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.
one fatal flaw: repeating letters (aka chattering or bouncing)
J. lira "meat pro", Amazon
8 December 2010
Summary: I love everything about this keyboard. The design is simple and elegant and incredibly durable. The special steelseries button to control the media keys is unique among high end keyboards. the cherry black switches are amazing. however the first time i got a 7G, within 6 months certain keys started repeating (i would hit them once but two of them would appear on screen). it wasn't a typing issue, it was something wrong with the electronics.
Summary: Their lack of response and availability of support combined with the high cost of this unit and its supposed reliability (a strong reason behind my purchase choice) has left me with the total and unshakable resolve to not not only never purchase their products again, but to stringently advise against such purchases on the part of others.
Pros: The responsiveness, keystroke mechanisms, and general construction were very good. If the unit had lasted more than eleven months they would have made it a great purchase. It has instead been a waste of money and growing amounts of time.
Cons: The unit's internal controller (that stores/transmits keystrokes) failed eleven months after purchase. Replacement has proven IMPOSSIBLE.
Summary: It was fine while it worked. But within a couple of weeks the PgDn key started acting up - sometimes it sends multiple keystrokes when pressed just once. This made the keyboard unusable for obvious reasons. I program for a living, and use my keyboard 12+ hours per day - normally, my keyboards last for about a year. This one lasted less than a month. Not good.
Pros: Good looking, Good keys layout, no stupid frills, Good wrist support
Cons: Broke after 1 month of use (PgDn key started sending multiple keystrokes when pressed just once)