The way the gaming keyboard market has been lately, you’d almost have to guess that rubber-domed models simply no longer existed. In fact, we haven’t taken a look at a non-mechanical keyboard in over two-and-a-half years. Believe it or not though, non-mechs still exist, and as SteelSeries’ Apex proves, they can still be very good.
Of all of the editors on Techgage’s roster, I’m probably the last hold out when it comes to switching over to a mechanical keyboard. I’ve tested them before, and I can see why some people like to use them exclusively, but I just don’t see the need, personally.
Mechanical keyboards that have the features I want tend to be more expensive, but most of all they generate more noise when typing, which is no-no when there’s a sleeping family nearby. Sure, you can buy a set of rubber o-rings to dampen the shock when the key bottoms out, but that’s another $20 on top of what was already spent, and I’m a notorious cheapskate.
Fear not like-minded, quiet-loving misers! SteelSeries has you covered with the Apex gaming keyboard. It features the tried-and-true rubber dome technology, but doesn’t skimp on features, functionality, or build quality. Let’s have a look.