SteelSeries is a predominantly gaming-first company, founded in 2001 with the first glass mousepad (Icemat) to then go on to release more such "firsts" via keyboards, headset bands, game-inspired peripherals, and so forth. Over 15 years later, they are a major name in eSports, having worked with competitive gamers involved in Counter-Strike, Warcraft 3, and Dota/Dota 2. As such, their products have been designed with input from gamers primarily, and we here at TechPowerUp have been impressed by their mice before. Today, we take a look at their keyboard offering, and thanks again to SteelSeries for providing us with a review sample.
The Apex M750 is a full-size keyboard that launched very recently and, as with most other SteelSeries keyboards, uses their own branded QX2 mechanical switches that are akin to the Cherry MX Red RGB in functionality. Going with these switches allows SteelSeries to control nearly every aspect of the keyboard, which in turn also helps a keyboard's design hit a certain price point, or with adding in other features to help make it more attractive than competing products in what is a very crowded gaming-keyboard market. Let us thus examine the keyboard and its features in more detail now, beginning with a look at the specifications below.
|SteelSeries Apex M750 Keyboard|
|Layout:||US ANSI (104 keys) with ISO, FR, Nordic layouts also available|
|Material:||Aluminum alloy frame, ABS plastic bottom panel, ABS plastic keycaps|
|Weight:||0.98 kg / 2.2 lbs.|
|Wrist Rest:||Available for separate purchase|
|Anti-Ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||154 (L) x 454 (W) x 47 (H) mm|
|Cable(s) Length:||6.5 ft / 2 m|
|Switch Type:||SteelSeries QX2 (Gateron) RGB mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Full 16.8 M per-key RGB|