Wednesday, July 10th 2013

SteelSeries Releases the Apex Gaming Keyboard

SteelSeries, a worldwide leader in professional grade gaming peripherals, today announced the availability of the SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard. Made up of beautiful form and carefully optimized functions, the SteelSeries Apex features unique enhancements to the keyboards layout from low-profile keys, specially designed raised macros rows for quick access, and multiple layers of customization in colors and intensity. With a $99.99 MSRP, the Apex is available now at local retailers in-store, online and in the SteelSeries Web Shop.

Active-Zone Illumination
The SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard goes beyond just choosing from 16.8 million color options, it features SteelSeries Active-Zone illumination, a visual support tool that allows the user to independently customize colors - up to 8 levels of illumination intensity in each of its 5 zones - with up to 4 different customizable layers per zone.

Enhanced Design & Optimized Layout
The Apex combines an adjusted layout with key enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:
  • Raised macro-keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro-combinations.
  • The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD.
  • Superior anti-ghosting that supports simultaneous key presses in 20 of the most used gaming keys on the Apex and Apex [RAW}.
  • An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time.
  • A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required.
  • Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard's angle to what is most comfortable.
Superior Software
Powered by the SteelSeries Engine, the Apex can be completely remapped including the twenty-two macro keys found above the function keys and along the left side of the keyboard. With the capability to program up to four separate layers of the keyboard, users now have more than 500 keys for instant control, multiple layouts, profiles, and commands that they choose and customize for any game.

For more information regarding the Apex and the rest of SteelSeries' products, visit http://steelseries.com.
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15 Comments on SteelSeries Releases the Apex Gaming Keyboard

#1
Jack1n
WTB a mechanical version of this.
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#2
hellrazor
Huh, the diagonal keys might have a few uses (The Legend of Grimrock, etc).
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#3
SaltyFish
by: Jack1n
WTB a mechanical version of this.
The 16.8 million colors tipped me off that this wasn't a mechanical keyboard. Would still be a nice keyboard if they dropped the RGB LEDs for mechanical switches.
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#4
Hilux SSRG
by: Jack1n
WTB a mechanical version of this.
Couldn't agree more!

That spacebar is great, not too big or too little - just right.
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#5
Jack1n
I also love the location of the multimedia keys.
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#6
Deadlyraver
Accept it, Steelseries. No ones coming around for a $h!tlift keyboard anymore.

They keep forgetting that there is a push for more mecha keyboards other than the reducing costs of scissor-lift keyboards. If they wanna get anywhere near Corsair, Coolermaster, and Razer they gotta put their products by theirs. If they wanna win this time add software that only pros care about, enough LEDs to gaze upon for hours, and maybe a deployable cup holder if they think ahead of our demands.
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#7
Zuu111
"sold out" in North America... available everywhere else!
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#8
Volkszorn88
I'm sorry, but this is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

In all honesty, when playing; do people actually use or need all those macros?

My keyboard ^^

This to me is a thing of beauty :D
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#9
ivnxnvi
by: Volkszorn88
I'm sorry, but this is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

In all honesty, when playing; do people actually use or need all those macros?

My keyboard ^^
http://i43.tinypic.com/35n581x.jpg
This to me is a thing of beauty :D
Hi

These four arrow is enough for all games ?
Have you play once with FS, il2 or any simulation ?

Regards
ivnxnvi
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#10
Chevalr1c
All keys on that keyboard Volkszorn posted work. The caps are simply made blank because some people can type without letters on the keycaps easily enough and such folks find blank caps more pretty.

@Volkszorn: is that a modded Ducky Zero?
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#11
ivnxnvi
Ok, ok I understand. But some games is not so easy to mange key. For example in il 2 I need about 25 key to manage engine. If I play with machine witch two engine ...?. And this is only one or two engines. What about the rest ?

Regards
ivnxnvi
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#12
Volkszorn88
by: Chevalr1c
All keys on that keyboard Volkszorn posted work. The caps are simply made blank because some people can type without letters on the keycaps easily enough and such folks find blank caps more pretty.

@Volkszorn: is that a modded Ducky Zero?
No, it's actually a CM Quickfire Rapid Reds.

@ivnxnvi
Don't mind my lack of knowledge on games that require that many macros.

Just see a decent amount of keyboards now that have a billion colours/macros and other funky designs. I look at this and it just gives me a headache.

But if people like that stuff more power to them.
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#13
ivnxnvi
...you right....

Regards
ivnxnvi
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#14
evulmunk33
BitFenix Rep
nice QFR mod! howd you get rid of all the logos?
does it still have the rubber coating or you sanded it all down?
are the keycaps PBT? do you have to clean them sometimes or do they stay nice n white?

gj! :toast:
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#15
Chevalr1c
On ebay (and others) you can find print-less keycaps that fit on mech keyboards.
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