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Apex 9 TKL

  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
  • Custom-built OptiPoint optical switches for faster actuation and zero debounce
  • Toggle the keystroke actuation point from gaming-grade 1mm to more deliberate 1.5mm
  • Fully swappable switches for customization and longevity
  • Tenkeyless form factor for a streamlined gaming setup and more space on your desktop for mice swipes
  • Series 5000 aluminum top plate, identical to metal in combat jets, enhances structural stability and durability
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Apex 9 TKL

Powered by the Speed of Light

OptiPoint Optical Switches

Experience optical speed like never before. The custom-built OptiPoint optical switches harness light to detect the registration depth of your keystroke for 33% faster actuation, zero debounce and a lightning-fast 0.2ms response time.

A 3D render of a blown out optipoint switch, exclusive to the SteelSeries Apex 9 keyboard.
A close up of the Apex 9 TKL optipoint switch. Text showing the actuation range reads: "1.0 MM to 1.5 MM."

2-point Actuation

Adapt to any game by changing the registration depth from a fast 1mm light press to an accuracy-focused 1.5mm keystroke.

Keycaps lifted off to show the optipoint switches on an Apex 9 keyboard.

Swappable Switches

Upgrade your keystrokes. Easily customize and upgrade to your favorite OptiPoint switch to make it your own.

33% FASTER ACTUATION
0.2MS RESPONSE TIME
ZERO DEBOUNCE

Versus the leading optical keyboard.

Streamlined TKL Design

The compact tenkeyless shape saves precious desk space for big mouse-swipes, drawing you closer to victory.

An Apex 9 keyboard with a blueprint of a full size Apex Pro keyboard behind it to illustrate the layout and size difference.
A user interface mockup of SteelSeries GG software showing the customization capabilities of the keyboard.

SteelSeries Engine

Unlock Apex 9 TKL's unique capabilities with Engine, such as per-key RGB illumination and custom actuation points. Engine is a part of the SteelSeries GG platform that comes with free apps to tune your gear and capture your best gaming Moments.

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy

The Series 5000 aluminum top plate is identical to the metal used in combat jets for a lifetime of enhanced rigidity and structural stability. ​

A close up of SteelSeries PBT keycaps.

Double Shot PBT Keycaps

Experience a giant leap in quality and durability. Our PBT keycaps are engineered with a unique texture for enhanced keystroke feel, better typing accuracy, and improved durability.

A close up of the detachable USB Type C Cable.

Detachable USB Type-C Braided Cable

Durable and detachable, the USB-C braided cable can withstand the wear and tear of daily life.

A side view of the Apex 9 keyboard showing the height adjustable tilt legs.

Height-Adjustable Tilt Legs

Optimally position the keyboard for comfortable play over long sessions. The adjustable tilt legs give you flexibility for three options: flat, half, and full extension.

Especificaciones

Key Switches

SteelSeries Linear OptiPoint Optical

Switch Rating

100 Million Keypresses

On-Board Memory

5 Custom Profiles

Processor

32 bit ARM

Actuation Points / Force

1,0-1,5 mm / 35g

Conexión

Detachable USB Type-C

Ancho

355 mm / 14 in

Profundidad

128 mm / 5,04 in

Altura

42 mm / 1,65 in

Peso

635 g

Height Adjustment

Rubber Tri Level Feet

Lighting

Per Key RGB Illumination

OS

Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, and Mac OS X*. Requiere puerto USB
*Not all software features supported on Mac OS

Software

SteelSeries Engine for Windows (8,1 or newer) and Mac OSX* (10,13 or newer)
*Not all software features supported on Mac OS

Apex 9 TKL Gaming Keyboard

Detachable Braided USB-C to USB-A Cable

Keycap Puller

Guía de información del producto

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Preguntas frecuentes

How do the Apex 9 TKL switches differ from the Apex Pro TKL's switches?

While the Apex Pro TKL features SteelSeries' patented OmniPoint switches, the Apex 9 series includes next-gen OptiPoint optical switches. OptiPoint switches use optical light sensors for a faster, more responsive, and more consistent input than traditional mechanical switches.

How do I switch between "gaming" and "typing" modes on my Apex 9 TKL?

The Apex 9 TKL can toggle between gaming mode (1mm) and typing mode (1.5mm) using SteelSeries GG or on-device controls. To switch modes, press and hold the SteelSeries function key and "O" for gaming mode or "I" for typing mode. The number "1" will light up when gaming mode is active; "2" will light up when typing mode is active.

How do I configure lighting on my Apex 9 TKL?

The Apex 9 TKL includes 5 preconfigured lighting profiles. For advanced lighting configuration and customization, download SteelSeries Engine.

What is the difference between the Apex 9 Mini and Apex 9 TKL?

Besides the size difference, the Apex 9 TKL includes a dedicated volume roller and media button for easy-access to system volume and media playback controls. The Apex 9 Mini has side-printed functions on certain keys to fulfill fullsize keyboard functionality.