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SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard w/ 8 Programmable Hotkeys, 2 USB 2.0 Ports & On-the-Fly Macro Recording!

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard w/ 8 Programmable Hotkeys, 2 USB 2.0 Ports & On-the-Fly Macro Recording!
alaScore 83

25 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and build quality are overall positive.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard w/ 8 Programmable Hotkeys, 2 USB 2.0 Ports & On-the-Fly Macro Recording! Is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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good product, bad tech support

 

Also just a note, the keyboard has a one year manufacturers warranty in the US and 2 yr in the UK. Next time I should look for another keyboard based in the US instead. I won't be recommending Steelseries anymore after seeing buggy software (no plans...

Great keyboard, nice feel to it. Love that the key pads can be swapped and cleaned easily. The usb and audio ports on the back of the keyboard are awesome and the overall build of the keyboard is really good. this thing is pretty rugged

where do i start? First, the software is buggy so you would have to play around with it to figure out A) how to record a macro, and B) how to maximize the window to see all keys. Even the keys that have been programmed are highlighted but are located...

Consumer review by:

It works

 

had for 3 months now, works fine, definitley worth the money.

Well built ; easy to clean

No backlighting, hotkeys dont work as extra buttons ingame

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SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard w/ 8 Programmable Hotkeys, 2 USB 2.0 Ports & On-the-Fly Macro Recording!

 

Nice keyboard

Spacebar is split and it isnt mechanical

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Consumer review by:

good board

 

More then you need for a standard keyboard, this is meant for gamers that want complete customizable control, and it does that job perfectly.

Solid construction, customizable layout, nerdy chic design with backlighting, USB ports on the board are a big plus

Not intuitive, and the manual isn't great, but nothing an average Joe like me can't figure out in about 15-20 mins of messing with it. No real cons add this board is meant for a pretty hardcore audience

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Great fpr the price

 

Macro-able granted you download the software off steelseries site ; Multiple key setups ; Inter-changeable keyboards for different games

Feels a bit smaller than most keyboards I've had ; The indicator ridges on the "F" and "J" keys aren't very predominate ; No backlit features on the keys other than the steelseries logo that lights up. (obnoxious at night)

Consumer review by:

steel series shift keyboard

 

solid, i like how the keypad lifts out for easy cleaning / maintenance. i play SC2 and hammer on it pretty hard and it holds up even when my kids play well worth the money imo

none yet

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throws BSOD, split spacebar

 

big. Solid. Heavy. Feels nice. Removable keyset, which I'm hoping will come in handy when I inevitably spill something on it. Two USB ports, mic port, and headphone port

Attempting to use any of the programmable macro keys works if you never install the drivers. Then they expect you to unplug it and plug it back in while holding some hotkeys. This is terrible if your system unit is any any way less than entirely...

Consumer review by:

Good keyboard

 

This is a good keyboard. It has audio and mic out as well as 2 USB. You can program macros but I have not used that yet. There are also audio control buttons on the left side. The keyboard also looks great! Software to program the keys is ok.. the...

The space bar is 2 different buttons and takes a little to get used to for typing. I also realized my microsoft ergonomic keyboard is much more comfortable and quicker with typing for me as I am a programming student. Not much else to say about any cons

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Great and Comfortable

 

For the sale price of $35 this keyboard is great. I don't think I would pay regular price for it. It is very much worth the $35 I spent.

I like the feel of the keys. It types well and when in use with gaming I get great response from the keys. The keyboard as a whole feel very durable. I love the ability to change any key I want to anything I want. Even the split spacebar can be two...

I have had problems with the software and programming the macro keys. It has BSOD me about 4 times now. The macro keys are very useful once you get them working. The software seems a tad buggy

Consumer review by:

it's a keyboard

 

reqd 1 usb to operate, but to use keyboard outputs reqs extra usb and audio and mic plugs(incl on cord). only reqs software(not included, must download) if programming the board. it's kind of heavy compared to a lot of keyboards, but i like the feel.

it's a sturdy keyboard, adjustable height, 2 usb ports, mic and audio plugs. removable keypads can be changed out with ones with hotkeys for specific games(comes with standard qwerty) that can be ordered from the mfr

not really a con, but the keys felt just a bit off and took some getting used to. steelseries logo stays lit up even with computer off

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