Pros: Programmable keys, lighting, cable length, USB ports on the keyboard, big space bar Cons: Key pressing is hard especially for FPS gaming and typing, software conflicting with other programs
Build Quality: 9/10 Design & Look: 8/10 Software: 6/10 Value: 7/10 My final Rating: 7/10
Review Price: £80
The build quality of the Apex is very good. I really like the fact that the keyboard comes with small rubber domes that can be used as a "riser" for the keyboard.
The cable is also very nice and long which means that plugging it into the back of your computer won't be a problem, furthermore the cable is braided which is always nice to see.
The keyboard also has two USB 2.0 ports at the top of the keyboard, in order to give you quick access to USB ports.
SteelSeries Apex Keyboard - USB ports SteelSeries Apex Keyboard - Input The keyboard is nice and chunky, thus feels very robust when picking it up. I should also mention that this keyboard is rather large in size, thus you'll need quite a bit of desk space to accommodate it.
There are dedicated media keys on the right hand side, which are very much welcome to any type of user.
On a very minor note, I found that the scroll lock, print screen, pause buttons could have been better placed with their respective lights. The reason I say this is because when the scroll lock is activated, it puts on the right hand light and not the one directly about it. It's a minor thing, but it's something that I think should have been looked at. It's a very minor and picky flaw, but something worth mentioning.
The reason I gave this a 9/10 and not a 10/10 for build was because of its lighting.Read more ›
I had to return this product as I ordered it without reading the description properly, this keyboard is AZERTY not QWERTY. I wired it up then realised my mistake. had to return it for a refund as the qwerty version was more expensive. I now have the qwerty version which I got from Dabs. the keyboard itself is great just make sure you buy the correct version.