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Steelseries-merc-stealth.33570044
7.2 out of 10

SteelSeries Merc Stealth

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Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Merc Stealth

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Overall 8
8.0

Decent keyboard, lots of problems.

Andrew J. Good, Amazon
7 October 2014
  • Summary: Overall I got this mouse for MMOs thinking that the buttons would be easier to hit on this keyboard than on a normal keyboard. It's not terrible but wasn't anywhere near as useful as I was hoping it would be. My biggest complaint is the lack of the normal home, end, page up, page down, arrow keys, delete and insert keys. Having to turn numlock on and off just to hit delete to delete a normal windows file is annoying.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not for $200

Fumblerful, Amazon
10 September 2014
  • Summary: This is a great keyboard. It is especially good for when play FPS games with no controller support because you have so many buttons at your disposal. The only bad things are that in the special gaming area the caps button is included so every now and then I hit the wrong button and next time a type it is all caps. Also the price is waaaaaay too high for anything I would ever pay. I got this on sale for $40. Back then the price was $80 normally.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice keypad on left, but makes key area on right smaller

Treeline, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Got this due to no space for logitech keypad. Would prefer no numpad on right to get larger keyboard area.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great keyboard for gaming - not so hot for typists.

Robert Kelford, Amazon
19 December 2013
  • Summary: I recently purchased this keyboard primarily for use in gaming for which this excels. The programmable side is a little confusing to learn at first, but it is pretty decent when you get used to how it all works. Following are my overall thoughts: Pros: * The game section is awesome - everything is far more accessible and feels a lot more natural in terms of hand positioning.
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Overall 8
8.0

Problem, Fixes, Experience

William D. Murdy, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this keyboard and its noniluminated version now for 3+ years. Problems: Windows 7 will not always recognize the keyboard's gaming pad and SteelSeries has the worse help function of any manufacterer I have ever dealt with. To fix, you must scroll to the bottom of their download page and click on "SteelSeries Engine 2" Download the "Firmware Update Tool" and click Update Drivers.
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Overall 8
8.0

VERY sturdy -- makes PC gaming a breeze

Mike F., Amazon
27 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this keyboard because I was frustrated by the inconsistent functionality of the wireless keyboard I was using. I have my gaming laptop in the entertainment center and use the big screen TV in my living room as my gaming monitor (The Big Picture on Steam). Since I sit about 8 feet from the PC and most keyboard and mouse cables max out at 6 feet I decided to use wireless for both.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lady Gamer Loves This Board

Sarah K. Hunt, Amazon
1 October 2013
  • Summary: I'm a lady-gamer and I have had a LOT of problems with finding keyboards and mice that fit my dainty lady-fingers well. It's not that I want something tiny, but I want something fully-functional that doesn't leave my hands cramping from stretching to reach TAB while WASD-ing. This keyboard's "special purpose" (Hello The Jerk fans!) is it's tilted gamepad to the left of the regular keyboard. I find it to be natural and I love the soft touch keys on it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Gaming Keyboard

B, Amazon
5 June 2013
  • Summary: This Keyboard is fantastic. I love it. After doing some research to replace my G11, I was a bit apprehensive to get this keyboard, but decided to give it a shot and I am so glad that I did. This keyboard had all the features that I wanted: programmable keys, LED back-light, media controls (including 3 shortcut keys to launch programs quickly) with comfort.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great keyboard with some excellent features and a few small drawbacks

G. Wesson, Amazon
26 November 2011
  • Summary: I've now been using the Steelseries Stealth Merc for about 3 months now. I use it for gaming (currently Borderlands, LOTRO, and Fallout 3 & New Vegas), web surfing, and all normal tasks. First, the benefits: - The primary draw for this keyboard is the left-side WASD setup. It has all the keys you would typically use in a standard FPS setup including shift, space, tab, ctrl, alt etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good, but specialized

Phil Stracchino "technical thug", Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: First of all, I'm not going to take a lot of time repeating what others have already written about the quality of the SteelSeries Merc. This is a well designed, substantial-feeling, very solidly built keyboard, and the illumination feature is adaptable, effective, and well thought out. Key feel isn't the greatest ever, but it's quite decent. The main point I want to make here today is that the Merc is a *specialized device*.
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