Built For eSports - SteelSeries Release The Apex M500 Mechanical Keyboard

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅12.04.2016 11:40:02

April 2016 - SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the SteelSeries Apex M500, a tournament-ready mechanical keyboard outfitted with Cherry MX Red gaming switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. Available for $99.99 / 119.99, the ultra-durable Apex M500 also features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology and blue LED backlighting.

"The APEX M500 is my new keyboard of choice. It's a tank and lives up to the quality of the 6Gv2, the mechanical keyboard that I've been using for a year now," says Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, Carry for Evil Geniuses Dota 2. "This keyboard is everything I think a majority of players look for when it comes to quality and feel, it's going to be a product that will be used at the pro level for a long, long time."

Cherry MX Red Switches

The #1 preferred choice of pro gamers worldwide, Cherry MX Red mechanical switches provide remarkable consistency and durability. With the worlds best switch rating for gaming and a 50 million press guarantee, Cherry MX keys continue to be an essential part of any gamers arsenal.

SteelSeries Engine Software

SteelSeries' acclaimed software delivers the ultimate level of individual customization for gamers. Pros and enthusiasts can program individual keys for unique combinations, create advanced macros for faster gaming commands, launch game profiles automatically, and create unlimited profiles to unlock infinite gaming possibilities.

Cable Management and Anti-Ghosting

SteelSeries' Apex M500 showcases a smart cable management system with three cable guides that adapts to your keyboard setup to eliminate tangles and interference. It is also armed with 100% Anti-Ghosting technology with 104 key rollover to ensure precision no matter how fast you play.

Features & Specifications


- 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
- Gamesense Support
- Remappable Keys
- Custom Key Illumination
- Multiple Macro Keys
- Custom Onboard Profile Support
- Unlimited Profiles

SteelSeries Apex M500 mechanical gaming keyboard is available directly from SteelSeries at https://steelseries.com/gaming-keyboards/apex-m500.

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