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How to Customize Your Keyboard for Pride Month

When is the last time you switched up your RGB?

Represent Pride with RGB

SteelSeries Apex keyboard next to 12 LGBTQ+ flags

Did you know you can easily re-create your favorite Pride flags and colors using SteelSeries Engine? Here's how:

Step 1

Open SteelSeries Engine and select the gear you want to customize:

SteelSeries Engine product selector showing Apex 5, Arctis 7, and Rival 3 (Apex 5, Apex 7, and Apex Pro keyboards have per-key customization.)

Step 2

Let that RGB creativity flow! 🌈

Gay pride flag colors recreated on an Apex 5 in SteelSeries Engine

You can either hand select colors, or enter the exact HTML color hex codes:

SteelSeries Engine color selection tool

Red: #FF0018
Orange: #FFA52C
Yellow: Hex: #FFFF41
Green: Hex: #008018
Blue: Hex: #0000F9
Purple: Hex: #86007D
Find this and other flag color schemes over on

Tweak the color effects - they don't just have to be static! You can also customize how each key reacts when you press it, as well as set AFK effects when not in use.

Step 3

Edit your OLED screen with text, an image, or gif. Here's one you could use:

SteelSeries logo next to the word "PRIDE"

If you're artisitically talented, you can write or draw your own message. For the rest of us, Google Image Search is a lifesaver. Try searching "pride pixel gif".

Here we've chosen an animated spinning heart gif:

SteelSeries Engine OLED editor with heart drawing (Try the "dither" and "invert" options to help make your gif look good!)

P.S. Here's a wallpaper you can use to really complete the look:

SteelSeries logo on a rainbow background

The Trevor Project

Pride Month is about a lot more than RGB, of course.

We're also donating to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving resources, including 24-hour mental health hotline, webchat, and text message services.

The Trevor Project provides digital safe spaces, support, and information to LGBTQ folks all around the world, and we're thrilled to join our friends from both Discord and Twitch in our support of this great organization.

Trevor Project LGBTQ art

We encourage our community to consider donating, and/or seeking or other organizations to support.

Find a great list of reputable LGBTQ+ charities to support on

More great initiatives

Our friends over at Discord have highlighted some of their partnered community servers including Gay Geeks, Spectrum, Gaymers, and Gayozera. Read about them on the Discord blog, where you can also find info about their awesome annual Pride fundraising campaign.

Share more cool initiatives with us on Twitter or Discord - we'd love to check them out and signal boost!

Happy Pride Month!