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- Giving gamers an edge, the fastest keyboard preferred by esports pros just got even faster and more adjustable -
CHICAGO – OCTOBER 4, 2022 – SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, today announced the launch of the evolution of the keyboard that started it all – the revolutionary and highly awarded Apex Pro TKL. Imagine the acceleration of the fastest electric cars… but in a keyboard. The Apex Pro TKL series keyboards give gamers an unfair advantage by fusing OmniPoint 2.0 technology with the tournament-winning TKL form factor to create the world’s fastest keyboard for esports and aspiring pros.
Originally launched in 2019, the Apex Pro TKL took the world by storm, giving gamers their first taste of fully-adjustable actuation, the biggest quantum leap in gaming keyboard innovation since the creation of the first mechanical switches. A fan-favorite and consistent must-have piece of equipment used by countless pro gamers, the first generation of Apex Pro TKL racked up victories across the globe, having originally found its footing with competitive gamers and those demanding only the best performance from their peripherals.
The difference between winning and losing can be determined by speed and a matter of milliseconds. In 2022, SteelSeries has engineered OmniPoint tech to be even faster. Giving gamers of all stripes the choice of 37 levels of actuation, from as low as 0.2mm to 3.8mm with a response time of just 0.54ms. OmniPoint 2.0 switches respond 11x quicker than standard mechanical switches and have 10x swifter actuation when set to 0.2mm. Users can pick between feather-light strokes and ultra-deep deliberate throws on a per key and per program and game basis. Whether gamers want a super-light WASD for FPS games or an ultra-rapid QWER for MOBAs, the Apex Pro TKL and TKL Wireless can automatically load users’ custom profiles when used with SteelSeries GG software.
Alongside its speed, the OmniPoint 2.0 switch also features 2-in-1 key presses, allowing gamers to bind 2 actions to one key. Walk and then run, pull out a grenade and throw it or execute the perfect combo, all in one effortless keystroke.
The esports-ready TKL design allows for a cleaner desktop space whilst also giving more room for large sweeping mouse movement, ensuring game-winning moments go unimpeded. For the first time, the Apex Pro TKL will be untethered and available with next-gen high-performance Quantum 2.0 Dual Wireless technology. Gamers using the Apex Pro TKL Wireless can choose between ultra-fast 2.4GHz lag-free wireless technology or Bluetooth 5.0 for connection to multiple devices. With a 40-hour battery life, the Apex Pro TKL Wireless can game harder and longer than ever before – without being tied down by wires.
• Apex Pro TKL Wireless – Featuring OmniPoint 2.0 tech, the world’s fastest key switch with an esports-ready TKL form factor, the Apex Pro TKL Wireless gives gamers a compact powerhouse on their desktop. Utilizing high-performance 2.4GHz Quantum 2.0 Dual Wireless technology and a TKL form factor, the Apex Pro TKL Wireless ensures gaming and workspaces look cleaner and have more room for game-winning flicks. The onboard OLED smart display delivers game and chat information in real-time with no minimizing necessary so gamers can keep their head in the game with minimal interruptions. Rated to 100M keystrokes, OmniPoint 2.0 switches need keycaps to match, with double shot PBT keycaps being the perfect companion, delivering unrivaled durability so they last from the first key press, to beyond the last. On May 23, FaZe Karrigan became the first pro gamer to win a CS:GO major using a wireless keyboard (Apex Pro Mini Wireless – featuring OmniPoint 2.0 switches and Quantum 2.0 Dual Wireless technology).
• Apex Pro TKL – With the Apex Pro TKL, users can take advantage of OmniPoint 2.0 technology to switch between agile 0.2mm actuations and deep and purposeful 3.8mm key presses. The TKL design gives users more desk space, for clutch plays while still being transportable to LAN events. A built-in OLED smart display allows gamers to see game system and chat information as it happens, making the need to minimize games a thing of the past. Double shot PBT keycaps ensure the keycaps last just as long as the 100m keystroke rated switches.
Available at SteelSeries.com and retailers around the world, the Apex Pro TKL Wireless and Apex Pro TKL are available for the following MSRPs:
• Apex Pro TKL Wireless – US $249.99 | EU €269.99 | AP $289.99 • Apex Pro TKL – US $189.99 | EU €219.99 | AP $219.99
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About SteelSeries SteelSeries is the worldwide brand and innovation leader in gaming and esports peripherals focused on premium quality, innovation, and functionality. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries improves performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that enable gamers to play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries is the pioneering supporter of esports and competitive gaming tournaments, connecting gamers and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ family of professional and gaming enthusiasts are the driving force behind the company and help influence, design, and craft every single accessory and the brand’s software ecosystem, SteelSeries GG, which includes Moments video clip service and the Sonar Audio Software Suite. The SteelSeries family of brands includes KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, and Nahimic, the leader in 3D sound solutions for gaming. In 2022 SteelSeries joined the GN family, a global leader in innovative and intelligent audio and video communications solutions sold in approximately 100 countries around the world.
Chicago, Sept. 23, 2022