SteelSeries Apex vs Apex 350

SteelSeries is a Danish company that manufactures gaming peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, and headsets. They have sponsored several professional teams, such as Evil Geniuses, Alliance, and Vitality. You may have learned about SteelSeries from these well-known teams, if not from the gaming stores. Now, we are going to discuss about two SteelSeries keyboards, which are SteelSeries Apex and SteelSeries Apex 350. You can still find both on some online stores. They look very similar to each other. What’s the difference between SteelSeries Apex and SteelSeries Apex 350?

An Older Model
One reason behind the similarity between SteelSeries Apex and SteelSeries Apex 350 is that the two are basically the same keyboards. SteelSeries Apex is an older model. It is a product that was originally produced by the manufacturer. However, some time ago, the company rebranded all of their products in order to make the products easier to tell apart and to emphasize the higher-end models. Today, the original SteelSeries Apex is produced as SteelSeries Apex 350. In other words, SteelSeries Apex 350 is just a new name for the older SteelSeries Apex. Still, if you find both on the market, you can expect the SteelSeries Apex to be an older product whereas SteelSeries Apex 350 is a newly produced product. Getting the newer product is generally more preferred because the older product may have gathered dust and such when on the shelf.

Have a look : Steelseries Apex 300 vs 350.

Membrane Switch
Both SteelSeries Apex and SteelSeries Apex 350 are membrane keyboards. By using membrane keys, they have become much more lightweight than their mechanical counterparts. They are also much quieter and softer, suitable for people who hate clicking and tough keys. To mend the accuracy problem often happening on membrane keyboards, SteelSeries has implemented N-key rollover technology on these keyboards. Interestingly, SteelSeries Apex 350 is actually coming with the 10 N-key rollover, as opposed to the old anti-ghosting system on the original SteelSeries Apex that only allows up to 6 simultaneous key presses on the 20 anti-ghosting keys. So, you can expect SteelSeries Apex 350 to be a little bit more accurate and reliable than the original SteelSeries Apex during the intense part of the game.

Both support unlimited macro creation with an unlimited number of profiles for various games. Both support complete button remapping. Both also have the 5-Zone Prism RGB Illumination System.

- Unlimited number of profiles to create and store
- Unlimited macro creation
- Complete button remapping
- Analyzed usage via recorded movements and heatmap display
- 6 simultaneous key presses of 20 anti ghosting capable gaming keys
- Ergonomically elevated F and macro keys
- Anti ghosting (10 N-key rollover)
- Media Controls
- SteelSeries Engine drives everything including illumination, macros, and profiles
- Low profile keys for great feel with short travel distance and fast response time

SteelSeries Apex vs Apex 350
We recommend you to choose SteelSeries Apex 350. It is a newer model with an improved anti-ghosting technology for better accuracy and reliability during the intense part of the game.