Pre-programmed MMO-centered buttons.
On the fly macro-editing.
Good software interface.
Audio and USB 2.0 ports.
Software compatible with Windows OS only.
Shift frame not ergonomic.
Some misprinting on keys.
Cannot buy as a bundle with Shift frame.
Uncomfortable palm rest.
Quickkeys are oddly placed.
By Techgage on November 07, 2011
To call this review long-term would be somewhat of an understatement as the keyboard has been in use for several months, providing ample opportunity to test its features and to become accustomed to its layout. The standard keyset has some alterations...-
By Tech-Reviews UK on August 25, 2011
The Shift is a great keyboard both in terms of comfort and customisation. The interchangeable keysets are something a little different offering pre-configured layouts specially designed for a specific game but they do come at a price – around...80
By XSReviews on August 08, 2011
The Steelseries Shift is a great keyboard. I have nothing to complain except for my point made on text editing, in the testing section. In fact, I really like this keyboard, if it wasn’t for the weird typo’s it makes. I’d be surprised...-
By TechReaction.net on June 20, 2011
The Steelseries Shift almost gave us a headache (in a good way), simply because of the vast options and customizations available with it. The interchangeable keysets really put this board in a class of its own. Having the macros keep track of time...-
By LanOC Reviews on April 26, 2011
The level of customization that the SteelSeries Shift offers is simply astonishing. The keysets do a great job of feng shui-ing the board layout, but can be a little touchy at times to install. The software has no problem keeping up with you, and...90
By Overclock3D on April 07, 2011
So how is the Shift in action? As someone who isn't the most amazing StarCraft II player ever I found it heightened my game tremendously. The labelling of each key and colour-coding, alongside the extra keys on the right hand side made everything...80
By Bit-tech.net on March 20, 2011
SteelSeries’ new keyboard, the Shift, is based on the same concept as the company's , which has a removable keyset that can be replaced with keys suited specifically to certain games. For example, there are keysets available (at extra cost)...70
By PC Mag on February 23, 2011
The SteelSeries Shift MMO Keyset is a great idea, though, the housing is lackluster....60
By TechReviewSource on February 23, 2011
The SteelSeries Shift offers a plethora of features for a good mid-range price, at least for a gaming keyboard. Unfortunately, the flaw in the Shift is ultimately in the design. An ergonomic palm rest is an important aspect of any keyboard and in this...60
By PC Mag on February 22, 2011
The SteelSeries Shift keyboard is a good choice for the multi-genre gamer, but you may find that your wrists may suffer in the long term. Buy it...60