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Apex M500, Cherry MX Red, Professional Gaming Keyboard, Blue LED (64493)

  • Cherry MX Red Gaming Switches
  • Full Anti-Ghosting Support
  • N-Key Roll Over: 104 Key
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • Per-Key Blue LEDs
  • 50 Million Click Lifetime Guarantee

 

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£94.99
 
 
 

Stock Code: KB-081-ST

EAN: 5707119028127

MPN: 64493

Manufacturer: SteelSeries

 
 

Product information: Apex M500, Cherry MX Red, Professional Gaming Keyboard, Blue LED (64493)

Products shouldn’t look like they came through a portal from the future. We designed the Apex M500 to get the job done. The sleek and minimalistic design gives you everything you need in a professional gaming keyboard, without any of the fluff.

Features
- Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Switches
- Individual Blue LED Illumination
- 100% Programmable with SteelSeries Engine
- Full Anti-Ghosting with 104 Key Rollover
- Reinforced steel back plate
- Under board cable management
- Interactive SteelSeries Key

Built Like a Tank

A durable keyboard is essential. Created with the toughest plastics and reinforced with a battle-hardened steel back plate, we’ve gone to extra lengths to ensure the construction and materials can withstand anything thrown its way.

Blue LED Illumination

Brilliant blue LEDs under every single key provide the brightest visibility and eye-catching style. Take it a step further and choose between 3 different breathe settings with 4 individual levels of brightness.

Standard Key Layout

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A standard key layout means no learning curve and no surprises. With Cherry key stems, gamers can swap out the keycaps for a custom set and everything fits perfectly.

Outlast The Competition

Guaranteed durability! Cherry MX’s keypress guarantee ensures your switches will work and feel the same for more than 50 million clicks. That’s over 5 times longer than that dusty old membrane keyboard on your desk.

Full Anti-Ghosting

Every gamer knows the feeling of knowing that you pressed a key in the heat of battle and having it not register in-game. Unlike the competition, we didn’t cut corners. The M500 offers full Anti-Ghosting and N-Key Rollover.

More Than A Feeling

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first keypress or the millionth, your keys will always feel brand new. Every switch maintains their same key feel over time, which is critical for building the muscle memory needed to play at the highest levels.

Limitless Customization

Apex M500 has the largest arsenal of customization options compared to other mechanical gaming keyboard in its class. Customize and re-assign any and all keys to make yours one-of-a-kind.

Macros Galore

With SteelSeries Engine, take control with the most expansive set of macros and personalization options. Text based, key-press, and-on-the-fly macros can all be programmed and set with ease.

Unlimited Profiles

Your profiles aren’t limited to just your keyboard. Program any key to cycle between your keyboard, headset, and mouse profiles. You can even create an unlimited number of profiles that auto-deploy your exact settings right when you launch your games

SPECIFICATIONS

SWITCHES
Switch Type: Mechanical
Switch Name: Cherry MX Red Gaming Switches
Throw Depth: 4 mm
Actuation and Reset Depth: 2 mm
Actuation Force Needed: 45cN
50 Million Click Lifetime Guarantee

DESIGN
Layout: Traditional
Full Anti-Ghosting Support
N-Key Roll Over: 104 Key
Illumination: Per-Key Blue LEDs
Quick Access Media Keys
Fully Programmable Keys
Cable Management System
Weight: 1241 g, 2.742 lbs
Height: 136.43 mm, 5.37 in
Width: 440.56 mm, 17.34 in
Depth: 39.52 mm, 1.56 in
Large Adjustable Rubber Feet
Cable Length: 2 m, 6.5 ft

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS
Engine Support: SSE3
Remappable Keys
Custom Key Illumination
Unlimited Profiles

BOX CONTENT
Apex M500
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Customer review "SteelSeries Apex M500, Cherry MX Red, Professional Gaming Keyboard, Blue LED (64493)"

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tmboughen 2016-07-21

the perfect keyboard?

I have previously owned (among other keyboards) the steelseries 7g and 6gv2 and been mildly disappointed with them overall, compared to other keyboards on the market. the apex m500 however is just fantastic.

the cherry red switches (my favourite) seem somehow better on this board than my previous one (a corsair k70), the typing feel is excellent. the keycaps are also soft touch plastic which is so comfortable to type on and for gaming, I keep remarking to myself how much I like it.

aesthetically, there are no frills on this board which is just how it should be. the blue backlight is nice and bright and also adjustable via the software or the function keys.

under the hood, it has n-key rollover and anti-ghosting which is what you would expect from a premium keyboard. additionally, any key (except the steelseries logo key) can be remapped to any keyboard or mouse function or macro using the software, which can be handy from time to time.

I have one gripe, however, that prevents the full 10/10 score. the UK variant has a comma "," in place of a period "." on the numpad bottom row. many people would not care about this but it is kinda frustrating to me. I have contacted steelseries in the hope they will send me a replacement keycap.

summary: 'almost' faultless, extremely comfortable and a pleasure to use. very well priced too!

 
 
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