Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Merc Stealth
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T. J. Irvine, Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: The quality of this keyboard is a major disappointment. The special gaming side is such a great idea and I loved it for games since the number keys, 6-9 in particular, are within closer reach than usual. Everything actually is more precise when using this and it is too bad no one else does this type of layout in a quality way. Within months the S and W key popped off making the gaming pad unusable. Which brings to note that the anti-ghosting only works on the gaming pad.
Summary: Wasnt compatiable at all...software isn't up to date. So as much as I hate giving a 1 star I can't give it anything else since it didn't work. Believe me I'm a Steel Series fan and own a handful of their products... but I had to return it. As usual Amazon took care of me no problem.
Summary: If you install the drivers to enable mods and programming the keyboard freezes up during Windows 7 boot and you have to insert another keyboard and uninstall the driver package to get it to even work in standard USB mode. Even in standard USB mode the keyboard freezes up upon boot up 50% of the time... Better off with the standard keyboard!
Love / HATE relationship, drifting more towards HATE now
John W. Kimsey "Weavel of Evil", Amazon
17 September 2012
Summary: I've owned this keyboard now for about 8 months. There are several really great things about this keyboard. the extended gaming pad is pretty well laid out and functions reasonably well. Though some keys are a little close together and it is a little too easy to hit the wrong key sometimes. Not all 12 keys of the top row are presented in the gamepad, only 11.
Promises much but fails to deliver! a very poor board!
8 August 2012
Summary: Do yourself and your bank balance a favour as this is a crappy keyboard. The gaming key stems (wasd)are weak and break because the stems are even thinner than the one's on the typing keys, though the surface area of them is bigger. This is a huge design fault and means that when (not if) they break, you can't even swap it out for another key, nor can you buy them separately from Steelseries.
Pros: It switches on has 3 different coloured led's which have 3 dimmable presets, customisable keys
Cons: usb's not powered so are basically useless. never, ever, got microphone port to work, buggy software, rubberised cover on gaming keys comes off. gaming keys broke at 12 months, got it replaced then it broke again at 6 months!
Summary: If you're looking for a good gaming keyboard, keep on looking. This keyboard would be great if it decided to work. Quality is something you think would come with a $90 keyboard but I guess not.
Pros: Good for gaming
Cons: Half the keys didn't work after the first day., LED lights didn't work correctly after first day., Collects a ton of dust.