The APEX M750 is a new mechanical keyboard that SteelSeries dubs as “The Complete Package”. As such, it includes all the features gamers want from a mechanical keyboard, and more.
The most important feature it boasts is that of the company’s new QX2 switches. The APEX M750 has forgone the usual Cherry MX switches and instead has implemented its own. These QX2 mechanical switches offer a quiet response to touch and are rated at 50-million key presses. They even feature enhanced anti-ghosting technology (keyboard ghosting is when a single keystroke or several keystrokes are “lost” due to the inability of a keyboard to process simultaneous signals that come natural to many gamers). The switches also actuate at just 2mm, which means fast gamers will have a blast. The total distance the keys can travel are 4mm, however, the keys will not activate more if they are bottomed out. This means people who bottom their keys out (like myself) will have a good time during gaming.
The APEX M750 takes a bit of a step back from its older brother, the M800. While both keyboards are full-sized keyboards with a teardrop designed chassis, the M750 sports a top plate-mounted design versus that of the traditional “bowl” design featured on the M800. The M750 also features Series 500 aluminium alloy, which is brushed to look rough, while not rough to the touch.
The SteelSeries APEX M750 also comes with its own software. The new capabilities in the SteelSeries Engine now offer Discord integration, meaning the keyboard’s backlighting will change when you get notifications. It also now lets you sync the keyboard’s lighting between the APEX M750 and other SteelSeries Engine-supported hardware. It has GameSense too, which lets the keyboard react to your status in-game. This means the keyboard will light a certain way when you are low on ammunition or health. SteelSeries specifically calls the enhanced version “Gigantic” which they say delivers “real-time, in-game reactive illumination and haptic feedback across all SteelSeries-compatible devices”. I do not know about the haptic feedback part, but it does sound super cool.
The APEX M750 is available now in South Africa at the following participating retailers:
The keyboard is priced at around R3 500. It is cheapest on Evetech, which offers the APEX M750 for 2 999 if paid-for via electronic funds transfer (EFT).