Monday, June 3rd 2019

SteelSeries at Computex: New Key Switches and New RGB Keyboard

At this year's Computex, SteelSeries, a well-known manufacturer of gaming-oriented peripherals, had much to show off, especially for enthusiasts of mechanical keyboards. For starters, SteelSeries has introduced a new type of key switch, called OmniPoint. It is designed to be a compromise of two worlds - gaming and writing. The switch itself has some pretty impressive features like adjustable actuation point, ranging from 0.4 mm to 3.6 mm. When comparing the very bottom of such range, the switch is then looking like one of the most responsive switches in the entire industry, while, when it is adjusted to 3.6 mm, it becomes very hard to type.

Such adaptation would result in a keyboard that very easily adjusts to use cases, whatever it is gaming of writing. Additionally, SteelSeries showed off new models of mechanical keyboards that use the new OmniPoint switch. The Apex Pro, as it is called, is a real RGB masterpiece. It uses an OLED display that can be used to show off GIFs or put static pictures of your choice, all using SteelSeries Engine software. There is also a scroll wheel that acts as the main device setting the actuation point of the OmniPoint key switch. The Apex Pro will be shipping in a few weeks with the price of $199.99.

In addition to the Apex Pro, SteelSeries also presented Apex 7 and Apex 7 TLK RGB keyboards. They are also equipped with OLED displays, but they are using either Red, Brown or Blue switches instead of OmniPoint. They will also start shipping in the following weeks. The price for Apex 7 keyboards will range from $159.99 to $189.99, while Apex 7 TKL has a price range from $129.99 to $159.99. The price will depend on the type of key switch.
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6 Comments on SteelSeries at Computex: New Key Switches and New RGB Keyboard

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ComedicHistorian
I hate to be that guy but you really need to up your game when it comes to event pictures. That last picture is essentially useless and the location of the watermark makes it even worse. I do love the site though and all the great reviews and the forum (okay, maybe my conscience dictated I say that....but I really DO mean it!).
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TheLostSwede
ComedicHistorian
I hate to be that guy but you really need to up your game when it comes to event pictures. That last picture is essentially useless and the location of the watermark makes it even worse. I do love the site though and all the great reviews and the forum (okay, maybe my conscience dictated I say that....but I really DO mean it!).
I gave them some shit at Computex for their pictures as well...
But it's also quite hard to take pictures at the show floor, as the lighting is arse sometimes and you grab pictures a bit too quickly, some look ok on the camera screen, but are in fact blurry as f...
That said, team TPU didn't carry around large DSLR cameras with external flashes and this might be part of the reason.
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Ferrum Master
TheLostSwede
TPU didn't carry around large DSLR cameras with external flashes and this might be part of the reason.
Well if it is for work, quality content is a must... I am also with that.

Especially for a site like this. I don't do camera photos for a reason, they look like an arse on PC, from any phone as I have access to them all... the only place where they are fit are the cropped + gimped 2K facebook feed.

Could get a Sony a6 3/4/5 00 with in build flash + 35mm F1.8 to be compact or a Sigma F1.4 (length you wish) or any other maker, micro four thirds cameras are even smaller. You do not need a huge DSLR these days either.
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TheLostSwede
Ferrum Master
Well if it is for work, quality content is a must... I am also with that.

Especially for a site like this. I don't do camera photos for a reason, they look like an arse on PC, from any phone as I have access to them all... the only place where they are fit are the cropped + gimped 2K facebook feed.

Could get a Sony a6 3/4/5 00 with in build flash + 35mm F1.8 to be compact or a Sigma F1.4 (length you wish) or any other maker, micro four thirds cameras are even smaller. You do not need a huge DSLR these days either.
If I'm not mistaken, they were using a Sony RX100, but I wasn't really paying attention.
I got myself a Canon 500D when I was covering shows, as the sites I was freelancing for at the time complained about the picture quality otherwise.
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Ferrum Master
TheLostSwede
Sony RX100, but I wasn't really paying attention.
Agh that explains the terrible low light performance. It is twice the cost of the old a5100, yet the it is miles better ar low light and not THAT bigger. Not the right tool for the given task... like hitting nails using a shoe. There was one TPU member with a thread here too, even he had better pics... gosh... I am not talking about the ladies.
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