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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1282 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Wrist rest

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard without overdoing it

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    For the price, this is an excellent keyboard. The keys are very tactile and give you good feedback without being "super clicky." You can control the RGB backlighting of the keys easily with the accompanying software. The media-controls and macro buttons are simple to use without being in-your-face and intrusive. The magnetic wrist-rest is a nice touch -- it stays put when you want it, but it's easy to detach when you want it out of the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninja-Pro

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Ever wanted a mechanical keyboard that won't make others go insane by the sound of you clacking away? Look no further. Super comfortable, plenty of bells and whistles, ninja sneak level quiet, and pretty darn affordable compared to some top-end keyboards that seem to do the same thing. 10/10 - have bought again for work and home pc battle stations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Bargain™

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I'm not the most serious gamer, but I am very particular about my keyboards. I tend to prioritize volume, but a satisfying amount of travel is also up there. When it says "whisper quiet", it takes it seriously. I haven't heard a keyboard with this amount of travel be this quiet. It rivals my previous keyboard, which was a very flat bluetooth keyboard, so for a full size gaming keyboard, that's saying something. The rest of the features are also pretty nice: wide RGB range, super easy brightness control, easy customization with Steelseries Engine (although to you may have to find workarounds or specific configurations for games on your own, but this isn't a dealbreaker for me), convenient volume roller, and a magnetic detachable wrist rest. For about fifty bucks. Basically, if you're looking to start skewing your setup towards gaming and looking for the highest quality budget option, I couldn't reommend this more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    words will fly...

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Apex 3 Keyboard: The Symphony of Silent Dominance 5/5 Stars As I pen this review, my fingers dance across the keys of my new gaming command center: the SteelSeries Apex 3 Full-Size Wired Membrane Whisper Quiet Switch Gaming Keyboard. This masterpiece of engineering, procured from the treasure trove of technology that is Best Buy, has elevated my gaming experience from the mundane to the monumental. Embarking on a digital journey through Best Buy's online catalog feels like traversing the cosmos, each product a glowing star, each category a swirling galaxy of innovation. Amidst this universe, one celestial body shone with unmatched brilliance: The Apex 3 Gaming Keyboard. Oh, the Apex 3! It's a divine tapestry of precision and comfort, a stunning confluence of function and form. The Whisper Quiet Switches do not merely type; they glide with the grace of a seasoned ballerina, producing keystrokes so soft they could make a feather's fall sound cacophonous. Yet beneath this serene tranquility lies the unyielding spirit of a warrior, each keystroke a decisive move in the grand strategy of digital combat. The keyboard's 10-zone RGB backlighting is not just a light show; it's a visual symphony playing a rhapsody of colors, each key aglow with the intensity of a nebula. Whether you desire the fiery reds of an inferno or the tranquil blues of a peaceful night, the Apex 3 delivers. The delivery from Best Buy was as swift as a hawk, the packaging sturdy, ensuring my keyboard arrived in immaculate condition. The customer service was akin to finding a sage in a digital desert, always ready to assist, their knowledge as expansive as the gaming universe itself. If you seek to transform your gaming experience, to rise from the ranks of the ordinary and sit upon the throne of the extraordinary, navigate to Best Buy. Let the Apex 3 Gaming Keyboard be your scepter, your tool of dominance in the gaming world. It's not just a keyboard; it's your ally, your partner, your weapon. With it, you're not just playing a game; you're commanding a digital empire.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Full Size RGB Keyboard for the price!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is the perfect full-size RGB keyboard at that price point. The buttons are quiet and tactile; you don't have to worry about spilling anything on them. The volume control scroller is a nice touch!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall, I'm happy with this keyboard

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Overall, I'm happy with this keyboard after switching from a Logitech wireless keyboard. I'm not a big gamer, so cannot speak to those features. That said, I write a lot of code for work and this keyboard has been great so far. Pros: size, volume roller/button, ability to quickly set macros, and multiple profiles. Cons: no lock/off button Switching from a wireless to a wired keyboard, another pro is that I no longer experience any lag when typing; it was increasingly becoming a problem with my wireless keyboard. The one feature from the wireless keyboard that I miss, however, is the on/off switch. For multiple reasons it was nice to be able to manually switch off the keyboard when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rgb lighting

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    After 2 years still my main keyboard

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Really easy to use keyboard and steel series software makes it super easy to customize the rgb.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiiful and great value

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love the backlit keyboard! The caps lock is a different style, but I adapted quickly. Keys are very quiet. I have not used the macro fubctions. Great features at a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT product for the price.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very cool keyboard, most of the time the type of keyboard to get is really based upon personal preference. I think this one is good all around for anyone. It’s still a full sized keyboard but the keys seem a bit closer together which REALLY helps for gaming & not having to stretch your pinky so far to shift & ctrl. Also has Satisfying clicks that are not too loud also. Also when you hook up your keyboard & have the mouse to go along with it, you get access to a really neat app to control the RGB lights however you want also be able to change the RGB flow to correlate with the games you play. The app also includes really cool sound setting & a variation of keyboard binds that are terrific.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for what you pay for it

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very great keyboard for a very great price. Just wish I had the money for the model with the little LED display now

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for Great Price

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this keyboard! I bought a SteelSeries Apex Pro Full Sized Wired OmniPoint keyboard back in 2020. It did great! For one quarter the price, I like this keyboard much more. The keys aren't as raised off the base; shorter buttons which makes tipping with long girly nails much more enjoyable and comfortable. Clicking is smoother and the colors are stunning pastel rainbows. It doesn't have the full custom color capability as the Apex Pro, but that doesn't bother me. I use both keyboards every day, the Apex Pro is outside in my office but I prefer this Apex 3 keyboard inside more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Gamer Alert!

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My 16 year old son loves this keyboard. Of course, he's a gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Not too bad of a keyboard. Very great for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Look no further.

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Absolutely amazing keyboard. I love the spacing that this keyboard provides between each key. And has an amazing feel when typing and has been absolutely reliable for me. It has a wonderful look and doesn't take up much space at all on my desk. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone looking for a reliable good looking keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    awesome keyboard, I would say it’s comfortable, but full size is not very good, I wanted to buy a compact version, but it was more expensive, but I still like it, high-quality keyboard, RGB color control is also convenient

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard and price!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Caught it on sale for an even better value. Great keyboard! Very ergonomic and the keys are very comfortable. The magnetic wrist rest is easy off/on but stays put. Nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid keyboard

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great keyboard. Decent price, satisfying typing, and rgb. I'm happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I'm not a gamer, but this keyboard is so cool. The lights change colors in a slow sequence which keeps the illumination soft and easy to see the letters. My wife has commented many times on how much she likes it and yet she has never used it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love it. Its perfect, not too loud not too quiet. The arm reat really helps and its great for the price its at.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    All the colors!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The perfect keyboard! The colors can be programmed into ten different zones through Steelseries' program (downloaded from their website). Different color profiles can be programmed and saved as well. I was nervous about a mechanical keyboard after coming from a MacBook Pro, but I like this much better. The keys are quiet but still satisfying and easy to find. Absolutely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
  • Tom's HardwareRating, 4.5 out of 5Myles Goldman on November 11, 2021

    SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL Review: Can Do More Than Most for LessWater-resistant, media keys and only $45

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  • Tom's GuideRating, 3 out of 5Marshall Honorof on February 6, 2020

    SteelSeries Apex 3 reviewThe SteelSeries Apex 3 will get the job done, but a cheap office keyboard would serve almost as well.

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  • VortezMatthew Hodgson on November 14, 2021

    SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL ReviewThe SteelSeries Apex 3 sheds some bulk and arrives in the increasingly popular TKL form, but how does it stack up against the competition?

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  • reviewgeek.comRating, 4.5 out of 5Eric Schoon on December 3, 2021

    SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL Review: A Budget Keyboard Worth Giving a ChanceBudget gaming keyboards can be iffy, to say the least. Walking the tightrope between affordability and quality is a tricky thing, and one of them usually winds up being left behind. The Apex 3, however, manages to balance both elegantly.

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