SteelSeries Apex M800-Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Review

Final Thoughts

I have been using the SteelSeries Apex M800 for a fair while now, mainly whilst I was waiting for the Ducky Year of the Monkey (Shine 7) to come out (to be reviewed shortly) and I must say I was really impressed.

Despite its plasticky build the overall feel of the Kailh switches was excellent. The lighting modes available and the software package of the SteelSeries M800 are also superb.

The low noise, low travel and low actuation force of the Apex M800 and its QS1 switches are a big change from the plethora of Cherry MX and numerous clones but are a delight to use over prolonged periods of time.

It would have been nice to have had a wrist rest included for the price although it is a noticeable amount cheaper than some alternatives. Adding a wrist rest from the likes of Glorious PC Gaming Race is a cheap addition that will last longer than a lot of keyboards.

The lack of options in terms of aftermarket keycaps will deter some, but for those looking for a quiet but effective keyboard should not discount the SteelSeries Apex M800 in their journey towards their impossible mechanical keyboard endgame.

From me it gets a Choice Award.



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