In July of yesteryear, I took a look at what was SteelSeries’ best gaming keyboard offering: the Apex. An excellent choice of backlit colors, but with too many cramped keys and lackluster actuation between those keys, it was fraught with disappointment. This year however, the Danish gaming peripheral maker has stepped forward with the Apex M800.
Through and through, it’s a mechanical keyboard, with the company’s own style of mechanical switches, complete with individual key lighting and a dual-processor setup that allows for some very cool effects, macros, and dual USB 2.0 ports.
But, is a high asking price — even among the world of backlit, mechanical keyboards — worth the temporary pain, with the promise of comfort afterwards? It’s time to critique.