SteelSeries removed all the bells and whistles from the regular Apex keyboard and released a [RAW] version of the peripheral without the spare USB ports, cloth-wrapped cable, and selective illumination by zone, among other things. However, it kept the basics: 17 macro keys (that can store 34 macros), the excellent configuration software, and the stylish angled design. Let`s describe it first and then see how this less sophisticated Apex fared."
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