Page 7 - SteelSeries 7G
If you want the best gaming performance, it's time to gear up. Today we're taking the best gaming keyboards on the market and putting them through their paces for you.
The SteelSeries 7G has us very confused. It has none of the crazy features of some other gaming keyboards, like replaceable key sets, LCD screens and endless macro buttons. What is has is performance in bucketloads. The 7G uses mechanical switches under the keys, as opposed to the rubber and plastic "dome" style key switches found on most keyboards. These old school style switches give you that nice positive clunk keypress all keyboards use to have.
The mechanical switches also allow the keys to be more rigid, as well as provide a stable base for all gold contacts. The 7G is also different in that it is a PS/2 keyboard. This allows the keyboard to avoid ghosting issues altogether; every key can be pressed at the same time and all will register. If you must, a USB to PS/2 adaptor is included, but it brings the ghosting back to USB’s maximum of 6 simultaneous keys. The 7G also sports the usual USB and audio throughputs seen on most gaming keyboards.
Ultimately, this is a keyboard for serious gamers. It doesn’t light up, it doesn’t let you macro endless commands and it won’t cook you breakfast. It will, however, be an awesome keyboard and we love it.Available from SteelSeries, retailing for $239
.APC rating: 9/10