SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

Apex M500

SteelSeries is a reputable manufacturers of gaming peripherals .The company is a little bit  late into the mechanical keyboards market,because they were focusing on advanced membrane keyboards .Recently,SteemSeries released the Apex M500, a high performance no-frills mechanical keyboard.

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The Apex M500 is coming in a strong cardboard box which will be protected even with the roughest of transportation services. Inside the box you will find the SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard, protected inside a  nylon bag. SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard does not supply any additional parts, such as a wrist rest, extra keycaps or a keycap remover.

SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review


The design of the SteelSeries Apex M500 make it as simple and straightforward as possible. The body is made from plastic, with rounded edges, and it is sprayed with a matte black paint which is highly resistant to fingerprints. SteelSeries Apex M500 is a standard 104-key ANSI layout keyboard . The keycaps are made also from ABS plastic with large characters. SteelSeries’s logo is printed at the top right corner of the keyboard.

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There are no extra buttons on the Apex M500, a few additional functions are supported via the FN key which is replacing the right Windows key. The Apex M500 is just a standard keyboard without a separate sound volume control. The Apex M500 is a fully programmable model, so the user will be able to reprogram any of the standard keys.

SteelSeries went with the proven and very reputable Cherry MX switches . Only one version of the Apex M500 is available, with Cherry MX Red switches and blue LEDs.

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The blue backlighting of the Apex M500 is very strong . The Apex M500 is blindingly bright at maximum intensity, so iti is better to reduce the backlighting when you are in a dark environment.

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Removing the plastic frame of the Apex M500show that the main PCB is permanently attached on the blue steel frame that is supporting the keys, providing excellent mechanical cohesion and durability.

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The heart of the Apex M500 which is the STM32F072R ARM microprocessor is provided by ST Microelectronics . the STM32F072R ARM microprocessor is a high performance 32-bit microcontroller with a maximum frequency of 48 MHz and 64KB of integrated Flash memory.

STM32F072R ARM microprocessor

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