SteelSeries Apex 3 Keyboard Review

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Summary

The Steel Series Apex 3 has a lot of cool features for its price. If you want to be able to play your favorite PC games or enjoy some retro arcade gaming, this might just the board that will get the job done!

Pros

  • Great RGB lighting
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No USB passthrough
  • No mechanical switches

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SteelSeries Apex 3 Overview

The Steelseries Apex 3 gaming keyboard is one of the line’s flagship products, and we were pleasantly surprised by its robust feature set. This budget peripheral felt ergonomic in our hands with an excellent key response time that will keep you on top of your game no matter what level playstyle suits yours!

The term “budget” has some unfortunate connotations in the world of PC gaming peripherals. People often exclaim that these are cheaply made, or lacking features and comfort for their price point– SteelSeries is out to change this sentiment with its new suite of budget devices which include things like an Apex 3 mouse!

The SteelSeries Apex 3 is up against stiff competition in the budget keyboard market, such as the Havit RGB Mechanical Keyboard and Pictek keyboards. However, it has an advantage thanks to bearing their name; this company is responsible for some truly iconic devices like Arctis headsets (their best-selling gaming accessory) or Sensei line of mice which are considered top tier among gamers due to its high performance.

The Steelseries Apex 3 lives up to its billing as a high-end mouse, and manages all of the features that it offers. It may not be perfect but does not make any concessions along the way!

Design

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Steelseries has been a leading name in gaming hardware for years. The Apex 3 is just one of the keyboards they offer, but it’s worth noting that this tenkeyless model comes with some surprising features and even includes an extra keypad! I’m not sure how you would use those though; we’ll have to see if anything else catches my eye at first glance – like maybe all those lights…

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The SteelSeries keyboards come with our favorite rubberized palm rests, and eight feet designed to keep them from sliding during gaming sessions. It sounds like a minor thing but these parts of their products really show how much thought goes into every detail when designing them!

The SteelSeries Apex 3 is a game-changing product for gamers on the go. With 10 zones of customizable RGB lighting, this budget board will make your accessories stand out in any setting! For players who are looking to take their gaming experience up a notch, the Dominus breed of the PS4 controller is sure worth it. Unlike most wireless pads on sale today that feel underpowered or too cheap in quality for what you pay (around $40), this model will not disappoint with its high 20 Gbps data transfer rate and responsive lights which react accordingly when damaged during games such as Minecraft!

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The SteelSeries Apex M750 uses a three-way cable routing system that’s perfect for keeping your workspace tidy. Unfortunately, this cord is fairly low quality and prone to knotting which makes me sad because their high-end peripherals use better cabling like braided or nylon cords instead of what it has now – basic thin Copper wires trying not to get tangled up in knots!

The lack of a USB passthrough is a bit unfortunate, but the rest of the board makes up for it. The Apex 3 has all sorts of features and still manages to remain sleek in design!

Performance

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The durability of the Steelseries Apex 3 is one thing they really advertise. Fortunately, this board seems like it can take some abuse and even stand up to water! Our initial tests with light sprays showed no adverse effects after 30 seconds or more- we’ll have to see how long-lasting these features end up being over longer periods but so far things look promising.

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Despite their preference for membrane switches, SteelSeries’ Apex 3 keyboards still offer a mechanical option. After all, we do have an audience who wants budget-focused options and those who prefer a softer feel instead of the harder clicky sounds associated with mechanical ones–the Steelseries series caters to both groups as well!

The Apex 3 is a great keyboard for gamers, but it can be quiet enough to use when others are sleeping nearby. The membrane switches in the Whisper-Quiet mode from SteelSeries really do make this happen by making sure there’s no clicking noise coming from your keys as you type or play games all night long! The SteelSeries Apex 3 is a joy to game and work on. In the name of relative silence, they sacrificed high-speed performance with mechanical switches but once you take time for your finger’s sake it melts away completely!

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Conclusion

The SteelSeries Apex 3 keyboard is an impressively robust peripheral with the features you need for your next gaming session. There are some drawbacks, but it still manages to satisfy all but discerning gamers who don’t want their wallets broken over things they won’t use every day or even seasonally at best. The luxury market has been flooded by exorbitantly priced devices that only perform well in comparison (like this one), so if pricing isn’t something preventing someone from buying yours then there’s no reason to because these babies look and perform fantastically without costing too much!