Video gaming has become one of the leading entertainment industries in the world with millions of games, gaming consoles and peripherals being sold each year. As newer games and technologies emerge gamers learn to adapt and improve their game. Gaming has become a social event now as people have started playing games that involve them interacting with other people over the internet. Gaming competitions have become live events that are telecast live over the internet and the winner walks away with riches, bragging rights and recognition in the gaming community.
The SteelSeries Merc Stealth is a wired keyboard that connects to your computer by way of a 1.8 m USB cable with plug. The Merc Stealth from SteelSeries has dimensions of 536 x 201 x 27 mm and is suitable for both amateur and professional gamers due to its user-friendly features.
Style and Portability
The SteelSeries Merc Stealth has advanced features that make this gaming keyboard a worthwhile buy. The SteelSeries Merc Stealth lets you game at night or in low light conditions with the help of backlit keys. The backlight of this keyboard comes in 3 colours which are blue, red and purple. The backlight can be set at 4 different levels of illumination which include subtle, ambient, intense and off.
The SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard has rubberized movement keys which provide enhanced tactile feedback. Since the movement keys are used in almost every game they have been given the rubber coating to ensure you get proper grip even if your hands are sweating. The Merc Stealth gaming keyboard has additional terrain keys that are tilted at an angle of 11 degrees to provide the best ergonomic position for gaming. At 11 degrees your palm is rested at the correct angle to allow you to move your hands quickly and comfortably.
Most gaming keyboards have a few keys on either side that are specifically meant for gaming. But the SteelSeries Merc Stealth has a whole area dedicated to gaming and the key layout will help you improve your average gaming speed. This innovative design is unique to SteelSeries and the layout of the keys reduces clutter and therefore reduces errors. Easy access to volume control and mute options lets you manipulate the volume while playing a game directly from the keyboard.
The SteelSeries Merc Stealth has 34 dedicated keys in the gaming terrain and they can be programmed with long macros. In fast paced first person shooter games it is vital to be able to run, jump, crawl and fire to avoid being captured or killed. With the dedicated gaming section your finger are within reach of all the important action keys. The Anti-ghosting feature of this keyboard allows you to press 7 keys simultaneously therefore letting you perform several actions at the same time.
The Merc Stealth from SteelSeries comes with pre-defined profiles for over 150 popular games which makes your macro programming job easier. The SteelSeries Z Engine software lets you customize every key on the Merc Stealth. Macro key binding can be programmed with an easy, drag-and-drop macro menu.
Multimedia and Connectivity
The SteelSeries Merc Stealth has 2 USB ports built into the keyboard which allows you to plug in MP3 players, pen drives and other gaming peripherals. The Merc Stealth also has gold-plated microphone and headset jacks for clear audio connection. This keyboard has an excellent budget price for its advanced design and features.