Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard
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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.