SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review

Differences between 6Gv2 and 7G

SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review

Differences between 6Gv2 and 7G

Purity of typing definitely is the theme of the 6Gv2. No lights nor program launchers to be seen. Just acres of none-more-black typing joy.

SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review     SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review  

So what are the changes between the 7G and 6Gv2? The most obvious is that the 7G comes with a full-cover wrist-rest which is absent on the 6Gv2. This is a tall enough keyboard that one would be advisable, but they're cheap enough. In terms of actual keys the only change is the ¬ key which on the 7G is up with the backspace, meaning that you have a single-key sized backspace key and a full size right shift.

On the 6Gv2 this is moved down the right shift, so you have a full size backspace and a 2/3rds right shift key. This is a preferable layout as for typing it doesn't really make a difference, and when gaming you're focussed on the left shift anyway because of the WASD left-hand dominance.

SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard 7G Difference Review     SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review  

The other change is round the back. The 6Gv2 doesn't have either the audio ports or the USB ports that the 7G comes equipped with, so both the back of the keyboard is sleek, and the cable only has a single USB cable, rather than the PS2/USB/Audio affair on the 7G.

SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard 7G Comparison Review     SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard Review

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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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