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steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01

steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01
alaScore 82

25 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the usability.

price, durability

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Raynaldo C. (newegg.com)

still works great

 

still works great purchased it in 2005 ; cleans up good can even wash keys

sometimes keys stick after changing overlay ; i just have to reseat overlay again works flawlessly

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Cole M. (newegg.com)

steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01

 

I wouldn't buy it again just because it was cheep.

The Price

Sometimes it doesn't like to be switched between the regular and the gaming keyboards. Tends to stick and some keys don't work until I bang on it...not good.... but you get what you pay for I guess

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: pvan T. (newegg.com)

another cheapo

 

The RMA process was Painfully SLOW.my rma was transferred to several different people, and on each occasion I had to explain the situation , upload invoice etc..did that routine like 10 times..Its such a waste of Time. Finally, It took a month to get...

The Pictures make it look a lot better than it actually is ; It was Cheap after the mail in rebate ; the ability to change 2 different types of key sets Gamer/Standard. Its a unique concept

Quality is awful. Cheap plastic. It started falling apart in about 2-3 months. You have to be Very careful switching the keysets. as, it so flimsy, one little mistake will cause clips to break off. several keys on the (standard) set stopped working....

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

-_-.

 

Seriously, don't buy it.

20

Probably the worst keyboard I've ever used, wouldn't buy. Most of my keys are not working, using character map atm

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Andrew G. (newegg.com)

So good, I got it again

 

I've used many keyboards, including mechanical and higher end keyboards, and I always find myself liking the customizability of the board, and easy access to clean.

Cheap ; 2 USB Ports ; Panels switch easily ; Labels below function buttons say what they normally do in programs. Good for beginners ; Very easy to clean. Remove overlay, blow or vaccumm, blow out the overlay, and done

Wrist insert pegs are brittle and easily broken. Broke 1 of my old one, but was my fault, and not worth knocking an egg off

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Albert R. (newegg.com)

cheap junk

 

the problem is that the key in-lay in the keyboards covers, don't just cover the keys, they remap the pads underneath the keys in hardware as well and if that part stops working the keyboard is history. for instance with the main insert the d key...

the butterfly layout keys

without any sort of mistreatment, the key mapping went nuts after about four months

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Jeremy T. (newegg.com)

steelseries PW1USE1-B3ZBD01

 

I have been using an old zboard since cpl summer of 2003 and am just now upgrading, 10 years worth of use. I play video games EVERY day, go lo lans and my last board lasted that long. This board has only gotten better it's usb (mine was PS2) and keys...

easy to clean, fast response, price

none

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Nolefann (newegg.com)

great replacement for old merc

 

For those not finding a driver for win7 64 bit. The Steel site does have the driver available under keyboard/ zboard downloads..

Bought this to replace a 7 year old Merc because it has the similar gaming key layout. For $20 , it was a steal. the functions i need worked just fine with the generic driver in win7 64 bit. The keys feel more sturdy then my old merc

not really a con, but there are differences compared to the merc (spacing/button layout), so does take getting used to. The split spacebar is annoying

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: james s. (newegg.com)

great replacement for old merc

 

For those not finding a driver for win7 64 bit. The Steel site does have the driver available under keyboard/ zboard downloads..

Bought this to replace a 7 year old Merc because it has the similar gaming key layout. For $20 , it was a steal. the functions i need worked just fine with the generic driver in win7 64 bit. The keys feel more sturdy then my old merc

not really a con, but there are differences compared to the merc (spacing/button layout), so does take getting used to. The split spacebar is annoying

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Software doesn't work

 

Keyboard kinda works as they say

The software to use all of the features isn't working on my windows 7 system. I have emailed support to see what they say. But well without that it's just a standard keyboard and not a gaming one

Oct, 2013