Introducing the SteelSeries Apex [RAW], a gaming keyboard designed to enable users to react quickly, move effortlessly, and customize its performance for every game. Effortlessly navigate your way around the keyboard with raised macro keys, and a unique W-key with tactile bumps for improved WASD speed, along with the visual support of bright white illumination.
STEELSERIES APEX [RAW]
Designed to enable users to react quickly & customize its performance for every game.
BRILLIANT WHITE ILLUMINATION
Featuring 8 levels of intensity to help you easily see your keys and find your macros
FASTEST KEY COMBINATIONS
Raised macro keys enable you to quickly swipe down for rapid key combos.
MASSIVELY MORE MACROS
34 more ways to win thanks to 17 macro keys that each feature up to 2 layers.
FASTER RETURN TO WASD
Small bumps on the W-key provides a faster return to WASD.
20 frequent gaming keys designed for up to 6 simultaneous keypresses.
INTEGRATED MEDIA KEYS
Use the SteelSeries key to adjust volume, brightness, control media, and more.
BACKED BY ENGINE
Customize, configure, and tweak for all your games with SteelSeries Engine.
APEX VS. APEX [RAW]
SteelSeries Apex is designed to give you everything you want and more. With sleek lines and style, the Apex leaves nothing to be desired. Enjoy 88 more ways to win with 22 macro keys each capable of up to 4 macro layers. SteelSeries ActiveZone lighting delivers 5 independent color zones, each capable of 16.8 millions colors for style and function. Set unique colors for each of your macro layers enabling you to not only recognize your current layer faster, but also locate groups of keys with ease. The Apex also includes a few extras like integrated USB hub, independent media keys, and a braided nylon cable.
SteelSeries Apex [RAW] follows in the footsteps of our other [RAW] products and delivers only the essentials for victory. Featuring brilliant white illumination with 8 levels of intensity, the Apex [RAW} has 17 macro keys that are each capable of up to 2 layers.
Both keyboards deliver features like raised macro keys for fast key combinations, tactile bumps on the W key to help you find WASD faster, swappable rubber feet for the most comfortable angle, and anti-ghosting of up to 6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 frequently used gaming keys. And of course, both keyboards are supported by our legendary software, SteelSeries Engine.
* SteelSeries Engine is the software suite that powers both the Apex and Apex [RAW]. Its features are limitless and include:
Unlimited number of proﬁles to create and store
Unlimited macro creation
Complete button remapping
Analyzed usage via recorded movements and heatmap display
** Full SteelSeries Engine support on Windows & OSX. Linux support is limited to basic HID Keyboard, Windows Key toggling, and illumination brightness control.
|Low profile keys||✓||✓|
|Backlight color||16.8 mill. at 8 levels||Bright white at 8 levels|
|SteelSeries ActiveZone||5 zones||–|
|Anti-ghosting||6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys||6 simultaneous keypresses of 20 antighosting capable gaming keys|
|W-key with tactile bump||✓||✓|
|Media keys||Dedicated||Through modifier key|
|Adjustable keyboard tilt||Two angles (7° & 10°)||Two angles (7° & 10°)|
|SteelSeries Engine support*||✓||✓|
|Braided, anti-tangle cord||✓||–|
|Rubber dome keys||5 mill. keystrokes||5 mill. keystrokes|
|USB hub||2 ports||–|
|OS compatability||Windows, OS X, & Linux**||Windows, OS X, & Linux**|
Apex [RAW] is made up of sleek lines and low-profile keys that bring together beautiful form and optimized function.
FASTER RETURN TO WASD
Small bumps on the W-key provides a faster return to WASD. When you quickly have to type a message or execute a command, we want to make sure that you find your way back to WASD as quickly as possible without having to look.
RAISED MACRO KEYS
The macro keys above the F-keys feature a raised design that allow you to locate them without looking and execute devastatingly fast key combinations. Simply swipe your finger down from the macro key onto the F-key for quick key combinations.
34 MORE WAYS TO WIN
The Apex [RAW] features 17 independent macros keys that are each capable of up to 2 layers. This equates to 34 potential macros.
LAYER SELECT BUTTONS
Switch between macro layers quickly and easily thanks to 2 quick-access keys on the upper left corner that allow you to select your desired macro layer.
LIGHT ‘EM UP
Find your way in the dark and locate your macros with brilliant white illumination featuring 8 levels of intensity.
DISABLE WINDOWS KEY
Simply hold down the SteelSeries key and tap the Windows key to disable it. This simple key combination will disable and enable the windows key without the need for software or complicated menus.
THE STEELSERIES KEY
The special SteelSeries key on the right hand side of the key lard allows you to access special functions like disabling the Windows key.
With the Apex, we left the windows key on the left side of the keyboard for commands and shortcuts that are frequently used when not gaming.
We added two arrow keys for a bit of extra directional convenience.
The SteelSeries Apex and Apex [RAW] gaming keyboards support anti-ghosting for 20 keys located in the most-used gaming areas on the keyboard. Out of these 20 capable keys, users can press up to 6 of them simultaneously, allowing those key presses to register and without locking the keyboard.
SteelSeries has chosen 20 of the most commonly used keys in games in the anti-ghost key list:
– 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
– Q, W, E, R, A, S, D, F,
– Left Shift,
– Space bar
– 4 arrow keys
PLUG, PLAY, WIN
There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Apex [RAW]. Without software many features will work including disabling of the windows key and more. However, for the full experience and for the gamers who want really advanced customization options, the Apex [RAW] is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology.
Swappable rubber feet allow you to find the most comfortable gaming angle for those long gaming sessions.