Over the past week, I was invited to test out SteelSeries’ 7G keyboard. After a few days of experimenting with the fixtures and keys, I’ve done a review of this product, hoping that other gamers out there can add this piece of useful information to their repertoire.
Perhaps there’s no better experience than unboxing an item that you’ve bought for the first time – gamers out there who buy such equipment will know. Placing my order with SteelSeries, I waited in anticipation of receiving the 7G, hoping to test out the ‘feel’ of the keyboard. When it arrived some time later, I can quite honestly say that all the hype and excitement over it was justifiable. After all, this is the most sought after keyboard among professional players, used by many gamers worldwide.
Although the price of the keyboard is relatively steep ($170 USD), it has to be known that you get what you pay for. ‘Why the steep price?’, you may ask. Well, it’s due to the gold-plated USBs and jacks. Seriously.
Coming with a built-in USB Hub (2 ports), as well as an audio and microphone jack built into the keyboard itself, this comes as an added perk for all technophobes out there.
This allows you to connect your headphones and earphones, along with your mouse directly to the keyboard itself. Less hassle, more play in my opinion.
Now moving on to the keys itself, it has to be made known that there IS NO OTHER feel like those of this keyboard. Extremely smooth typing with an impressive lifespan of approximately 50 million keystrokes, this is something that not all keyboards can boast.
In addition, the 7G comes with a very comfortable armrest, and is fully detachable in any event – easily removed, extremely convenient. Some novelty stats of the 7G include: Best Keyboard of 2008 (Gizmodo), Excellent reviews on the durability, lasting up to 10 times longer than typical membrane keyboards.
Gold is used in place of normal copper/silver connections as it provides split-second, near instantaneous responses for maximum efficiency. Remember, you do get what you pay for.
Lastly, the keyboard comes with the following add-ons:
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Keyboard Handrest (Black)
- 1 USB/Keyboard Connector (Purple)
- 1 SteelSeries Pamphlet
- 1 SteelSeries Logo Sticker
Completely interchangeable with the keyboard port, the USB connector is perfectly detachable and will not affect the performance of the 7G.
Hopefully you enjoyed this review of the 7G conducted by your truly, Solstice.
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