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SHIFT EVERYTHING

The Shift supports interchangeable keysets, all designed with awesome game designers.

MACRO

Advanced macros support delays. It's almost Skynet-ish. In the good way.

PLUG IT IN

Equipped with two USB 2.0 ports as well as in- and out-audio ports.

ERGONOMICS

The rubberized feet offers 3 different height levels and ensures steadiness.

PERSONALIZATION

Every single key is fully customizable. What you want, where you want it.

LAYERS

Easily switch between layers, allowing near-unlimited options for configuration.

PREMIUM QUALITY

Gaming Grade quality ensures a lifecycle of 15 million key presses per key.

ALL GAMES

Whether your poison is FPS, RTS, MMO, Shift was designed to make you win.

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Reviews

HardwareHeaven

"Really top notch build quality, this board will cope with some rough treatment. There is also very little to fault on the design and performance front. The SteelSeries Engine software is one of the best, most simple applications we have used to configure a gaming board."

Score: 9/10

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Legit Reviews

"The SteelSeries Shift is an excellent gaming keyboard with tons of flexibility and functionality. Considering the quality and design, the Shift is well worth the price and should make every gamer quite happy."

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Gamerant

"Use in conjunction with the SteelSeries Xai Pro Gaming Laser Mouse and you have all the inputs you need to be at the top of your game."

Score: 4/5

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Game Rant

Score: 4/5

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G4TV X-Play

"This keyboard accepts the SteelSeries keyset inserts, where you can insert an entirely new keyboard to change your game up. This allows you to suddenly be a macro wizard in StarCraft II, or have the perfect buttons right at hand when you're raiding through World of Warcraft."

"Each key is customizable, and the back of the board has two USB ports and standard PC headset/audio connectors on it. It's very sturdy, and guaranteed to last through 15 million keycycles, which is a hell of a lot of WASDing."

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Examiner

Score: 4/5

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Specifications

You shift. Your game.

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Shift it for a
million things

Fact: we are all different. We all use our equipment in different ways. We don’t know what you will do with the Shift, but we can imagine a million different things – and we’ve designed the Shift to do all of them.
SteelSeries Shift Keyset Chip


Weight & Size

All-round use:
FPS, RTS, RPG

SteelSeries Shift can be configured, customized and personalized to do pretty much anything you can imagine. That’s why Shift is for everyone. Whoever you are. Whatever you do. It can reduce reaction time in First Person Shooters, it can increase Actions Per Minute in Real Time Strategy titles and it can do advanced macros (including timed delays) in Massive Multiplayer Online games.


Sound

Audio and USB hubs

The Shift base was also designed to make it easy to plug in your peripherals. We have included gold plated microphone-in and audio-out ports, as well as two 2.0 USB ports (one powered).
SteelSeries Shift USB & Audio Hub


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Media keys

Shift also offers easy access to Media controls, making it a convenient companion even when you are not destroying your friends and foes.
SteelSeries Shift Mediakeys

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A keyboard chameleon

Just like our original patented concept from the SteelSeries Zboard, the new SteelSeries Shift also supports interchangeable keysets. The keysets are extremely easy to switch, just pull the rubberized lever to remove a keyset and insert a new one.

SteelSeries Shift Keysets

We offer a wide range of keysets; most are designed in close cooperation with the best developers and publishers in the games industry – from the world’s leading MMO title World of Warcraft® to triple A FPS titles like Medal of Honor®. Our keysets are designed with developers and expert gamers to provide players with an immersive, easy to use experience, to ultimately master their game. Critical game commands are grouped together, making it easier than ever to build, raid, frag or just simply… win.


Weight & Size

Multiple levels of macros

Personalization allows you to shift the rules to your favor. You can program every single key on the Shift through our advanced software. In fact, you can do this multiple times. That’s because we have added layers to the Shift which can be easily activated through hotkeys on the base of the Shift. This means there is almost no limit to how much you can ask the Shift to do or how many times you can ask the Shift to do it. We have added illuminated indicators to the Shift to quickly and easily indicate which layer is active.


Weight & Size

On-the-fly layer switching

The Num Pad and Function keys can also be utilized to access layers. Normally these are used for predefined tasks, but Shift makes it possible to apply macros to all of these buttons and in different layers to ensure that advanced gaming can be the main priority on your keyboard.
SteelSeries Shift Function Keys

Weight & Size

Record macros directly on the keyboard

You can record macros and actions on-the-fly. You can start recording macros directly from the base of the keyboard and quickly assign them to 8 specific hotkeys with 3 unique layers – giving you an easy access to a total of 24 keys. The Shift will even record your timing and delays on-the-fly, making it as easy as ever to configure and personalize.
SteelSeries Shift Macro Record Center


Weight & Size

Improved rubber domes for extended lifecycle

Normal keyboards are built to offer a lifecycle of 1 to 5 million keystrokes per key. We know that it is not enough for even an entry-level PC gamer, who will use and operate a keyboard a lot more than a standard office-type user. This is why SteelSeries Shift was designed with high quality silicone, which boosts the lifecycle to 15 million keystrokes per key and ensures the lifecycle of the Shift is Gaming Grade.

SteelSeries Shift Rubber Dome Lifecycle


Weight & Size

Enhanced tactile feeling

Basic operation of the Shift is comfortable, even for those really long gaming sessions. The keys on SteelSeries Shift are specifically designed to operate with a travel distance of 4mm, which is less than most standard keyboards. We consider 4mm the sweet spot for rubber dome keyboards, given it is faster, more responsive, and still offers a great tactile feeling during use.

Weight & Size

Measurements

  • Height: 1.6 in (40 mm)
  • Width: 19.3 in (490 mm)
  • Length: 7.5 in (190 mm) – With wrist rest 9.5 in (240 mm)

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Fine-tuned heat spots

We have carefully fine-tuned the force you need to apply with your finger to operate the keys. Some keys are used more frequently than others, both when gaming and typing. The keys you use the most, like WASD for First Person Shooters, require less force than the keys you don’t use as often.
SteelSeries Shift Heat Spots


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Tilt it to your preference

We designed the Shift with 3 different height settings. The adjustable, rubberized feet on the keyboard will ensure that you can operate the Shift at whatever angle feels natural to you to further enhance the ergonomics of the keyboard.
SteelSeries Shift Feets


Compatibility

Compatibility

Operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

*Configuration software only available for Windows operating systems.

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