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SteelSeries Zboard

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 reviews of SteelSeries Zboard. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the SteelSeries Zboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SteelSeries Zboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of SteelSeries Zboard from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size. The price is also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability and design.

usability, price, size

design, reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SteelSeries Zboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of SteelSeries Zboard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, price, durability, design

reliability, size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : K Y Chim 207 Articles (funkykit.com)

Steelseries SHIFT Gaming Keyboard Review - FunkyKit

 

A few years ago … if I mentioned the possibility of seeing keyboards with interchangeable keysets in the future, you all would have laughed and thought I lived on a different planet. I suppose that's fair assumption because back then, there wasn't any...

The Steelseries SHIFT is one serious gaming keyboard that can only be described as “mental” … in a good way. If you’re after a gaming keyboard that can be custom programmed specifically to suit your needs for a particular game or any game for that...

Apr, 2011

RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by : Erkan Tairi (funkykit.com)

Review: Steelseries SHIFT Gaming Keyboard

 

The Steelseries SHIFT gaming keyboard is one of the first keyboard we've tested in our labs that features an interchangeable keyset. The Steelseries SHIFT is aimed at the enthusiast and professional gamer who wants a keyboard that not only offer...

Mar, 2011

WORTH BUYING

Expert review by : Henry Butt (kitguru.net)

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review

 

There are a huge number of gaming keyboards on the market so it can often be very difficult to make a decision on which to buy.  When we review gaming keyboards it is always good to see a product that brings more features to the table and...

KitGuru Says: An innovative keyboard that will provides a unique gaming experience.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

SteelSeries Shift Review

 

A gaming keyboard from SteelSeries that can be altered in both appearance and functionality. Z board eat your heart out!

Extremely customisable ; Innovative features within Software ; Reasonable price tag ; Good quality, durable

Poor caps key design spoils typing ; Software could be more intuitive ; More expensive than similar alternatives

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have a keyboard that knows no limits then the Shift will be right up your street. With customisation as one of the Shift's strongest features, SteelSeries has brought to the market a versatile gaming...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

SteelSeries Shift

 

The SteelSeries Shift keyboard is a good choice for the multi-genre gamer, but you may find that your wrists may suffer in the long term.

Good software interface. On the fly macro-editing functionality. Audio and USB 2.0 ports. Swappable keyset

Uncomfortable palm rest. Quick-keys are oddly placed. Not backlit

The SteelSeries Shift offers a plethora of features for a good mid-range price, at least for a gaming keyboard. Unfortunately, the flaw in the Shift is ultimately in the design. An ergonomic palm rest is an important aspect of any keyboard and in this...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

SteelSeries Shift: Cataclysm Keyboard

 

The SteelSeries Shift: Cataclysm keyboard bundle aims to immerse players even further into the third expansion of World of Warcraft.

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Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Castle (maximumpc.com)

SteelSeries Shift Review

 

It's tough to set yourself apart as a keyboard—when you get right down to it, most of them are fundamentally the same. The SteelSeries Shift, however, manages to set itself apart in two big ways.

Amazing feature set, including huge customization and great software support

Switchable faceplates require more sacrifices than they’re worth

The problem with the Shift is simple: The swappable keysets are a gimmick. The game-specific keysets are rarely helpful, and if you want game-specific key bindings you’re better off just getting a high-quality gaming keyboard that lets you customize...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Fletcher (techgage.com)

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review

 

If you're the type gamer who spends more than the normal amount of time tweaking your peripherals, then the Shift keyboard from SteelSeries deserves your consideration. Not only does it allow you to configure every single key, it also enables you to...

To call this review long-term would be somewhat of an understatement as the keyboard has been in use for several months, providing ample opportunity to test its features and to become accustomed to its layout.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Can the SteelSeries Shift find its way onto your desktop? We think so.

Jun, 2011

GOLD SILICON AWARD

Expert review by : The Duke (techreaction.net)

Steelseries Shift Gaming Keyboard

 

The Steelseries Shift gaming keyboard is designed to change and adapt to real-time strategy (RTS), and massively multiplayer online (MMO) games through interchangeable keysets. Powered by the Steelseries Engine software, the Shift provides gamers with...

The Steelseries Shift almost gave us a headache (in a good way), simply because of the vast options and customizations available with it. The interchangeable keysets really put this board in a class of its own. Having the macros keep track of time...

Jun, 2011