Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Review

Steelseries Engine Software

Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Review

Software

The Steelseries Engine software is very well designed with a lot of options readily to hand but plenty of power beneath the hood if you want to delve deeply into making your Apex Pro totally tailored to your own needs. Each key can be configured separately with plenty of built in options.

Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Engine Bindings  

If the presets don't still sate your customisation needs then there is a macro editor built in which also has custom delays and all the elements you'd hope to find in a macro suite.


Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Macro Editor  

The lighting is divided into three distinct sections. Firstly you can set how you want the Apex Pro to look when you're using it. Next up is the ability to easily layer what will happen when you press a key on top of that base configuration. Lastly, if you're the type of person who wants to show off their keyboard with it doing it's attract sequence, but would find that too annoying to live with on a daily basis, you can set up a totally different lighting configuration for when you're AFK. Lovely.


Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Lighting Options  
Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard Keypress options  
Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard AFK  

Lastly the OLED display supports black and white 128x40px gif images running at 10 FPS so you can replace the Steelseries logo with your own, or whatever takes your fancy.


Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard OLED Display  

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Most Recent Comments

16-10-2019, 02:25:13

Peace
What's the price though? I feel like this could easily cost around 200 EUR :XQuote

16-10-2019, 08:38:07

Linchpin
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
What's the price though? I feel like this could easily cost around 200 EUR :X
It's $200 in the US so you're probably spot on with that estimate.Quote

16-10-2019, 12:27:28

demonking
Can you set up actuation per key or is it a general setting for all keys?
I ask as id say i'd want less response on secondary action keys (like use or reload or something) than I would on say WASD and Space. But i'd expect to pay a fortune for this TBH lolQuote

17-10-2019, 07:10:22

Sgt.Bilko
I'd like to see a modern take on the old SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard.
I still use mine but can't connect to the new Steel Series software. Just the old Z Board software.
Maybe a new keyboard where the gaming keys could detach and be bluetooth.
Then you could push the normal keyboard section forward and have more room for your hands.
The Merc Stealth Gaming Keys are much more comfortable. Especially if you have grown up hands.
There is only so much you can do to a bog standard keyboard. You have to innovate!Quote

17-10-2019, 07:42:36

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Can you set up actuation per key or is it a general setting for all keys?
I ask as id say i'd want less response on secondary action keys (like use or reload or something) than I would on say WASD and Space. But i'd expect to pay a fortune for this TBH lol

From VonBlade (review author)

The actuation level of the main keys (a-z, numbers etc, but not arrows, F-keys or numpad, imagine a TKL without the F-keys) is per key.Quote
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