Summary: I have had this keyboard for almost 3 years now, I use it on average 6-8 hours a day since owning it. Still works perfectly. Letters still show up almost 100%, except for WASD which are fading a bit. This keyboard seems like it will last forever!
Summary: I've had this baby for a few years now, and I can tell you this definitively, it is built like a tank. There is barely any flex at all, and the keys are barely worn even after HEAVY daily use. The only keys which have the letters worn off are the WASD, and control/shift keys, even then I'd say its still 50% after 3 years. The ergonomics of the keyboard are surprising considering how simple it is. Its flat, but it works. Extremely comfortable.
Pros: Durable, Ergonomic (Surprisingly), did I say durable?
Summary: Been using this keyboard for two years now and it has kept up its excellent performance. The keyboard is definitely more sensitive than standard keyboards, but isn't overally sensitive like its red-switch brother. The keyboard is not a LED light show like many of its competitors and comes with an excellent hand rest (removable) that really makes a difference after long periods of usage.
Pros: Mechanical Keyboard, Rigid and well built, High quality cable, 2 USB ports, 1 Mic Jack, 1 Headphone Jack, Gold plated adapter heads (USB,Keyboard), No keylimits, Hand rest, Six function keys that can: Mute, Increase/Decrease Volume, Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, No Windows Key on the left side of the keyboard
Cons: Space Bar Squeaks, LEDs are too bright, Key Labels start to wear off after usage, Rather bulky and heavy, Smaller backspace key takes time to get use to, A lot wider (due to hand rest) than other keyboards (needs more space)
Excerpt: The steel series 7G and the 6GV2 are essentially the same keyboard, the 7G has a wrist rest and the 6GV2 does not. There are a few minor differences, such as the 7G have extra connections on it, but nothing that's going to impact gaming performance, which is what this review is about. I'd like to start off by saying that I am not sponsored by any gaming companies and I'm not a fanboy of any specific company.
Summary: This is one of the best keyboards that I have ever encountered. I have used cherry mx blue (Coolermaster quickfire rapid), and cherry mx brown (really old keyboard that I found in my lab) so far. I didn't really like how keys were really easily pressed for blue switches, and brown switches had sandy feeling ( i dunno how to describe it :(). Obviously this is personal preference, but if you like the feeling of keys bouncing back when it is pressed...
Pros: Build quality, feeling of the keys, springy, Complete NKRover, Wrist rest
Summary: The keyboard is very good for the people who don't want unnecessary features like backlights and macros on their keyboard but still want a mechanical keyboard. Seen many keyboards ruined because of the glossy finish that is just a fingerprint magnet, but this one is matte black. Would have preferred a USB 2.0 slot instead of a 1.1 hub and also a full size backspace. The indicator lights are not as bright as everyone says.
Pros: -Sturdy and heavy, -Comfortable wrist-rest, -Mic and headphone jacks, -USB hub, -No unnecessary features
Summary: The 7G should not be bought if you are expecting it to be a board for daily use. I'd much prefer Cherry MX switches in blue, brown, and especially red for a better "overall" keyboard. The black Cherry MX switches in the 7G might be better for gamers but they are terrible for typing because of the amount of force you have to put onto each key... it's hard to just simply glide your fingers over the black switches.
Pros: -Excellent keyboard for games, especially FPS where minute movement are important, -Standard fare of N-key-rollover over PS2, and 6 key-rollover in USB... just like any most other Cherry MX keyboard by Costar, -Minimalistic, clean, no annoying "gamer" look to the board with a billion LEDs, no unnecessary color schemes, -Heavy, built like a tank, -Comes with a wrist rest, -Built in USB hub is nice
Cons: -Not that great of a keyboard for typing, takes too much force to press down on each key (but may still be preferable to many sloppy rubber dome keyboards out there), -The 3 lock indicators are too bright, this was fixed in the 6GV2, -Wrist rest takes up too much desk space, -The audio and headphone jacks are low quality just like in every other keyboard, -Hub is USB 1.1 only, -Had to return the first one because a few keys were defective, could be just a one-off lemon