|Item model number||64170|
|Operating System||PC; Mac|
|Item Weight||3.06 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6.85 x 20.08 x 1.61 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||6.85 x 20.08 x 1.61 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||February 16, 2015|
SteelSeries Apex M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - RGB LED Backlit - Linear & Quiet Switch
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- Competition-grade mechanical QS1 Switch has a 60 million click lifetime, linear design and smooth feel
- Fastest mechanical keyboard on the market, presses register 25% faster than a traditional mechanical switch
- Low-profile design, quicker key presses, and densely packed keycaps deliver optimal gaming ergonomics with less finger fatigue
- Supports the simultaneous pressing of all keys in game mode in addition to zero ghosting
- 6 Dedicated quick-access macro keys, strategically placed for easy access. One-touch control over media, volume and brightness with F keys. Tactile bumps on the W-key help provide a fast return to WASD
- Swappable rubber feet so you can adjust the keyboard's angle to fit your needs
- Detailed customization and control over Apex M800 with Steel Series Engine. All keys are individually programmable to any keyboard, mouse or media key. Or rebind them to launch an application or macro
- Brilliant 16.8 million color individually illuminated keys, full RGB LED, with 8 brightness levels. Customize with various lighting modes like Breathe, Wave, and Trigger. Create, program and share your own custom illumination effects and settings through Steel Series Engine.
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From the manufacturer
Engineered for Speed
Inspired by the design of the popular Apex gaming keyboard, SteelSeries set out to make the fastest mechanical gaming keyboard without compromise. We thought of everything: from the low-profile design to the fast-reacting switches to the dual processors.
Whether you like to destroy your enemies, explore new areas of the latest x-pac or build a new city, the Apex M800 has virtually unlimited ways in which to customize it to make it yours. From advanced custom lighting schemes, to advanced text macro creation, to in-game integration, the M800 has everything you need to make it yours.
Attention to Detail
We obsessed over the angle of attack of the keyboard to make sure that your hands wouldn’t tire as quickly as they would with a traditional board. We sweated over the ideal key shape to allow you to glide faster between key strokes. We even insisted on a clear dome on the illuminated switches – so the keys would be the brightest on the market. It’s the little things that matter.
With a smooth linear action and 25% faster actuation than the traditional mechanical switch, the QS1 is built for pure speed. QS1 switches have a 3 millimeter throw depth, a 1.5 millimeter actuation and only require a 45cN actuation force. All of the design choices in the QS1 switch specifications were made with two goals in mind: react faster and spend less wasted effort as you destroy your competition!
The M800 keyboard is built at a low angle and with an optimally designed linear key layout that cuts down on finger travel distance. This allows for seamless, quick transitions between keys and across the keyboard for less fatigue on your fingers no matter how furiously they fly.
Your 600 APM would go to waste if the brains of the keyboard couldn’t keep up. That’s why we added an additional CPU inside the M800 that is dedicated only to processing key presses. No lag, no excuses. And when the gaming gets hectic, N-key rollover allows up to 256 key presses at once with zero issues.
Configure and save as many variations in your keyboard’s lighting and programming as you want and instantly remap them with the touch of a button. Fire up a game and SteelSeries Engine recognizes that, instantly changing settings for you. When you change over to a different game your fine-tuned settings will switch right along with you.
The left side of the keyboard features 6 quick-access macro keys. This gives you more choice, customization and control right at your fingertips.
And just like every other key on the Apex M800, these are also fully programmable.
Individual Key Illumination
All of the LEDs on the M800 are individually customizable and feature a centered LED and a clear switch housing. The new keys are the perfect solution to show off your keyboard’s 16.8 million colors and 8 brightness levels with crisp illumination and minimal light bleed.
Apex M800 is a zero ghosting gaming keyboard. In game mode you could press up to 256 keys at the same time. Thankfully you don’t have that many fingers, the M800 doesn’t have that many keys, so you never have to worry about a missed key strike in the heat of battle.
No more worrying about cables getting in the way of your gamplay, we crafted a cable management routing area under the center of the keyboard.
SteelSeries also built in a USB 2.0 hub to give you quick access to your USB devices.
|Apex 100||Apex 300||Apex 350||Apex M400||Apex M500||Apex M800|
|Switch Type||Quick Tension Membrane Switches||SteelSeries Membrane Switch||SteelSeries Membrane Switch||SteelSeries QX1 Linear Mechanical Gaming Switch||Cherry MX Red Mechanical Switch||SteelSeries QS1 Mechanical Switch|
|Illumination||Single Color Blue Backlit||Single Color White Backlit||5-Zone Prism RGB Illumination||Single Color Blue Backlit||Single Color Blue Backlit||Per-key RGB LEDs|
|Anti-Ghosting||24 Key Anti-Ghosting||20-Key Rollover||10 N-Key Rollover||Full 104 N-Key Rollover||Full 104 N-Key Rollover||Full 256 N-Key Rollover|
|Media Keys||With Modifier Key||With Modifier Key||Dedicated||With Modifier Key||With Modifier Key||With Modifier Key|
|Design||Traditional Layout||Low-Profile Layout||Low-Profile Layout||Traditional Layout||Traditional Layout||Low-Profile Layout|
|Fully Programmable Keys||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cable Management System||✓||✓||✓|
|2-Port USB Hub||✓||✓|
The tournament-grade Steel Series Apex M800 is the world's fastest and most programmable mechanical gaming keyboard. It gives you the quick response and personal control to master your favorite games. Our newly-engineered QS1 Switch, the low-profile layout of the keyboard and dual processors all help to ensure swift transitions between keys, minimal finger fatigue and consistently fast key strikes. Powerful software and hardware features make Apex Mech Elite incredibly customizable. You can switch between unlimited custom profiles, rebind all keys, custom lighting schemes, or use powerful text-based macros. Keys feature N-key rollover allowing 256 key presses at once. The slim, low-profile design includes a cable management system, and quick-access multifunction keys.