It is totally understandable for people who are used to using mechanical gaming keyboards like the SteelSeries 6Gv2 to find it rather difficult to warm up to the SteelSeries Apex [Raw]. Not everybody likes mechanical keyboards and there are some gamers who even dislike using this device because not only are they more complex to use, they are also a bit more expensive than your regular computer keyboard.
However, there is one mechanical keyboard that managed to impress even the skeptics and it is the SteelSeries Apex [Raw]. SteelSeries [Raw] was able to astonish the most critical users in the world by giving them exceptional gaming and typing experiences. Yes, this SteelSeries keyboard isn’t all beauty but also boasts of seamless and high functionality no other mechanical keyboard can surpass.
SteelSeries Apex [Raw] Features and Design
The SteelSeries Apex [Raw] came at the perfect time. It was presented to be a stripped down version of its predecessor which is the SteelSeries Apex and catered to consumers who have limited budgets and spending power. Do not be fooled, though. Even if this mechanical keyboard is considered to be a downgraded version of the SteelSeries Apex, the team behind this device made sure that the core elements and its most important functions were not sacrificed with their efforts to bring the price down.
In fact, one of the most notable features of this keyboard is the massive space bar key. With the SteelSeries Apex [Raw], it appears that the SteelSeries team really took their time in coming up with a layout that is just perfect. Some users may find the appearance of this keyboard a bit awkward at first but take note of how the big space bar improves user experience especially when it comes to hard core games.
Some games which make use of the space bar for dodging or firing bullets will certainly make a lot of players happy with the SteelSeries Apex [Raw]. Naturally, larger keys are easier to hit and press which make it easier for players to win round after round of exciting games.
Minute yet Interesting Details of the Mechanical Keyboard
If you are someone who finds it quite difficult to switch and go back to the WASD keys after some grueling hours of typing, you will then find the two bumps found on the letter W to be really helpful. This will allow you to locate the WASD section of your keyboard even without looking down. In the gaming world, every second counts and although it only takes one second to throw a glance at your letter keys to locate the W or any other letter, it is still wasted time that could be salvaged by bumps placed on the W key.
You will also find that the Macro keys of this keyboard is a bit more elevated than all of the other keys on the board which make them easily stand out. This elevation aims to make it easier for gamers and users to quickly access them especially during intense games. It also helps avoid accidentally pressing the Function Keys despite their close distance to the Macro Keys. Another noticeable feature of this keyboard is the distinctly bigger ESC key.
One of the main differences of the Steel Series Apex [RAW] from the earlier models is the absence of multimedia keys. Gamers and users can then access the keys by pressing and holding the function key that has a SteelSeries logo on it. The Windows key can also be turned off for games but some gamers prefer to have it on since they can use it for many purposes like opening the Explorer, running other programs like PBX systems or using Windows shortcuts.