SteelSeries Apex 7

The SteelSeries Apex 7 is a mechanical gaming keyboard that looks like the SteelSeries Apex Pro but features different switches. The keyboard is available since June 2019.

Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with lots of Extras

The Apex 7 comes, just like the Apex Pro, fully packed with tons of features for gamers: Full N-Key rollover, an USB passthrough, three-way cable routing and a magnetic, detachable wrist rest. A media key, a clickable metal roller and a small OLED display make changing settings or controlling volume and playback very convenient. The dynamic RGB illumination and the aluminum frame make the keyboard also quite nice to look at.

SteelSeries Apex 7 vs SteelSeries Apex Pro

The SteelSeries Apex 7 is a cheaper variant of the SteelSeries Apex Pro. From the looks and the feature set, both keyboards are basically the same. The only difference can be found within the keyboards: The SteelSeries Apex 7 uses common switches while the SteelSeries Apex Pro features the new OmniPoint switches which allow for flexible adjustment of the actuation distance. The SteelSeries Apex 7 is available with red, blue or brown switches.

Apex 7 TKL: A Compact Mechanical Keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex 7 is not only available in full-size but also as a tenkeyless keyboard: The SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL is a compact mechanical keyboard that forgoes the numpad but keeps all the other features of the full-sized Apex 7.

Tech Specs for SteelSeries Apex 7

Dimensions: 403.3 x 139.2 x 17.2 mm
Weight: 953 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Dedicated media controls
USB Passthrough: Yes
Switches: Gateron Blue, Gateron Brown, Gateron Red
Extras: with display / docking, with palm rest, fully programmable
Available since: Jun. 2019

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SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – OLED Smart Display – USB Passthrough and Media Controls – Linear and Quiet – RGB Backlit (Red Switch)
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Tom's Guide

July 22, 2019

3.5 out of 5 stars

"Pick up the SteelSeries Apex 7 if you want a keyboard with a mini-OLED screen and don't care about per-key actuation. Otherwise, the Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 is a better peripheral for the same price."

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