SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard
by Mark R
I will be honest with you when I say that we have reported on the SteelSeries Shift before. Since I have received the Siberia V2, the company was nice enough to send over the Shift.
I have reviewed a similar keyboard years ago with the Zboard, and the Shift has a removable keyboard that can be switched out for games like World of Warcraft or AION. These keyboards fold up when not in use, and are easily switchable.
The Shift also has a few ports. There are two gold plated microphone-in and audio-out ports, as well as two USB 2.0 ports. By the way, you have to plug in the Shift to your laptop or desktop into the headphone and microphone ports, and you need to plug in two USB plugs to get the two USB ports on the keyboard to work.
Another feature is the easy to record macros. You know those moves in MMO games that require several buttons to accomplish? Imagine being able to do that move with one button. Now imagine having seven more buttons for your macros.
By the way, the Shift also has some easy-to-access media keys on the side. Other features include adjustable rubberized feet for 3 different height settings as well as Fine-Tuned Heat Spots.
You should be able to get the Shift from the SteelSeries site for about $99.99. The shiftable keyboards will cost about $24.99.