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 Apex 5 gaming keyboard with the illumination lit up on dark background, also shows the OLED screen that is used to change settings and adjust audio

 Apex 5 gaming keyboard on a desk with a gaming mouse, both on top of a large mousepad

 Zoomed in view of a single key on the Apex 5 gaming keyboard, the key is raised up to show the SteelSeries Hybrid Mechanical RGB Switch underneath

 Zoomed in view of the multimedia control and volume roller on the Apex 5 gaming keyboard

 Side profile of the Apex 5 gaming keyboard

 Top angle of the Apex 5 gaming keyboard

Apex 5 Hybrid mechanical gaming keyboard

  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
  • Hybrid blue mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 20 million keypresses
  • OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability
  • 16.8 million illumination colors per key for unmatched customization
  • Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel
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Best of Both Worlds

The Apex 5 combines the smoothness of a membrane switch with the added durability, performance, and satisfying tactile click of a blue mechanical switch, for a premium gaming experience where you don’t have to choose one over the other.

X-ray of an Apex 5 Hybrid mechanical switch, showing the internals

OLED Smart Display

Customize the OLED screen with your favorite gifs, view on-the-fly game info, incoming Discord messages, settings, and more.

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VIEW GAME INFO
SAVE PROFILES & MACROS
CONTROL RGB EFFECTS

Minecraft logo

View hunger, tool durability, and more

Discord logo

View current speaker, messages, and more

Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) logo

View current KDA, money, and more

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy

The Series 5000 metal frame is manufactured for a lifetime of unbreakable durability and sturdiness, making it the perfect centerpiece of any high-end setup.

Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest

The perfect keyboard accessory, with a simple magnetic solution for easy and secure attachment, full palm support, and durable soft touch finish, so you’re comfortable typing and gaming for as long as you want.

Dedicated Multimedia Controls

A clickable metal roller and media keys allow you to adjust volume and settings on the fly: change brightness, rewind, skip, pause and more, all at the touch of a button.

Glow Up

Best-in-class affordable products with SteelSeries’ cutting-edge innovation and premium performance.

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Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination

Millions of color options and reactive typing effects make you the designer of your ultimate setup. Sync up with your other SteelSeries gear for the most gorgeous setup ever.

Specifications

Top Material

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy Frame

N-Key Roll Over

24-Key

Anti-Ghosting

Gaming Grade

Illumination

Dynamic Per Key RGB Illumination

Weight

2.04 lbs

Height

40.5 mm

Width

442.8 mm

Depth

139.2 mm

Type & Name

SteelSeries Hybrid Mechanical RGB Switch

Switch Actuation

2 mm

Total Travel

4 mm

Force

50cN

Lifetime

20 Million Keypresses

OS

Windows and Mac OS X. USB port required

Software

SteelSeries Engine 3.15+ (coming soon) for Windows (7 or newer) and Mac OSX (10.11 or newer)

Apex 5 Gaming Keyboard

Magnetic Wrist Rest

Frequently Asked Questions

What aftermarket keycaps will work with Apex 5?

The SteelSeries Hybrid Mechanical Switches feature MX compatible stems, so most aftermarket keycaps will work. Additionally, the Apex 5 features a “standard” bottom row spacing for even greater compatibility. Be sure to check the specifications carefully before you purchase any replacement keycaps.

How does the SteelSeries Hybrid Blue Gaming switches differ from other keyboards?

Some competitors claim to be “hybrid” but are merely dressing up a membrane keyboard. SteelSeries hybrid switches are truly mechanical switches. They keep all the same parts that make a mechanical switch great: MX stems, spring, and high-quality materials. Read more about hybrid switches here.

How easy is it to configure the lighting?

SteelSeries Engine software is universally recognized as being extremely easy to use. Control lighting effects, customize the OLED display, and reprogram any key in seconds.

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