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SteelSeries Apex Gaming

SteelSeries Apex Gaming
alaScore 92

421 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 reviews of SteelSeries Apex Gaming. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the SteelSeries Apex Gaming is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SteelSeries Apex Gaming


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of SteelSeries Apex Gaming from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Reviewers really like the durability. The design also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the usability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Steelseries 64147 - SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard (Black)Steelseries 64147 - SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard (Black)

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

SteelSeries Apex


The SteelSeries Apex is a big keyboard that is packed with features to take your game to a new level, all for a more affordable price than the competition.

Dozens of programmable controls. Four independent custom lighting zones. Tactile anchoring on the W key. Additional diagonal arrow keys. Dedicated media controls. Extra-large space bar. USB Pass-thrus.

Silicone dome switches.

Conclusion Given the dozens of customizable commands, the many gamer-friendly features, and the quality design, the SteelSeries Apex is one of the best gaming keyboards we've reviewed, in spite of the fact that it's not available with mechanical...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : E. Fylladitakis (

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Capsule Review


After the hype from Corsair's K70 RGB since its announcement early this year, mechanical RGB keyboards became all the rage. Several companies even managed to beat Corsair to the punch and release an RGB mechanical keyboard first, such as the tenkeyless...

And these are only the mechanical keyboards that threaten the SteelSeries Apex; there are even more membrane keyboard at lower prices (too many to effectively list). They do not have the number of extra keys or the RGB backlighting that the Apex does,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Review


The SteelSeries Apex brings to the table a unique implementation of backlight color as well as a ridiculous amount of macro control in a way that's sure to delight.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : mad shrimps (madshrimps)

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Review


Based on rubber domes, the new SteelSeries Apex keyboard comes with a lot of interesting features like the ActiveZone Lighting system, extra directional arrows, raised macro keys, 4 separate layers, anti-ghosting for the most frequently used keys in...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Sean Gibson (

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Review


The SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard is the latest PC gaming peripheral from SteelSeries. The company has made big waves in the world of PC gaming, sponsoring a number of the most popular e-Sports teams and repeatedly receiving awards for their...

Overall, the SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard is a top performing, brilliantly designed, amazingly cool keyboard that represents one of the best values we’ve ever seen from a computer peripheral. There’s really nothing about the keyboard that our team...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

SteelSeries Apex


The SteelSeries Apex is one of the most colorful – and most capable – keyboards we've seen. Read the full review to find out how color control affects your gaming.

You have extreme customization options through color and key control

This is a membrane keyboard, which means no mechanical switches

Solid design, high-end features and advanced customization make the Apex an attractive gaming keyboard.

Expert review by : Patrick Budmar (

SteelSeries Apex gaming keyboard


A flashy and comprehensive keyboard that's well suited to gaming

Practical layout and implementation of macros keys ; Great additions such as multi-zone illumination and oversized space bar

Integrated wrist rest leaves no room for adjustment ; A bit pricey for a membrane-based keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex does a good job of securing its place as a premium, membrane-based keyboard. While the design and illumination is compelling, it may be tempting to pay a bit more to get a mechanical keyboard instead.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (

SteelSeries Apex review


You'll notice right away just how large the Apex is. The palm rest isn't an optional accessory as it is with many other keyboards, so it comes out of the box in one large unit. The length is also exaggerated by the many macro and media keys on either...

The SteelSeries Apex was made with gaming enthusiasts in mind, from the flashy customizable colours and macro keys to the addition of diagonal directional keys to minimize key presses. Once you've got your fancy new gaming rig, you'll want a keyboard...

Jul, 2013

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Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Floris B. (

Steelseries Apex Gaming Keyboard Review - FunkyKit


First I want to thank Steelseries for providing me with their new Apex Gaming keyboard, its a really nice keyboard with illuminated keys you can customize how you want to.

When I first saw the apex i had something like this is one of the most beautiful keyboards I’ve ever seen!

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Adjustable backlight:Y
Anti-ghosting: Yes
Backlight:Y / Yes
Backlight color:Blue / Various
Backlight type:LED / RGB LED
Color of product:Black
Ergonomic design: Yes
Internal: No
Surface coloration:Monotone / Pattern

Energy Management

Power source type:USB


Cable Length:70.9 / 78.7
Card reader integrated: No
Plug and Play:Y / Yes


Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Built-in memory:Y
Cherry MX switch type:Red
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint reader: No
Flexible keyboard: No
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:USB hub
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch / Membrane key switch
Keyboard language:Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish / English / French / Russian / Swiss / UK English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keys operating life:50
Multimedia Keys:Y
Non-slip base: Yes
Number of programmable (macro) keys:17 / 22
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device: No
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Recommended usage:Gaming
Rollover:10-key rollover / N-key rollover
Scroll wheel:N
Smart Card Reader:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB Hub:N / Y
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:No / Yes


Illumination color:Green/Red
Illumination colour:Green/Red
Mouse included:N / No

Other Features


Packaging Content

Bundled software:Engine 3 / SteelSeries Engine / SteelSeries Engine 3
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Engine 3 / SteelSeries Engine / SteelSeries Engine 3
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
User guide: Yes


Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 1.56 x 5.37 / 22 x 8.66 x 2.17
Keyboard Weight:2.71 / 2.73 / 2.93