Its a great product. Tis a shame it is discontinued.
1 week ago
Summary: I've been using the keyboard for a little under a month now. I can say that the Steel Series shift keyboard works well depending on what you are wanting to do. Using it for work, if you type in the same stuff all the time, using Macros will help.
Pros: Awesome keyboard, great response time and feels good when in use.
Cons: There is a lot of features however there isn't a lot of interchangeable keysets out there, also the painted letters specially the W, S, key area looks like they attract dirt stains from your finger a lot more with usage.
Summary: Software is huge for this, I assume because of all the macros that can be done with it. I have no use for the macros settings.
Pros: In a word, TOUGH! Very sturdy construction. Rubber pads on bottom are excellent. Height adjustment is great. Cords are heavily insulated, and long. Keys "feel" solid while typing, no side-to-side travel, nothing sloppy about them. But see "Cons" on key height. Software installed without a hitch in Windows 7.
Cons: Key designations are wearing off after only 2 hours of gaming!?! (You know, the white, painted letters on every key?) The hinge in the "Spacebar" is exactly in the wrong place for me, my thumb hits it more than half the time, causing missed maneuvers in games. ALL of the keys set farther down in the shell of the keyboard than I am used to, which has caused me some grief while gaming. Newegg REALLY NEEDS to show the underside of these things; This one has a small. whit...
Conclusion: To call this review long-term would be somewhat of an understatement as the keyboard has been in use for several months, providing ample opportunity to test its features and to become accustomed to its layout.
Excerpt: I've been an avid gamer and longtime computer user. I'm not especially good at anything on the computer, gaming or otherwise, so I've always just purchased the cheapest keyboard/mouse combo pack. I decided I needed a new keyboard, but I'm not one for flashy blue lights or crazy keyboard setups. Then I found this keyboard and decided to do some research around the internet. Everything I read was amazing and pushed me into finally buying this amazing keyboard.
Excerpt: Dit toetsenbord is zeer confortabel met pluggen voor een headset en 2usb 2.0 poorten zeer handig. Je kunt het middelste gedeelten met toetsen er heel makkelijk uithalen en bijvoorbeeld starcraft toetsen erin doen,zo heb ik als starcraft van er nu starcraft toetsen in maar als ik geen zin meer heb in starcraft doe ik de standard toetsen erin of die van een ander spel en dit werkt heel goed.De macro toesten werken ook heel goed,eigenlijk geen minpunten alleen lijkt hij...