Introduction

The humble keyboard has been around for a fair few years now, pretty much since the inception of the computer the keyboard has been with us. It has come a long long way though, from the horrid mechanical clicking boards of old, to the soft-touch gaming boards that we all now know.

One gaming board that catches the eye and our attention here at HardwareLook is the SteelSeries Shift, and not only have Steelseries been kind enough to provide us with one, they have given us a limited edition version to play with. But is it any good? We aim to find out.

Specifications and Features

  • SHIFT EVERYTHING - The Shift supports interchangeable keysets, all designed with awesome game designers.
  • MACRO - Advanced macros support delays. It's almost Skynet-ish. In the good way.
  • PLUG IT IN - Equipped with two USB 2.0 ports as well as in- and out-audio ports.
  • ERGONOMICS - The rubberized feet offers 3 different height levels and ensures steadiness.
  • PERSONALIZATION - Every single key is fully customizable. What you want, where you want it.
  • LAYERS - Easily switch between layers, allowing near-unlimited options for configuration.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY - Gaming Grade quality ensures a lifecycle of 15 million key presses per key.
  • ALL GAMES - Whether your poison is FPS, RTS, MMO, Shift was designed to make you win.