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SteelSeries Merc Stealth
7.2 out of 10

SteelSeries Merc Stealth

ANTI-GHOSTING - Anti-ghosting capability allows for 7 Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Unhappy with this keyboard

James B. "Jim B", Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: I have two issues with this keyboard. I bought it on Dec 4, 2013. On 7/20/2014, the Gaming key "W" or "Forward" movement started getting stuck. On 7/21/2014, it broke. The plastic wasn't durable enough to hold up to my pounding. I'll admit, I am rather rough on the keys when I'm playing game.
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Overall 6
6.0

WASD keys are not mechanical

Coffe_drinker, Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: The WASD arrow keys are not mechanical and prone to sticking in the down position. I wish they had made them mechanical.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gaming Pad is good but hard to use the combined Numeric/Function pad

bolo591, Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: This is my second keyboard from Merc. I had the previous model without the light which made playing in the dark almost impossible, this was the main reason that made me purchase this one.
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Overall 6
6.0

An alright keyboard at best

Kevin, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: tl;dr Pretty nice keyboard except worthless software Pros: -ergonomic gamepad -anti ghosting -multicolor back light -smooth keys Cons: -one single ghosted key(probably a dud) -WORTHLESS software First, this keyboard was actually first manufactured by a company called Ideazon which was acquired by...
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Overall 6
6.0

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard

Jeremy, Amazon
17 June 2013
  • Summary: great keyboard. horrible software. the 3 hot keys would be nice and useful if they didn't open Internet Explorer along with the program you assigned to the key. i have deleted the shortcuts in the shortcuts folder as recommended, but it still opens IE regardless.
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Overall 6
6.0

True love!.....at first

Morgan B., Newegg
11 March 2012
  • Summary: If you want a keyboard strictly for gaming use, this one is great while it lasts. But if you're looking for multi-functional, this thing can be pretty exhausting to type on. I'm considering switching to a mechanical keyboard, but the gamepad still works on occasion and I hate to give it up...
  • Pros: -Backlit keys with multiple color options, no issues with fading or losing lights -Left side "gamepad" area is beyond amazing -Media buttons are a plus -Good weight, no sliding
  • Cons: The keys are kinda mushy, you really have to whack 'em to get the keystroke to register. In gaming, it's not such a huge deal, but this keyboard is a terror when trying to type up term papers. Especially the spacebar; you've got to slam it down exactly in the middle, or it won't register. It's st...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great disign, not so good software

David H., Newegg
14 January 2012
  • Summary: I really like using this keyboard but its becoming a major pain to have to uninstall and reinstall the software each time. It is prossible making me want to find another good gaming keyboard. I haven't found one yet though that has the game controls on the left side.
  • Pros: Great keyboard for gaming. I play FPS and MMO games and it works great for both.
  • Cons: Well, it works great when the softwar is working. I have to uninstall and reinstall the Z engine software every time I want to play SWTOR. Another thing is that they have not put out and new updates so it does not have key configurations for any of the newer games.
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Overall 6
6.0

it went OK

Matthieu L., Newegg
13 January 2012
  • Summary: solid 4/5 in mint condition. VERY akward to use and takes time getting use to. even after weeks of intense use i still fumble when trying to reach certain keys. I really like how they raised certain keys and some have a different texture but i wish they couldve done more of that.
  • Pros: The "gamepad" is relatively well designed, and thats probly the only reason why someone would want to buy this keyboard. phone + mic jacks are great but did not work well on mine. 2 usb ports. long and sturdy connection cable.
  • Cons: Recieved it with a huge scratch next to the audio jacks. my headphones made a humming sound when jacked into the keyboard (stopped humming when plugged directly to PC). some leds seem less bright than others. some keys are rounded and can get quite slipery if youre eating doritos while gaming.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, but a few basic flaws

spamcop, Amazon
8 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this keyboard to consolidate my Nostromo and 101 key. I followed the instructions to get it installed and instant BSOD. It should be a simple plug-n-play. After the reboot, the installation was complete with no further incident. (Asus mobo and Windows 7 Ultimate).
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Overall 6
6.0

Key letters rub off!

Buddy Christ, Amazon
7 March 2010
  • Summary: It still works after almost 3 years. It still works but the paint on most of the keys have been rubbed off for about a year. 1 Major pet peeve is not having a dedicated Delete key. You must turn off the keypad number lock to use the (1 / Del) key. I would not buy this keyboard again.
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