SteelSeries Apex 3 Review Rundown
Steelseries Apex 3 boasts a robust feature set and ergonomic comfort. The SteelSeries has managed to fit a full suite of features into the budget peripheral market. The Apex 3 comes with 10-zone RGB backlighting and 24-key rollover. Despite its plastic construction, the entry-level keyboard still comes with a magnetically-attached wrist rest. Dedicated media controls can still be found on the Apex 3, though it drops the OLED display.
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.
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Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Apex 3 is a decent gaming keyboard with rubber dome switches and RGB backlighting. Every key can be reprogrammed, but sadly, the RGB backlight is zone-lit, though there's still a decent amount of customization options through SteelSeries' great software. Compared to a similar keyboard such as the Razer Cynosa Chroma, the SteelSeries has a much better typing experience, though the Razer has a more customizable backlight.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Steelseries Apex 3 gaming keyboard has an MSRP of $49.99 (£39, around AU$76) It's a full-size keyboard, sporting a tenkey number pad, a dedicated media button and knob. The bottom of the board includes a three-way cable routing channel. It would have been nice to see a braided cable or something similar.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Apex 3 is part of the Danish manufacturer's new lineup of budget-friendly gaming gear. It's not that comfortable for either typing or gaming, and most of its features feel half-baked. The keys are workable, sure, but they feel stiff at first, and mushy once depressed.
- 1. ^ SteelSeries Apex 3 Keyboard Review. Rtings. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ SteelSeries Apex 3 review. Techradar. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ SteelSeries Apex 3 review. Tomsguide. 06 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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