SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

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Connections Wired
Brand SteelSeries
Number of Buttons 22
Keyboard Description Gaming

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  • Unlimited number of profiles to create and store
  • Unlimited macro creation
  • Complete button remapping
  • Analyzed usage via recorded movements and heatmap display
  • 6 simultaneous key presses of 20 anti ghosting capable gaming keys

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Connectivity Technology Wired Wired Wired USB
Item Dimensions 8.66 x 22.05 x 2.05 inches 18.90 x 6.60 x 1.40 inches 18.24 x 6.07 x 1.22 inches 17.24 x 6.53 x 1.53 inches 18.24 x 6.67 x 1.30 inches
Item Weight 2.93 lbs 1.80 lbs 2.09 lbs 2.76 lbs 2.10 lbs

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Product Description

SteelSeries Apex is designed to give you everything you want and more. With sleek lines and style, the Apex leaves nothing to be desired. Enjoy 88 more ways to win with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers. SteelSeries Active Zone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Set unique colors for each of your macro layers enabling you to not only recognize your current layer faster, but also locate groups of keys with ease. The Apex also includes a few extras like integrated USB hub, independent media keys, and a braided nylon cable.

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SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

Introducing the SteelSeries Apex, a gaming keyboard designed to enable users to react quickly, move strategically, and customize its performance for every game. Beyond just choosing from 16.8 Million colors, the Apex features SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting, a visual support tool allowing the user to independently customize each of its 5 zones and in multiple macro layers.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
Superior Design

Apex is made up of sleek lines and low-profile keys that bring together beautiful form and optimized function.

Brilliant Illumination

Featuring 16.8 million color illumination in 5 independent zones and 8 levels of intensity that you can configure differently for each of your macro layer, for endless customization.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
88 More Way to Win

The Apex features 22 independent macros keys that are each capable of up to 4 layers. This equates to 88 potential macros. Of course, much of the keyboard is also programmable making for an enormous total of 504 programmable keys.

Layer Select Buttons

Switch between macro layers quickly and easily thanks to 4 quick-access keys on the upper left corner that allow you to select your desired macro layer.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
Fastest Key Combinations

The macro keys above the F-keys feature a raised design that allow you to locate them without looking and execute devastatingly fast key combinations. Simply swipe your finger down from the macro key onto the F-key for quick key combinations.

Independent Media Keys

Independent media and volume keys provide instant access to media control.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
Faster Return to WASD

Small bumps on the W-key provides a faster return to WASD. When you quickly have to type a message or execute a command, we want to make sure that you find your way back to WASD as quickly as possible without having to look.

Disable Windows Key

Simply hold down the SteelSeries key and tap the Windows key to disable it. This simple key combination will disable and enable the windows key without the need for software or complicated menus.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
20 frequent gaming keys designed for
up to 6 simultaneous keypresses.
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Superior Anti-Ghosting

The SteelSeries Apex gaming keyboard supports anti-ghosting for 20 keys located in the most-used gaming areas on the keyboard. Out of these 20 capable keys, users can press up to 6 of them simultaneously, allowing those key presses to register and without locking the keyboard.

Plug, Play, Win

There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Apex. Without software many features will work including disabling of the windows key and more. However, for the full experience and for the gamers who want really advanced customization options, the Apex is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology.

System Requirements

PC with 1 USB port, Windows XP, Vista, 7

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Features Apex
SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
Apex RAW
SteelSeries Apex RAW Gaming Keyboard
Quick Summary SteelSeries Apex is designed to give you everything you want and more. Enjoy 88 more ways to win with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers. SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Includes extras like integrated USB hub, independent media keys, and a braided nylon cable. SteelSeries Apex RAW follows in the footsteps of our other RAW products and delivers only the essentials for victory. Featuring brilliant white illumination with 8 levels of intensity, the Apex RAW has 17 macro keys that are each capable of up to 2 layers.
Low profile keys
Backlight color 16.8 mill. at 8 levels Bright white at 8 levels
Anti-ghosting 6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys 6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys
Macro keys 22 17
Macro layers 4 2
W-key with tactile bump
Media keys Dedicated Through modifier key
Adjustable keyboard tilt Two angles (7 deg & 10 deg) Two angles (7 deg & 10 deg)
SteelSeries Engine support*
Surface material/treatment Textured/Glossy Textured/Glossy
Braided, anti-tangle cord
Rubber dome keys 5 mill. keystrokes 5 mill. keystrokes
USB hub 2 ports
OS Compatibility Windows, OS X, & Linux** Windows, OS X, & Linux**

* SteelSeries Engine is the software suite that powers both the Apex and Apex RAW. Its features are limitless and include:

  • Unlimited number of profiles to create and store
  • Unlimited macro creation
  • Complete button remapping
  • Analyzed usage via recorded movements and heatmap display

** Full SteelSeries Engine support on Windows & OSX. Linux support is limited to basic HID Keyboard, Windows Key toggling, and illumination brightness control.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking keyboard
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