SteelSeries Apex [RAW]

  • SteelSeries Apex [RAW]
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  • Seventeen Macro keys.
  • Innovative Layer system.
  • Backlight.


  • Only six simultaneous keypresses (eight including SHFT and CTRL).
  • Phantom keypresses can appear in specific situations.

Expert reviews and ratings

By on

The APEX [RAW] may not share some of its brothers unique characteristics/features but it still has the same high quality build, the same sleek design, 32 total macro key commands, low-profile keys that are obviously faster to use than regular height...

By PCMag on 80

The SteelSeries Apex is a big keyboard that is packed with features to take your game to a new level, all for a more affordable price than the competition.

By Expert Reviews on 80

All the macro keys you could need, but the Apex Raw is otherwise...

By on 80

If you want the dizzle-dazzle of a gaming product, stay clear of the Steelseries Apex RAW. The keyboard is a champion performer but it holds no frills that will make you go wow. The Apex RAW is a well built, simple looking, no nonsense gaming keyboard...

By Craving Tech on

There are a lot to like with the SteelSeries Apex [RAW] keyboard. Even though I'm used to using mechanical keyboards, I found that I could bear with the Apex [RAW] for a few weeks to review it. In the past, I always almost wanted to go back to my...

By eTeknix on

Today we take a look at the Apex [RAW] gaming keyboard from legendary peripheral company Steelseries. Steelseries have been instrumental to the gaming community since 2001 and they've built a robust reputation and a huge, loyal fan base around the world....

By PCAdvisor on 80

The SteelSeries Apex was made with gaming enthusiasts in mind, from the flashy customizable colours and macro keys to the addition of diagonal directional keys to minimize key presses. Once you've got your fancy new gaming rig, you'll want a keyboard to match. At just £86, the Apex is a quality keyboard with flashy features to keep gamers new and old happy for years to come while not beating up your wallet.

By PC Advisor on 80

Like a juggernaut on your desk, the SteelSeries Apex keyboard will command attention with its large size, multicoloured lighted zones, and vast array of macro keys. You'll feel like a starship captain with an advanced console at your fingertips--if you...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The SteelSeries Apex does a good job of securing its place as a premium, membrane-based keyboard. While the design and illumination is compelling, it may be tempting to pay a bit more to get a mechanical keyboard...

By on 71

Nonetheless, we’re still somewhat in two minds about the Apex Raw. On the one hand it is a sensible lower-price version of the Apex, with a reasonably well balanced selection of features that really do work when it comes to both typing and gaming -...

By Vortez on

Sorting through our opinions of the SteelSeries Apex[RAW] has proved to be a little more difficult than we were anticipating following a rather protracted testing period. Chiefly that's been because it’s difficult to assess the SteelSeries in...

By on 80

If you are on the market for a low-profile, solid keyboard with unlimited customization potential through SteelSeries’ excellent SteelSeries Engine, the Apex [RAW] is definitely worth your time....

By Hardware Secrets on

Not everybody jumped on the mechanical keyboard’s bandwagon. For those who prefer membrane models, the Apex [RAW] is an efficient no-frills product that sticks to the basics. The ease of programming and the key layout make this peripheral ideal for...

By TweakTown on 95

I'm going to start with some serious honesty here. I have gotten used to mechanical keyboards, and now I really don't like using rubber dome keyboards all that much. I usually go through a couple weeks of testing in games, keeping up with IMs and...

By GadgetReview on 70

The SteelSeries Apex [RAW] puts up quite a fight for such a low-cost keyboard and still manages a...

By on

strategically combine an adjusted layout with key enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. Raised macro-keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro-combinations. You also have got...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

and Rating We know from past experience that there is an ever growing set of gamers who have tried mechanical keyboards such as the 7G, there is nothing in this board that will make them move back... though that was never its intention. This is a...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

We know from past experience that there is an ever growing set of gamers who have tried mechanical keyboards such as the 7G, there is nothing in this board that will make them move back… though that was never its intention. This is a board designed for...

International Review By 01Net on 60

L'Apex [RAW] de SteelSeries est un clavier pour joueurs épuré, simple, efficace, mais pas évident à dompter. Nous avons apprécié les possibilités offertes par le logiciel et le rétroéclairage des touches. En revanche, nous regrettons que les...

International Review By on

Клавиатура SteelSeries Apex [RAW] — отличный выбор для экономных игроков, которые ценят удобство, надежность и гибкость настройки. Если вы не тру-геймер, лишь иногда любите поиграть в свое удовольствие, а в основном будете использовать клавиатуру для...