SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review

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The packaging of the 6Gv2 is as good as we've seen for a keyboard and right on a par with the 7G. Inside the ever-classy SteelSeries packaging there is a very sturdy cardboard box surrounding the 6Gv2.

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Once the keyboard is out it feels very similar to the 7G, which is still used as the keyboard on our P67 bench rig. It's got some serious heft to it, and not an inch of space is wasted around the keys. The centrally mounted cable ensures that the 6Gv2 maximises its usability regardless of which side your tower is mounted. Rather than some flimsy feet the 6Gv2 is raised with two seriously wide platforms, helping to maintain the general sturdiness of the keyboard.

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The only concession to features that go beyond the pure typing experience are the media controls on the F keys. A SteelSeries logo'd key is on the left hand side where one would normally find the Windows key, and this combines with the F keys to control your media player of choice.

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14-06-2011, 08:51:30

tinytomlogan
If you fancy the incredible quality of the SteelSeries 7G, but can't afford the price, maybe the 6Gv2 is the Keyboard for you.



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14-06-2011, 11:13:22

marsey99
unless something better comes out i think we have my next keyboard here.

now if only i could get this recluse to break i would have a reason to buy it

14-06-2011, 11:28:00

Endzy
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Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post

unless something better comes out i think we have my next keyboard here.

now if only i could get this recluse to break i would have a reason to buy it
Hey, I've been on these forums replying to every single keyboard post saying get the 6Gv2, but everyone keeps leaning their decision to Logitech.

28-06-2011, 17:48:24

Steve-O-
I've had the 7G for almost a year now and can honestly say the thing is top-notch. If you aren't going to spend that much money then get this one (6Gv2). It's worth every penny and will last you, what seems like, a life-time.

02-07-2011, 06:26:48

wezra
Does the 'steel' button act as a windows key during normal usage? Lack of a windows key would unfortunately drive me mad, use many of the shortcuts it offers countless times a day.

06-07-2011, 19:25:30

Johnny Rook
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Originally Posted by wezra View Post

Does the 'steel' button act as a windows key during normal usage? Lack of a windows key would unfortunately drive me mad, use many of the shortcuts it offers countless times a day.
No, it doesn't work as "Windows" key; it enables the 4 Multimedia keys (Steel+F1 to Steel+F4). Anyways, the Steelseries 6G v2 does have a Windows key on the right side.

I have this keyboard for 8 months now - bought last Christmas -, and I can't be happier! 8 months old and it looks just like brand new! I'm a really heavy gamer, really, I play a lot and usually, the keyboards WASD, Shift and Ctrl (Strg) keys letters disappear in 3 months, like in my old Roccat Valo keyboard. This sucks and looks really ugly too. Fortunately, Roccat sent me a replacement set of those 6 keys for free but, not every company does that, right.

Now, I use only the 6Gv2 for playing FPS and RPG games.

I must add the 6Gv2 doesn't have macro keys and so, if you play MMO games like WoW and you use/need a bunch of macros, this keyboard is not the best option for you.

As I posted before, I got the 6Gv2 last year and the keys - all the keyboard, for that matter - are still perfect! 6Gv2 (and 7G) really is a keyboard meant for WAR!

Johnny
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