SteelSeries 64470 Apex 350 Gaming Keyboard Review
Not getting a good enough gaming experience from your ordinary keyboard? Try the new SteelSeries 64470 Apex 350 Gaming Keyboard and get the best experience.
The length of the keyboard is 20.05-inch, the width is 8.66-inch, and the thickness is around 2.05-inch. The keyboard weighs around 2.9 pounds. As you can see from the dimensions of the keyboard, it’s wider than most other keyboards, so it will take up a lot of space on your desk. On the left side of the keyboard, there are four layout keys and under them are extra macro keys, which are the MX1 to MX10 macro keys. The M1 to M12 keys are smaller in size and can be found above the function keys. There are two extra direction keys for diagonal movements. On the right of the keyboard, we have the media control keys which are play/pause, forward, rewind, mute and volume keys. The volume keys, when used in combination with the FN key, can also increase or decrease the brightness of the keyboard. The keyboard also has a wrist rest and rather large ESC and space bar keys. Along the top edge of the keyboard, you’ll find two USB 2.0 ports, which are on either side of the USB cable.
The macro keys are designed in such a way that allows the user to react more quickly, especially when they are being used in combination with the function keys. The keyboard layout can be designed by using different backlights for different regions of the keyboard. The keyboard allows the user to choose from not 1 million or 2 million but 16.8 million colors. The keyboard also supports 20 anti-ghosting keys which are located in the areas that are most used by gamers.
The anti-ghosting technology can register up to 6 keys when pressed together without locking the system. There are small bumps on the W key, which makes sure that the user can quickly find their way back to the A, S, and D keys. The bump is also helpful when the user has to make back their way to the WASD keys after typing a command. The two extra direction keys make the diagonal movement in games much easier.
The media keys are also a big help for the users as they can switch between songs or change the volume without pausing the game. They don’t even have to take their eyes off the screen to fulfill this simple task. There is a total of five areas in the keyboard that can be illuminated using different colors, which allows the user to know which setting of macros he is playing with.