SteelSeries has brought forth a new entry into the tenkeyless gaming keyboard arena, the Apex M750 TKL. Featuring a small form factor aluminum frame and SteelSeries QX2 switches, the Apex M750 TKL truly is a smaller version of the Apex M750 which was released a few months back. The key caps look great and have a bold font, which will let the RGB effects shine through, but they are UV coated rather than ABS doubleshot. Fortunately, the SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL features a standard bottom row and the QX2 switches, which are manufactured in partnership with Gateron, are compatible with Cherry MX key caps.
The $120 SteelSeries Apex M750 looks to be a very durable mechanical RGB keyboard, with a sleek, lightweight aluminum frame that will fit in well on any gamers desk, especially where space is a major consideration. The frame has a very nice curve and the M750 TKL has a very distinct aesthetic appeal. The USB 2.0 cable on the rear of the Apex M750 is not removable, unfortunately, but it is placed in the center of the keyboard and should provide enough flexibility so that the cable can be properly managed on your desktop.
Tenkeyless keyboards have become a personal preference of mine since they offer improved ergonomics and space saving appeal over standard sized keyboards. It is good to see more and more manufacturers offering gamers different choices in keyboard, because a lot of them need a responsive keyboard that will work well in FPS games, but not necessarily the full button layout provided by a standard keyboard.
SteelSeries has a full lineup of mice, headsets and even mouse pads with RGB lighting that can be color sync’d with a variety of lighting modes and the Apex M750 TKL is totally compatible with this ecosystem, with programmable per-key lighting effects. Discord notifications can also be provided through the Apex M750 keyboard, with various alerts programmable to certain colors and buttons through the SteelSeries Engine 3 software.
SteelSeries makes some solid products based on my experience and I really look forward to checking out their new Apex M750 TKL keyboard to see how their Gateron-sourced QX2 switches respond.
Do you use a TKL keyboard? What do you think about the new SteelSeries Apex M750? Does it look like a good entry into the market, or do you have your eyes set on a different model this holiday season?