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Apex M500 Evil Geniuses Edition

  • Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Switches
  • Dark Blue Finish & White LED Illumination
  • 100% Programmable with SteelSeries Engine

Worlds First Logo

The Gear Of Champions

The Evil Geniuses line was designed in collaboration with one of the best esports teams in the world, and is only available on

Cherry MX Reds

Known for their low (45cN) actuation force, Cherry MX Red switches provide rapid actuation through a light keypress - perfect for fast double taps.

Apex M500 EG Back

Built Like a Tank

Reinforced with a steel back plate and formed with the toughest plastics, the Apex M500's construction and materials can withstand almost anything.

White LED Illumination

White LEDs under every single key provide the brightest visibility and eye-catching style. Choose between 3 different breathe settings with 4 individual levels of brightness.

Apex M500 Side View

Evil Geniuses

The EG product line is the same as the team uses during training and tournaments. EG is one of Dota2’s most winning teams, dudes we like, and a steady partner to test and improve our gear.

See more about the team here

About the Apex M500

The limited-edition Apex M500 Evil Geniuses keyboard is a must-have for Evil Geniuses fans. It’s the only tournament-grade backlit mechanical gaming keyboard co-designed with the team. Featuring Cherry MX Red switches, the Apex M500 Evil Geniuses edition is built entirely around the needs of professional gamers.


Switch Type


Switch Name

Cherry MX Red Gaming Switches

Switch Durability

50 million clicks

Throw Depth

4 mm

Actuation and Reset Depth

2 mm

Actuation Force Needed






Per-Key White LEDs


24 keys

Easy Access Media Keys


Gaming Mode (Windows lock)


Fully Programmable


Box Content

Apex M500 Keyboard

Product Information Guide

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 white 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.

Have other questions?