SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review

StarCraft II Keyset

SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review

StarCraft II Keyset

There are a few different Keysets available for the Shift. Current zBoard ones are compatible and hopefully the range will be expanded now the underlying keyboard is of a higher quality than the zBoard was.

Because of the folding nature of the keyboard the packaging for extra keysets is nice and compact. Heavy on StarCraft II branding as it should be it's thankfully not packed in one of those blisters that needs an angle-grinder and a blood donor on standby to enter.

SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review     SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review  

Once freed from its plastic prison you can see how comprehensive the changes to the keyset are. The keys themselves are labelled with their function. The versatility of the Shift platform is highlighted by the rearrangement of the keys in the numpad cluster with additional keys in places you don't normally find them.

SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review     SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review  

There is also the functionality to highlight which of the races you're playing. The artwork is of a very high standard and not at all flimsy. The extra keyset is not built down to a price and once in place feels exactly as if it was always designed to be this way.

SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review     SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review

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07-04-2011, 02:15:32

tinytomlogan
Today we're taking a look at the Shift keyboard from SteelSeries along with an example keyset.



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07-04-2011, 03:18:15

Game Over
I enjoyed that, that is a cool design. Im sure they will have to Battlefield 3 keyset in stores any day.Quote

07-04-2011, 05:15:47

CueBall
Well I am glad to see we both have the same issue`s with the keyboard.

I have the keyboard myself here laying around for a review but it just doesnt work right.

After a reinstall of windows you need to download software and it automatically starting flashing.

It ends up in a bad flash in the end and keyboard is useless.

This happens every time you reinstall windows.

Service support is great and helped me out several times within a couple of days.

However since a keyboard should work straight out of the box without the need of a new flash and numerous mistypes as you said I am not impressed by the keyboard at all.

The other keyboard, the merc which I have laying around for a review aswell is briljant.

Cant see or find any flaw and works as a keyboard should.

The extra keys on the left side are briljant and any shooter guy should have such a keyboard.Quote
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