Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
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Summary: The SteelSeries Apex is a decent gaming keyboard. Its membrane keyboard, weak backlighting and mediocre build quality hold it back somewhat. However, the eye-catching design, customizable color schemes and large array of macro keys put this device in the top tier of gaming keyboards.
Pros: You have extreme customization options through color and key control.
Cons: This is a membrane keyboard, which means no mechanical switches.
Conclusion: The SteelSeries Apex is a big keyboard that is packed with features to take your game to a new level, all for a more affordable price than the competition.
Pros: Dozens of programmable controls. Four independent custom lighting zones. Tactile anchoring on the W key. Additional diagonal arrow keys. Dedicated media controls. Extra-large space bar. USB Pass-thrus.
Conclusion: As we speak i consider 3 gaming peripherals manufacturers as the top in this industry and SteelSeries is amongst them for a reason so i never had any doubts about the success of their APEX gaming keyboard. The materials used are of high quality, it has a very sleek design, it's very easy to use (largely thanks to the fact that it has no unnecessary bells and whistles on it) and it offers many features that serious gamers will find extremely useful such as a total of 88...
Pros: - Build Quality, - Low-Profile Keys, - 22 Macro Keys (88 Macro Commands Total), - 5-Zone Color Illumination, - Independent Media Keys, - Anti-Ghosting Technology (Up To 6 Simultaneous Key Presses), - Enlarged Space Bar, - Removable Rubber Feet, - 2 Front USB Ports
Summary: So how does the SteelSeries Apex Gaming keyboard perform? Well, I found that for me it performs just as well as the mechanical keyboard I was using before the Apex. The keys themselves have a low profile which makes the keystroke travel really short. The short travel along with the keyboard being non-mechanical makes typing really quiet. In fact, in game "rage" typing remains exceptionally quiet as well.
Pros: Sleek design, Countless lighting options, 88 macros, Two USB ports, Non slip rubber feet, Easy programming, Key strokes are quiet
Cons: Hard to keep clean, Rather large, Lacks simple height adjustment
Conclusion: Back in the days, I used to visit my cousin in Toronto every year. Actually, I still do, but that is another story. We used to hang out in the den of his house, where he would sit in front of his desktop computer, and I would work away on my laptop. Occasionally, as guys goes, we would hurl random insults at each other. The conversation will end when the epitome of all insults are made.
Summary: Based on rubber domes, the new SteelSeries Apex keyboard comes with a lot of interesting features like the ActiveZone Lighting system, extra directional arrows, raised macro keys, 4 separate layers, anti-ghosting for the most frequently used keys in games and more.
Conclusion: + Plenty of Features + Backlighting is bright and beautiful + Letters you can actually see. + Responsive keys and a sleek design - Perhaps too many features for casual or non-gamers. - No dedicated mic and headphone port on keyboard like the G110, however SteelSeries headsets with a USB soundcard are probably the reason for this.
Pros: + Plenty of Features, + Backlighting is bright and beautiful, + Letters you can actually see., + Responsive keys and a sleek design
Cons: - Perhaps too many features for casual or non-gamers., - No dedicated mic and headphone port on keyboard like the G110, however SteelSeries headsets with a USB soundcard are probably the reason for this.