Apex M500 - Cherry MX Red

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Apex 500 Keyboard

Outlast The Competition

Guaranteed durability! Cherry MX’s keypress guarantee ensures your switches will work and feel the same for more than 50 million clicks. That’s over 5 times longer than that dusty old membrane keyboard on your desk.

Full Anti-Ghosting

Every gamer knows the feeling of knowing that you pressed a key in the heat of battle and having it not register in-game. Unlike the competition, we didn’t cut corners. The M500 offers full Anti-Ghosting and N-Key Rollover.

More Than A Feeling

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first keypress or the millionth, your keys will always feel brand new. Every switch maintains their same key feel over time, which is critical for building the muscle memory needed to play at the highest levels.

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Cherry MX Reds

Featuring the industry-leading Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Switches, the Apex M500 delivers the game-winning performance required by pros. The low force and actuation point of the switch results in dramatically faster gameplay making Reds the undisputed choice of professionals. Games are decided in seconds, and every advantage is essential.

Apex 500 Keyboard

Built Like a Tank

A durable keyboard is essential. Created with the toughest plastics and reinforced with a battle-hardened steel back plate, we’ve gone to extra lengths to ensure the construction and materials can withstand anything thrown its way.

Blue LED Illumination

Brilliant blue LEDs under every single key provide the brightest visibility and eye-catching style. Take it a step further and choose between 3 different breathe settings with 4 individual levels of brightness.

Standard Key Layout

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A standard key layout means no learning curve and no surprises. With Cherry key stems, gamers can swap out the keycaps for a custom set and everything fits perfectly.

Underneath it all

  • Cable Management

    The unique cable management system gives you multiple ways to straighten up your battlestation. Three individual guides let you choose where your cable comes out of your keyboard, eliminating any cable issues on your desk.

  • Quick Access Media Control

    No need to Alt-Tab out of the game to get your media settings just right.

  • Adjustable height

    Large and sturdy adjustable feet give you the perfect angle for attack. Because you know what they say about keyboards with big feet...

  • Engineering 101

    We didn’t place the pattern under the M500 just because it looks cool. Every shape was engineered to dramatically increase the structural integrity of the keyboard.

Limitless Customization

Apex M500 has the largest arsenal of customization options compared to other mechanical gaming keyboard in its class. Customize and re-assign any and all keys to make yours one-of-a-kind.

Macros Galore

With SteelSeries Engine, take control with the most expansive set of macros and personalization options. Text based, key-press, and-on-the-fly macros can all be programmed and set with ease.

Unlimited Profiles

Your profiles aren’t limited to just your keyboard. Program any key to cycle between your keyboard, headset, and mouse profiles. You can even create an unlimited number of profiles that auto-deploy your exact settings right when you launch your games.



  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Switch Name: Cherry MX Red Gaming Switches
  • Throw Depth: 4 mm
  • Actuation and Reset Depth: 2 mm
  • Actuation Force Needed: 45cN
  • 50 Million Click Lifetime Guarantee


  • Layout: Traditional
  • Full Anti-Ghosting Support
  • N-Key Roll Over: 104 Key
  • Illumination: Per-Key Blue LEDs
  • Quick Access Media Keys
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • Cable Management System
  • Weight: 1241 g, 2.742 lbs
  • Height: 136.43 mm, 5.37 in
  • Width: 440.56 mm, 17.34 in
  • Depth: 39.52 mm, 1.56 in
  • Large Adjustable Rubber Feet
  • Cable Length: 2 m, 6.5 ft


  • Engine Support: SSE3
  • Remappable Keys
  • Custom Key Illumination
  • Unlimited Profiles


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if the Apex M500 is the right gaming keyboard for me?
Great question! The Apex M500 is the perfect gaming keyboard for gamers who want a Cherry MX Red Mechanical Switch, full anti-ghosting, and a traditional layout. Alternatively, you can use our interactive keyboard guide, and compare the Apex M500 with our other gaming keyboards here.
What are the benefits of the cable management system on the Apex M500?
The cable management system allows you to securely run your keyboard's cable from one of three points along the back, giving you multiple options for the angle of the cable to fit your desk's setup.
Can I change the color of the Apex M500’s illumination?
Unfortunately no, the keyboard only has blue LEDs. However, the intensity and patterns of the illumination can be changed.
Can I get replacement keys for my Apex M500?
Absolutely, we can ship replacement keys out if needed.
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Apex M500 - Cherry MX Red

Apex M500 - Cherry MX Red

$99.99 USD $99.99 USD
The Apex M500 is a tournament-grade backlit mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches built entirely around the needs of professional gamers.

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