SteelSeries Releases New 60% Apex Pro Mini Gaming Keyboard

High-performance gaming keyboards are essential for any competitive gaming environment, and SteelSeries aims to lead the pack with its latest addition to the Apex keyboard lineup. The Apex Pro Mini mechanical keyboard uses OmniPoint 2.0 switches that allow for ultimate customization with fully adjustable actuation points. It can be purchased in a wired or wireless model.

SteelSeries was founded in 2001 and has grown to become an innovation leader in the gaming and esports peripheral space with the goal of bringing breakthrough innovation and technology that helps gamers get better at their craft. . Now the company is expanding the popular Apex keyboard lineup with the new Apex Pro Mini mechanical gaming keyboard. This compact keyboard uses the 60% form factor to give gamers more room for their mice and reduce the number of overall keys that aren’t of much use to them. This is the first 60% keyboard in the Apex lineup with SteelSeries’ innovative modifier key that will allow users to retain full functionality of the keyboard even if it is smaller. This form factor is also the perfect size for portability so you can throw the keyboard in your bag and head to the next LAN party.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Size Comparison

OmniPoint 2.0 – Fully Adjustable Mechanical Switches

Both wireless and wired models of the Apex Pro Mini feature SteelSeries OmniPoint 2.0 switches that allow you to fully customize the actuation point between 0.2 and 3.8mm with 0.1mm precision. SteelSeries describes The OmniPoint switches as having “11x faster response time, 10x faster actuation, and 2x more durability than standard mechanical switches.” A new feature that comes with the new 2.0 switches is dual action keys, which allow you to program two actions for one key depending on the amount of actuation exerted. For example, you can configure the W key to walk normally when half pressed and to start sprinting when fully pressed. This dual-action capability, custom actuation points, and per-key RGB lighting can all be adjusted within SteelSeries’ Engine software.

SteelSeries OmniPoint 2.0 Dual Action Switch

Apex Pro Mini – Wired vs Wireless

The Apex Pro Mini is available in two models: wired and wireless. Your configuration will likely be the determining factor in which model you get, as the specs between the two are identical, with both using the new OmniPoint 2.0 switches. The wired model comes with a detachable USB-C cable that terminates in a USB-A connection that will allow for easier portability without risking damage to the cable or keyboard. The wireless model has dual wireless connectivity with Bluetooth and lag-free Quantum 2.0 wireless with a 2.4 GHz connection. This allows the keyboard to work with portable devices which may have limited I/O to connect dongles or wires. SteelSeries says battery life on the wireless model is 30 hours with Quantum Wireless or 40 hours with Bluetooth and default lighting with the USB-C connection to recharge the keyboard when it’s low, or you can use the wired connection for a wired experience.

Availablity

You can pick up the all-new SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini keyboards today with the wired model at MSRP $179.99 and the wireless model at MSRP $239.99. Head below for links to where you can order these keyboards for yourself.

  • SteelSeries Store
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The new OmniPoint 2.0 switches are seriously cool with Dual Action capability to create an analog-like gaming experience. The use of magnetic sensors to create fully adjustable actuation points is also impressive and ideal for those who want their WASD keys to need less actuation than other keys you might accidentally touch.


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Margie D. Carlisle