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Steelseries-merc-stealth.33570044
7.2 out of 10

SteelSeries Merc Stealth

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

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Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Merc Stealth

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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. But in 30 years of computer gaming, I have never before broken a key on a keyboard. The second issue with this keyboard begain the first day I bought it.
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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

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 SteelSeries. SteelSeries changed the color scheme, added some backlighting, and slapped their logo on top.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best but not bad

Jon, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: Pro's: Good response Programmable Gaming Setup on the side 2x USB ports built-in Audio ports built in Backlit Con's: Requires a good amount of USB power to run, even without any add-ons. I cannot use a USB extension cable with this. Even plugged directly in, didn't draw enough power to power the additional ports. I have an Alienware Aurora with USB3.0 and it wasn't enough power plugged directly in.
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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. i have only played WOW with it, and it is great for that. i have not tried any of the game profiles from the software. with better software, this keyboard would easily earn 5 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, but a few basic flaws

spamcop, Amazon
22 January 2012
  • 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). The play action on the gaming side isn't too bad. The keys could be a bit more ergonomic. I guess I was spoiled on my Nostromo. The USB ports and ear phone / mic jacks are welcome additions.
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Overall 6
6.0

So much potential...

longcat, Amazon
5 December 2011
  • Summary: The gaming pad on the left is pretty cool. The qweasd keys are big and easy to hit accurately again and again. There is a location bump on the S pad which is helpful, and the numerous additional buttons are convenient and have commonly enough used keys that extensive remapping is probably not needed. Even though this is a membrane keyboard, the keys have a good feel to them - there is a wide and long cylinder that each key has a 'piston' for with ample travel distance.
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