SteelSeries Apex 7 Review

The SteelSeries Apex Pro is one of the best and most ambitious gaming keyboards, now, with the customizable operation of the switch, and a charge of $200 for the privilege. If you want a top quality keyboard, but you’re not ready to share that much money, there is also the SteelSeries Apex 7 ($160), or more modestly, the price of the option is that it retains most of the goodness of the Apex Pro’s. This is the SteelSeries Apex 7 Review.

As for the Pro, or the Apex 7 has an eye-catching design, durable key switches, and the beautiful light in the RGB. However, as a Pro, and the Apex has a spongy feel to the writing, especially for a redundant screen to the OLED, and a general feeling of what you can do much better for $160. While the Peak of the 7 it usually is a great keyboard, especially if you’ve already invested in a marauder gaming keyboard with an ecosystem, has been offering a lot of advantages in respect to prices, similar to Corsair’s K70 RGB (Mk. 2, or the significantly cheaper Logitech G513.

SteelSeries Apex 7 Review: Design

The Apex 7 and it is almost similar to the Apex Pro. Regardless of whether a steel frame, the Vertex 7, which is made of black plastic, but it measures by 17.2 x 5.3-inch display, and it has an attractive, low-profile design based on raised keys. There is almost no edge, which keeps the design compact.

At the bottom, there is a magnetic, removable wrist rest, and in the upper right hand corner there is a small OLED display. You can use the OLED display to manipulate the lighting, and a macro record, but it, as well as the Apex Pro, and it’s just as easy to make the most of these things in the software Engine. However, there is also a volume control, which is legitimately useful.


There is something about a key to the design of the SteelSeries that don’t match up with the way I write. You can choose between the red (linear leaves), brown (tactile, quiet), or blue (tactile, clicky) switches, all of which are at home, SteelSeries models. All three colors are turned on (2), so that you can type or enter commands in a very, very fast. On paper, there’s not much to go wrong with your choices (although the Corsair is offering the best Cherry MX switches for their price).

However, it must be something about the keys that don’t feel right. As with the Apex Pro, the keys to the Apex of the 7 and feel spongy, and almost overwhelming. Of course, if you don’t want to have to press a button every time you type a letter, but it’s a little bit of resistance to prevent your fingers fly over the keyboard too fast and accidentally pressing adjacent keys. I have the SteelSeries Apex 7 with the buttons in the red, and I felt that I had to slow down and think about what I was writing about; otherwise, you run the risk of awkward, in-press errors.

SteelSeries Apex 7 Review: Features

There are two ways to handle a multitude of options for the Apex 7. the SteelSeries The mechanism of the software, or the screen DISPLAY. The engine software is one of the best games and programs on the market, making it easy to re-program the buttons, create macros, adjust backlighting, and so on and so forth. You can also create profiles for specific games or programs, and to synchronize the illumination of the Apex 7 and the rest of the RGB SteelSeries gear. It’s all pretty simple, and there are five on-board profiles, and if you want to move it to the Vertex 7 of the machine-to-machine.

On the DISPLAY you can do the same thing, except that it is much smaller and much more difficult to navigate. So, I don’t know exactly what are the advantages of the screen. You can program macros on the go, which is handy if you don’t have a dual monitor set up, but there are also hot keys that allow you to do the same thing.

Games such as Counter-Strike: GO, apps such as Spotify, you can also use the OLED display to show information such as kill/death ratio, or the title of the song and the artist. But, as I have already mentioned in the Apex Pro as a comment, this information is to pull your eyes away from the laptop/desktop screen, and where this information is readily available. The DISPLAY can be situationally useful, but I have a feeling that the Peak of the keyboards could have been more reliable, and cheaper products out of it.

SteelSeries Apex 7 Review: Performance

One area in which the Vertex 7 is not but it is your performance in the game. I led on the keyboard by the Age of Empires ii gold edition: the Final Edition, Overwatch, Baldur’s Gate: the Siege of Dragonspear, and World of Warcraft to test features, and I was very pleased with the whole board. The creation of groups for the control of the Yamato soldiers, or running around on the field of battle, in the D. Va in the mech suit, the SteelSeries Apex 7 and it was comfortable, fast, and accurate.

SteelSeries Apex 7 Review

Since the keyboard also offers on-the-fly macro recording, it may be useful for the hardened players of the MMO game, which often needs to automate the complex skill rotations. However, there are no additional macro keys, then it is likely you will need to use a different key for this function, at least on a temporary basis.


The Apex 7 is not a goal so high as the Apex Pro, but it doesn’t cost that much. In general, however, I found the two keyboards are very similar. They are well-designed, high-quality devices, from a reliable manufacturer that doesn’t offer much return on your money in the other gaming keyboards in the same price range. The Apex 7 is that it is worth it and if you like the idea of a mini-display to DISPLAY, or if you want to sync with the RGB lighting, the other marauder gaming keyboard with an accessory. If not, the Corsair, K83 is still one of the best options to go for.

Seven The Total Score

Pick up the SteelSeries Apex 7, if you want to get a keyboard that has a mini OLED screen, and you don’t care about the keyboard operation. Otherwise, the Corsair K70 RGB (Mk.2 it is better to a device for the same price.


  • Compact Design
  • The choice of the key switches
  • Smart


  • The screen CONTRAST is not to add too much
  • The Keycaps don’t feel great