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SteelSeries Apex [RAW]

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of SteelSeries Apex [RAW]. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the reliability and durability. The design and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the SteelSeries Apex [RAW] is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Craving Tech (cravingtech.com)

When mechanical gaming keyboard is not your cup of tea

 

Designed for comfort and usability. Non-mechanical, though.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Not everybody jumped on the mechanical keyboard's bandwagon. For those who prefer membrane models, the Apex [RAW] is an efficient no-frills product that sticks to the basics. The ease of programming and the key layout make this peripheral ideal for...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Chad Sebring (tweaktown.com)

SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

SteelSeries took the original APEX, stripped it of most of the fancy stuff, and now deliver the APEX [RAW] with just the essentials needed to dominate your game of choice.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Shawn Sanders (gadgetreview.com)

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

At the start of the year, during CES, SteelSeries announced a couple dapper input solutions, which offer up a slightly different take on how gamers might take control of their games. We couldn't wait to get [...]

Sleek and elegant ; 17 macro + 2-layers = 34 possible macro configurations ; Enhanced direction key setup ; Works plug and play or SteelSeries Engine software ; Adjustable illumination ; Cons ; No USB port ; No audio jacks ; No dedicated media keys ;...

No USB port ; No audio jacks ; No dedicated media keys ; The SteelSeries Apex [RAW] gaming keyboard is available at Amazon for $69.99 ; nrelate_related .nr_sponsored{ left:0px !important; }SteelSeries Sensei: MLG Edition Pro Grade Laser Gaming Mouse...

Mar, 2013

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

With their 7G keyboard SteelSeries created one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards, in fact that makes it one of the best gaming keyboards, full stop. (Groan) The same base design was used on the 6Gv2 which was equally simple yet performed...

With their 7G keyboard SteelSeries created one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards, in fact that makes it one of the best gaming keyboards, full stop. (Groan) The same base design was used on the 6Gv2 which was equally simple yet performed...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

SteelSeries Apex Raw review

 

All the macro keys you could need, but the Apex Raw is otherwise uninspiring

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

Steelseries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Great design and build quality, Great macro options and extra keys, Software works with other Steelseries products, Nice typing action

Maybe a little expensive for some

At first glance, the Apex [RAW] is just another membrane keyboard offering little in the way of innovation and to some it may even seem a little expensive for what it is, but you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover as there are many little...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Tim Harmer (vortez.net)

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Review

 

A purer, more refined version of the latest keyboard range from SteelSeries which is based on a membrane design; can it hold out against the competition?

Seventeen Macro keys ; Innovative Layer system ; Backlight ; Solid construction ; Good price price for feature set ; Excellent SteelSeries Engine software

Sorting through our opinions of the SteelSeries Apex[RAW] has proved to be a little more difficult than we were anticipating following a rather protracted testing period. Chiefly that's been because it’s difficult to assess the SteelSeries in isolation...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Roald (kitguru.net)

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Apex - noun [C] /ˈeɪ.peks/ the highest point or most successful part of something.

SteelSeries Engine offers unlimited customization potential ; Attractive, low-profile design ; Anti-ghosting for 6 simultaneous key presses across 20 frequently used keys works as advertised ; Rubber feet are easy to change and offer excellent grip ;...

No customizable lighting ; No USB ports ; Glossy finish looks attractive but attracts dust and fingerprints within seconds ; The Apex costs only £24 more than the Apex [RAW], making it a tough sell

The SteelSeries Apex [RAW] is available for £55.99 inc vat.

Jul, 2013

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

Double type as other have had on this poorly refurbished product.

 

I have a Logitech G105 keyboard that this Steelseries was to replace because of the bigger size of boardd and keys. I will be going back to the Logitech keyboard as it types properly andd the software is a lot easier to setup for gaming. Steelseries is...

I like the big size that has some weight to it so it does not move around. Looks nice. It could almost pas as new except for some key wear on surface of keys. I like that the keys are more like a laptops keys in height being more flat.

The keyboard I have has a major problem with the "DD" key. As you can see, it prints double with a single press. Worthlesss to type on as you can see as it just double the "S" too. The software for the keyboardd has to talk back out to the internet,...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight:Y / Yes
Backlight color:White
Color of product:Black
Game edition: Yes
Internal: No
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power source type:USB

Ergonomics

Card reader integrated: No
LED Indicators:Y
Plug and Play:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Adjustable keyboard height:No / Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Flexible keyboard: No
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Hot keys:Y
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:5
Non-slip base: Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Programmable hot keys:Y / Yes
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming / Home
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:Y / Yes

Mouse

Mouse included:N / No

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1

Power

Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes