Pros: Lighted keyboard and can be dimmed without the software. Plenty of Macro Keys. Easy to type, quiet and responsive. It's a great keyboard and works perfectly for FPS games. Typing feels great. One of the best keyboards I've ever used or owned.
Pros: Upon installation of this keyboard, my eyes were attracted by the bright white LED's, which brightness is adjustable from the keyboard itself. Responsive and I do like that it has the two bumps on the "W" key to easily place your hand over WASD.
Summary: I had the Fang and really liked it, but it finally started misbehaving and I knew it was time to replace it, but I wanted a keyboard that had the entire 6 direction keys of the Fang of ruse by the right hand. This keyboard has those keys! The white light is just the right amount of brightness. The keys are responsive, the wrist rest is comfortable, the macro keys work well, and the software for it is very good. I can't say anything bad about it.
Summary: I have both this keyboard and the more expensive model of it. Both keyboards offer nice back-lighting and a bunch of macros. The differences are: The more expensive version offers 4 layers of macros instead of the 2 this one offers. The more expensive version allows for color customization and let me tell you, there are a lot of color options there. From brightness to the shade. The more expensive version has a braided cable.
Pros: I like the soft backlight of the keys. They aren't too bright or obnoxious. Button actuation is buttery smooth, and the macro buttons feel intuitive. Volume/music controls are cleverly set up using the Steelseries button, and the keyboard software is easy to use.
Cons: The caps lock key could have been raised a bit to stop my sausage fingers from accidentally hitting it when I'm playing a WASD game.
great basic version of the SteelSeries Apex keyboard
Just Me, Amazon
27 August 2013
Summary: The SteelSeries Apex RAW has the important features of the Apex, but at almost half the cost because it leaves the extras behind. So, if you want the true ultimate, go with the full version. If you want to save some money and still get an awesome keyboard, the Apex RAW fits the bill.
Summary: This is a decent value for the money. One thing I did not like was the placement of the keys on the far left and to the top right. Reason being as a gamer it takes extra effort to reach a bit further to time your attacks correctly.