Wednesday, November 14th 2007

SteelSeries Announces 7G Professional Gaming Keyboard

SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, today announced the debut of the new 7G keyboard, the latest addition to the company's growing portfolio of gaming peripherals. The SteelSeries 7G is a professional gaming keyboard aimed exclusively at professional and competitive gamers.

The SteelSeries 7G sets a new industry standard for gaming keyboards by allowing users to perform a new level of detailed and advanced key combinations. By utilizing the most powerful PS/2 buffer-system ever created for a gaming keyboard, the 7G redefines “anti-ghosting" by supporting as many simultaneous key press commands as there are keys on the keyboard. The keyboard features both PS/2 and USB connectors.

The combination of the powerful PS/2 buffer-system and 18K gold-plated mechanical switches, means that the SteelSeries 7G offers more Actions-Per-Minute than any other keyboard in the world. The keyboard was built specifically to offer gaming grade response times as well as an unmatched durability with a switch lifetime of 50 million operations.

The SteelSeries 7G keyboard is equipped with audio ports for headphone-out and microphone-in and features two port USB hub. In addition, the keyboard offers essential gaming features such as the compact SteelSeries Media Controls, which allows the user quick access to volume, mute and other audio controls.

“Somewhere the industry took a wrong turn when it came to gaming peripherals. It became more important to add colorful lighting and features that have no impact on professional gaming, than to create high quality products, “ says Tino Soelberg, Head of R&D for SteelSeries. “With the 7G keyboard, SteelSeries is following our company line of no-BS / no-nonsense, and to deliver a product that does what it's supposed to do - help players perform better and faster in-game".

“SteelSeries 7G was designed for players competing in the traditional eSports platforms, such as Counter-Strike, Warcraft III:TFT, World of Warcraft and many others," says Jonas “Johnny R" Bollack, SteelSeries development team. “A keyboard has to help the player communicate with his computer by being responsive, durable, reliable and comfortable to use. SteelSeries 7G does just that."

All keys are operated at 60g, with a travel time of roughly 50% compared to standard keyboards, making the SteelSeries 7G ideal for long gaming sessions. The mechanical tactile system is ergonomically designed to ensure ease-of-use, and the no-click switches makes the SteelSeries 7G both comfortable and pleasant to use.

The new SteelSeries 7G will be released in early December at an MRSP of $149.99 USD.Source: SteelSeries
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11 Comments on SteelSeries Announces 7G Professional Gaming Keyboard

doesnt look too good to me. yes usb and audio but it looks like a regular 10 dollar keyboard.
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i would rather get one of those logitech g-15 (i think thats the one with the silly lcd?) for half the price of that thing... why couldn't they also use a regular rectangle shaped "enter" key... i hate those waky large ones.... heck, i'd take that new saitek cyborg keyboard over this thing...
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LOL $150 for a normal keyboard in black? no thankyou i'll have a g-15 instead
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The Exiled Airman
looks just like my Dell Keyboard
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honestly, it looks just like a normal keyboard and it has 18k gold on it thats ridiculous....there is no need for that...but aparently it is supposed to be able to calculate more keys in less time but I'm not a gamer on the internet that often and i think its one would even notice anyways.:eek:
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buttons look like good quality but 149.99$ ?

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lol at hugz and professional gaming keyboards
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Professional, I'm sure there is a meaning behind it, but professional should also be somewhat innovative, and not old school design. As far as price goes, they got to have some gold plating inside or maybe diamonds, or maybe they will give you a free grillz:D with it, because its ridiculous.
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wow, i rather take my Logitech Elite over that ANYDAY!
Then again, i'd prolly take my logitech elite over anything!
I <3 It ;)
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and the no-click switches makes the SteelSeries 7G both comfortable and pleasant to use.
I like that part.. so its silent? lol I love silent computing :P

seems like a good keyboard for lan'ers who have the cash to spare.. home use I like bigger keyboards.. I use a g11 myself, it makes a bit more noise than my old microsoft keyboard though.
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I'm the only one
I think it uses cherry x contact switches,not a rubber pad like most keyboards.
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