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SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

  • Raised Macro Keys with 88 Settings (22 Keys with 4 layers)
  • 5 Custom Illumination Zones With Over 16.8 million Color Options
  • 6 Simultaneous Key Presses For Anti-Ghosting
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Benjamin T.
  • 9/10/2014 6:19:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid.

Pros: -Extremely well built
-LEDs are bright, yet not overbearing.
-It just plain looks good, even the SteelSeries logo is placed in a way that is unobtrusive and appealing to the eye. The contrast from matte to shiny black plastic looks amazing.

-The keys are very satisfying to type on.
-Easily customizable macro keys/color/everything
-Per-application Profile switching
-Very nice USB cable, it definitely doesn't feel like this thing is going to give out anytime soon

Cons: -A little large, but all in all it works out well for a desktop setup. The extra keys make up for it.

Other Thoughts: Was choosing between this and a logitech G19s. While this one doesn't come with an LCD scree, I feel that its performance is superior (I've heard reports of the G19s keys being 'squishy' and otherwise hard to type on) and for $100 cheaper, it's a great buy.

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  • Christopher K.
  • 9/4/2014 12:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good!

Pros: Beautiful lights, lots of buttons, firm keys, and good software.

Great design and solid hardware.

Cons: Rather large learning curve, and can be a little annoying if you're not used to side keys and such. After a week or two I was able to navigate fine without looking.

Ghost keys just... don't seem to work. I find that in games I used to be able to play and use multiple functions at one, are now requiring me to stop one action and begin the others. It says that the typical keys, WSADQEZXC etc are ghost enabled, but this doesn't seem to be the case. Have tried installing latest drivers and software, and no fix.

Other Thoughts: Surely at this price, a small patch for the ghost function would be worth Steelseries's reputation. This is so close to a great keyboard, but needs just a little more.

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  • Margot M.
  • 8/27/2014 11:53:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Keyboard

Pros: Love the keyboard. Looks amazing! keys feel great, after 6 months of use still works perfectly fine. Love the ability to bind macros.

Cons: The steelseries engine is a little wonky and could use some work. Its also a hassle to clean the keyboard.

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  • JAMES F.
  • 8/21/2014 9:52:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAPEX lighted Steelseries Keyboard

Pros: This is the baddest most awesome keyboard in existance in the PC world. I have tried all of the highest rated but I am telling you GET THIS APEX KEYBOARD! Love the lights and different colors and combinations of what you want it to do for you. This is my 3rd one I am buying because my family loves mine so I had to get one for my Wife and Grand Daughter.

Keys are so smooth and it is made with high strength graphite steel. It looks like a 500.00 keyboard. It is so useful at night when I have my lights turned off in the room. Very entle on the eyes and you can adjust color brightness.

Cons: None.The guy that says hus "S" key is sticking I have not had that problem.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is awesome!

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  • James F.
  • 8/7/2014 5:08:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSteel Series APEX keyboard

Pros: This is the best soothest neatest looking key board period. It is heavy duty with very little plastic. I love the light colors and you can change them into any configeration you want to at anytime. My Wife spilled a glass of water on it by accident and when she fried it I was lost without it. Ordered another one the next day and 2 days later Newegg delivered the product. I would have paid 300.00 for this key board if I had to. give this a 5 star plus rating. In closing Newegg is the only place I buy from because they rock in every department. Building a new computer and just paid for and ordered the new ASUS Maxium VII forular mother board and the new 4.0 Haswell intel CPU. Will let you know how that flies later. Take my advice get this keyboard.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As I said I love Newegg!

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  • Joshua F.
  • 7/31/2014 12:26:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOK... while it works

Pros: Flashy cosmetics
Macro Customization

Cons: I bought this board for my new gaming setup, and ALMOST liked it at first. It looked cool, had an intimidating presence, and (I thought) would be good for gaming along-side my Razer Naga (which I adore).

I soon realized however, that this keyboard has some serious flaws. First off, some combinations of more than 2 keys cannot be pressed in unison (the third simultaneous keypress wont be registered). This is particularly annoying for some common gaming key combinations (such as "W" "Q", and "X").

I also noticed some latency issues that seemed to increase or decrease intermittently.

Worst of all, after only a few months of use, the "S" and "1" keys for some reason both started typing "1s" or "s1" when pressed. This makes the board virtually useless for anything from simple word processing to gaming,

This lead me to quickly realize how lacking SteelSeries is in the customer support department.

I may have gotten a defective keyboard and my RMA request with SteelSeries is still "pending", but even still, because of my experience with this keyboard I will not be buying any other SteelSeries products ever again.

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  • Dave S.
  • 7/26/2014 5:07:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs"Gaming Keyboard"

Pros: It's pretty. Nice look to it if you value flash over substance.

Cons: Like most Razer keyboards, it's apparent that the people who designed it have no concept of what makes a keyboard "gaming".

Backlit keys, extra arrow keys, and macros in areas that can't be easily reached from the WASD home aren't gaming features. They're fluff. Do keyboard designers know that gamers don't look at the keyboard while typing? Do they know that we don't use the arrow keys? Do they know that we have one hand on the mouse and the other on the WASD block? Do they know that we hit several keys at the same time?

It's also a USB keyboard, which has more latency (as it's polling rather than interrupt based) and fewer simultaneous keypresses than a PS/2 keyboard.

The unconventional layout, particularly with the extra audio keys on the right, also makes it hard to type if you don't look at the keyboard while so doing. If you're used to having an "Enter" key on the far right and seek for it by touch, you're hitting the audio play/pause key. There's a learning curve instituted by having useless added keys.

Everything SteelSeries figured out for the design of the 7G, they threw out the window in making this keyboard.

Customer service is also disappointing at SteelSeries. See notes in "Other thoughts".

Other Thoughts: I had a SteelSeries 7G keyboard. The one flaw, other than the SteelSeries customer service, for that keyboard, is the poorly manufactured key caps, which had a tendency to bend/break/fade under normal use. After putting in a support ticket for that keyboard, they RMA'd it and instead of sending something comparable, sent me this junky keyboard. I traded a well designed, legit gaming keyboard with bad keycaps for a junky $20 mess with $80 in lights attached. Very disappointed. It's the gaming equivalent of trading a Ferrari for a Honda with neon lights.

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  • mark m.
  • 7/8/2014 11:51:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSteelSeries. NICE KEYBOARD FOR LESS!

Pros: Colorful. I Like That. Bought It On Easter Sale For $85.99! Easy-to-use SteelSeries Engine Software. THANKS STEELSERIES!

Cons: None.

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  • Geoff G.
  • 6/30/2014 6:13:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsALL OF THEM ARE FAULTY

Pros: The KB is nice, well designed, has a good solid feel, the cord is nice, and has 2 USB plugs (that are a separate plug on the cord - so it uses 2 USBs)

Cons: Some colors dont work. SteelSeries Knows this. They admitted it, said it was being fixed.

Other Thoughts: Let me first start by saying I have been trying for months to get them to give me a simple status update. First they would ask for my Ticket number... but would never get back. Then they just ignored me. Now they have blocked me from their facebook page because I have began to spread the word about this. Please read. ALL OF THESE ARE FAULTY AND THEY KNOW THIS!

I have always wanted a light up KB... when I first saw this I thought it would be really cool.. that it claims to be able to light up any of the 16.8 million colors. Right? wrong... it actually cant. I found this out on day one. I tried to set all the "zones" to the preset Orange color (not the color picker, the preset.. so all are the same orange) Well, the KB and Numpad area dont match the other zones. Kind of more red. Well, I contacted SteelSeries about it (this is on 7/31/2013) and opened a ticket. I was told I could send it back (and pay to ship it!) No way... this is faulty, I shouldnt have to pay. This went back and forth for a long while, till they decided to just send me another one. Guess what? it does the same thing. So I again contacted them and told them how to reproduce the issue. This is when they admitted that its a hardware fault that affects almost ALL of the APEX keyboards! They then said they would be fixing it and would let me know when so I could get a WORKING one. That was in December. They have since closed my ticket and refuse to reply to me. So, be warned, none of the APex KB's work correctly. Some of you might be thinking.. so what? its just a color? If I didnt care, I would have paid far less for a BETTER keyboard. I paid for a KB that claimed to light any color, I wanted it to be orange (there are other colors that dont work either). want proof? Here: set all zones to FFFF6400. They dont match.. FF0080FF... nope... FFFF0080 ... nope... these KB's are junk. - PS, the macros are junk too.. if you set a timed macro string of keys... the ENTIRE KB is locked while the macro runs. that defeats the purpose!!

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  • Ted T.
  • 6/30/2014 4:38:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!!

Pros: This keyboard rocks, I replaced a Razor Blackwidow Ultimate,
the Razor worked fine just did not like the loud mechanical clicks. This one is just as responsive has all the macro space you need plus you are able to customize the lighting on the keyboard. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Cons: None

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