SteelSeries Apex 5 Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Per-Key RGB Illumination – Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy Frame – OLED Smart Display (Hybrid Blue Switch)

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★★★★★
$84.97
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Features

  • Brand: ‎SteelSeries
  • Series: ‎SteelSeries Apex 5 Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Per-Key RGB Illumina
  • Item model number: ‎64539
  • Hardware Platform: ‎Laptop, Windows
  • Operating System: ‎Xbox_one
  • Item Weight: ‎2.04 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: ‎5.51 x 17.52 x 1.59 inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: ‎5.51 x 17.52 x 1.59 inches
  • Color: ‎Hybrid Blue – Tactile & Clicky
  • Manufacturer: ‎SteelSeries
  • Country of Origin: ‎China
  • Date First Available: ‎January 15, 2020

Description

  • Hybrid mechanical gaming switches – The tactile click of a blue mechanical switch plus a smooth membrane
  • OLED smart display – Customize with gifs, game info, discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame – Manufactured for unbreakable durability and...

    User reviews

    UPDATE: After trying to get support from Steelseries, they (SteelSeries, NOT Amazon) wanted videos of the broken key, documentation, photos and stated that I would get an RMA. They then decided that I should just send it back. They would repair or give a credit for something from their store. No thanks. Going back to a different manufacturer that supports their own products and doesn't treat the customer as the problem.I have no idea how this has such a high score.The first one I got had trouble with the Question Mark key. It would constantly do a repeating backslack.I returned and got a replacement, the second had a dead Nine key.I have zero clue how it can be only me. I tried with different keyboards and no trouble. Tried the Apex 7 on different computer and same issue.Granted that this is really comfortable and had a great wrist rest. But if a key doesn't work, no matter how comfy it is, it would be worthless.
    All of a sudden out of the blue this thing just started going bananas. The keyboard starting doing over 13 THOUSAND key strokes a second, opening all type of apps, settings, you name it. After all that my PC finally crashed but the damage this caused was so bad I was forced to reformat my PC.
    The review is about the Apex Pro Keyboard, NOT Apex 7.Adjusting the actuation is great! I can feel the difference in games with their super fast actuation. Typing is just the reverse though, I have a lot of typos with the super fast actuation. Which isn't a problem at all, because you can switch profiles on the fly and have one of the best typing experiences imaginable with super deep 3.6 mm actuation point. It's like having multiple keyboards at once, and being able to change them effortlessly to suit the task at hand.Some disadvantages I'd like to point out:- Not waterproof. Be careful with it.- Only the main block uses omnipoint switches. Not a big issue considering you don't really use the other keys, but that's a good reason to make a 60% or TKL Keyboard with only omnipoint switches, no? After using TKL keyboards I've really appreciate the extra space. I highly recommend the TKL version over the full one, once it actually releases.- O-rings will prevent the 3.6mm actuation point from working properly, and I really didn't like how O-rings felt on this keyboard. Not really an issue considering that the keyboard is already quite silent even without any O-rings.


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