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Apex M500

  • Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Gaming Switches
  • Blue LED Illumination
  • 100% Programmable with SteelSeries Engine
Free Wrist Rest included with Purchase
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Cherry MX Blues

Known for their audible click, tactile bump, and 50 cN actuation force, Cherry MX Blues provide immediate feedback after every keypress delivering the game-winning performance pros require.

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Built Like a Tank

Reinforced with a steel back plate and formed with the toughest plastics, the Apex M500's construction and materials can withstand almost anything.

Blue LED Illumination

Brilliant blue LEDs under every single key provide the brightest visibility and eye-catching style. Choose between 3 different breathe settings with 4 individual levels of brightness.

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About the Apex M500

The Apex M500 is a tournament-grade backlit mechanical gaming keyboard built entirely around the needs of professional gamers, featuring Cherry MX Blue switches and a sturdy no-frills design.


Switch Type


Switch Name

Cherry MX Blue Gaming Switches

Switch Durability

50 million clicks

Throw Depth

4 mm

Actuation and Reset Depth

2 mm

Actuation Force Needed






Per-Key Blue LEDs


24 keys

Easy Access Media Keys


Gaming Mode (Windows lock)


Fully Programmable


Box Content

Apex M500 Keyboard

Product Information Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if the Apex M500 is the right gaming keyboard for me?
Great question! The Apex M500 is the perfect gaming keyboard for gamers who want a Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Switch, full anti-ghosting, and a traditional layout. Alternatively, you can use our interactive keyboard guide, and compare the Apex M500 with our other gaming keyboards here.
What are the benefits of the cable management system on the Apex M500?
The cable management system allows you to securely run your keyboard's cable from one of three points along the back, giving you multiple options for the angle of the cable to fit your desk's setup.
Can I change the color of the Apex M500’s illumination?
Unfortunately no, the keyboard only has blue LEDs. However, the intensity and patterns of the illumination can be changed.
Can I get replacement keys for my Apex M500?
Absolutely, we can ship replacement keys out if needed.
What's the difference between a red switch and a blue switch?
The blues non-linear design delivers its iconic tactile bump and audible click, while the reds are known for their smooth and silent key presses.
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