The Danish manufacturer SteelSeries expands its product portfolio with two new mechanical gaming keyboards: The SteelSeries Apex Pro is going to be the new flagship product and the SteelSeries Apex 7 is a keyboard looking just like the Apex Pro but with cheaper switches.
SteelSeries Apex Pro: Featuring the new OmniPoint Switches
The SteelSeries Apex Pro attracts attention particularly with its new OmniPoint switches. The switches feature an adjustable actuation allowing the user to freely choose the position of the actuation point between 0.4 mm and 3.6 mm. At the moment, the switches are only available with the SteelSeries Apex Pro, but the manufacturer might choose to equip further keyboards with them in the future. The Apex Pro doesn’t only offer new unique switches but is generally packed with features: RGB illumination, full N-Key rollover, USB passthrough, a little OLED display, a clickable metal roller and many more. The keyboard is available in the US since June and was announced to be sold in Europe and Asia starting this fall. In Europe, SteelSeries is initially selling the Apex Pro for € 229.99 and the compact tenkeyless Apex Pro TKL for € 209,99.
SteelSeries Apex 7: Different Switches, Lower Price
If you like the Apex Pro but don’t feel the need for adjustable actuation, you might want to check out the SteelSeries Apex 7. The keyboard basically looks the same and also offer the same features as the Apex Pro but is a bit cheaper through forgoing the OmniPoint switches. Instead you have the choice between common red, blue and brown switches. The Apex 7 with red switches can already be bought in all regions, the variant with blue or brown switches is going to be available to purchase later this fall. In Europe, SteelSeries is initially selling the Apex 7 for € 189,99 and the compact tenkeyless Apex 7 TKL for € 159,99.
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