SteelSeries today is launching the Apex Pro Mini, a shrunken down version of its popular Apex Pro gaming keyboard from 2019. While the initially larger model launched a few years ago, it’s been one of SteelSeries’s best sellers. Offering a multitude of features to enhance the gaming experience, while also offering a sleek (and minimal to a point) design.
The thing with the Apex Pro is that it’s a full size keyboard. Which for many is either going to be bigger than they prefer or take up too much space where they have little to spare. Enter the Apex Pro Mini. A new gaming keyboard in the Apex Pro line that skimps on almost nothing while managing to save space. It also comes in a wired and wireless model.
The Apex Pro Mini doesn’t forfeit much
Since this is a 60% keyboard though, there are some concessions. Keys are crammed tighter together to account for that smaller footprint. And although not really missing much in terms of keys, functions are doubled up. Take the arrow keys for example. You typically find these on the right side of a TKL or full size keyboard. Now they’re doubled up with the WASD keys.
Though this is admittedly a better option than on some other 60% keyboards which double them up on the right. Since your fingers are probably sitting on the WASD keys anyway. Speaking of keys, this is actually one of the areas where SteelSeries has made a big improvement.
Both versions of the keyboard feature the company’s OmniPoint 2.0 switches. These come with even faster actuation than the original version of the switches that launched on the Apex Pro. They also feature dual action key presses.
Allowing you to be more efficient with your plays by minimizing the amount of keys you have to hit for actions in games. Both keyboards go on sale today, and can be picked up directly through SteelSeries, or from retail partners like Best Buy.
The wired model retails for $179.99, while the wireless model is significantly more at $239.99.