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SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard

( 4.6 Average / 33 Ratings )






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from completed build Arcadia v1.1

Love how I can have 4 layouts at once, with the colors were a little more vibrant, but they are bright if you hit the right note. Probably going to stick with steel series for keyboards from now on

from completed build Machination

Perfect for its numerous macro keys. At the right are extra keys for sound control and playback capabilities. I haven't tried disabling the Windows button thru its SteelSeries key. The alphabet keys are a little bunched up making it look and feel like laptop keypads.

from completed build Vulpes Vulpes

I'm not one for mechanical keyboards much, since I prefer to have shallower travel (+quieter). Plus, I prefer flat keys, which are kinda hard to find, and I like bigger spacebars since I tend to rest my thumbs lower than most people. The keyboard has held up well (hasn't shown any signs of wear), but the software/colors can be a bit buggy. The layers will apply alright, but occasionally it'll apply the standard color scheme instead of the one I've set up.

My only real complaint is that the colors are kinda iffy. I can set the qwerty area to be one specific shade, and then set f1-12 to the same hex code, and they look different. (It's also kinda difficult to find a shade of orange that looks orange, and not brown).

from completed build My first PC

This keyboard right now can be found for under $50, but I got this 2 years ago and being the idiot that I was, I bought a $100 membrane keyboard. But other then that, it is a great key board.

from completed build Old Betty

Beautiful, practical, efficient. Excellent all-around keyboard that does not sacrifice function for looks and profile.

from completed build The Reckoning

Great keyboard overall, docked a star for the lousy macro editor

from completed build Gunpowder & Lead

I was really tempted to get a mechanical keyboard but I couldn't justify the cost. I really wanted a keyboard with fully customizable lighting and found this one for $50 factory refurbished. I was initially disappointed but it's definitely grown on me and it was definitely worth what I paid. The SteelSeries software is easy to use as well.