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. Would love to have the SteelSeries gaming keyboard, SteelSeries Rival 710 Mouse, plus add in a Mousepad & Gaming headset due to the fact my current set up is very old and burning out. It would help make entering contests and playing games faster for me.

  2. This Steel series keyboard looks awesome. Definitely something I need for school I would love to win this prize pack.

  3. I would love to have the SteelSeries gaming keyboard and any mouse to go with it because my current keyboard sticks, is clunky and the keys are faded, it really slows me down.

  4. The Steel Series keyboard would help me the most with the backlit since my eyesight is not the greatest and we don’t have great lighting at home. I also like the headphones so I can block out all the noise when I’m working.

  5. I bought a gaming computer from Best Buy in September and only have the cheap keyboard and mouse that came with it. So it would be great to win SteelSeries computer accessories on par with the quality my gaming computer 🙂

  6. the SteelSeries keyboard would help me the most since it is backlit since we don’t have the best lighting at home for working

  7. A new Apex keyboard would be perfect for my coder husband!! Love the feature that allows any water spilled to drip away.

  8. I want a SteelSeries Apex Keyboard so I can make my husband jealous mwahaha! Just kidding I’d use it for work! I write/ type a lot for my job so having responsive and durable keys is important. For productivity, the SteelSeries Apex Keyboard would definitely help the most with speed. Plus it looks nice and that helps boost mood = boost productivity

  9. The SteelSeries Apex Pro Backlit Mechanical OmniPoint Gaming Keyboard will complete my gaming set, the reason I want to have one of these keyboard.

  10. We need this actually! I haven’t bought one yet, because well…. $$$$ But I would totally wrap this up for my husband and son for Christmas!

  11. I would love a a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for work because it’s much more fun than the plain black one I’m currently using. The new mouse would probably add the most productivity as my current one doesn’t scroll well.

  12. I love that the keyboards backlight feature as I could see in the dark late at night when I can’t sleep. The headset would be great also as I don’t own a headset now.

  13. I would want the keyboard for gaming. My two sons are very into gaming so, the keyboard, mouse and headset would help them.

  14. I would love to win this for my husband… He just bought a new gaming computer at best buy to use flight simulator!!! And his keyboard sucks lollllllllllllll

  15. My son, he is 11 years old. He found that coding is fun and right now he is learning unity programming. Every time he faces some difficulty, he turn off the laptop because of angry/upset. I told him, he is doing a great job, 5 minutes later, he turn on the laptop, try to learn coding again :). I am absolutely sure this gift will be boosting his eager to learn.

  16. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming and a new headset would add the most to my productivity considering I don’t have one at the moment

  17. A SteelSeries keyboard’s faster response time would mean I’d get through my emails even faster while enjoying my favourite iced coffee and not having to worry when my golden retriever jumps up and knocks it over since it has the water resistant feature!

  18. I want the keyboard for gaming to improve my gaming experience and I really need a headset to add to my productivity

  19. I’d love the SteelSeries Apex Keyboard for gaming! I’ve recently got back into PC gaming during the pandemic and I realize I badly need and upgrade!

  20. I’m hoping to optimize my “Command Center” and productivity by getting the SteelSeries headset. When I’m not at the gym working out, working or playing video games, I am spending all my time on the computer. Learning the ins and outs of the stock market while listening to music. Music is key in my productivity. Music at the gym, music at work and music while I’m gaming. Recently over this past summer I have been helping edit videos for a close friend’s music/artist YouTube channel, I am very excited to see where this can lead to. I’m a huge fan of music, and when the music is on I’m a true believer that productivity goes up. Having a top-branded matching headset to my keyboard would not only be aesthetically pleasing, it would elevate my overall performance and productivity.

  21. To SteelSeries,

    For the past fourteen months, I have been fortunate enough to own the Apex Pro TKL keyboard. Before owning the Apex Pro TKL keyboard, my teammates had to endure countless complaints about keyboard responsiveness of my well-known manufacturer brand keyboard (I won’t name names). The quality was so bad that I swear it was giving me grey hair, I was losing online tournaments and it was frankly driving me crazy.

    One of my best friends and gaming teammates, who I play online with for 4-8 hours per day, had mentioned that I should consider a SteelSeries keyboard. With the 10 level actuator adjustments, custom RGB colour schemes and guarantee of 100 millions clicks per key, how could I say no? This has genuinely been one of the greatest additions to my gaming “Command Centre”. I’ve been nothing short of impressed, and I’m not just talking about the increase in my gaming success.

    After a few months of using the Apex Pro TKL keyboard, another of my gaming friends mentioned cleaning his wrist rest – which I had never even heard of before! Apparently I was too impressed and excited when I first opened my keyboard, that I didn’t look through the entire box. After realizing I had one for myself, the added bonus of the wrist rest has been an absolute game changer for my gaming setup.

    I’m hoping to optimize my “Command Center” and productivity by getting the SteelSeries headset. When I’m not at the gym working out, working or playing video games, I am spending all my time on the computer. Learning the ins and outs of the stock market while listening to music. Music is key in my productivity. Music at the gym, music at work and music while I’m gaming. Recently over this past summer I have been helping edit videos for a close friend’s music/artist YouTube channel, I am very excited to see where this can lead to. I’m a huge fan of music, and when the music is on I’m a true believer that productivity goes up. Having a top-branded matching headset to my keyboard would not only be aesthetically pleasing, it would elevate my overall performance and productivity.

  22. I want a new SteelSeries Apex Keyboard for work. Typing is a big part of what I do so having durable keys that will register a key press properly is critical. I would add the SteelSeries Apex 5 Backlit Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  23. I like the keyboayrd cuz it has mechanical switches and obviously the rgb looks cool. a gaming mouse would probably most productive to me, specially the rival 650 as the design is dope af and its wireless.

  24. I want a SteelSeries gaming keyboard for gaming and a new headset would add the most to my productivity considering I don’t have one at the moment 😛

  25. The fast response and durability would be the main reasons I’d want a Steelseries Keyboard for gaming. I think a Steelseries mouse would add the most to my productivity as my current mouse is pretty old now and needs to be replaced.

  26. I would want a new keyboard that is clear and colourful and easy to use. I want one that has speed and is very user friendly.

  27. I’ve been out of PC gaming for years now and am looking to get back into it. The scene has grown a lot and there is so many items to choose from. Winning these awesome products would be amazing. The keyboard would be most the biggest help because I could always get a gaming mouse or headset later.

  28. I feel like the headset would add the most to your productivity, and that a Steel Series keyboard would make me want to sit down and get to work during the day! Sometimes we need a little trick to get motivated, right?

  29. I would want the keyboard for its fast response and durability for entering contests. The keyboard would definitely add the most to my productivity.

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