Tuesday, June 12th 2018

Logitech G Launches G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with GX Blue Switches

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech dedicated to creating high performance gaming gear, today announced the Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and a new mechanical gaming switch option, GX Blue. The Logitech G512 is a high-performance mechanical gaming keyboard built on the award-winning design of the G413 and G513. The keyboard offers three different key switch choices - Tactile, Linear and the new GX Blue. The introduction of the GX Blue key switch, which will also be available on the Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, further expands our lineup of mechanical key switches available on our industry leading keyboards.

"We're excited to bring more choice to gamers," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "With three different mechanical switch choices now on our Logitech G512 and G513 keyboards, gamers can pick the switch profile and experience they want."
The Logitech G512 and G513 will offer three key switches to fit personal player preferences. Select from Tactile, Linear, or the new GX Blue key switch. The Tactile key switch provides discernible actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback, while the Linear version delivers a smooth keystroke. The new GX Blue key switch provides audible "click" feedback during actuation, for snappy actuation you can feel and hear.

Powered by Logitech G's exclusive LIGHTSYNC technology, the Logitech G512 takes RGB lighting to the next level. Light and animation effects can be customized across approximately 16.8 million colors, with four lighting zones using the free Logitech Gaming Software (LGS).

The Logitech G512 features an anodized and brushed aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum top case for a slim, premium design with rigid durability. An integrated USB cable connects the USB 2.0 passthrough port to its own input for 100 percent power throughout. The mechanical gaming keyboard is available in Carbon (Black).

In addition, Logitech G also announced that it will be providing early access to a new software experience named G Hub. Still in early stages of development, our eventual aim with G Hub is to create a software experience that provides the same functionality and benefits of Logitech Gaming Software, but with a modern, easy-to-use interface and enhanced capabilities. By opening this early access experience to the community, we hope to gather feedback that will help us to make the G Hub experience even better.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with a choice of Tactile, Linear or GX Blue key switches is expected to be available on logitech.com and at select retailers in Asia Pacific beginning June 2018 for a suggested retail price of $99.99. The Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with GX Blue key switches is expected to be available in the United States, Canada and select countries in Europe beginning June 2018 for a suggested retail price of $149.99. The G Hub early access is expected to be available in July 2018.

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Height: 132 mm
  • Width: 455 mm
  • Depth: 34 mm
  • Weight: (w/o cable): 1020 g
  • Cable: 1.8 m
ROMER-G TACTILE OR LINEAR SWITCHES:
  • Durability: 70 million keypresses
  • Actuation distance: 1.5 mm
  • Actuation force: 45 g
  • Total travel distance: 3.2 mm
KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Connection Type: USB 2.0
  • USB Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Indicator LIghts (LED): Yes
  • USB Ports (Built-in): Yes, 2.0
  • Backlighting: Yes, RGB per key lighting
  • Special Keys:
  • Lighting Controls: FN+F5/F6/F7
  • Game Mode: FN+F8
  • Media Controls: FN+F9/F10/F11/F12
  • Volume Contros:FN+ PRTSC/SCRLK/PAUSE
  • Programmable FN keys via Logitech Gaming Software
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9 Comments on Logitech G Launches G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with GX Blue Switches

#1
oxidized
Anything about layouts? No UK ISO no buy.
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Owen1982
They should rename Computex to Computype - I have never seen so many keyboards. Seriously, what is going on?

I just scrolled down to the bottom and counted - 32 posts - 8 of which were keyboard related - that's a quarter of news posts on the front page are about keyboards. Is the computer industry really that boring right now?
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#3
VSG
Editor, Reviews & News
Owen1982 said:
They should rename Computex to Computype - I have never seen so many keyboards. Seriously, what is going on?

I just scrolled down to the bottom and counted - 32 posts - 8 of which were keyboard related - that's a quarter of news posts on the front page are about keyboards. Is the computer industry really that boring right now?
Computex is where most of the Asian brands make a showing, and a vast number of these tend to be peripherals-related. There are plenty more such posts coming up in the next few days, so you might as well get used to it.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
oxidized said:
Anything about layouts? No UK ISO no buy.
Eventually. My problem is that they havent mentioned it being available with different switches.
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#5
remixedcat
hmmm n lgs replacer?? hope its better. the last few have needed reboots too often for upgrades/reinstalls. thats a pain on my server/workstation.
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#6
Prima.Vera
Any other vendor except Wooting with pressure sensitive keys?
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#7
sutyi
FreedomEclipse said:
Eventually. My problem is that they havent mentioned it being available with different switches.
Reading the actual article might help... :rolleyes:

"The Logitech G512 and G513 will offer three key switches to fit personal player preferences. Select from Tactile, Linear, or the new GX Blue key switch."
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#8
coonbro
then don't forget that usb plug sticking out like a sore thumb to get bumped easy and break it off in the keyboards pcb and its back to newegg ...... then maybe that's now how they think they can increase sales ?
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
sutyi said:
Reading the actual article might help... :rolleyes:

"The Logitech G512 and G513 will offer three key switches to fit personal player preferences. Select from Tactile, Linear, or the new GX Blue key switch."
I admit i kinda just skimmed over it
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