SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard with Low-Profile Keys
SteelSeries Apex is designed to give you everything you want and more. With sleek lines and style, the Apex leaves nothing to be desired. Enjoy 88 more ways to win with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers. SteelSeries Active Zone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Set unique colors for each of your macro layers enabling you to not only recognize your current layer faster, but also locate groups of keys with ease. The Apex also includes a few extras like integrated USB hub, independent media keys, and a braided nylon cable.
From the Manufacturer
SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
Introducing the SteelSeries Apex, a gaming keyboard designed to enable users to react quickly, move strategically, and customize its performance for every game. Beyond just choosing from 16.8 Million colors, the Apex features SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting, a visual support tool allowing the user to independently customize each of its 5 zones and in multiple macro layers.
Apex is made up of sleek lines and low-profile keys that bring together beautiful form and optimized function.
Featuring 16.8 million color illumination in 5 independent zones and 8 levels of intensity that you can configure differently for each of your macro layer, for endless customization.
88 More Way to Win
The Apex features 22 independent macros keys that are each capable of up to 4 layers. This equates to 88 potential macros. Of course, much of the keyboard is also programmable making for an enormous total of 504 programmable keys.
Layer Select Buttons
Switch between macro layers quickly and easily thanks to 4 quick-access keys on the upper left corner that allow you to select your desired macro layer.
Fastest Key Combinations
The macro keys above the F-keys feature a raised design that allow you to locate them without looking and execute devastatingly fast key combinations. Simply swipe your finger down from the macro key onto the F-key for quick key combinations.
Independent Media Keys
Independent media and volume keys provide instant access to media control.
Faster Return to WASD
Small bumps on the W-key provides a faster return to WASD. When you quickly have to type a message or execute a command, we want to make sure that you find your way back to WASD as quickly as possible without having to look.
Disable Windows Key
Simply hold down the SteelSeries key and tap the Windows key to disable it. This simple key combination will disable and enable the windows key without the need for software or complicated menus.
The SteelSeries Apex gaming keyboard supports anti-ghosting for 20 keys located in the most-used gaming areas on the keyboard. Out of these 20 capable keys, users can press up to 6 of them simultaneously, allowing those key presses to register and without locking the keyboard.
Plug, Play, Win
There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Apex. Without software many features will work including disabling of the windows key and more. However, for the full experience and for the gamers who want really advanced customization options, the Apex is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology.
Quick Summary SteelSeries Apex is designed to give you everything you want and more. Enjoy 88 more ways to win with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers. SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Includes extras like integrated USB hub, independent media keys, and a braided nylon cable. SteelSeries Apex RAW follows in the footsteps of our other RAW products and delivers only the essentials for victory. Featuring brilliant white illumination with 8 levels of intensity, the Apex RAW has 17 macro keys that are each capable of up to 2 layers. Low profile keys ✔ ✔ Backlight color 16.8 mill. at 8 levels Bright white at 8 levels Anti-ghosting 6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys 6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys Macro keys 22 17 Macro layers 4 2 W-key with tactile bump ✔ ✔ Media keys Dedicated Through modifier key Adjustable keyboard tilt Two angles (7 deg & 10 deg) Two angles (7 deg & 10 deg) SteelSeries Engine support* ✔ ✔ Surface material/treatment Textured/Glossy Textured/Glossy Braided, anti-tangle cord ✔ Rubber dome keys 5 mill. keystrokes 5 mill. keystrokes USB hub 2 ports OS Compatibility Windows, OS X, & Linux** Windows, OS X, & Linux**
SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard with Low-Profile Keys.
Unlimited number of profiles to create and store
Unlimited macro creation
Complete button remapping
Analyzed usage via recorded movements and heatmap display
6 simultaneous key presses of 20 anti ghosting capable gaming keys
So whether you need a keyboard with RGB lighting, mechanical keys, or extra macros, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks of the best gaming keyboards here!