SteelSeries Apex Gaming keyboard Review- Simply what a Gamer Needs
At the beginning of the year SteelsSeries gave us a hands-on glimpse of their Apex series keyboard. We got to try out the Apex Raw for a couple of months now and we absolutely love it. Today we give you our thoughts on the flagship keyboard from SteelSeries the Apex. SteelSeries Apex is designed to be a gamers dream of a keyboard without the hefty price of a mechinal. Its got a smooth and sleek design, that also puts comfort into min, with sleek lines and style, the Apex leaves nothing to be desired. Theere are many aspects to the Apex that differs from the Apex raw, like the 88 marco points with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers (Seriously hardcore gamer heaven here). In regards to illumination, the SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Giving you the ability to set individual color zones for your macros, media controls and Set unique colors for each of your macro layers enabling you to not only recognize your current layer faster, but also locate groups of keys with ease. The Apex also includes a few extras like integrated USB hub and a braided nylon cable.
What impressed me the most with the SteelSeries Apex, was simply comfort. Gaming keyboards today can be rather flashy and overproduced; here SteelSeries went back to the basics. Asking the question, what doe the gamer need? The answered here it with a comfortable keyboard, that doesn’t take away your mind from the gaming but rather aids with it 88 combined macro keys and 5 illumination zones, and all at an affordable price of $99. Now that is something we can all relate to as gamers. So for me this is a Definite Buy.
SteelSeries Apex OVERVIEW
– Low profile keys for great feel with short travel distance and fast response time
– Ergonomically elevated F and macro keys
– Media Controls
– 1000 Hz polling rate
– 1ms response time
– Anti ghosting (10 N-key rollover)
– SteelSeries Engine drives everything including illumination, macros, and profiles
– Zone Lighting (4 zones plus edges, Multi color, Variable Intensity LEDs)
– Macro keys on the side and top (4 layers – 20keys)