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- Supports all keys pressed down at once
- Durable metal inner chassis
- Features SteelSeries Media Control
- Removable hand rest
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- Brand Name: SteelSeries
- Model Number: 64022
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
- Hardware Platform: PC
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SteelSeries 7G sets new industry standards for gaming keyboards by allowing users to perform the most detailed and advanced key combinations to date. By utilizing the most powerful PS/2 buffer-system ever created for a gaming keyboard, SteelSeries 7G redefines "anti-ghosting" by supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard. The keyboard features both PS/2 and USB connectors. The use of PS/2 combined with a gold-plated USB connector and 18K gold-plated mechanical switches, means that SteelSeries 7G improves your ability to obtain more Actions Per Minute than any other keyboard in the world. It features gaming grade response times and more than six times the durability of a traditional keyboard.
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SteelSeries 7G sets new industry standards for gaming keyboards by allowing users to perform the most detailed and advanced key combinations to date. By utilizing the most powerful PS/2 buffer-system ever created for a gaming keyboard, SteelSeries 7G redefines "anti-ghosting" by supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard. The keyboard features both PS/2 and USB connectors.
Golden Quality and Rapid Response Time
The use of PS/2 combined with a gold-plated USB connector and 18K gold-plated mechanical switches, means that SteelSeries 7G improves your ability to obtain more Actions Per Minute than any other keyboard in the world. It features gaming grade response times and more than 6 times the durability of a traditional keyboard.
To put it simply: If you need the fastest reaction time, highest reliability, and the ability to perform very complex keyboard combinations, then the SteelSeries 7G is your choice.
Ever tried pressing a few keys on your keyboard and getting a beep sound? It either happens when you press too many keys at the same time, or when you press too many keys within the same cluster at the same time (like the keys around WASD which often used for movements in games). If your keyboard exhibits this behavior it will hinder your ability to perform certain actions, movement in FPS games being one example. The industry calls this anti-ghosting. When using USB, you can use up to 6 keys plus modifiers at the same time, which is the highest spec limit a USB connection can accommodate.
It gets even better. With the 7G you don’t have to press the keys all the way down for them to register. The mechanical switches will register key presses quickly with a travel distance roughly 50% shorter than a conventional keyboard. You will type faster, with a consistent tactile feeling. Your Actions Per Minute (APM) can reach new heights with the 7G thanks to this feature.
Tactile Feedback and Unrivaled Lifecycle
But the 7G offers more than just a long lifecycle. The rubber domes on a conventional keyboard will, over time, lose their tactile feeling due to rubber flexing. The keys you use the most will start to feel different. The physical construction of the mechanical switches used in the 7G, and the strict tolerance levels in which the switches are manufactured, is what allows the key presses on this keyboard to always feel consistent.
USB and Audio Ports
SteelSeries 7G is equipped with audio ports for headphone-in and microphone-out and features two USB 1.1 ports, making it easier than ever to connect speakers or a headset to your setup. Headphone/speaker-out and microphone-in is built directly into the keyboard. This gives you easy access to your audio outlet, instead of having to move to the back of your computer, when changing or plugging in audio devices. Not to mention plugging in your mouse or recharging your MP3-player or cell phone is closer and easier.
It may take a while to get used to a mechanical keyboard. Most gamers or typists acclimate in approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Once you are properly acclimated you will appreciate better tactile feedback, superior response times and ultimately greater control. Simply put: You will become a better typist.
...And It's Heavy
It's not just called "heavyweight" because it packs the best performance in the industry. The 7G is also physically heavy. All keys are mounted on a metal plate within the keyboard to ensure durability. The plastic material used to create the keyboard has metal elements, also to help to improve durability.
USB and PS/2 Connectors
The PS/2 connector will give you total freedom with no limit to the amount of simultaneous key presses. And, equally as important, using the PS/2 may just improve your overall gaming experience. The reason is that when you use a USB keyboard your computer is actually using CPU time polling your keyboard. The higher the polling rate the more CPU time is used to perform the polling. And because of the built-in debounce rate found on any quality keyboard, any polling rate above 200Hz is simply a waste of CPU time and really just a result of pointless marketing hype. Unlike USB keyboards, a PS/2 keyboard isn’t polled at all. The keyboard simply sends a signal to the computer as key presses are made, which causes a hardware interrupt, forcing the CPU to register the signal.
The 7G is built with a USB as standard, but also included is a USB to PS/2 adapter in the box. The choice is yours.
Easy Access to Media Controls
The Windows key is useful for certain things and in certain situations. But not in the middle of a gaming session. Replacing it on the 7G is a SteelSeries Key that won’t wreak havoc during a gaming session by minimizing your game or by opening a menu. The SteelSeries Key serves a different purpose: it's a function key for the Media Controls found on the 7G. You can press the SteelSeries key and access the Media Controls via the first six F-keys on the keyboard.
What's in the Box
The SteelSeries 7G Mechanical Keyboard, handrest, USB connector, USB to PS/2 adapter.
What Critics Are Saying About SteelSeries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
"...the build quality of the 7G is nothing short of exceptional. The SteelSeries 7G is a fantastic keyboard for users who want the best possible performance and build quality and don't mind paying for it."
--Henry Butt, KitGuru.com
"It might look pretty normal to the untrained eye, but the SteelSeries 7G is the Aston Martin of the keyboard world--if James Bond did computers, he would have some SteelSeries equipment in his kit."
"...anyone who appreciates a quality product should look no further than the 7G whether they want a blazingly fast response for the latest shoot 'em up or unbeatable feedback while typing. The mechanical switches are simply magnificent and the build quality is some of the best you'll ever see in a keyboard."
--Nathan Marks Forder, HardwareHeaven.com
- USB Hub: Two (2) USB 1.1 Ports
- Gold-plated Microphone and Headset Jacks
- Connection Options: PS/2 and USB
- Dimensions: 21.5" x 12.6" x 3.3"
Which SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard is Right for You?
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Top Customer Reviews
IBM and Cherry weren't gaming keyboards. Both are only Alpha N-key rollover. That means you cannot press the 'W' + 'D' and the 'E' key at once. In the gaming scene it's called "Ghost Key Effect". Edit a file and press and hold the 'W' key, then add the 'D' until 'd' is repeated. If you then add the 'E' key, the repetition stops. The keyboard is not able to solve this problem as these keys - among others - are on the same cluster (on some Keyboards there are other combinations like W+S+D).
The Logitech was even worse! It's only called a gaming keyboard but it's only alpha N-Key rollover, needs driver to work properly and finally it has membrane Switches.
The Razer Tarantula was the first real gaming keyboard allowing full N-Key rollover. For the first time I got rid of the ghost key effect. Here you can press any key combination. But: you cannot press 10 Keys at the same time like Razer said! As it is an USB keyboard and the USB limit is 6 Keys. Ergo: only 6 Keys at the same time. But it was a huge leap from a G15 to the Tarantula. The biggest problem was that the Tarantula needed also drivers to work properly.
Finally the optimum keyboard: Steelseries 7G!
Put all you need together you get the 7G!!
The best key switches (Cherry linear MX-series switch) and a real FULL N-Key rollover! Press ALL keys at the same time ... surprise: it's there!!! NO DRIVER!! Great!!! Just plug in - and it works. No updates, no bug fixes, no incompatibility problems - just: rock solid! And it saves memory and CPU time.
The arm rest is perfectly build and the keyboard of state of the art quality.
No bling, no extras just: pure performance!
About the price:
I spent more money on the Tarantula and I regret it. This keyboard is worth its money.
When I got this shipped from Amazon - several keys had "popped" off during shipping (a rough shipping no doubt). They slid back on without a problem and they don't fall off even if I try to shake them off. Just not something I'd expect from a $120 keyboard (keys falling off during shipping). Might be a positive note for those of you that like to re-arrange your keyboard to a DEVORAK layout like my co-worker.
When I first plugged this keyboard in, my computer was off. When I booted up the keyboard was not recognized. Solution? Boot up into Windows, log in *then* plug in the keyboard. After that, the keyboard is recognized during bootup. This is due to the fact that I'm using the PS2 to USB converter.
First off, after unpacking, this keyboard is extremely heavy. I like this because cheap plastic keyboards slide all over as I type on them. The keyboard does not have any feet in back but the design build of the keyboard has a slight raise in the back - which I find very comfortable. The keypress is not "long" like all the other online reviews I've read. Maybe it is if you are using a laptop. The normal Dell keyboards have a longer keypress in my opinion. When you begin to type on this keyboard you'll note how amazingly easy it is to type. There is absolutely no resistance to keypress even if you hit a key from the side like some keyboards I've used. The key rebound is solid and provides great "tactile feedback." Also, the sound of the keys is a little different. Yes, the keypress noise is loud. Another note - keypress is registered about half way through allowing for some seriously fast typing when you want to go full speed. Overall, it has been a very positive experience typing on this keyboard. I'm trying to find any excuse to type because I like the keyboard so much.
The LCD lights for Num, Caps, and Scroll are incredibly bright white LED lights that will blind you if you look at them too long. However, that is only the case if you look at them directly above them - from where you are typing - the light is perfectly fine. I really enjoy the bright white light because I can detect if I have a key on out of the corner of my eye instead of looking down and wondering if I have the num lock key on or not.
Overall, this keyboard rocks. I definitely recommend it to friends who want to enjoy a good quality keyboard.
1. Solid build - you'd have to try hard to break this.
2. Ease of keypress allowing for some really fast wpm speeds.
3. 50 million rated keypress - this thing won't be dying anytime soon.
4. USB ports and headphone jacks right at your finger tips - no more ducking under your desk and fiddling with wires to connect your headset anymore. (I have a USB Creative headset).
1. The "Windows" key is on the right side only. The Left side key is actually a SteelKeys function key that allows you to do music controls. This may bother some but I found it easy to adapt.
2. When shipped 1 day air - keys were popped off the keyboard - not something you expect from a $120 keyboard - however, placing them back on the keyboard = everything was ok.