A dedicated gaming keyboard, like those from SteelSeries, can make a whole lot of difference for work and play. I tried calculating it! On average people can type 40 words per minute. For professional writers spending eight hours of work writing, that’s an average of over 19,000 words a day in total. Now, that’s a lot! And also, a lot of stress on the hand. So for hardworking individuals who go into overdrive with their fingers, it pays to have a great keyboard. But doubly so for gamers: after a long day’s work you need a responsive keyboard designed to give you an edge over the competition. The SteelSeries prizes in this contest will definitely give you that edge!

A gaming keyboard dedicated to your day-to-day

Many of the office jobs today require long hours with our hands on a keyboard—writing emails, crunching numbers on a sheet, or what have you. You may not notice it each day, but that typing will take a toll on your hands. In my experience, many keyboards out there are not designed for the demands of day-to-day productivity AND the mostly intense needs of a PC gamer.

I’ve owned a few computers for school and for work. The keyboards provided with many of them don’t actually contribute to faster work. The customizable, mechanical keyboards designed with gaming in mind, deliver a boost to productivity of any kind.

The Apex line of keyboards from SteelSeries

The Apex keyboard line from SteelSeries boasts features I think would definitely improve anyone’s productivity—and not to mention, make gaming a lot more fun. Whether in TK or TKL, you can select from the Apex 3, Apex 5, Apex 7, to Apex Pro. Read Marcus Wong’s review and watch his video to learn about his experience using the Apex 7 and Pro keyboards. I won’t discuss everything he mentioned; instead, I’ve selected my four favourite things found in Apex keyboards:

Faster response and actuation

Who doesn’t want faster keys? The Apex Pro boasts of 8x faster response time and 5x faster actuation; each key allows for easy use and control with less effort. Plus, the OmniPoint mechanical switches allow you to set per-key sensitivity. This is a big plus for me. Spending all day typing, setting the action of each part of the keyboard to the way I want it will reduce the strain on my hand. For gaming, the fast reaction time of the keyboard give you better control of your game characters, for overall better gameplay.

OLED Smart display

The OLED Smart Display in the Apex 7 and Apex Pro lets you do many things on the fly. It acts as your integrated command centre by giving quick access to settings and useful information straight from the games and apps you frequently use. Change your profile. Adjust the volume. View stats from games, such as health, skills, power, or money. Quickly connect with who’s chatting with you on Discord—all of these without having to switch from one tab to another.

Using the Smart Display you can easily choose among various keyboard settings that you need. You can select from up to 102 customizable programs to set your keyboard in a way suitable to the game you play.

Improved durability

Another thing that I like about the Apex keyboards is the way each keycap is built. The Apex Pro construction is designed to guarantee 100 million keystrokes. You can’t underestimate how many keystroke any person can make a day. You’ve read my calculation in the introduction—it’s a lot! And, it also varies depending on the way each person work with their keyboards, with some more passionate than others. I know I am. I’ve had one keyboard that, just after less than a year of using, a couple of keys faded and I did have to buy a plastic cover to stop them from getting worse. No matter how familiar you are with the keyboard layout, a keyboard with worn out labels slows you down.

The Apex 3 has water-resistant design that not only lets your keyboard withstand accidental spills, but also allows water from under the keys to flow out of the keyboard. It’s made perfectly for anyone who likes having beverages on the same table as their computers.

RGB Backlight

Last but definitely the most fun feature is the RGB Backlight. I like how colourful and dynamic it makes your typing experience. You can choose between red, green, blue or all colours. I also like the ripple effect it creates each time you press a key.

Whether for work or gaming, consider the SteelSeries Apex keyboards and other line of products.

How to Enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter twice.

  1. In a comment below, tell us why you want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work and/or gaming, and what SteelSeries product will add the most to your productivity: a new keyboard, mouse, or headset?
  2. Visit the product page for the SteelSeries Apex Pro Backlit Mechanical OmniPoint Gaming Keyboard to learn how many custom programmable buttons it has, then send us that information in an email to bestbuyblog@bestbuycanada.ca with the subject “SteelSeries Apex keyboard contest.” NOTE: Do not post that information below in a comment; you must send it in an email for a valid entry.

What you will win

At the end of this contest, we’ll randomly select five eligible entries to receive one of these SteelSeries prize set: Apex 3 Keyboard + a Rival 3 mouse, Apex 7 keyboard + Rival 3 wireless mouse, Apex 7 keyboard TKL + Rival 650 wireless mouse, Apex Pro Keyboard TKL + Arctis Pro headset, and Apex Pro keyboard + Arctis Pro wireless headset. To know more about these products, visit Best Buy Canada.

This contest runs from November 18th to December 2nd.

Remember you can enter twice, as indicated in the how to enter section of this post. Hurry! Key in your entries and share this contest to your family and friends so they can have a chance to win too. There’s five sets of prizes for everyone!

Win a SteelSeries Apex keyboard prize set Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!


  1. I love the backlight feature of the keyboard and it would be the item that would help me be productive because the number four on my keyboard isn’t working any more.

  2. I’d love the backlight feature of the keyboard and it would be the item that would help me be productive because the number four on my keyboard isn’t working any more.

  3. I’m using my old Sony bloetooth headphones for purposes like watch TV, listen to music, play games and for work meetings. So I need some new one to give my old headphones a chance to live longer 🙂

  4. I would love a new keyboard for my games. Would be much better than the old one I have and then I can be cooler than my teenager…haha

  5. I want one for my husband who is a big gamer, it will help him in all his online gaming quests. We are struggling a bit this year and this would be a great Christmas gift for him

  6. I want a SteelSeries keyboard because all I have is a laptop keyboard and it isn’t all that great. I think a new headset will help my productivity the most because I will be able to listen to music or have better quality for voice chats while I’m working.

  7. why you want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work and/or gaming, and what SteelSeries product will add the most to your productivity: a new keyboard, mouse, or headset?”.

    I would love to win this set for my husband, as the set up is getting pretty old and he really needed a new keyboard and mouse. All of the items would really add to his productivity and getting things done faster

  8. I would love to win for home. My keyboard is pretty old and grungy. The feature I love the most is the RGB Backlight.

  9. I want a new Steelseries gaming keyboard especially for heavy online MOBA gaming especially DOTA2 and LOL. Smart OLED is great for extra info when need to see.

  10. Our son is getting more into computers and coding and this would be a great opportunity to spend some time together and make it more exciting for him! The Keyboard looks so cool!

  11. I really need a new quality keyboard because my “R” button isn’t working properly. Haven’t a hard time reload my guns at critical moments in Fortnite when I played with my nephew at night.

  12. I’ve been working from home so I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work and gaming! A new SteelSeries keyboard would be great to replace my 10 year old Logitech keyboard!

  13. This would be awesome to win. I absolutely love the lights on it. The fact that it’s wireless and durable for typing and playing games as I’m a gamer this keyboard would be better than the one I use now. Overall I love everything about it best one I’ve seen and looks amazing.

  14. Top three reasons I want SteelSeries gaming keyboard (and it is the keyboard that would add the most to my productivity): fast response time, the cool RGB backlighting and the water resistance for when the cat decides to knock over my beverages

  15. I would love a SteelSeries gaming keyboard because I spend all day at work typing and I love that it is wireless so it would be easy to use at work or bring home for gaming! A new mouse would also help with productivity because my current mouse is hurting my wrist.

  16. This would be awesome – I’d use it for work, my husband for gaming… and I really like the headphones!

  17. My daughter is getting into gaming with her dad and would love the headset so she can keep the other mo9se out and focus on her games.

  18. My gaming family of 7 would absolutely lose their gigabites if we won a new gaming keyboard with led lights under the tree this Christmas. Especially my very talented little 15 year old gamer who’s b day is in just 3 days.!!
    Funny story, he was in a tournament we didn’t know about, on his way to winning a lot of money. We thought he had been spending so many hours on there just for fun if you will, and we had him turn it off for the day.
    He was Soo mad at us, and us so mad at ourselves when he told us about losing the tournament because of us.

  19. My son would love a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming as his current one is so worn on certain keys that it is almost unusable.

  20. Love my Steelseries Arctis Pro headset but would love a new quality keyboard and that Apex Pro keyboard looks smooth! Being able to have a wireless headset would be awesome too!

  21. I would love for the SteelSeries keyboard to help up my gaming life! The keys being condensed would help my speed for sure.
    The mouse would have the most impact on my game to reduce lagging.

  22. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming, being retired I spend a lot of my day gaming. I would love a SteelSeries keyboard as my current one is so worn on certain keys that it is almost unusable.

  23. I want a keyboard for the lights at night if I’m honest. A headset would make me more productive though because it’d drown out other sounds in the house that distract me from work.

  24. I would like a SteelSeries keyboard for work as the keyboard I currently use is somewhat uncomfortable and sometimes unreliable/glitchy. This would help my productivity next Alternatively a new mouse would be quite beneficial.

  25. Great to have backlighting on the keyboard while I am watching TV and on the computer in the evenings.
    Definitely having a new headset would help dampen the noise in the house.

  26. I would love a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for my daughter’s gaming. She would love a headset to help keep her sisters from distracting her when she’s playing/doing school work.

  27. A great quality keyboard is always desirable, and that many positive reviews is reassuring.
    Having a keyboard that supports macros is particularly useful, in games that allow it, to hit the cooldowns at the right time…

  28. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work and/or gaming for the increased durability. The SteelSeries product that will add the most to your productivity is a new keyboard

  29. Fast response and durability are musts when using a keyboard, for me. I spend all day typing, and then I game. If a keyboard is durable and fast responding, its perfect for the hard work I’d put it through.

  30. I really need a new quality keyboard mine is dirty and old i game a lot and im too poor to get a new one i also necer tested a steelserie

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