|Item model number||64255|
|Item Weight||3.53 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 18.7 x 7.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||2.01 x 18.7 x 7.91 inches|
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red Cherry Switches Edition
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- Extreme anti-ghosting
- Features Steel Series media controls
- Gold plated mechanical switches
- Durable metal inner chassis
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The Steel Series 6Gv2 Red Switches, modeled after the award winning Steel Series 7G keyboard, is the lower priced mechanical keyboard designed to improve the user's ability to obtain more actions per minute than any other keyboard on the market. The Steel Series 6Gv2 Red Switches redefines "anti-ghosting" features by supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard. Utilizes red cherry switches. Improved feel.
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It is HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY. At least, compared to the other gel keyboards you'll get. There's quite a bit of heft to it, which is nice- it makes the not slip grip pads under it more effective. Did I mention the non-slip? It's awesome, now my keyboard doesn't move around when I vigorously type hateful messages to n00b teammates (I don't actually do that) or excitedly write Amazon reviews (I do that).
Reds are supposed to be quieter and smoother, and smooth it is, but quiet it is not. Such is the way of things when it comes to mechanical. That's okay though, if you live alone or have an office where people are okay with CLICK CLACK CLICK CLACK then get this attractive lady, she'll announce herself to the world, that's for sure.
The keys are somewhat sensitive, so a half click counts! The number of rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I have typed is pretty high up there, but I'm getting better. Definitely something you need to get used to!
Also, the action on the keyboard is smooth, so you can actually click it down halfway. I noticed with my old poop-dell one, that it will give a tiny resistance and just go down all the way. This one will go half way, so application of pressure at all generally here will = a click whereas before an application of ENOUGH pressure would be a click.
That's okay once you get used to it, and personally I love it. My WPM has increased. Or not. I don't know, I haven't tested it. But I'm guessing.
Up sides, I'm a bit old-school, really not liking that ergonomic and hand rests, they just get in my way. I also like how it has a standard number of keys, and not a lot of extra keys like gaming keyboards designed for MMOs, and it worked great, well, for a short while anywho. Really, is the larger shift keys had two spokes, one on each side instead of just one in the center it would probably last forever for me and I would have loved it.
Finally, I'm steering clear of SteelSeries at this point, since I have destroyed 1 of their headsets and 1 of their mice in around a year, and 2 of their keyboards in around four months each. This time I'm going for a different brand keyboard with Cherry black switches to see if that helps with my mashing.
As a gaming peripheral this functions well, but it's frustrating and inconvenient that it doesn't work well for typing. To be honest I have noticed no noticeable improvement in my game play experience with this keyboard over a normal mechanical keyboard (i.e. I don't think the cherry switches add anything, and they definitely subtract from the typing experience)
Because of all this I can't give this unit a high rating. Maybe I'm asking to much, but I wanted a keyboard I could type on and game on, and this just doesn't work well at both.
This is the best gaming keyboard. It is the only gaming keyboard that allows PS/2 STRAIGHT THROUGH. Meaning you don't need to interrupt the processor with tons of USB commands everytime you press a key. The keypress goes straight to the CPU. This can easily save you 1-2ms of delay!
No other gaming keyboard has the PS/2 straight through option. This is a big advantage. Not only less CPU/USB overhead but up to 103 simultaneous key-presses and faster response time.
I replaced another gaming keyboard that was wireless, USB, with this one and I could notice the difference in key press time almost immediately.
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Bought for cs go and extremely happy with it.