Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Merc Stealth
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SteelSeries Merc Stealth Review
24 May 2012
Conclusion: Keyboards are notoriously difficult to review objectively. We don’t like mushy keyboards, but many gamers won’t use anything else. To each his own. The Merc Stealth has many good points, including adjustable backlighting, solid construction, built-in audio connections, and a two-port USB hub. But when you mess around with the placement of essential keys, you render the product unnecessarily difficult to learn to use.
Pros: Pre-defined profiles for popular games, Dedicated keys for in-game movements and actions
Cons: Unconventional arrow key layout, Del key embedded in num pad, Excessive key travel
Summary: The SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard updates an already innovative design by adding lights and a USB hub. Though the design may not be for everyone, the Stealth Merc should satisfy gamers who want more than just a unique key layout.
Pros: Separate game pad area isolates keys in a game-friendly (first-person shooter) design; improved rubberized keystroke feedback; software lets you tweak key mapping as much as you want.