The SteelSeries 6GV2 is SteelSeries’ second keyboard, after the little-bit-more-expensive 7G. The 6GV2 is a normal ISO layout keyboard which uses Cherry MX Black keyswitches. The keyboard is billed as a “heavyweight” by SteelSeries themselves and that’s because of the build quality. “6Gv2 can withstand punishment. Seriously.” –

This is good value for a keyboard if you like the Cherry MX Black switches. Black switches are usually used in POS machines because of their stiffer and weightier feel, but feel great if you are a heavy typist. The keyboard is completely covered in MX Blacks, giving it great consistency and no difference in the keys, unlike some keyboards that use switches just for the main keys and rubber dome for the rest.

The main design of the keyboard is very modest, besides the coverage of SteelSeries logos and name-piece on the windows keys and above the LED lights. It is a normal 104-key layout, which includes number pad, home keys, and the function row. There is a function layer so you still have access to media keys using the FN button.

The keyboard is built really well, and there was no budge when using it. I have not had it long so I cannot give any comment on the lasting power of it, but so far it feels as high quality and durable as any other premier mechanical keyboard.

Overall I have to say this is a pretty good keyboard. I was not blown away by it, but if you are looking for a decently priced mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches, you can’t go wrong with this. Well built, good looking and comfortable to use means that, in my opinion, this mechanical keyboard is worth every penny.

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