SteelSeries Shift Keyboard and Keyset Review
Published: 7th April 2011 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £75 |
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.
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.
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.