firmware
Cons: Lacks macro keys, Wrist rest should lock in to keyboard
Excerpt: Input devices are usually the last thing people think about when they are spec'ing up their new rig. We can spend hours researching the latest data for graphics cards or motherboards, but when it comes to input devices we tend to do one of two things. Either we migrate the hardware we already own across to the new machine, which is what most people tend to do. Or, if we're looking for a little flash and flair we might consider looking at a new mouse.
Summary: Die 7G ist trotz magerer Ausstattung der wahr gewordene Traum aller Zocker. Der lineare Anschlag der MX Black Switches lässt die Herzen sämtlicher Shooter-Spieler schneller schlagen. Darüber hinaus wissen Verarbeitungsqualität und Schreibkomfort auf der ganzen Linie zu gefallen. Lediglich der hohe Verkaufspreis trübt das Gesamtbild etwas.
Christoph meint: 1A Mech-Tastatur!
Pros: hochwertige Verarbeitungsqualität, abnehmbare Handballauflage, linearer und relativ leiser Anschlag (MX Black), ein paar Multimedia-Tasten, Anti-Ghosting, Kopfhörer- und Mikrofonanschluss, USB 2.0 Hub (2x)