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SteelSeries Apex Pro Review Rundown

SteelSeriesPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Neoscore* 83%
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Customizable per-key actuation
  • Comfortable wrist rest
  • Limited customization options

Summary

SteelSeries Apex Pro offers a unique gaming keyboard experience. It features per-key actuation, a functional on-board UI, and solid performance. It has customizable RGB lighting, with a full set of macro-programmable keys, and it has an included wrist rest.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
For $199, the SteelSeries Apex Pro offers an excellent per-key actuation feature. The Apex Pro discards the top row (above the function keys) that some gaming keyboards have. The OmniPoint switches feature a 0.7 ms response time, which is significantly faster than Cherry MX Speed Switches.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent per-key actuation
  • Excellent OLED display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Omits OmniPoint switches

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is an outstanding keyboard for gamers but it's quite versatile too. If you prefer a simple keyboard with outstanding typing quality, check out the IBM Model M. The SteelSeries has a customizable OLED screen, USB passthrough, and its Omnipoint switches provide a better typing experience than the Linear Optical switches on our unit.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent typing experience with adjustable incline settings and detachable wrist rest
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Not very loud or clicky

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is one of the best gaming keyboards we've ever had the pleasure to use. You can custom-tune the actuation of most of the keys on this keyboard, dialing in exactly how you want your typing - and obviously, gaming - experience to feel. The key caps are elevated above the keyboard deck, giving the keyboard a very modern and clean aesthetic.
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Pros[**]
  • Svelte design
  • Customizable actuation
  • Magnetic key switches
  • USB pass-through
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a gaming keyboard

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a premium gaming keyboard with customisable actuation points for every key. Each key features an actuation point ranging from 0.4 to 3.6mm, which can be customised to your liking. The aluminium-alloy frame has been described as ‘aircraft’ grade, meaning it could likely withstand a lot of punishment. You can customise the aforementioned OLED display with a number of different statistics, or even modify it yourself to display bespoke images or text.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Customisable actuation points for every key
  • Stylish OLED display
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro review. laptopmag. 2019-08-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard Review. rtings. 2020-01-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro review. techradar. 2019-06-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro Review. trustedreviews. 2021-03-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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