Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
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Good Gaming Keyboard
Brian S., Newegg
9 January 2016
Summary: This keyboard feels good, responds well, and seems to have pretty good quality construction. I love how you can disable the windows key on the fly, and I really love the feel of the fat space bar. The keys can make a tapping noise or be really quiet depending on how you type on them.
Pros: Feels good and responds well Macro keys nicely positioned at left and across the top Fat space bar Disable windows key feature on fly! Membrane keys (can type quietly) Back-lit keys have brightness control Colors are rich and can be customized Ambient light shines out from the sides towards your ...
Cons: Possible Steelseries Engine 3 software firmware update failure difficulties Can't really feel the "w" key touch notch thingy (wish it was more pronounced) Other reveiwers claim bad customer service experiences (but i wouldn't know about that)
Summary: Just a keyboard, Nothing special about it. (Spend your money somewhere else, Unless you're planning to use ALL of the macro keys) At first the LED's seemed like a great idea but turned out to be just a gimmick.
Pros: Wrist rest Customizable LED Macro keys USB Passthrough can be useful Multi Media Buttons Useful LED's dimmable
Cons: Slow Software LED's Burnout LED's don't show precise colors. USB passthrough is flimsy Sometime the keyboard just stops working randomly.(Fix with restarting Steelseries Software or Unplugging the keyboard.) (If you don't like membrane keys. This is not a mechanical Keyboard.)
Summary: The only thing I want everyone to get out of this is that if you do need to deal with their customer support? Document everything extremely well on your end, do not send originals to any company, always send copies of receipts and invoices.
Pros: I got it, it worked for like a few weeks then the space bar spring mechanism broke and I had to contact Steelseries about replacing it. But as for the Pros, the lights are very good and the keys are very responsive. It's a little odd having to USB connections for a keyboard though, but it wasn't ...
Cons: Is a complete joke, the way they handle support is a just nothing short of a laugh. I requested replacement parts for the space bar, they told me to do an RMA on the board itself and issued me an RMA number. Two weeks later I sent the keyboard to them in it's original packaging. It was shipped UP...
Summary: Save yourself the waste of time. Just get a Chroma or K70. Unless you just want it for it's looks, which if that's the case. Totally go for it, it's a gorgeous keyboard. Just a shame nothing else is as good.
Pros: They keyboard is very aesthetically pleasing. I personally love the wide spacebar and hope that continues and actually hope that more companies use it as well. The lighting functions are decent, and the keyboard does offer a lot of versatility with it's macro keys. Pretty quiet keys.
Cons: I've had nothing but issues however with this keyboard. Especially since this is supposed to be a "gaming keyboard". Playing a game with this keyboard is extremely frustrating. I'm pretty sure I've had to fight this keyboard more than my enemies. While streaming FPS games, like CS GO, Black Ops 3...
Summary: The software installed flawlessly, was able to set up fun led lights, macros, different configurations with ease. At first I thought this was a fantastic purchase but as I began to use it every day for gaming and normal usage (email/etc) I found that the keys are very sticky - as in they don't...