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SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard

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Overall 8

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

9 April 2014
  • Summary: Not every gamer has a king's ransom to spend on gaming peripherals, nor do they need a fat stack of cash with products like the SteelSeries Apex [RAW]. For $70 MSRP, the [RAW] offers a fair bit of gaming prowess for your buck. It supports unlimited macro creation and gives you access to up to 34 custom macros at any given time, and the position of the top-mounted macro keys is rather genius.
  • Pros: Relatively Affordable:, Raised Macro Keys:, Extra Arrows:, Bumpy W Key:, How Many Macros Would You Like?:
  • Cons: Low Profile Keys:, No Ports:
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SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard

15 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The APEX [RAW] may not share some of its brothers unique characteristics/features but it still has the same high quality build, the same sleek design, 32 total macro key commands, low-profile keys that are obviously faster to use than regular height ones, the same anti-ghosting feature, rubber feet which are simply more "durable" than typical height adjusters (also the keyboard can't be pushed around easily) and finally it comes with a 8-level white key illumination.
  • Pros: - Build Quality, - Low-Profile Keys, - 17 Macro Keys (34 Macro Commands Total), - 8-Level White Illumination, - Anti-Ghosting Technology (Up To 6 Simultaneous Key Presses), - Enlarged Space Bar, - Removable Rubber Feet, - Price (For Some)
  • Cons: - Membrane Keys (For Some), - Plain Cable (For Some)
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Overall 8

Expert Review

12 August 2013
  • Conclusion: If you want the dizzle-dazzle of a gaming product, stay clear of the Steelseries Apex RAW. The keyboard is a champion performer but it holds no frills that will make you go wow. The Apex RAW is a well built, simple looking, no nonsense gaming keyboard that will have you moving, and throwing macros at break-neck speeds without sweating it.
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Steelseries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

3 August 2013
  • Conclusion: At first glance, the Apex [RAW] is just another membrane keyboard offering little in the way of innovation and to some it may even seem a little expensive for what it is, but you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover as there are many little touches that make this one of the best membrane keyboards out there, which is important to the market because common to what people think, not everyone likes mechanical keys.
  • Pros: Great design and build quality, Great macro options and extra keys, Software works with other Steelseries products, Nice typing action
  • Cons: Maybe a little expensive for some
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SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

Hardware Secrets
23 April 2013
  • Summary: Not everybody jumped on the mechanical keyboard’s bandwagon. For those who prefer membrane models, the Apex [RAW] is an efficient no-frills product that sticks to the basics. The ease of programming and the key layout make this peripheral ideal for macro enthusiasts. The design is elegant, and although it doesn’t have the sturdiness of a mechanical model, the Apex [RAW] endures hours of gaming.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

Tweak Town
3 April 2013
  • Excerpt: For some reason or another, I'm not sure if I missed the release of it, or if it was a bit before my time, but as I look now, the APEX keyboard was quite the full featured offering, even in today's market. With the APEX, there were things like 88 Macro keys over four levels of the software and five LED color zones with full RGB options with 16.8 million colors.
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SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: With their 7G keyboard SteelSeries created one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards, in fact that makes it one of the best gaming keyboards, full stop. (Groan) The same base design was used on the 6Gv2 which was equally simple yet performed excellently. SteelSeries don’t just do mechanical though as their hugely flexible SHIFT range demonstrated… with its completely removable/replaceable keyboard section.
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Overall 0

When mechanical gaming keyboard is not your cup of tea

Craving Tech
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Designed for comfort and usability. Non-mechanical, though.
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Overall 8

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

14 July 2013
  • Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Apex - noun [C] /ˈeɪ.peks/ the highest point or most successful part of something. SteelSeries makes its ambitions bright and clear with the name of their latest keyboard, The Apex [RAW]. Packed with 17 macro keys and 2 macro levels for a total of 34 macros, 2 extra arrow keys, and raised macro keys for easier access, the Apex [RAW] is a stripped down version of its big brother, the Apex.
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Recenzja Steelseries Apex [RAW] - klawiatura dla hardkorowców

31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: A dokładniej, dla zapalonych graczy z mniej zasobną kieszenią. W końcu wersja [RAW] to uboższa siostra mocno rozbudowanej klawiatury Apex . Czy warto się nią zainteresować? Czy udało nam się poprawić wyniki w League of Legends i do czego służą te małe dziurki na spodzie? Na te i inne pytania, odpowiemy w poniższym artykule. Zapraszam do recenzji klawiatury Steelseries Apex [RAW] Keyboard .
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