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SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard
9.1 out of 10

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard

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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic Gaming Keyboard

Felix D., Newegg
2 October 2014
  • Summary: Having put this keyboard through its paces for nearly a year, it's been a solid performer with all kinds of games. The keyboard is used nearly every day for Battlefield 4 play, but is also used in a range of other games (Minecraft, Batman Arkham series, Warface, Transformers Cybertron series) and...
  • Pros: Responsive keys, well lit keys, comfortable feel and weight, interchangeable feet to adjust keyboard height, long USB cord
  • Cons: Not as much "eye candy" as other boards, not a true mechanical keyboard, occasional software crashes, enhanced F-key functions can be difficult to remember and/or activate
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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 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 8
8.0

windows 8.1 Beware

Brian T., Newegg
19 February 2014
  • Pros: Excellent keyboard other than the software
  • Cons: Lets just say that the steelseries engine 2 has a lot of problems playing nice with windows 8.1. It was published that when 8.1 came out in Oct due to a change in code on microsofts part the steelseries device drivers would cause a system crash that required a C prompt work around. Steel engine r...
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Overall 8
8.0

Steelseries Apex[RAW]

Dustin A., Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Summary: Will be giving this to my wife and going to a mechanical keyboard.
  • Pros: It's a good keyboard for the money. It's backlit, and has plenty of macro keys.
  • Cons: Software is a little clunky, and the keys themselves aren't as crisp as I thought they would be.
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Overall 8
8.0

SS Apex

Laura S., Newegg
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I'm through with Razer's peeoh-ess "cloud" software; my old razer is cheap plastic compared to how this Apex feels.
  • Pros: Fully programmable, no krapy cloud software to load.
  • Cons: I had to reinstall the driver once already [win 7 pro x64]
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Bad For the $$$

Marcus D., Newegg
16 November 2013
  • Pros: very responsive, comfortable, lots of features including macros buttons. Software is user friendly and useful
  • Cons: A little on the big side. Not recommended for people with limited space.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Jesse O., Newegg
21 September 2013
  • Summary: Good keyboard worth buying if you have some extra cash. Probably won't buy another keyboard unless it breaks and they make one that dispenses money.
  • Pros: -Comfortable -Ability -Seems manufactured well -Design: Very clean and simple.
  • Cons: -Price
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but maybe not for everyone

ProgrammingLife, Scan
18 June 2014
  • Excerpt: At a first glance, the Steelseries apex RAW looks good, especially with all the exciting features of the raised macro keys above the function keys, the sleek looks etc. However, it really isn't for everybody. The 'ergonomic palm rest' doesn't quite feel right.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice keyboard

ID 19401 Miroslav Yamakov, Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: The keyboard is very ergonomic ..except layer keys "L1, L2" which are too close to "ESC" and they can't programmable.
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