SteelSeries presented the Apex Pro, the very first keyboard with adjustable mechanical switches. This is innovative and could encourage other manufacturers to bring similar products to market – if the new concept is convincing. Of course, we wanted to find out whether that was the case. What we have to say about Apex Pro after an extensive practical test, you can read in this report.
Scope of Delivery
The scope of delivery is quite manageable. Beside the keyboard we find a magnetic wrist-rest in the packaging, which is equipped with a soft-touch surface for comfort reasons. Besides, only the usual instructions and hints can be found.
Design and Workmanship
For the Apex Pro, SteelSeries relies on a robust metal frame with a 5000 mm aluminium alloy. The frame is extremely durable and stable due to the material used. But SteelSeries is well known for its emphasis on looks and not just functionality. The Apex Pro‘s lighting, with which the keyboard can be bathed in a wide variety of colours, as well as the overall rather restrained, slim design of the keyboard ensure this. Although it is very robust, it still looks very delicate. This impression is reinforced by its dimensions – it’s not particularly large.
The aforementioned palm rest can be easily attached to the keyboard thanks to the magnetic mechanism. Its soft-touch surface is perfectly designed and should contribute to comfort during use.
On the underside, the cable can be routed upwards to the left, centre or right through integrated cable ducts. In addition, there are, of course, folding stands if the keyboard is to be angled.