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SteelSeries Shift

SteelSeries Shift
alaScore 85

14 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of SteelSeries Shift. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

durability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the SteelSeries Shift is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (

SteelSeries Shift


The SteelSeries Shift keyboard is a good choice for the multi-genre gamer, but you may find that your wrists may suffer in the long term.

Good software interface. On the fly macro-editing functionality. Audio and USB 2.0 ports. Swappable keyset.

Uncomfortable palm rest. Quick-keys are oddly placed. Not backlit.

Conclusion The SteelSeries Shift offers a plethora of features for a good mid-range price, at least for a gaming keyboard. Unfortunately, the flaw in the Shift is ultimately in the design. An ergonomic palm rest is an important aspect of any keyboard...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (

SteelSeries Shift MMO Gaming Keyboard Review

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

SteelSeries StarCraft 2 Gaming Gear – Shift / Zboard Keyset and Surface Review


Back in October we reviewed one of the latest products from SteelSeries, their Shift gaming keyboard. In that review we found the board to perform very well, featuring huge flexibility, upgradable firmware, powered USB port for charging and some...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review


In the world of gaming peripherals there are only a few manufacturers that create products which cause excitement amongst pro and casual gamers, SteelSeries is one of them. When they launch a new mouse, keyboard or audio product gamers take notice due...

The first impression consumers will get when unboxing the Shift is that this is a solid keyboard. It has a decent weight to it, which combined with the rubber feet, keeps it planted firmly on the desk. At 4cm thick, with an almost industrial look it...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Dave James (

SteelSeries Shift review


Is this shape-shifting keyboard a Shift in the right direction?

Interesting design ; Could work well for some games

Keys require differing amounts of pressure ; Not great for typing

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Overclock3D (

SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Antony Leather (

SteelSeries Shift Review


The Shift has completely removable keys, enabling the board to be customised for individual games.

The Shift is nearly a fantastic keyboard, but it’s ultimately let down by a few niggles - mainly the split Spacebar, lack of backlit keys and its price. With a few adjustments the Shift could be a winner, but sadly it isn’t there yet. If we were off to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Henry Butt (

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review


There are a huge number of gaming keyboards on the market so it can often be very difficult to make There are a huge number of gaming keyboards on the market so it can often be very difficult to make a decision on which to buy. When we review gaming...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (



quality and reliability

figured out had to install the original keyboard prior to installing any of the alternative key sets from forums

May, 2015

Consumer review (

Own the default version for 3 years


Only lay-in I have is the regular keyboard layout. I have no experience with the metal of owner layout. Removable keys are kinda pointless in my opinion. Seems to me that the key lay-ins are more of a gimmick than useful. The space bar placement is the...

Frees up the 2 USB 2.0 ports that it takes up by having 2 more on the keyboard itself ; Can reprogram all the keys on the board to whatever you want, with the driver software that it comes with ; Has a pass through for headphones and mic (though you'll...

Space bar is almost unusable for right handers ; For the Key layout of the default lay-in, the Insert/Home/Pageup/Delete/End/Pagedown is staggard down which makes the typical layout awkward ; Driver Software will sometimes randomly disable itself ;...

Apr, 2015

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