Silver / Black
- 35 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build Geothermal
No gimmicks, no unnecessary add-ons or miles of macro keys. Just a solid, extremely well-built, surprisingly quiet mechanical keyboard. The RGB lighting is bright, but well-divided due to the unique design of Logitech's Romer-G switches, meaning the letters are very visible, but there's next to no spillover outside of the keycaps. Considering I use the RGB in my games to color-code my keybinds, this was perfect for me. The software, in my opinion, is some of the best software out there. When no gaming, I use the 'echo press' effect, but there's a dizzying array of RGB effects and options that really show off the quality of the lighting Logitech used for this keyboard.
Mine has the Romer-G tactile switches, which I prefer over linear. The tactile bump is subtle, but you can definitely feel it, especially if you're used to linear switches. The switches are quieter than a lot of other mechanical keyboards, with less of a high-frequency 'click' and more of a low-frequency 'thunk' when pressing keys forcefully. Some people don't like the lack of dedicated media controls and that's totally understandable. I personally prefer the cleaner key layout without them and just leave the 'FN key inversion' setting on, which inverts the 'PRTSC' 'SCRLK' and 'PAUSE' keys, meaning pressing them normally uses the media functions, but using the 'FN' key and then pressing them uses their original functions. Considering I almost never use their original functions, this works out great for me.
The build quality is tank-like. The solid-metal chassis is heavy and sturdy with essentially zero flex. The non-slip grips on the bottom doe their job, and the wire channels are a nice thought. The USB passthrough works as intended and the cable, while thick, is long enough to reach the back of my system with plenty of slack to hide out of sight.
- 1 point
- 15 months ago
from completed build Render Rig
Really liking this keyboard. Form is great, palm rest is very comfortable, RGB is fun (a little much for me). My only complaint is that the USB port on the keyboard is only 2.0 and it requires a second USB port to be used on your machine (I assume because it's a pass-through? Why not just make it 3.0 then?) Logitech's new Linear action on the keys is great. I enjoy the smoothness of it and find it much faster.