Conclusion: The Steelseries SHIFT is one serious gaming keyboard that can only be described as "mental" ... in a good way. If you're after a gaming keyboard that can be custom programmed specifically to suit your needs for a particular game or any game for that matter ... then the Steelseries SHIFT is your answer. It's one of the most feature-rich keyboards we've tested, and the interchangeable keysets are fun to use.
Conclusion: Overall The level of customization that the SteelSeries Shift offers is simply astonishing. The keysets do a great job of feng shui-ing the board layout, but can be a little touchy at times to install. The software has no problem keeping up with you, and provides as simple, friendly interface to a potentially complex system of macros and actions. Combined with quality switches, comfort, and accessibility, it's hard to find things not to like about the Shift.
Excerpt: It’s tough to set yourself apart as a keyboard—when you get right down to it, most of them are fundamentally the same. The SteelSeries Shift, however, manages to set itself apart in two big ways. First off—do you remember the Zboard? With the interchangeable keysets for different games? Yeah, the Shift is one of those. No, don’t stop reading yet.
Pros: Amazing feature set, including huge customization and great software support.
Cons: Switchable faceplates require more sacrifices than they’re worth.
SteelSeries Shift Keyboard : Medal Of Honour Gaming Edition
25 August 2011
Conclusion: Here at Tech-Reviews, we test our keyboards for around two days just to get used to them and test their wide range of features ready for reviewing. We test the keyboards comfort, performance during gaming and performance during general use. In terms of comfort, the Shift is very good: the large wrist rest is fantastic reducing wrist ache from prolonged usage. Adding to that, the variable heights set by the spacers allow the Shift to be adjusted to suit the user.
Conclusion: The Steelseries Shift is a great keyboard. I have nothing to complain except for my point made on text editing, in the testing section. In fact, I really like this keyboard, if it wasn’t for the weird typo’s it makes. I’d be surprised if this is a standard problem with this keyboard but as long as I can’t confirm otherwise, be warned traveller! This keyboard offers you great customizability, on a software as well as hardware level, which is great.
Cons: Typing at high speed gave minor typos, Price only justified if you’re an avid gamer
Excerpt: Ah the humble keyboard. The marketplace is full of keyboards and they're split into quite a few types. You have your basic "it's got keys" models, laptop style low pressure ones, mechanical keyboards that will survive a direct missile hit, and ones that have a unique selling point.
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × There are a huge number of gaming keyboards on the market so it can often be very difficult to make a decision on which to buy. When we review gaming keyboards it is always good to see a product that brings more features to the table and differentiates itself in some way from the competition.