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!

793 COMMENTS

  1. I like working a dim lighted room so the RGB lighting does help add some illumination. I would like the head set too.

  2. I would like the SteelSeries gaming keyboard for home. I think that the keyboard would be useful to increase my productivity.

  3. The Steele series headset, any one would make my sons so happy because right now they share a broken turtle Beach taped together, to play games with their friends.

  4. I would use the SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work, and a new SteelSeries headset would add to my productivity greatly!

  5. I would love to win the SteelSeries Apex keyboard as it will help my old eyes see the keyboard better in the dark.

  6. The SteelSeries Apex Pro Backlit Mechanical OmniPoint Gaming Keyboard would definitely suite my needs. I like working a dim lighted room so the RGB lighting does help add some illumination.

  7. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard so I could use it at night when it is darker, with the backlight. I also would not have to use my laptop keyboard all the time. The SteelSeries mouse would add to my productivity the most.

  8. The SteelSeries gaming keyboard primarily for work because the RGB backlight will help during evening shifts. Of the three options, the keyboard.

  9. I would like the SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work. I think that the keyboard would be the most useful to increase my work productivity.

  10. I have two gaming system – but not a gaming keyboard. I presume it would help improve my score and pleasure. I will take the mouse as the added feature.

  11. The backlight is definitely something I wish my current keyboard had. I tend to be up late sometimes so then less lights i need on the better so I don’t keep anyone else awake. I would like the head set for that reason too.

  12. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because the RGB backlight helps me stay oriented when I’m using the keyboard, making sure I’m always selecting the right keys. I would take the mouse too.

  13. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming because I can make my moves faster with this keyboard, and the SteelSeries product that will add the most to my productivity is a mouse.

  14. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because my current hardware setup is sluggish. I would like the headset with it!

  15. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because my current hardware setup is sluggish. I would like the headset with it!

  16. I didn’t know how much difference a keyboard could make in terms of response time. Sounds fantastic for working at home!

  17. I could really use a Steelseries wireless headset for games so my cats will stop getting tangled up and yanking my headphones off during a game.

  18. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because I need a second keyboard to operate a second computer (productivity). I don’t have a KVM switch and frankly they’re slow.

  19. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because my current hardware setup is, frankly… a bit sad. The SteelSeries product would add the most to my productivity: would probably be a headset, since I don’t have one at all at present, and ambient noises can be an issue at times.

  20. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because the RGB backlight helps me stay oriented when I’m using the keyboard, making sure I’m always selecting the right keys. The SteelSeries headset will add the most to my productivity because I will be able to block out the noise being generated in the house as well as noise originating from outside the house as well.

  21. The reason I would want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard is for work because this will add massive amount of productivity in my day to day life.

  22. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming because I can make my moves faster with this keyboard, and the SteelSeries product that will add the most to my productivity is a mouse.

  23. the SteelSeries backlit keyboard would be a great help for my eyes and work too especially during this darker time of the year

  24. All of my current gear are really old and I would love a refresh on all of them.
    I used steelseries a long time ago and I loved it before I had to replace them. A keyboard with a numpad and a new headset would help my productivity and gaming a lot!

  25. Would love to upgrade to the Arctis Pro Headset from my current one. Really need something with more comfort that I can wear for a long period of time. As of now, I’m having to take off the headset I currently use every now and then because of how much pressure it puts on my ears and head.

  26. I haven’t changed my keyboard in almost 10 years? “It still works so why replace it” kind of mood. It’ll definitely be for gaming as a Steelseries seems too good to be used for work. 😉

    I also hear nothing but good things about the Arctis headset series. I’d love to get a new headset so I can stay productive and creative by listening to tunes without outside distractions like I used to do, and outside distractions won’t be distracted by me too.

  27. Would love the keyboard to replace my Logitech g15, which has served me well but is getting long in the tooth.

  28. The keyboard would be great to replace my old Logitech keyboard. Could also use it to play at night with lights off. Already own a SteelSeries headset for my Ps5 and it is great.

  29. The SteelSeries Apex Pro Backlit Mechanical OmniPoint Gaming Keyboard would best suit my needs. I have a 15.6″ laptop serving as my day to day PC now and having a separate connectable full sized keyboard to act as my day to day input device would certainly making my PC usage more acceptable. The RGB lighting on these gaming keyboards are also quite useful, my present laptop keyboard does not have this feature.

  30. I think the backlighing keyboard would be a great thing for me. I am often up at all hours of the night and on my computer but do not want to disturb others in the household by putting some lights on so I think this would be great for me for that reason

  31. The backlight is definetly something I wish my current keyboard had. I tend to be up late sometimes so then less lights i need on the better so I dont keep anyone else awake lol

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