The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a high-end mechanical gaming keyboard. It was introduced in May 2019 and is being sold in the US since June 11, 2019. Availability for Europe and Asia was announced with fall 2019.
New OmniPoint Switches exclusively for the Apex Pro
The switches of the SteelSeries Apex Pro are without a doubt the most exciting feature of the keyboard: It uses the new SteelSeries OmniPoint switches, which are (at least at the start) exclusive for the Apex Pro. What makes them so special, is the fact that you can adjust the location of the actuation point and therefore freely choose an actuation distance between 0.4 mm and 3.6 mm. This is made possible by magnetic sensors and can be easily configured via the SteelSeries Engine software. The keyboard can therefore not only be adjusted to your own preferences but also be configured individually for specific applications. SteelSeries promises a lifespan of 100 million keypresses.
Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Display and more
The SteelSeries Apex Pro comes with a steep price tag, but it also has a lot to offer. There is an USB passthrough to connect other devices directly with the keyboard, there is a three-way cable routing to keep your desk tidy and a detachable magnetic wrist rest to enjoy the keyboard for hours. Thanks to full N-key rollover you don’t have to think about ghosting and can be sure that your inputs will be delivered reliably at all times. Furthermore, the aluminum frame and the dynamic RGB lighting make the keyboard a real treat for the eyes. The illumination can be freely adjusted via the SteelSeries Engine. Another specialty of the SteelSeries Apex Pro can be found in the upper right corner: A so called media key and a clickable metal roller allow you to control playback and adjust volume and settings on the fly. Relevant information is shown on the small OLED display right next to the media key.
Tenkeyless Apex Pro
The keyboard is available in two variations: SteelSeries Apex Pro denotes the full-size keyboard, SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL denotes the tenkeyless version that comes without a numpad. Features and box content are the same for both keyboards, they essentially only differ in size and number of keys.
Tech Specs for SteelSeries Apex Pro
Mechanical Keyboard Score
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July 25, 2019
"This is a high-priced gaming keyboard with quality and features to match."
July 1, 2019
"Consider buying the SteelSeries Apex Pro if per-key actuation is a feature that you think could really benefit your gaming habits. Otherwise, it's a bit too expensive for what it offers."