The packaging for the Apex M800 follows the same theme that SteelSeries has been doing on their products for a while now. That is bright orange for the product name on a grey to black fade background. They do include a photo of the keyboard across the front and I especially like that they also highlight the new QS1 keyswitch on the front and give you an opening where you can try out how it feels. With Cherry MX switches most people have an idea of what to expect with their mechanical keyboard, but with new switches it is nice to be able to get a feel for them before buying. Around back we have another photo of the keyboard only this time they have lines going to a few of its key features. Along with that they talk a little more about those features as well as about the keyswitch and the software/lighting as well.

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Inside the box you will find the Apex M800 right up top sitting in a plastic tray. Under the keyboard the USB cord is wrapped up and sitting in its own formed area. Then you have a small bag with a small user guide and a few new SteelSeries stickers. In between the paperwork and the USB cord are also two rubber bumps. These are actually feet to angle the keyboard up more, I will look at them more later. Up under the paperwork SteelSeries also included a bag with a few extra keycaps. Here you get mac specific alt/option keycaps as well as a mac specific CMD key. It’s nice they included these because with this being a new keyswitch you can’t just go out and get other new keycaps.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36411 13 Mar 2015 19:16
Today I take a look at the brand new Apex M800 from SteelSeries with their new QS1 mechanical keyswitches.

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