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Steel Series 6GV2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and build quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 411 reviews)

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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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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...


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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

The lack of customization options such as macro buttons is disappointing

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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Red Switch


Solid build, responsive keys

Technical Cons: The keyboard would not be recognized whenever I would restart/turn on desktop. I would have to unplug and plug in keyboard after windows 7 was fully loaded. Looked for drivers on the keyboard's website, and none were to be found ;...

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First impressions


I wanted to give this 5 eggs but the price was what held me back from doing so. Advice to those shopping for mechanical keyboards. Research the type of switches that you want. They vary in terms of force required to press them down, tactility and...

Very solid construction. Has some weight to it ; Responsive. Keys register before they are pressed down all the way. May be good or bad thing depending on what you are looking for in a keyboard. The Red switches feel very smooth to press down ; Noise -...

Keyboard layout. This I find is the biggest issue. The "\" key is moved from being above the Enter like on most keyboards to below the Enter key. The "\" key now sits directly to the left of the Right-Shift key. This has a lot of implications. The...

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Quality minimalist gaming/everyday keyboard


Before you even consider a keyboard, you have to determine what your intended usage is. Macro users should stray away from this board. This board possesses no macro keys whatsoever. If you are looking for a mechanical macro board, look to the Razer BW....

I'm a personal fan of the black cherry switches as I feel it is much more natural for both typing and gaming. While gaming, I dislike the click tactile feedback and prefer the smooth - uniform travel of the blacks ; Likewise, typing feels much more...

The biggest con that I can see being an issue for some is the pricetag. The prices you can find on this board often range from $80-$120 usd. This is pretty pricey for a keyboard with such a minimalistic design and function

Product Specifications


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 of Connection:Cable