On the whole we’re quite impressed with the Steelseries Shift. We were expecting the removability of the keyset to have an impact on comfort or performance but it doesn’t affect either. In fact it feels almost identical to the SteelSeries Merc Stealth keyboard in terms of key action and feel. Like almost every SteelSeries product we’ve tested in the past, the Shift is built very well and should last a very long time.
When gaming, the Shift performed very well but unfortunately we didn’t have any of the additional keysets available to test at the time of review so cannot evaluate the complete experience. For those who are going to be doing a lot of typing, though, we would recommend looking at the SteelSeries 7G as we found it preferable.
As with all SteelSeries products, the Shift has quite a hefty price tag of £75 at Overclockers UK . We also have to consider the price of additional keysets which are £20 at Overclockers UK which brings the overall price to £95. We feel that only serious gamers will be willing to pay this as those who can only afford the keyboard alone would be better off buying a Merc Stealth which offers a very similar experience for less money.
KitGuru Says: An innovative keyboard that will provides a unique gaming experience.