With the Apex M750, SteelSeries presented its new flagship product in August 2017. Hence, the keyboard follows in the footsteps of the Apex M800.
Gaming Keyboard with New QX2 Switches
The SteelSeries Apex M750 is a relatively expensive mechanical gaming keyboard. It boasts a high-end aluminium casing, a unique, curvy design, RGB background lighting, individually programmable keys, and n-key rollover. The switches built in the Apex M750 are the new SteelSeries QX2 switches. These switches are produced in cooperation with the Chinese manufacturer Gateron, and they behave very similarly to the Cherry MX Red switches.
The new keyboard misses some of the extras the Apex M800 was equipped with. For example, the USB hub as well as the cable management solution were removed. The six macro keys are a thing of the past as well. However, the SteelSeries software still provides an opportunity to assign macros to any key. While not included in the price, a wrist rest can be ordered for an additional 15 USD.
New Software Features for Apex M750
SteelSeries strongly advertises the new software features that accompany the Apex M750. The so-called SteelSeries Engine is said to provide applications for intuitive and simple configuration of the keyboard and its illumination. The audio visualizer, for example, synchronizes the keyboard illumination with the playing music. ImageSynch can turn animated GIF images into lighting effects on the keyboard, and the Discord app uses the lighting to display notifications. Of course, there are also several apps to support diverse lighting effects in popular games like CS:GO and Dota 2.
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September 7, 2018
"Ultimately, the SteelSeries Apex M750 is an excellent mechanical keyboard that is supported by an even better software package. However, it faces incredibly stiff competition from the dozens of companies offering similar products."
May 31, 2018
"The SteelSeries Apex M750 offers solid construction, reliable performance, and dazzling lights. But, it’s not a great pick for non-gaming use."
December 22, 2017
"The Apex 750 is another well-made keyboard from SteelSeries, but won't win any awards."
December 15, 2017
"The SteelSeries Apex M750 is an inexpensive RGB-backlit keyboard, but gets there by sacrificing other features—ones that existed on the previous Apex M800, even."
November 28, 2017
"The SteelSeries Apex M750 is an excellent keyboard for seasoned gamers who care less about bells and whistles and more about fast actuation and fine-tuned control of backlighting and key assignments."
October 26, 2017
"A premium keyboard that delivers a great gaming experience and great RGB lighting, but it needs to do more at this price."
October 13, 2017
"The M750 has plenty going for it, including good SteelSeries-designed key switches, but its macro editor needs beefing up, and the price is high given features it lacks. A price drop will help its solid qualities shine through."
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October 6, 2017
"The Apex M750 has great build quality and beautiful RGB back lighting but at a price £149.99 it’s not perfect and it has a lot of competition."
September 18, 2017
"Despite the negative points, the SteelSeries Apex M750 performs unbelievably well as a gaming keyboard"
September 8, 2017
"All in all, it comes down to what you want out of your keyboard; if you can forego a few extra niceties for a solid software experience instead, we recommend taking a good long look at this keyboard."
September 5, 2017
"The Apex M750 is a quality product with a lot of features and customizable options."
August 21, 2017
"With responsive keys and a streamlined design, the SteelSeries Apex M750 is worth considering if you’re looking into the tournament scene."