SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Backlit Mechanical Red Gaming Keyboard - English

Model Number: Apex 7 TKL (Red)
Web Code: 14662060

SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Backlit Mechanical Red Gaming Keyboard - English

Overview

Enhance your gaming skills and convenience with this SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL keyboard. It features an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and durable mechanical gaming switches for highly withstanding and long-lasting use. The OLED Smart Display shows important information to keep you in the loop on your game and settings.

Overview

Enhance your gaming skills and convenience with this SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL keyboard. It features an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and durable mechanical gaming switches for highly withstanding and long-lasting use. The OLED Smart Display shows important information to keep you in the loop on your game and settings.
  • 85 custom programmable buttons on tenkeyless (TKL) design let you customise the way you use the keyboard to effectively enhance your gaming speed
  • Five on-board memory profiles help you switch between different settings with ease
  • Smooth, durable red switches ensure bump-free movement with incredibly fast actuation and last for 50 million key presses
  • RGB lighting with 16.8 million illumination colour options per key allows for an unbelievable level of customisation without using any software
  • OLED Smart Display shows important info like profiles, setting, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame is basically unbreakable and highly durable for ongoing hours of gaming
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest offers comprehensive support to your palm and help you type and game comfortably
  • 2.2-metre cord length allows flexible and convenient wired connectivity via USB port

General

Keyboard Technology
Mechanical
Keyboard Switch Behaviour
Linear
Mechanical Key Type
Red
Custom Programmable Buttons
85
Number of Memory Profile(s)
5
Multimedia Keys
2
Built-in Trackpad/Touchpad
No

Connectivity

Connectivity Type
Wired
Connectivity
USB
Cord Length or Cordless Range
2.2 m
Integrated USB Ports
1
Wrist Rest Included
Yes
Compact Size
Yes
Designed For Gaming
Yes
Mechanical Keys
Yes
Backlit Keys
Yes
Lighting Type
RGB
Customizable Lighting
Yes
LCD Display
Yes

Features

Keyboard Language
English
Colour Family
Black
Colour
Black

Dimension

Width
35.54 cm
Height
4.04 cm
Depth
13.92 cm
Weight
0.77 kg
Width (Inches)
13.99 in
Height (Inches)
1.59 in
Depth (Inches)
5.48 in
  • SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Detachable Magnetic Wrist Rest

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Reviewer Recommendation

97%

Of the 324 reviewers who responded, 315 would recommend this product.

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  • Best keyboard I've ever had
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Toast - April 30, 2020

    My gaming experience has greatly improved, and though the red switches are linear and more inclined for gaming, This keyboard is also great for typing. This is a great keyboard f you want something on the compact side with a variety of customizable options. I spent a little time getting used to the software, but it was rather easy to get the hang of. I set up 3 new light configurations, replaced the stock keycaps with HyperX Double Shot PBT pudding caps, and now have a beautiful display and feel.

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  • Strong SteelSeries Quality
    Verified BuyerReviewed by NYCJim57 - December 15, 2019

    It Dosen't get any better than this. I've owned other gaming keyboards and this one blows all of them away. Everything about this keyboard is Perfect. The key strokes are smooth and not overly loud. The smaller TKL fit's my desk to perfection. The overall build is 100% Strong SteelSeries Quality. The LCD is a bit gimmicky but you can set up so many options along with using Spotify. And let's not forget the Very Cool RGB lighting that concluded my Grand Steel Series Finale.

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  • Outstanding keyboard
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Tja2021 - January 15, 2021

    Keyboard is absolutely amazing its not super clicky,but still so sleek and sensitive, the OLED screen is super cool overall really quality keyboard from steelseries I prefer the TKL over the full number pad simply because I don't use the number pad,but that is a preference it doesn't hinder the keyboard usability at all.

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  • Quality keyboard
    Verified BuyerReviewed by RonK - November 1, 2021

    Excellent lighted keyboard with mini display that's handy for showing system vitals. Software enhances many games with colored key prompting.

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  • Excellent mechanical keyboard update from SS
    Reviewed by happycactoos - July 12, 2019

    As a mechkeyboard enthusiast, this is my full critical appraisal of the Apex 7 TKL. PROS: - solid, sturdy, and (perceived to be) durable, aluminum frame with hard plastic back cover - <5% frame flex - not too heavy, not too light; has a good weight to it with a premium finish and detailing all around - keyboard profiles / configs can be loaded onto the keyboard and accessed without the need for the SS Engine software to be running always - top right corner OLED and function keys makes it easy to switch profiles / configs - volume control knob is the perfect minimalist replacement for keyboard volume shortcuts / dedicated larger volume control buttons - minimal branding that doesn't stand out horribly / isn't an eyesore - compact layout and design providing for a very stylish looking TKL keyboard - QX2 red switches (aka Gateron reds feat. SteelSeries) are incredibly smooth with (imo) <10% total scratchiness, feeling better than Cherry MX Reds I have used with other keyboards -- subjective note: SS QX2 & Gateron Reds might just be my favorite reds overall - very appropriate red switch key-noise levels, not very loud -- will update if keys break-in even more - smooth top keycaps that offer wonderful fingertip-feels - fantastic LED brightness and quality; beautiful colors and no flickering - USB cable passthrough & illuminated usb passthrough port - clean, non-gamery font that works with many aesthetics - quality rubber feet with one adjustable height preference - comes with a matte, smooth feel rubber wrist rest that remains well attached to keyboard via magnets - 5/5 for gaming, 4/5 for typists (but you'd also have to be a typist that enjoys red switches) --- I wrote this whole review on my Apex 7 TKL and I gotta say, I love typing on it. CONS: - $130 is a little up there. Maybe $110 would be more reasonable, but this is truly a great keyboard and I have no buyers remorse -- (personal disclaimer: I am frugal, but I find this keyboard worth it) - only comes with ABS keycaps, so key shine will eventually set in after a very long period of use - illuminated white USB passthrough port creates mild amounts of light that I wish I could get rid of while playing at night -- can't find any way to turn off white LED USB port illuminator?? - LED backlight bleed from top row of function keys will mildly illuminate the back half of your desk when using high brightness levels - (subjective) OLED screen with configs selector very minorly throws off the aesthetics of the TKL keyboard - USB cable is durable and thick, but it doesn't have a lot of bend/give to it, so bends tend to hold and it creeps up over the edge of the back of my desk because of its lack of flexibility - software is <10% of the time glitchy / has limited lighting controls -- NOTE: this keyboard is less than 1 month old, currently, and SteelSeries is already updating lighting controls. This point should be nulled within a couple weeks I tried to be as objective as I can with this review, and from a detached view, I'd say it hits a minimum of 4 to 4.5 stars for the overall population of keyboard shoppers. For my preferences and what I look for in a keyboard, I think it's a solid 4.5 to 5 stars. I have some minor gripes about this keyboard, but then again, any product in this world can technically always "be better" than what it is. The ONLY thing that actually bothers me a bit is the white LED illuminated USB port on the back left because it makes my desk a little less dark when writing or gaming in the dark. However, for what this keyboard is, I think it's a great step up from their M750 TKL and an EXCELLENT TKL keyboard overall.

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