SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review

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Introduction (Cont’d)

The Apex [RAW] features 17 macro keys: a horizontal set (M1-M12) rests above the function keys F1-F12; and there are five more macro keys (MX1-MX5) on the left side. Right above them, the user finds the L1-L2 buttons that change “macro levels” – essentially doubling the number of macros, from 17 to 34.

Apex RAWFigure 5: Upper macro keys

Apex RAWFigure 6: Side macro keys

Turning over the Apex [RAW], we can see four round rubber feet, and the upper two can be exchanged for two slightly bigger ones. This increases the angle of the keyboard from 7 to 10 degrees on the desktop.

Apex RAWFigure 7: Underside with low feet

Apex RAWFigure 8: Underside with high feet

Apex RAWFigure 9: Extra feet

From the upper side emerges the rubber USB cable.

Apex RAWFigure 10: Upper side and cable

Author: André Gordirro

A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.

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