SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard
SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard, came out in 2019-06.
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.
Here's the maker's marketing blurb:
- OmniPoint Adjustable Switches allow for customization of actuation distance from 0.4 millimeter to 3.6 millimeter
- OLED Smart Display an integrated command center for adjusting settings and tracking on the fly info straight from your game, Spotify, Discord, and more
- Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy built for a lifetime of durability and stability
- RGB Illumination unmatched customization with 16.8 million colors per key
- Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest provides full palm support and comfortable, ergonomic feel
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:
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