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Thoughts on Steelseries APEX PRO

Valhera

4 months ago

What are your thoughts on the "OmniPoint Switch" in the following Steelseries keyboards?

APEX PRO https://steelseries.com/gaming-keyboards/apex-pro#apex-pro-us

APEX PRO TKL https://steelseries.com/gaming-keyboards/apex-pro-tkl#apex-pro-tkl-us

I like the idea of being able to change the actuation point. The faster response is also a nice bonus.

Have any of you tried these switches? how do they feel in comparison to a Cherry black or red?

Edit Additional info on the switch https://steelseries.com/blog/adjustable-mechanical-switches-104

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of it before but it's interesting. I hate longer actuation distance, but I don't think I could give up a tactile bump.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They look like they may feel very much like a Cherry red or black from the images. with no tactile bump like cherry browns or blues. i also found more info which i added to the main post

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The closest would be a red. Hall effect switches tend to only have a spring for key return, so it's very smooth. I haven't used such a keyboard before, but there have been some in the past. The biggest difference is adjustment, and that is pretty cool. I hate linear switches or I'd probably give it a shot.

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