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SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard
9.3 out of 10

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard

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Overall 6
6.0

Clunky but works okay

Jeanette G., Newegg
8 February 2015
  • Summary: If i weren't so irked by the "low profile keys" and having to go back and delete every double space I see, i would give this 4 eggs. I've been using it for five months and these problems were present from the start. I'll probably give it away when the W starts to stick.
  • Pros: The keys all work if you press down hard enough, no problems while gaming as far as responsiveness goes.
  • Cons: "Sleek and low-profile keys" are the last words I would use to describe it. While gaming, i have no problem- but when I'm just typing regularly it's an absolute chore. The space bar is oversensitive and multiple spaces are registered. Otherwise, you have to press down on the keys harder than you ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Yes and No

Neil I., Newegg
20 September 2014
  • Summary: Comments previous mentioned about the ESC and spacebar are true. Some odd placements
  • Pros: -Responsive, sleek, -Plenty of options
  • Cons: -Feel is a bit odd getting used to. -After about a year, I began having constant issues with USB connection.... off on off on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice Keyboard - Price is perfect.

Peter T., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this keyboard looking for a gaming keyboard with an affordable pricetag. This fit the bill, but fell a little short in terms of what I was expecting due to the aforementioned cons.
  • Pros: Very big, stable keyboard with plenty of options. Completely customizable and mappable keys and macros will make your hands comfortable no matter where you want them. The illumination is quite nice too, though it could stand to be just a little bit brighter.
  • Cons: USB connection only prevents it from having true "superior" ghosting. Had I known that, I would have moved up the extra $10-20 for one that had a PS/2 port. Also, the raised bumps for the "W" key aren't really that easy to find, so moving back to "home" when gaming isn't that easy. The keys all f...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

hunter_j2, NCIX.com
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Really good. Loved it. Hope you do to if you order this fantasting product.
  • Pros: Really good keyboard. Didnt dissapoint. Shipped fast. Good quality. Bright backlights. Overall impressed.
  • Cons: Nothing.
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User Review

Ryan Perry, Techgage
3 July 2014
  • Conclusion: In-game testing for the Apex comes courtesy of my new favourite MMO, . Carbine Studios has done a fantastic job with keeping what many of us love about standard MMOs, and jazzed it up with active combat telegraphs – meaning there’s no more standing still and hitting the same keys in sequence until...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not very slim, awkward layout

Anonymous, Newegg
11 June 2014
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Keys feel very strange when typing, like they do not have a definite depth ESC key is surrounded by other keys - very bad design for such a key It says it has a slim design but the keyboard itself is not very slim, nor are the keys, both have medium to high height to them, which totally negates t...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good keyboard

Dominic V., Newegg
6 June 2014
  • Pros: Solid gaming keyboard. Lots of extra buttons for macros. 6-key anti-ghosting is probably the most anyone would ever need. Soft-but-visible backlighting. At $40 on sale, was definitely a great buy.
  • Cons: Not much to speak of, other than the space bar began squeaking almost immediately after I got it. Nothing some oil can't fix. Still, the fact that it practically came out of the box with a squeaky key (And is one of the most used keys) bugs me enough to take away an egg.
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Overall 10
10

great keyboard, all the "flaws" are my opinion

Hyunsuk C., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: LED lighting not as bright as i would like them to be, but i got a referb so i don't know if all of them are like this.
  • Pros: overall great keyboard, macro keys are op as hell. steelseries engine is makes this keyboard a hell of a lot better
  • Cons: The diagonal keys are utterly useless and gets in the way of non-gaming applications. thank goodness i can disable them using the steelseries engine, tho
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Overall 10
10

APEX [RAW] is Incredible!

Anonymous, Newegg
23 March 2014
  • Summary: The macro keys are incredible! I use them to open different applications and games! Its easier than having to open up Steam!
  • Pros: Very Bright Backlit Keys (Perfect for Gaming in the Dark) Great macro key functionality and key customization! Keys feel nice and tight!
  • Cons: Doesn't have the color changing tech as the Apex! lol (Recommend APEX just for the looks)
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Overall 6
6.0

Good looking

Geliu H., Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Not bad
  • Pros: LED is pretty bright clean extra function keys on the left side
  • Cons: Somehow this keyboard is uncomfortable for me. And buttons are kind of unstable. It will be a little bit noisy while typing
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