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SteelSeries 7G Gaming Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

There are many reasons why gamers might choose to buy a top-end gaming mouse which has a high-resolution sensor and a variety of configurable options.  However with gaming keyboards, things are very different; the  performance of a gaming keyboard cannot be configured so manufacturers differentiate them by including extra features rather than improving the raw performance.  So many gamers may use a standard keyboard rather than paying over the odds for a variety of features and only small improvements in performance.

Unlike some manufacturers, SteelSeries are focused on the raw performance of their gaming products rather than adding gimmicks which may look attractive on the box but serve little purpose when gaming. Today we’re continuing our look at SteelSeries’ range of gaming peripherals, looking at their top of the range gaming keyboard, the 7G.

Looking at the 7G it may not initially be clear why it carries a price tag of around £100 at most etailers.  However, at the heart of the keyboard there are 104 Cherry MX 18k gold plated mechanical switches which differentiate it from almost every other gaming keyboard on the market.

Specification:

– Switches: Gold plated no-click

– Switch lifetime: 50,000,000 cycles

– Assembly: Face plate mounted keyset

– Dimensions: 480 x 250 mm / 18,9 x 9,8 in

– Cable length: 2 m (6,6 ft.)

– Connectivity: PS/2 + USB

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