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SteelSeries Apex M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review By TotallydubbedHD

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TotallydubbedHD:

--- Quote from: Hyde on Sat, 26 September 2015, 21:41:08 ---Awesome review dude, I also managed to try them out while I was in Japan (there's always display units for everything in Japan).

First of all I was a bit surprised but I actually really liked the switch.  I feel by being low travel it makes it feel more sturdy, since lower height means less room to wobble.  The spacebar look crazy but actually feel very nice to use also.

Now the bad part, this might be a preference thing but for me I actually hate keyboards with macro keys.  It just get in the way and I don't have a use for them.  Also as OP have mentioned, the key somehow feel a bit crammed to type on.  Not sure if they used standard spacing or something else.  I also feel like they didn't need to make the bezel so big on the keyboard, a bit more compact would be better.

Ultimately the dealbreaker is the price.  At $200 it's hard for me to justify buying this.  However if they can make a simpler model with no backlight and no macro key and price them closer to $110 then I think it would be a better buy.

:thumb:

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Thanks buddy!
Really no macro keys? I literally use them on a daily basis at home. On my G710+, I use it to open my emails, open chrome, my folders, WMP etc - it's super useful and saves me that little bit of time each day :)!

Hyde:

--- Quote from: TotallydubbedHD on Sun, 27 September 2015, 08:29:52 ---
--- Quote from: Hyde on Sat, 26 September 2015, 21:41:08 ---Awesome review dude, I also managed to try them out while I was in Japan (there's always display units for everything in Japan).

First of all I was a bit surprised but I actually really liked the switch.  I feel by being low travel it makes it feel more sturdy, since lower height means less room to wobble.  The spacebar look crazy but actually feel very nice to use also.

Now the bad part, this might be a preference thing but for me I actually hate keyboards with macro keys.  It just get in the way and I don't have a use for them.  Also as OP have mentioned, the key somehow feel a bit crammed to type on.  Not sure if they used standard spacing or something else.  I also feel like they didn't need to make the bezel so big on the keyboard, a bit more compact would be better.

Ultimately the dealbreaker is the price.  At $200 it's hard for me to justify buying this.  However if they can make a simpler model with no backlight and no macro key and price them closer to $110 then I think it would be a better buy.

:thumb:

--- End quote ---

Thanks buddy!
Really no macro keys? I literally use them on a daily basis at home. On my G710+, I use it to open my emails, open chrome, my folders, WMP etc - it's super useful and saves me that little bit of time each day :)!

--- End quote ---

lol yeah I find I always hit it by accident when trying to do shortcut such as ctrl + c or ctrl + v for copy and paste.

Though maybe with different keyboard it might be a bit different lol.  :P

But still though, I honestly do like the switch so hopefully they'll make a cheaper version.

TotallydubbedHD:

--- Quote from: Hyde on Tue, 29 September 2015, 21:14:56 ---
--- Quote from: TotallydubbedHD on Sun, 27 September 2015, 08:29:52 ---
--- Quote from: Hyde on Sat, 26 September 2015, 21:41:08 ---Awesome review dude, I also managed to try them out while I was in Japan (there's always display units for everything in Japan).

First of all I was a bit surprised but I actually really liked the switch.  I feel by being low travel it makes it feel more sturdy, since lower height means less room to wobble.  The spacebar look crazy but actually feel very nice to use also.

Now the bad part, this might be a preference thing but for me I actually hate keyboards with macro keys.  It just get in the way and I don't have a use for them.  Also as OP have mentioned, the key somehow feel a bit crammed to type on.  Not sure if they used standard spacing or something else.  I also feel like they didn't need to make the bezel so big on the keyboard, a bit more compact would be better.

Ultimately the dealbreaker is the price.  At $200 it's hard for me to justify buying this.  However if they can make a simpler model with no backlight and no macro key and price them closer to $110 then I think it would be a better buy.

:thumb:

--- End quote ---

Thanks buddy!
Really no macro keys? I literally use them on a daily basis at home. On my G710+, I use it to open my emails, open chrome, my folders, WMP etc - it's super useful and saves me that little bit of time each day :)!

--- End quote ---

lol yeah I find I always hit it by accident when trying to do shortcut such as ctrl + c or ctrl + v for copy and paste.

Though maybe with different keyboard it might be a bit different lol.  :P

But still though, I honestly do like the switch so hopefully they'll make a cheaper version.

--- End quote ---
I used to have that problem when I first got a macro enabled keyboard, but then got used to it. Muscle memory and positioning become a norm :)!
I couldn't live without my shortcuts!

Hyde:
My friend wanted to get the Corsair K95 so he has allllllll the macros for his porn folders.  :P

TotallydubbedHD:

--- Quote from: Hyde on Fri, 02 October 2015, 20:21:00 ---My friend wanted to get the Corsair K95 so he has allllllll the macros for his porn folders.  :P

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hahahaha :D

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