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Steel Series 6GV2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and build quality are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the size and value for money.

build quality, design, usability, reliability

value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Steel Series 6GV2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Steel Series 6GV2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Steel Series 6GV2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk.

build quality, value for money, usability, design, reliability

size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SteelSeries 6G v2 Gamer Keyboard - US Layout

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Amazon.com review summary for Steel Series 6GV2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 user reviews of Steel Series 6GV2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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SteelSeries 6GV2 Review

 

Incredible build quality, excellent mechanical switches

Lack of extra features, short right shift key makes typing difficult

If the SteelSeries 6Gv2 looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’re already familiar with the 7G, SteelSeries’ flagship mechanical-key keyboard. SteelSeries didn’t update the 7G this year, and it’s still the company’s top-of-the-line model. The...

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HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

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SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

For quite some time the gaming keyboard market has concentrated on products which add macro buttons, re-assignments, profiles, USB and audio pass-through and weighted key actions to enhance the gaming experience. In addition to this we see branded...

No fancy lights, macros, remapping or ports. The SteelSeries 6Gv2 simply offers an exceptionally high quality mechanical keyboard experience for a price which matches other high end traditional gaming boards.

Golden Tachometer Award

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SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

Benchmark Reviews has tested all sorts of gaming peripherals in the past, today we are taking an in depth look at the SteelSeries 6Gv2 mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The 6Gv2 is the little brother of the 7G and does away with some of the unneccesary...

18k gold plated mechanical switches ; Tactile and audible feedback ; Minimal looks is just right ; Heavyweight build quality ; Superior anti-ghosting ability ; SteelSeries key replaces windows key FTW

Lock LED's are too bright ; Full anti-ghosting only works with PS/2 adapter

In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard a...

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SteelSeries Steelkeys 6G Gaming Keyboard

 

All of the past SteelSeries products that ThinkComputers has reviewed have all been geared towards the FPS gaming crowd. This time around the audience is different. The Steelkeys 6G Professional Gaming Keyboard was designed for hardcore RTS gamers....

I am not a professional gamer, but I can see how this keyboard would help somebody who is. Even though I am not a pro gamer I did notice an improvement in my gaming. This may not be a big deal for me, but if you really are that avid gamer you will want...

Recommended!

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Steelkeys 6G Gaming Keyboard

 

Keyboards. You can't use a PC without them and taking a stroll into any PC shop or browsing any online retailer will present you with a plethora of options. You've got keyboards with dials and knobs for media stuff, extra scroll wheels, sockets for...

Based on Cherry technology, Full sized, no-nonsense keyboard, Replacement keys to highlight useful keys, Built in buffer for multiple key press combos, Solid, high quality build, None of those useless extra buttons for IM, email or media stuff, Based...

Lack of extra features make it a 'gamers only' keyboard, Lack of USB hub and/or headphone and mic ports, Lack of extra features make it a 'gamers only' keyboard, Lack of USB hub and/or headphone and mic ports

This is a well built keyboard that has a high quality feel and look. It's a no-frills board that eschews all those daft media buttons in favour of a positive, responsive key-stroke and durability that should mean you'll give up gaming before the...

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SteelSeries 6Gv2

 

The SteelSeries 6Gv2 is a solid keyboard, but how does it stack up against other gaming keyboards? See our review for the best gaming keyboards.

PS/2 support gives you NKRO and greater precision

It lacks customization options such as macro buttons

Although it's well built, this keyboard is missing several common features that appeal to gamers.

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SteelSeries 6Gv2

 

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SteelSeries 6Gv2 review

 

The keyboard citing multiple key presses as its speciality has gamers in its sights

Great build quality ; Can record 104 simultaneous key presses ; Mechanical keys ; Easy to clean

Not ergonomic ; Lacks additional keys

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SteelSeries 6Gv2 review

 

The SteelSeries 6Gv2 is billed as a gaming keyboard from a gaming accessories company, and that origin shows through in a few design decisions that, depending on what we were doing, we found either useful or really annoying.

All in all, the SteelSeries 6Gv2 is a decent model at a decent price, but unless you hate your Windows key with a passion you might want to look elsewhere.

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SteelSeries 6G V2 review

 

Instead of having a membrane underneath the keys which makes contact with a conductive layer below when a key is pressed to register each keystroke, mechanical-switch keyboards have individual, physical switches under each key. This leads to precise...

Expensive and loud, but great for typing and games

Product Specifications

Configuration

Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:No / Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB:USB 2.0 / Yes
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Keyboard
Type of Connection:Cable
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