Steelseries 7G Continued
The underside of the 7G has two ridges to angle the board, and a centralised cable ridge. Interestingly the placement of these also makes it viable to place this keyboard on your lap.
On the right hand side is the serial code for the product, as well as the Steelseries rating sticker.
There’s a small rubber foot in each corner to prevent the keyboard from sliding around, but that’s unlikely as this thing is so damn heavy.
The cable is braided which does give it a bit of class over the standard rubbery cabling, if you care about such things.
One interesting addition to the 7G is that it has a PS2 connector as well as an USB one. This is the feature that allows for far more simultaneous key presses than a standard keyboard. One fringe benefit is with motherboards that have flaky legacy USB support, the PS2 connector allows the board to be used within the BIOS.
There’s also the mic and headphone 3.3mm connectors which gives hub functionality to the board.
When the surround/wrist rest is added to the keyboard it becomes as big as the Roccat Valo we reviewed recently. While this is very comfortable, the surround is very loose and if the 7G wasn’t so heavy it would slip and slide all over the place.