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.
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
Excerpt: A few minor flaws aside, the SteelSeries 7G is a truly spectacular piece of hardware. Almost completely devoid of amenities, this keyboard was designed from the ground up to prevent keyboard lockup—the effect that suspends all input if you inadvertently press too many buttons at once.
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.
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.
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.
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)