All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The manufacturer's software allows for complete reassignment of all keys. The Settings tab allows you to tweak the polling rate but I would leave it at the default which is 1000 Hz which means the mouse cursor is updated every 1 milliseconds. Bringing your hands closer together improves ergonomics for long gaming sessions. The base of the all-black keyboard is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum which slopes slightly downward. As this keyboard has no number pad, it makes sense there is no Num Lock indicator. This is not a big deal but it's something that most high-priced keyboards have.
It features full N-Key rollover which means every single keystroke gets registered, every single time, regardless of how many other keys are pressed simultaneously. Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. Following the black and orange SteelSeries coloring scheme, this box fits in with all of the recent SteelSeries products we have seen. Modern Simplicity Stunning and minimalistic design, all in a compact form factor. In fact, this keyboard was created in response to fans wanting a tenkeyless design, so I am really glad to see SteelSeries listening and following what their users want. The customization of colors on this keyboard is pretty cool, although, I'd still buy this keyboard without that feature.
There are a few bumps and marks around the corrugated cardboard box, but thankfully there is nothing wrong with the review unit inside. First of all, it is intuitive to use and offers a lot of options. The second set have your standard reaction modes like fading or illuminating keys around the one you just pressed. The cable is also permanently attached to the keyboard. It would have been nice to see a wireless version of this keyboard, especially with other manufacturers starting to do this, but I will just to see what SteelSeries responds with next. There are 3 led indicators below the Steel series logo, from top to bottom is 1 Caps lock 2 Scroll lock 3 windows lock, which is activated by pressing and holding the logo and then Windows key.
I will cover the backlight keys later on, as they are quite extensive. Centered inside each edge is a black triangle aluminum plate with slightly beveled silver edges. With some interesting patterns and things in the background, the foreground shows off the keyboard in its full illumination. I went with the steelseries partly because of its reviews and partly because I already have the laptop with steelseries keyboard fitted so having an external keyboard that looks like it belongs to the same setup was important to me. Check out reviews of and! However, when I got wind of the fact SteelSeries could send us a new keyboard for review, I immediately wanted it. Great tactile response and feel! Let us know in the comments below or on , , or. While keyboards without number pads are widespread on most laptops, mostly due to the size of smaller laptops, for the most part, most external keyboards are full sized.
The customisation tools are excellent and I've tailored the key illumination to most of my games now. We won't share your email with anybody. In terms of the physical adjustability, the rake on the keyboard is altered by replacing the rubber feet with the deeper ones which are supplied so you effectively have two settings for the keyboard but if you plan on switching between them often, it could prove a cumbersome process. Everything can be set with only just a few clicks which makes it really easy to tweak the settings. It has a solid aluminium top frame placed upon its plastic base, with very minimal bezel beyond the keys. Plus, the Game Sense Engine App delivers reactive illumination based on in-game events like low ammo, health, kills, money and cool down timers.
The second reason why SteelSeries software is above the rest is because of its cross-product integration. You can control the backlight and key lights without any additional software required, which is a nice feature. Otherwise, SteelSeries has included a one year warranty on their keyboards. It was not as synchronized as I would have liked, but it still made lighting all of these products the same way really easily. They also were topped by low-profile keycaps. SteelSeries Engine is still a bit heavy for a utility, but it looks great. Please enter a valid email address.
On the rear of the box, SteelSeries makes sure to let users know that esports players have won more money using SteelSeries products than any other brands, though I am not sure how this number is calculated and which considerations are taken. Registration is free, and it only takes a minute! They can be activated by pressing the Fn button in addition to the respective keys. As for rubber grip, the bottom is lined with two long strips of rubber to prevent any sliding. If there is one thing I have always liked about SteelSeries, it is their included utility software. Presents lighting effects are stored on-board for on-the-go use.