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steelseries Merc Stealth Black Wired Gaming Keyboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #8 in Keyboards


Pros: By far the best (non mechanical) gaming surface 11 degree angled, Backlit, USB hubs, No software needed if default keys are enough

Cons: Length (very long and will take up about the space of a ten keyless AND gamepad on your desk, Out of production

I am a gamepad type of guy so naturally I view keyboards a bit different. I grew up playing NES, SNES, Playstation etc. so when I transitioned to PC gaming I never really got used to the WASD. I would use the directional keys but that always left me lacking the extra buttons needed. As years went by games started to have more and more buttons and I feared that I would finally have to conform to what I considered more of a "workaround" of how to game on a device not originally intended for that purpose(a keyboard). I searched high and low and found the original Zboard made by Ideazon(now owned by Steel Series) and it was exactly what I was looking for. I used it for about 4 years and it wore out. I decided to try the new Steel Series reboot and I found what I consider the best gameboard period.
I have tested the g13, tartarus, orbweaver, belkin n52, sniperpad and just about anything else that claims to be a gamepad under the sun. However, the keyboard section is not amazing but if reserved for only being used to chat in games a non issue. It should be taken into account that other gameboards do not come with a keyboard(minus the early version of this board from Ideazon).

I am giving the gameboard section of this keyboard a 5/5 and have yet to find anything that can even come close to comparison in comfort and function.
The keyboard gets a 2.5/5 being rubber domed keys that are not mechanical and the orientation of a few keys is strange which may turn some people off.
steelseries Merc Stealth Black Wired Gaming Keyboard

The SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard features 34 dedicated gaming terrain keys, making it easier and more intuitive than ever to walk, run, jump, crouch and move directionally in games. The gaming terrain keys, tilted at an 11° angle, are ergonomic and comfortable even during long gaming sessions. The keyboard features 3 different illumination colors (blue, red and purple), which can be set to 4 different illumination modes (subtle, ambient, intense and off). SteelSeries Merc Stealth supports simultaneous keystrokes and features a number of hotkeys for multimedia, navigation and other one-click controls. The keyboard features two USB 2.0 ports, gold-plated microphone and headset jacks all connected through a gold-plated USB connector. All keys on the keyboard can be programmed with the powerful SteelSeries Z Engine software, allowing for programmable keys and easy to use drag-and-drop macro creation.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureSteelSeries Z Engine enables programmability of all keys 3 color illumination options - blue, purple and red Anti-ghosting capability: Up to 7 simultaneous keystrokes Rubberized movement keys for enhanced tactile feedback Pre-defined profiles for more than 150 games Internal hub with 2 USB port Special gaming key area
TitleSteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard
Warranty1 year manufacturer warranty
Colorblack,led lights blue,purple,red,pink
SizeOne Size
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement64049 DH64049SS Q916-64049
Item Height1.9 inches
Item Length22.3 inches
Item Width9.2 inches
Package Height1.9 inches
Package Length23 inches
Package Weight4.6 pounds
Package Width9.4 inches
UPCList - UPCListElement813810011650
Item Weight4 pounds
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
LegalDisclaimerBrand new condition just repackaged box was scratched
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

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