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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Darksaber

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    Hi Darksaber

    Nice review. I have just two questions: Did you game with it at all? and If so: What do you think?

    You mentioned that the typing is good but what about game play?

    Thanks.

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    Well the gaming is very nice. The buttons do not spring back as forceful, but still very fast. I did game with it a bit sofar. And I have really gotten used to the LCD in windows and such, getting ICQ messages or movie info.

    cheers
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    Great review, I love the looks of this keyboard! Good job, after my next rig is done, this is the first item I will be getting.
     
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    I have had one of these since Christmas, and I love it. I game with it myself, and the only issue I have with it is the larger size. But since I love the macro keys more than I dislike the extra size because of them, I can get over it. One thing I want to remind everyone, is that the macro keys work in any application. I have six keys set up to do Photoshop commands, like "Alt, I, I, 800, enter" to resize a picture to 800x600 with the touch of one button.
     
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    Great review. I have been looking to get one of these for quite some time, but am kind of waiting to see if they will eventually bundle it with a mouse or even make a similar wireless version.

    Though I was wondering if anyone could tell me the actual size of this keyboard, I want to make sure it will fit on my keyboard tray before I buy it. :)

    Also I have heard reports that the keys are actually painted, and that the paint begins to come off after heavy useage. Can anyone confirm or deny this with their experience? I have heard that Logitech was very willing to send a replacement keyboard when this happenned though, even though it was out of warranty. So I am not too concerned about this.
     
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    They keys are probably painted, as the letters on them are clear/translucent to allow the blue light to come through. The length is about 3-4 inches more than a normal keyboard, roughly 21.5" by 10.25".

    I don't think they would bundle it with a mouse though, as most gamers are going to be picky about whether they want wired or wireless. Plus, I think the bundle price for a G15 and MX1000 would be like $150+.
     
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    i love my g15. it matches my mx518 exactly and types the best as far as im concerned. could u please post any other add ons available??
     
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    Thanks, I think it will just fit on my keyboard tray.

    I would love to see a G7 or G5 bundled with this keyboard or a wireless version of it(maybe using the G11 instead). If you buy them seperately you can get them for under $130, so I would be more then willing to pay $150 for a wireless bundle of the two.

    Though it would be really awesome if they managed to combine the G7 battery charger and receiver into the wired G15 keyboard and sold that in a bundle with the G7. Even if they had to eliminate one of the USB ports on the back of the keyboard I think it would be worth it. I would snag that up in an instant, even at $150+. It isn't like they wouldn't last for years. My MX Duo set is 4 years old and still works wonderfully. I don't mind putting down a small investment of ~$150 for a good keyboard and mouse every few years.
     
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    It looks like a very nice keyboard but for me I just stick with the normal default keyboard that comes with the computer when you buy it from the factory or store.You don't really need all that fancy stuff. Im a mild gamer and a basic keyboard does just fine for me. Over all a very nice review and a interesting product I gather.
     
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    That only works if you buy your computer from a manufacturer. If you build the computer yourself you have to buy a keyboard yourself separately. And like I said, I don't really mind dropping $70 on a keyboard that will last me for several years.
     
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    have you checked the two links in the review? they have quite a few available. Check the forums of the websites!

    cheers
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    It's a solid keyboard. I think every gamer would enjoy it. :)
     
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    You missed one thing. Cable management system. Look under the keyboard.

    Under the keyboard itself it's carved out for cables.

    [​IMG] <-- Just look. Sorry for the bad quality.
     
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    The keyboard pulls far too much power to be wireless. People have had problems trying to run it on a KVM switch.

    I've been eyeing this keyboard for awhile now. What's holding me back is the shear size of it. It could fit in my keyboard tray, but then I wouldn't be able to have my mouse in the tray either. I could put it on top of my desk, and it would just fit. Problem is I would eventually like to put a center channel speaker there. (Klipsch RF-35 probably). So I don't know. If I got it I'd defenitely paint that baby blue part though.

    Good review!
     
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    holy crap..wow...yes you are right...I did not even notice :). But what is it good for? USB devices connected? mouse cable maybe?

    but good point.

    cheers
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    I hate cables laying on the keyboard. I'm using it for my mouse and headset. I love it. :D
     
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    i bought one after reading this review .. the keyboard layout takes a bit to get used to. but after that it rocks
     
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    I'm buying one of these tomorrow, I think it will just fit on my tray. My mouse currently resides on my tray aswell, but I think I might have a solution for that.
     
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    Does anyone know how to install the LCD appz. And if there is a profile for CS S. It picks one up for battlefield 2 on my rig. Also The logitech performace monitor will show my ram usage but nothing for CPU. anyone know if there is a fix for this?

    And last question to all the G15 owners, do I need to have .net install I currently don't like it.
     
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    hmm even the mighty w1zz has one.

    shoot this weekend alone 4 different people wanted to steal it from me..:D i got it last xmas with bestbuy giftcards..gotta love getting screwed by big box retailers...
     
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    I don't know about installing LCD apps, but I believe none of the Valve games support it(due to Valve refusing to support it). Eventually there might be some 3rd party ones coming out, they might even be already out.
     
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    You are right that valve doesn't support it yet. there is a 3rd party app that does, u have to install .net 2.0 to use it. its pretty good it will show u amount of kills and death's aswell as k/d ratio. It also shows u how many kills per weapon.

    And when I was asking about profiles I meant keyboard buttons or G key assigment profiles, not LCD appz.
     
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    I have one question about this keboard, does it work with Mac OS X?
     

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