SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard
SteelSeries is a name synonymous with quality gaming peripherals, and it ranks right up there with other players including Logitech and Razer. This time round, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories has taken advantage of its presence at CeBIT to introduce a brand new gaming keyboard in the form of the SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard. This model was specially designed with 18-karat gold-plated mechanical switches (don’t think you can pawn this off if you’re in a tight spot though), making sure the keyboard offers quicker reaction times and advanced key combinations that results in more Actions Per Minute and a lifetime more than 10 times that of conventional keyboards. Hmmm, but how does it stack up against its rivals that produce quality gaming keyboards as well? Surely it can’t stand up to the frustrated pounding of fists whenever the more violence-inclined gamer loses a round, eh?
Similar to the SteelSeries 7G, this new keyboard will rely on a powerful buffer-system that was created specifically for gaming, making it capable to support a myriad of simultaneous key presses – in fact, as many as there are keys on the keyboard. This special “anti-ghosting” feature will enable gamers who delve in first person shooter games to move, crouch, aim, fire and even check the scoreboard, all at once without missing a beat. In fact, SteelSeries is proud that their SteelSeries G product line is the only series of keyboards on the market right now which allows such functionality all at once.
Apart from that, you will find that SteelSeries’ Media Controls has been incorporated in the 6Gv2 keyboard, enabling quick access to volume, mute and other audio controls. You won’t find the audio ports for headphone-in and microphone-out on this though as compared to the SteelSeries 7G, while the couple of USB ports and removable plastic handrest are also missing, but guess those aren’t terribly important to have. The switch lifetime can last up to 50 million operations, which we probably think by then that you would have purchased a brand new keyboard already. Expect the SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard to cost 79.99 Euros when it hits the market in Q2 this year.