SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL was launched in 2019 (I reviewed the standard Apex Pro keyboard back in 2020) and had a massive success. Obviously, it’s due for an upgrade all thanks to SteelSeries’ breaking through in the switches and wireless technology. We’ve seen the new OmniPoint 2.0 switches in their recent Apex Pro Mini Wireless product, but not everyone is a fan of having a tiny keyboard for work.
If you are still on that original TKL version, there’s good news today as SteelSeries upgrades their Apex Pro TKL with the new OmniPoint 2.0 switches and Quantum 2.0 Wireless tech.
OmniPoint 2.0 switches offer 37 levels of actuation from as low as 0.2mm to 3.8mm with response time of 0.54ms. They respond 11x quicker than standard mechanical switches and one of the lowest actuations found in mechanical switches out there. That 0.2mm actuation point makes it really good for those playing competitively as every delay in a stroke can mean defeat.
The new switch also features 2-in-1 key presses where you can bind 2 actions in one key. So for example, you can bind ‘G’ to switch to a grenade and throw it right away (i.e combining a “G” and “Mouse Left Click” in some FPS games). It’s really good for some games and there are also other ways you can use this feature to your advantage such as combining two skill combo successively.
The new Apex Pro TKL (Wireless version) is now also powered by SteelSeries Quantum 2.0 Dual Wireless technology, with a choice of connecting via 2.4GHz or Bluetooth 5.0. The wireless version comes with up to 40 hours of battery life but there is also a cheaper, wired version.
We’re hoping to be able to get the Apex Pro TKL Wireless for a review soon.
SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Wireless retails for AU$589 and Apex Pro TKL (Wired) retails for AU$449. They are both available now in Australia retailers and through SteelSeries.com.