SteelSeries’ new water-resistant Apex 3 keyboard was made for clumsy gamers

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If you’re a gamer with butterfingers, you’ll want to check out the new SteelSeries Apex 3 TenKeyLess keyboard, which has earned IP32 certification for dust and water resistance.

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Even though water-resistant keyboards aren’t a new concept—they’ve been available for years as part of many enterprise-grade laptops and notebooks—the Apex 3 TKL is billed as the first water-resistant TKL gaming keyboard. This makes it convenient and safe for gamers to have a drink next to them so they can stay hydrated during long gaming sessions.

The keyboard is said to be built with added durability to help protect against damage and light spills.


“With an IP32 rating, it’s harder for dust, dirt, and debris to enter the keyboard, which protects internal components against the damage that buildup can cause over time,” the company explained, adding that the keyboard’s components are protected against damage. The highlights on the internal components are sealed. Drainage holes on the bottom help direct any spilled water from the keyboard, and SteelSeries said you don’t need to do any extra work, such as using a hairdryer.

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In addition to its new water-resistant capabilities, the Apex 3 TKL also benefits from a super-quiet key switch, making it a great addition to a quiet home office or dorm room. Gamers will appreciate the anti-ghosting key design that is built to handle and register fast keystrokes during action-packed games.

“Whisper-quiet switches are designed with low-friction, durable materials for more than 20 million keypresses and deliver virtually silent gameplay,” SteelSeries said. “Enhancing its allure, brilliant PrismSync lighting delivers eight zones of 16.8 million beautifully crisp colors that can be synchronized with the SteelSeries family of products.”

SteelSeries' new Apex 3 TKL has got an IP32 rating.

The keyboard also comes with dedicated media control keys, a clickable volume roller, brightness controls, and rewind, skip and pause buttons that are easily accessed.

The SteelSeries Apex 3 is available starting today for $45 from the company’s website. It is available in several different keyboard layouts including US and UK

If you’re looking for a new gaming keyboard, be sure to check out our list of the top models available today. We also have recommendations for some of the best ergonomic keyboards, the best keyboards for Mac users, and the top keyboards for everyday use.

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