At E3, I was shown
a few keyboards from SteelSeries in the Apex line. Well today, you can pick up the keyboard they are saying has the world's fastest response times.
The SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
can be had for $99.99 from various stores as well as from SteelSeries themselves. The keyboard has five zones that can display colors independently. On the left are raised macro keys that give you some macro programming capabilities.
The SteelSeries engine software will let you setup the colors as well as remap the keyboard with four functions per keys. Of course, you'll be able to create multiple profiles and such with the software as well.
The Apex is available for $99.99.
WORLDS FASTEST GAMING KEYBOARD, THE STEELSERIES APEX IS AVAILABLE NOW
SteelSeries’ Keyboard Delivers The World’s Fastest Response Times Through Superior Design, Low-Profile Keys with an Optimized Layout and Smart Illumination
CHICAGO– July 10, 2013 – SteelSeries, a worldwide leader in professional grade gaming peripherals, today announced the availability of the SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard. Made up of beautiful form and carefully optimized functions, the SteelSeries Apex features unique enhancements to the keyboards layout from low-profile keys, specially designed raised macros rows for quick access, and multiple layers of customization in colors and intensity. With a $99.99 MSRP, the Apex is available now at local retailers in-store, online and in the SteelSeries Web Shop.
The SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard goes beyond just choosing from 16.8 million color options, it features SteelSeries Active-Zone illumination, a visual support tool that allows the user to independently customize colors - up to 8 levels of illumination intensity in each of its 5 zones - with up to 4 different customizable layers per zone.
Enhanced Design & Optimized Layout
The Apex combines an adjusted layout with key enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:
· Raised macro-keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro-combinations.
· The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD.
· Superior anti-ghosting that supports simultaneous key presses in 20 of the most used gaming keys on the Apex and Apex [RAW}.
· An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time.
· A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required.
· Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard’s angle to what is most comfortable.
Powered by the SteelSeries Engine, the Apex can be completely remapped including the twenty-two macro keys found above the function keys and along the left side of the keyboard. With the capability to program up to four separate layers of the keyboard, users now have more than 500 keys for instant control, multiple layouts, profiles, and commands that they choose and customize for any game.
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SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards and mice to controllers, surfaces, and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for competitive gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. For more information, please visit http://steelseri.es.