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Comparing Razer Cynosa V2 and SteelSeries Apex 5

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Razer Cynosa V2 ranks #22 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
SteelSeries Apex 5 ranks #17 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Razer Cynosa V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Razer Cynosa V2 more than SteelSeries Apex 5

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Razer Cynosa V2 over SteelSeries Apex 5, but both Gaming Keyboards have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Razer Cynosa V2 received 3 recommendations: from T3 (25 Mar 2022), GamesRadar+ (25 May 2022) and Tom's Guide (30 Apr 2022). By contrast, SteelSeries Apex 5 received only 2 recommendations from GamesRadar+ (25 May 2022) and Tom's Guide (30 Apr 2022).

Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Laptop Mag
Rtings.com
TechRadar
PC Gamer
Tom's Hardware
T3
GamesRadar+
Tom's Guide
Digital Trends
PCMag
9
- $49
Razer Cynosa V2
-
-
-
-
-
12
3
2
-
-
20
- $89
SteelSeries Apex 5
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
10
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 25 May 2022 GamesRadar+ ranked Razer Cynosa V2 as #3 and SteelSeries Apex 5 as #4
    Rank Gaming Keyboard Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 13 Razer Cynosa V2
    The best budget gaming keyboard
    #4 out of 13 SteelSeries Apex 5
    The best mid-range gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
  • On 30 Apr 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Razer Cynosa V2 as #2 and SteelSeries Apex 5 as #10
    Rank Gaming Keyboard Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 12 Razer Cynosa V2
    The best budget gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 12 SteelSeries Apex 5
    The best hybrid gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
  • On 25 Mar 2022 T3 ranked Razer Cynosa V2 as #12
    Rank Gaming Keyboard Comment
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 24 Razer Cynosa V2
    The best budget membrane gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
    Source: www.t3.com

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 121 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Razer Cynosa V2 outranks SteelSeries Apex 5. This is not to say that that SteelSeries Apex 5 is a bad option. Like Razer Cynosa V2, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like SteelSeries Apex 5 and Razer Cynosa V2 about the same

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Razer Cynosa V2
SteelSeries Apex 5
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Both SteelSeries Apex 5 and Razer Cynosa V2 have very similar amazing customer reviews.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling gaming keyboard receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Both Razer Cynosa V2 and SteelSeries Apex 5 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Razer Cynosa V2
In comparison:
Razer Cynosa V2 ranks #22 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
SteelSeries Apex 5
In comparison:
SteelSeries Apex 5 ranks #17 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Median best-selling Gaming Keyboard
In comparison:
Havit HV-KB558CM ranks #96 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





Razer Cynosa V2 is more popular than SteelSeries Apex 5

It's fairly safe to say that Razer Cynosa V2 is a more popular gaming keyboard than SteelSeries Apex 5, based on its 10,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Razer Cynosa V2 and SteelSeries Apex 5 often consider Corsair K65 RGB Mini, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Razer Cynosa V2 and SteelSeries Apex 5
Corsair K65 RGB Mini $91
In comparison:
Corsair K65 RGB Mini ranks #42 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
3 expert recommendations
Razer Cynosa V2 $49
In comparison:
Razer Cynosa V2 ranks #22 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
3 expert recommendations
Roccat Vulcan 121 $85
In comparison:
Roccat Vulcan 121 ranks #45 out of 190. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Razer Cynosa V2 outranks SteelSeries Apex 5 by 11 positions. This indicates that, as of 3 Jun 2022, Razer Cynosa V2 is more critically acclaimed than SteelSeries Apex 5.
Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Laptop Mag
Rtings.com
TechRadar
PC Gamer
Tom's Hardware
T3
GamesRadar+
Tom's Guide
Digital Trends
PCMag
1
- $200
Razer Huntsman v2 Analog
6
-
1
-
9
-
1
9
7
9
2
- $106
Corsair K70 RGB TKL
11
4
-
-
4
4
10
5
4
3
3
- $222
Corsair K100 RGB
1
2
-
1
7
14
-
-
-
8
4
+1 $184
Logitech G915 TKL
-
-
6
-
-
16
12
8
3
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [19]

80
Total expert reviews: 19
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by saudi24news.com
90
Average score based on 19 reviews
80
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
68

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [9]

81
Total expert reviews: 9
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 2
Highest score by Rtings.com
91
Average score based on 9 reviews
81
Lowest score by powerup-gaming.com
68

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Razer Cynosa V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Gaming Designed: Keyboards, Mice, PC Headsets, and PC Microphones, Based on dollar sales, Jan. 2017- June 2020 combined.
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From Seller:
  • Hybrid mechanical gaming switches – The tactile click of a blue mechanical switch plus a smooth membrane
  • OLED smart display – Customize with gifs, game info, discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame – Manufactured for unbreakable durability and sturdiness
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Razer Cynosa v2 Review
Review by headtr1p
Popular! 54K views!
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Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard Review
Review by Phillip Kova
Very popular! 116K views!
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Razer Cynosa V2 | True RGB Gaming
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Very popular! 334K views!
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No video reviews linked yet for SteelSeries Apex 5.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0811659037633, 8886419345770
UPC Numbers: 811659037633
Model Numbers: RZ03-03400100-R3M1, RZ03-03400200-R3U1
EAN Numbers: 0813682026721, 0813682028442, 5707119042642
UPC Numbers: 813682026721, 813682028442
Razer Cynosa V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Razer Cynosa V2 is a very popular option in the middle of the gaming keyboards price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling gaming keyboards and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SteelSeries Apex 3 or Rosewill RK-9000V2 .

Razer Cynosa V2 is $7 more expensive than an average gaming keyboard ($79.99).

SteelSeries Apex 5 is a very popular option in the middle of the gaming keyboards price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling gaming keyboards and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Roccat Vulcan 120 or Corsair K57 .

SteelSeries Apex 5 is $8.98 more expensive than an average gaming keyboard ($79.99).

Razer Cynosa V2: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews

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