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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
price $99.99

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.

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OLED Smart Display

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

VIEW GAME INFO

SAVE PROFILES & MACROS

CONTROL RGB EFFECTS

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View hunger, tool durability, and more

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View current speaker, messages, and more

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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.

Three-Way Cable Routing

Prevent your cable from stretching, pulling, and getting in the way. The frame has built-in channels that allow you to choose from one of three possible places for your cable to exit, keeping your desk tidy.

Glow Up

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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

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 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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