SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard, came out in 2019-06.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard p7ztd
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The best thing about this keyboard is the switch. It's a hall-effect switch and well done. Hall-Effect is a electronics theory. Hall-Effect electronics switch needs no conductor contact. So, key switches using it has no metal rubbing, making it super smooth.

Hall-Effect switch is supposed the best linear switch, better than Cherry MX Red and others.

Only the alphanumeric area keys are hall-switch. The function keys, arrows, home/end/page cluster, number pad, are using gateron red switchs.

Each hall-switch's actuation distance can be customized.

Here's key switch expert Chyrosran22's review.

Steelseries Apex Pro review (OmniPoint Hall effect)
Sep 20, 2019

Here's the maker's marketing blurb:

The only thing interesting is the key switch. Seems it's a hall effect switch. But it's not clear to me it can register levels of depression like a gas peddle.

Here's other keyboards using contactless switches:

wooting 1 keyboard b6763-s367x170
keystone keyboard 9qhht-s356x175

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