SteelSeries Apex line just got a little smaller.
SteelSeries today detailed the new Apex Pro Mini and Apex Pro Mini Wireless keyboards, a smaller version of its flagship line.
“The 60% form factor with OmniPoint 2.0 has an 11x faster response time, 10x faster actuation, and is 2x more durable than standard mechanical switches,” SteelSeries said of the new products.
“Now operating between 0.2mm and 3.8mm, the OmniPoint 2.0 switch gives users faster response and actuation times, along with even more adjustment potential than ever before,” SteelSeries continued. “When adjusted to 0.2mm, the 0.54 ms response time offers the fastest keystrokes in the world. Additionally, the introduction of OmniPoint 2.0 offers Dual Action keypresses, allowing users to program two actions with a single key to execute combos, such as walk and run, or pull out a grenade and throw it, all with one keypress.”
Now I’m not fully across what that all means, but I can say this: I’ve been testing out the SteelSeries Apex 3 keyboard for a day or two now and I didn’t realize the unit wasn’t a mechanical keyboard. I fully thought the OnmiPoint 2.0 switches were simply regular ol’ quiet mechanical affairs, complete with a satisfying bit of tactical feedback attached. How wrong I apparently was?
You can get a sense of the mini’s aesthetics — specifically, the wireless option — in the image above.
Both mini keyboards are available now; the Apex Pro Mini Wireless is priced at $499 AUD and the Apex Pro Mini at $399 AUD.
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