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October 12, 2023

SteelSeries 6G V2 Review

SteelSeries have a lot of keyboards in their range that are aimed at gamers. Their 6G V2 is basically a cut down version of their 7G model that cuts down on some of the bells and whistles for a cheaper alternative. But does this take away from the experience?

The 6G V2 uses Cherry MX Black switches - these are among the most durable and rugged keyboard switches that you can get. They have a 50 million key press life cycle which is more than 10 times longer than the typical membrane keyboard switch. The keyboard also has a metal back plate under each key switch for added durability.

While this does increase the cost, it increases the lifespan of each key switch and makes for a more rugged and robust keyboard. It also helps prevent "ghosting" where too many keys are being pressed at the same time and some key presses are missed by the computer.

Another thing that the 6G V2 has is NKRO which means that it recognizes an arbitrary number of simultaneous keypresses. This is important for gaming as it allows you to type commands in chat without having to press the shift key to type each letter. However, the 6G V2 only has NKRO if you use it with its native PS/2 connector instead of the USB version included in the box.

The SteelSeries 6G V2 is a solid pro gaming keyboard and definitely worth checking out if you're in the market for a new one. It may not have the bells and whistles of its more expensive sibling, but it's still a very capable and durable keyboard that can survive even the harshest gamer rage sessions.