SteelSeries has announced the world's fastest keyboard. The Apex ships with the fastest response times ever seen in a keyboard, meaning you can game quicker than the competition.

Perfectly suited to the likes of real time strategy games, the £67.99 keyboard is on sale now. It comes with backlight illuminated set of keys that can change colour from a choice of 16.8 million options. Called Active-Zone illumination, it includes the ability to alter the illumination intensity and colour of five different zones. Basically you can turn your keyboard into a disco dance floor.

As well as the light display, the keyboard also uses clever low-profile keys, with raised macro-keys in specific places so you can hit them as quickly as possible without pressing a key by mistake. The W-key has a clever tactile bump so you can get to the WASD position, which allows you to move forward, back and left and right on most games, much quicker.

Software included allows you to re-map the whole keyboard's 22 macro keys into an order you find most useful. You can also program different layers of customisation, so you can switch instantly between them, allowing for up to 500 different keys for instant control. You can pick up the Apex from the SteelSeries website here.

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