Product Comparison: SteelSeries Apex M800 vs Corsair K70 LUX


General Specifications
Brand
SteelSeries
Corsair
Model
Apex M800
K70 LUX
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Designed from the ground up for speed, Apex M800 is the world's fastest and most customizable mechanical gaming keyboard. It gives you the quick response and personal control to master your favorite games.
With virtually unlimited customization directly integrated into Corsair's legendary construction, the LUX line of gaming keyboards is the key to breaking through the competition. Choose between three unique Cherry MX switches to match your play style, express yourself with programmable advanced lighting control and large font keycaps, and transform your gameplay with on-the-fly macro programming. Loaded into a rugged aluminum body, Corsair LUX keyboards provide the ultimate experience for every situation.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
111
104
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
1.61 in.
1.5 in.
Width
20.08 in.
17.17 in.
Depth
6.85 in.
6.5 in.
Weight
49 oz.
42.32 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SteelSeries Apex M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The build quality is actually significantly lower than expected for the price because it has a plastic frame. The frame itself is also very large and will take up a lot of space on your desk without offering enough extra keys to justify the size.
  • I love this keyboard. I have not had any issues with it. It is a little on the weighted side but that just comes with the size. Its very sturdy, as its taken a couple falls but no internal issues. Love the customization options. the switches are just enough click.
  • The build is nicely weighted, feels premium (it is definitely premium), a glossy plastic rim goes around the keys which is probably a fingerprint magnet but this is not a deal-breaker by any means.
  • Its too BIG. With the marco buttons its big and throws off my hand placement and I type the wrong keys
  • Keyboard is too big even considering amount of keys. Numeric part of the keyboard is absolutely NOT needed for any gaming keyboard, it only wastes the space.
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • The keyboard is very comfortable to use, and the optional handrest is perfect without being "too much". The full-sized keyboard is nice if you're using the numberpad/arrows, or generally like "more room" on a keyboard.
  • The lux is basically the revision to the standard K70, with an updated lighting controller and new keycaps with a wider, larger font. I have to say though once I got the lux and saw how much more light the new font lets though, I really appreciated it.
  • I love the metal frame and heaviness of the keyboard. I'm still getting used to the mechanical keys but i love everything about his keyboard and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Very heavy, nice construction, great cable, USB pass through port carries enough power to operate things like controllers, thumb drives, etc. You won't be charging anything, but it works as a basic cable, allowing you to use much shorter cables for peripheral devices.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
RGB Illumination
Red backlit
Rollover
256
104
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
SteelSeries Apex M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Love the customization options. the switches are just enough click.
  • Another advantage of the Apex M800 is that the lights don't bleed nearly as much underneath the keys. It actually creates a more elegant appearance.
  • The mechanical keys are a low profile allowing for quick action while playing games. The mechanical sounds are not horribly bad and I do not hear them when wearing over the ear headsets.
  • The good - it types beautifully and is also great for gaming. It's quieter than MX Browns and I don't miss the actuation bump on browns as much as I thought I would. It's simple, clean, great for gaming, great for typing, and a nice size for a full sized keyboard.
  • No dedicated media keys. You have to hit the SteelSeries button and then use the F keys. For a keyboard this size, I don't really understand why this is the case.
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • Dedicated Media Controls - these are by far the best media controls I could find on the market. The volume is a knob, and not a pair of buttons, which is very rare for keyboards. Additionally, the 5 dedicated controls (Mute - Stop - Back - Pause/Play - Next).
  • The new keycaps are really good. They feel a bit more premium than the standard K70 caps, and for some reason they actuate much smoother. I think they are great overall.
  • Great keyboard, I've had it for a week or so now, the keys feel extremely smooth and well made.
  • The brushed backplate looks very slick and makes for a nice finish to the look. Another thing I love about the keyboard is that it has open faced keys. It's extremely easy to clean with compressed air or even just a quick blow to remove those pesky particles that get under the keys.
  • After only three weeks of normal use, the plastic on the bottom of my CAPS LOCK key-cap cracked rendering the key-cap unusable. Disappointing for a brand new keyboard, but really no big deal.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
Yes
Yes
Compatibility
Windows
Windows, Mac OS X
Cable Length
6.5 feet
6.5 feet
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
No
Yes
Extras
QS1 Switch, 6 quick-access macro keys, Lighting Patterns, Iconic, competitive design, 60 Million Keypress Lifetime, SteelSeries Engine 3 Compatible
USB pass-through, Anti-Ghosting, Full key rollover, Braided cable, Dedicated multimedia controls, AIRCRAFT-GRADE ANODIZED BRUSHED ALUMINUM FRAME, Corsair Utility Engine
What customers say about "Features"
SteelSeries Apex M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The 2 USB slots on the keyboard also help with my cable management and keep me from having cables running from my headset and occasionally second mic from wrapping all over the place.
  • On a separate note the cable that connects the keyboard is braided, and it's nice to see this type of cable being used by SteelSeries.
  • The braided cable looks and feels premium, the board takes two USB sockets - one for lighting the other for power presumably. I would have liked a single USB, but its fine if you have enough ports, worth considering nonetheless.
  • It has a long BRAIDED cable. I do not buy keyboard without the braided cables, I got cats. The cable needs to withhold them "eating it"
  • I love the keyboard and the location of the USB ports but the issue just remains despite updating firmware, connecting HOTS to computer directly.. etc. my older RBG SteelSeries keyboard works fine with no issue. Disappointed as I really like it otherwise.
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • Overall Look - this thing is beautiful. It does not scream "gaming" with aggressive logos and screen-printed color. Instead, it is just plane black with a black aluminum plate. It has a professional look, and it wouldn't be out of place in an office.
  • I was also hesitant because my standard K70 with red LED does not require the CUE software to run, it's plug and play.
  • The media keys are in the right spot, the keyboard layout is nice (I have large hands and fingers and this is very comfortable to type on).
  • Very good tactile feedback, and the best response key by key basis. I could say it was a beauty to have and work with. I wished I bought the K70 RGB, but in the end I was pretty satisfied with it. The aluminium body is gorgeous and sturdy, but you would need to clean it on a regular basis.
  • The number keys and others that have a symbol are inverted - the number is at the top of the key, and the symbol at the bottom.
  • I love the keyboard, but the software that runs it and all other Corsair products (Corsair Utility Engine, 'CUE') is a hot mess.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, IC, EAC
Other Information
MSRP
119.99 $


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