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SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

MSRP 200 USDExt score 87%

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Product Overview

SteelSeries Apex Pro is a full-size mechanical gaming keyboard that features OmniPoint adjustable mechanical switches in a series 5000 aircraft grade aluminum frame.
The OmniPoint switch offers exceptional 0.7ms response time and actuation point down to 0.4mm. Each key is individually adjustable from 0.4mm up to 3.6mm. They are also more durable compared to conventional mechanical switches, rated at 100 million key strokes.
As a premium mechanical keyboard, the SteelSeries Apex Pro features a full metal frame as well as a magnetic wrist rest with a durable soft touch finish that is easy to attach. It also comes with an OLED display for custom information.
Naturally, the Apex Pro comes 100% anti-ghosting and N-key rollover.
Alongside the Apex Pro, SteelSeries also unveiled a similarly designed Apex 7 with conventional SteelSeries QX2 switches.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Customizable per-key actuation
  • Comfortable wrist rest
Cons
  • Limited customization options

What external reviewers found***

Ext 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Superb RGB lighting
  • Good battery life
  • Sleek design
  • Sleek, compact design
Cons
  • No wrist rest
  • No RGB lighting
  • No OmniPoint switches
  • Can’t bind two functions to a single key
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB

Construction

Cable
2m braided cable
Form Factor
Full-size (104 keys) mechanical keyboard
Material
Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy Frame
Switch Type
OmniPoint Adjustable Mechanical Switch (Analog Hall Effect Magnetic Sensor)

Dimensions

Size | Depth
139.2 mm
Size | Height
40.3 mm
Size | Width
436.7 mm
Weight
2.14 lbs

Function

Keyboard Backlight
Dynamic Per Key RGB Lighting
Misc
N-key Rollover, 100% Anti-Ghosting

Performance

Durability
100 million key strokes
Key Travel
0.4-3.6mm adjustable actuation, 45g actuation force

Production

Debut
2019-05

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro features a unique per-key (mostly) actuation force. The OLED panel's purpose is to provide a quicker way to adjust your keyboard settings. SteelSeries Engine also lets you program macro keys and remap any key on the keyboard. However, the $199 price might give some gamers pause.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Per-key actuation force
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No OmniPoint switches

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is one of the best gaming keyboards we've ever used. The aluminum frame of this laptop is just big enough to house it, without too much excess. The key caps are elevated above the keyboard deck, giving the keyboard a very modern and clean aesthetic. OLED display can be used to adjust settings like actuation, lighting and OLED brightness.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Svelte design
  • Custom actuation
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • No RGB lighting
  • No wrist rest

trustedreviews[3]

Sentiment Score 93%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is easily one of the best gaming keyboards I’ve used in recent years, possessing so many unique features and a blazing fast performance. The keyboard is built using SteelSeries’ distinct OmniPoint switches, which boast a very snappy 0.7 millisecond response time. Bespoke actuation points housed in their own switchable profiles will be ideal for gamers who are seriously specific about the responsiveness of their keyboard. RGB lighting possesses the same level of absurd customisation as the keys themselves, with all of your options being housed in SteelSeries' bespoke programme.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Sleek design
  • Superb RGB lighting
Cons
  • Can’t bind two functions to a single key

User Reviews

References

1. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/accessories/steelseries-apex-pro. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/steelseries-apex-pro. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ SteelSeries Apex Pro Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/steelseries-apex-pro-gaming-keyboard. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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