My all-time favorite wireless gaming keyboard enjoys a 21% discount as an early Black Friday treat

Dive into the world of PC gaming with the SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless, the keyboard that has stood the test of time on my desk amidst a whirlwind of gaming hardware. Many contenders have graced my workspace, but only one has proven its worth to be my daily driver. This usually astronomically priced beauty is now adorned with an electrifying 21% discount at Amazon, just in time for the early Black Friday extravaganza.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless |$239.99now $189.99 at Amazon

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless | was $239.99 now $189.99 at Amazon

A 60% wireless gaming keyboard featuring premium build quality and its linear switches offer adjustable actuation for personalized gaming, with onboard memory for convenient macro storage. Elevate your setup with custom RGB profiles, transitioning seamlessly between games with style.

✅Perfect for: Space-saving PC gamers looking for a wireless mechanical keyboard. The SteelSeries logo key unlocks any functions you'd lose from a full-sized numpad.

❌Avoid it if: You don't like to keep USB-C cables around your desk. The 30-hour battery life represents a best-case scenario, and I'm often re-charging it.

💰Price check: $218.99 at Best Buy

🔍Our review: Apex Pro Mini Wireless review: So close to perfection

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Dual-action mechanical switches

This compact beauty has stuck with me since my initial review in 2022. (Image credit: Ben Wilson | Windows Central)

At $240 MSRP, the Apex Pro Mini Wireless was teetering on the edge of an acceptable cost to recommend during my review, and I always wished that SteelSeries kept it south of $199. Although this isn't a historically low price, the healthy 21% discount at Amazon still makes it my top recommendation for a wireless gaming keyboard.

It's loaded with customizable RGB and adjustable actuation for the mechanical switches, which support multiple per-key bindings if you install the SteelSeries GG companion app.

Think of it like how a controller works on Xbox or a Steam Deck; you can push an analog stick forward slightly to walk and fully to run. The same applies to dual actuation, where pushing a key up to 50% (or whatever you choose) can trigger a different action compared to a 100% press.

Besides its novelty in that category, it's just a solid keyboard with linear switches that feel fantastic for everything, including typing. It's undoubtedly geared as one of the best gaming keyboards, but it ended up staying on my desk for my work life, too. The 30-hour battery life isn't always attainable, especially if I have the RGB lighting cranked up, so I have to keep a USB-C cable handy to charge it up when the lights turn red, so keep that in mind if you don't like cable clutter.

If you prefer something wired, check out our Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review for a similarly RGB-laden gaming keyboard with extra keys.

Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.