Following in the footsteps of their high-end Apex m750 gaming keyboard, SteelSeries’ new Apex 150 gives gamers a professional experience and durability at a fraction of the price. New membrane switches retain the speed of higher-priced models, with a guaranteed 20-million click, quiet key feel, and RGB lighting in 5 zones. With a price tag of only $49.99, it’s hard to not to appreciate all of these features:
The Apex 150 features fully-programmable keys with advanced anti-ghosting and 24-key rollover to deliver fast-paced, accurate gaming. The quick tension keys are designed for fast reaction times; the tension membrane’s design pulls the key into actuation, resulting in a tactile key feel and quiet operation. These switches are exclusive to SteelSeries.
SteelSeries Engine now features chat notifications in partnership with Discord. This feature, introduced with the Apex M750, allows real-time chat notifications from Discord to be synced to SteelSeries illuminated products. Streamers, gamers and esports players can light up the new Apex 150 with customizable notifications that indicate new messages, mute status and more.
In addition to Discord integration, SteelSeries Engine also includes other apps such as the Audio Visualizer, GameSense and PrismSync. The Audio Visualizer syncs the illumination on the Apex 150 (and all SteelSeries illuminated products) with any music or playlist of the user’s choice. GameSense lighting provides reactive illumination which responds to in-game events like low ammo, health, kills, money and cooldown timers. PrismSync dynamically syncs multi-color lighting effects between your Apex 150 and all your SteelSeries Prism-enabled gear.
Mike Dunn is the old man of Gaming Trend, having cut his teeth on Atari consoles and First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back in the day. His involvement with Gaming Trend dates back to 2003, and he’s done everything from design and code to writing and managing. Now he has come full circle, with a rekindled passion for tabletop gaming and a recent debut as Dungeon Master (nearly forty years after he purchased the original DMG).