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SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Keyboard £113.99 at Argos
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SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Keyboard £113.99 at Argos

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Posted 31st Jan

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Been looking at these for a while now waiting for a price drop.
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Good keyboard only downside is the RGB isn't that bright but well worth the money.

Have some heat.
Several of us bought this recently from Amazon France - it was about £100 including delivery. Totally brand new and English version keys. Just checked and the price has gone up now but they had loads - can't remember which thread it was posted in.

RGB is bright enough IMO - no issues with that. The issues I have is the OLED screen is totally useless - it doesn't even display audio tracks or anything?? It literally does NOTHING at all. They need to urgently update the software but it doesn't look like they're doing anything.

Also - how do you use the Macro Keys? I wanted to setup a text macro and there is no mention of this in the manual. It has M1 - M6 secondary keys and no explanation of how to assign stuff to them or use them. Anyone know how to use the macro keys?
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 31st Jan
Be aware it’s US keyboard layout, if that bothers you.
TechieAli31/01/2020 18:30

Be aware it’s US keyboard layout, if that bothers you.



LOL - Unbelievable. Argos really are a bunch of cheeky ********

They don't even put it in the description or title - wow... You need a magnifying glass to notice this in the picture and the Q&A. OP you need to put this in the title.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 31st Jan
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Master_Yoda31/01/2020 18:15

Several of us bought this recently from Amazon France - it was about £100 …Several of us bought this recently from Amazon France - it was about £100 including delivery. Totally brand new and English version keys. Just checked and the price has gone up now but they had loads - can't remember which thread it was posted in.RGB is bright enough IMO - no issues with that. The issues I have is the OLED screen is totally useless - it doesn't even display audio tracks or anything?? It literally does NOTHING at all. They need to urgently update the software but it doesn't look like they're doing anything.Also - how do you use the Macro Keys? I wanted to setup a text macro and there is no mention of this in the manual. It has M1 - M6 secondary keys and no explanation of how to assign stuff to them or use them. Anyone know how to use the macro keys?


In the Steelseries Engine 3 app (can do it through the scrollbar on actual keyboard too but app is easier). Then pick the Apex7 keyboard > your config of choice > Key Bindings and near top left is a Macro Editor. Simple to use.
lucaspl31/01/2020 19:23

[Image] In the Steelseries Engine 3 app (can do it through the scrollbar …[Image] In the Steelseries Engine 3 app (can do it through the scrollbar on actual keyboard too but app is easier). Then pick the Apex7 keyboard > your config of choice > Key Bindings and near top left is a Macro Editor. Simple to use.


I've already done that but can't assign anything to the macro keys.
TechieAli31/01/2020 18:30

Be aware it’s US keyboard layout, if that bothers you.


No its not its UK layout they have the wrong image ARGOS guy hasn't got a clue, go to the steelseries website open chat and quote them the code EAN: 5707119038140.

RGB is not as bright as other keyboards, OLED display can be customised to your own gifs looks cool.
Edited by: "garybb" 31st Jan
lucaspl31/01/2020 19:23

[Image] In the Steelseries Engine 3 app (can do it through the scrollbar …[Image] In the Steelseries Engine 3 app (can do it through the scrollbar on actual keyboard too but app is easier). Then pick the Apex7 keyboard > your config of choice > Key Bindings and near top left is a Macro Editor. Simple to use.



If I want to paste "EXAMPLE TEXT" when I use Macro M1 key on the keyboard, how do I program that without losing / messing up my Insert key(?). I've finally (after tons of trial and error) managed to get it so that it now pastes "EXAMPLE TEXT" when I press the Insert key, but obviously I need it to only do this when I actually activate the M1 secondary function not my normal Insert function. It has a picture of M1 above Insert on the key so that would imply you press the Steelseries logo key or something at the same time to activate the secondary key (i.e. the M1 key) but this doesn't work. So basically, at the moment, every time I press 'insert', I get the Text pasting which is ludicrous and I've lost my Insert key - it doesn't do the function of Insert anymore... On this Steelseries keyboard, have they literally just etched M1 to M6 on the keys for show, or are these actual Macro buttons?

I had a Corsair keyboard before this and running Macros was a million times easier and worked perfectly. That also had tons of dedicated macro keys.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 1st Feb
garybb31/01/2020 20:46

No its not its UK layout they have the wrong image ARGOS guy hasn't …No its not its UK layout they have the wrong image ARGOS guy hasn't got a clue, go to the steelseries website open chat and quote them the code EAN: 5707119038140. RGB is not as bright as other keyboards, OLED display can be customised to your own gifs looks cool.



How do you get the OLED to display something useful like audio tracks being played, Spotify info, or even just a clock. I currently have the moving Pepsi logo, but it's rapidly lost its appeal now. It seems a massive wasted opportunity - we have a screen there and at the moment it can't display any info. There are so many things you could use that screen for - no-one at Steelseries seems to care - what on earth are their programmers doing??
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 1st Feb
Master_Yoda01/02/2020 02:54

How do you get the OLED to display something useful like audio tracks …How do you get the OLED to display something useful like audio tracks being played, Spotify info, or even just a clock. I currently have the moving Pepsi logo, but it's rapidly lost its appeal now. It seems a massive wasted opportunity - we have a screen there and at the moment it can't display any info. There are so many things you could use that screen for - no-one at Steelseries seems to care - what on earth are their programmers doing??


I don't use spotify sorry, as for gifs make your own be creative
garybb01/02/2020 08:01

I don't use spotify sorry, as for gifs make your own be creative



Yeh - but I don't want a gif lol. My point is having a gif there is pointless. ANY info displayed, anything would be better than a gif... They should have maybe breaking news scrolling across it, or even link it to phone notifications, or social media apps... I was surprised to see people have been asking them to do something with this OLED screen for ages and nothing's been done. Apparently they did have a Spotify app, but it didn't work so it was pulled. Also, before I bought this keyboard I heard in several reviews that this screen showed audio track info but this is a lie lol - it doesn't.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 1st Feb
Master_Yoda01/02/2020 08:04

Apparently they did have a Spotify app, but it didn't work so it was …Apparently they did have a Spotify app, but it didn't work so it was pulled. Also, before I bought this keyboard I heard in several reviews that this screen showed audio track info but this is a lie lol - it doesn't.



On there site(steelseries) it says TIdal for music so maybe they will fix the spotify app.
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