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SteelSeries Merc Stealth

SteelSeries Merc Stealth
alaScore 83

153 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of SteelSeries Merc Stealth. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and usability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size.

price, design, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the SteelSeries Merc Stealth is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

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Expert review by: Michael Brown (

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Review


Gaming keyboards are first and foremost keyboards. While they must improve your gaming experience in order to earn the label, they must also perform well with more mundane tasks, including word processing, email, and controlling media player software....

Pre-defined profiles for popular games ; Dedicated keys for in-game movements and actions

Unconventional arrow key layout ; Del key embedded in num pad ; Excessive key travel

The Merc Stealth has many good points, but when you mess around with the placement of essential keys, you render the product unnecessarily difficult to learn to use.

May, 2012

Expert review by: CNET (

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard


The SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard updates an already innovative design by adding lights and a USB hub. Though the design may not be for everyone, the Stealth Merc should satisfy gamers who want more than just a unique key layout.

Separate game pad area isolates keys in a game-friendly (first-person shooter) design; improved rubberized keystroke feedback; software lets you tweak key mapping as much as you want.

Game pad keys take some getting used to.

Dec, 2010


Expert review by: Henry Butt (

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Keyboard


Today we are going to look at the SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard. It utilizes the SteelSeries Z-Engine technology that allows you to individually program every key through a very simple software interface.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Jones (

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard


AJ sees how easy it is to get your game on with some dedicated keys and sweet backlighting on the SS Merc Stealth.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: TheDonovan81 (

"Had it for a Year, Not one problem."


Been Beaten in rage, clicked the keys more than a one hundred thousand time and still works like new, a keyboard for gamers who value a good keyboard at a decent price.

Nothing Has come of the keys, used it for a very long amount of time for over 6 hours a day and still functions perfectly, none of the keys has rubbed off or anything appearance wise has gone wrong.

The Only real problem i have with the keyboard is minor, the size. having the game pad thing seems very useless thus i have never used it and don't think i ever will.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: strtmknx (



I noticed a few people beating on the Merc series. I owed a non-stealth Merc for 2 years with no problems. It's even pretty simple to pull apart and clean thoroughly. First, about breaking keys as someone has complained about the keys breaking,...

Lighting, on board jacks, gaming pad.

The media keys sometimes seem like they don't want to control media player.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: diggrave (

"Promises much but fails to deliver! a very poor board!"


Do yourself and your bank balance a favour as this is a crappy keyboard. The gaming key stems (wasd)are weak and break because the stems are even thinner than the one's on the typing keys, though the surface area of them is bigger. This is a huge...

It switches on has 3 different coloured led's which have 3 dimmable presets, customisable keys

usb's not powered so are basically useless. never, ever, got microphone port to work, buggy software, rubberised cover on gaming keys comes off. gaming keys broke at 12 months, got it replaced then it broke again at 6 months!

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: JoshAdams53 (

"Worst built product ever"


If you're looking for a good gaming keyboard, keep on looking. This keyboard would be great if it decided to work. Quality is something you think would come with a $90 keyboard but I guess not. So buyer beward

Good for gaming

Half the keys didn't work after the first day.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: eezZzee (

The perfect fps gaming keyboard


I'm 6ft3 with huge hands and fingers who loves playing fps. When i use a standard qwerty keyboard for playing games i often hit two keys at once. I don't miss hit keys with this bad boy and its improved my game. I never have to look at ... Expand full...

The gaming keypad is amazing and certainly improves my gaming in fps. I no longer have to hut for the keys. the back lit keys means that in low light i can see the keys well. It has excellent key press response times. its great for multi key presses

The lights could be a tad brighter

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Mergatroid Mania (

Replaced my Zboard and is a vast improvement


I owned the zboard for several years and basically wore it out. I found this keyboard at a local computer store and just about wet myself. What a great idea this keyboard is. Personally, I don't see any point behind purchasing a gaming keyboard that...

The gaming keys of course

Cannot program the brightness or colour of the back lights

Mar, 2011