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Steelseries Merc Stealth

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Steelseries Merc Stealth. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The durability is also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the price and size. There are some critical comments about the usability.

design, durability, reliability

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Steelseries Merc Stealth is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Brown (digitaltrends.com)

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Review

 

The Merc Stealth has many good points, but when you mess around with the placement of essential keys, you render the product unnecessarily difficult to learn to use.

Keyboards are notoriously difficult to review objectively. We don’t like mushy keyboards, but many gamers won’t use anything else. To each his own. The Merc Stealth has many good points, including adjustable backlighting, solid construction, built-in...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com.au)

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard review: SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard

 

SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard

Separate game pad area isolates keys in a game-friendly (first-person shooter) design; improved rubberized keystroke feedback; software lets you tweak key mapping as much as you want.

Game pad keys take some getting used to.

The SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard updates an already innovative design by adding lights and a USB hub. Though the design may not be for everyone, the Stealth Merc should satisfy gamers who want more than just a unique key layout.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard

 

I bought this for 29.99 3 years ago with free shipping and used ones today go for over 200! My left wrist does not hurt anymore since switching to this keyboard. The LEDs are in a raised area underneath each key so spills wont kill this keyboard at...

Left hand sits naturally. No carpel tunnel! Can withstand a full cup of coffee being spilled on it! Comfortable

NO DELETE KEY!!!! You have to hit Num Lock then press 1 on number pad!! HIGHLY ANNOYING but you get used to it Only colors are red, blue, and purple... which looks kinda pink.. No in production anymore... if you have one, be careful!

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

love this keyboard

 

i do not know what i will do when the two i have no longer work on newer OS

great configuration and love the setup back lit keys are great

they have been discontinued

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

love this keyboard

 

i do not know what i will do when the two i have no longer work on newer OS

great configuration and love the setup back lit keys are great

they have been discontinued

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Steelseries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard

 

All in all, best keyboard i've bought for its listed price. I've owned 2 of them, and wouldn't hesitate to buy another once this dies. I don't really know how long they last. My first one had the wired chewed by my cat about 2 years after I bought it....

Ergonomic design allowing for close distance keybinds and macros. 1-11 buttons within a 3.5'' x 1'' space. I was able to create 30 keybinds on the extended WASD side of the keyboard. I could have bound at least 10 more without sacrificing comfort . Add...

It's heavy. Really heavy. The lettering on the keys wears out pretty fast too. The USB connector is heavy on a USB port also due to the 2 audio jacks that are attached to it (to power the mic/headphone jacks on the keyboard itself) I've had to use a...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SteelSeries Merc Stealth

 

had the original for years before the keys started to wear out and decided to upgrade to the light up version and right away I fell in love again. Its a great gaming keyboard. I know people who use a separate device as control keys that act with the...

lights up to make it easy to see during night. multimedia keys and has headset/mic and extra USB slots built in.

wish there were more light options available.

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

wish it would have lasted

 

Good idea, bad implementation.

liked this fairly well when I first got it, not so much after using it for a while. Really like the adjustable illuminated keys. Extra gaming keys handy but at an awkward angle for me.

Now the really bad. Left shift key shattered after playing pinball for a few hours. Number pad has been reworked making intuitive entry difficult. Basically if your not looking at it your gonna hit the wrong key. It could really use a palm rest as...

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for Games, Bad for Business

 

Works excellently for games, especially those with a WASD control setup.

Insert, Home, Page Up, Delete, End and Page Down do not have their own keys. You must turn Num Lock on and off if you are using the 10-key.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Sweet Keyboard

 

The finger pad is a double edged sword. It's great and ergonomic, but you will have trouble readjusting to a normal keypad setup. You may note that it lacks a dedicated [Delete] key, it isn't a detractor. It's built into the keypad and is accessible by...

Simple to use. Software is very intuitive and easy to program macros. Once you get used to the setup, you will never want to go back. The two USB ports at the top are pretty handy for headphones or slim USB flash drives.

Sometimes the keyboard setup will not change when first enacted. I eventually just setup my games to fall inline with the current setup. The hand setup may be a little small for larger hands. I found it suitable, but my friend complained that it was...

Feb, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Various
Certification:FCC, CE, ROHS, WEEE
Color of product:Black
Internal: No

Ergonomics

Cable Length:70.9
Headphone outputs:1
LED Indicators: Yes
Microphone in: Yes

Keyboard

Device interface:USB
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Recommended usage:Gaming
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Other Features

Compatibility:PC
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/2000/98/ME / Win XP/Vista/2000/98/ME
Depth:1.85
Depth (imperial):1.9
Height:9.21
Height (imperial):9.2
I/O ports:USB
Quantity per box:1
Weight:2.5 / 4
Weight (imperial):2.5 / 4
Width:22.3
Width (imperial):22.3

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: No

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):21.1 x 7.91 x 1.06 / 22.3 x 1.85 x 9.21
Keyboard Weight:2.54 / 2.65 / 3.99