A little while ago my good friend over at Logitech sent over their G613 for me to test and play around with. After a definitely far to long period i have played around with it and here’s my review.
Big thanks to Logitech for sending this over for review!
Design and First Impressions
The Logitech G613 is a BIG keyboard measuring in at 48cm long and 22cm wide, which if you have a small space it is taken up by the keyboard. It is made entirely of hard plastic with the main part of the keyboard being grey and the wrist rest black. Unfortunately stability is not something that the G613 stands up to,while pushing down on the keyboard it flexed a good 1-2cm. Maybe an aluminium plate could be put on the top instead of plastic in a later model.
In them box you will get the keyboard itself, a Logitech phone stand, a USB extender cable, two AA batteries and some documentation.
On the left is the Logitech “G” logo along with 6 programmable macro keys which is something i really like on a keyboard.
On the top right are the media keys and the keyboard control keys to change it from RF to Bluetooth and finally the Caps Lock light and the Battery Low warning light. Also along the right side of the keyboard is the ‘G613’ logo and the main switch.
On the bottom of the keyboard are 5 rubber feet and the battery compartment to house the 2 included AA batteries.
The model i received uses the Logitech Romer G Tactile switches. Logitech’s Romer G Tactile switches are some of the fastest keyswitches i have ever used and are really quite nice.
As far as i know of-Logitech worked with Omron on these switches, they are rated for up to 70 million keystrokes which is better than Razer’s 60 million on their green switch.
The specs for the switches are as followed.
- Actuation Distance : 1.5mm
- Total Travel: 3.2mm
- Actuation force: 45g
You can read more about Logitech’s switches here.
Logitech Claims that the G613 is capable of lasting up to 18 months on a single set of batteries, which may be true, but i haven’t had the keyboard long enough to be able to tell. One thing i would like to see is the option to have rechargeable batteries in the keyboard with a USB C charging cable.
The G613 uses Logitech’s Lightspeed technology to make the response time only 1ms! Which is absolutely incredible for a gaming keyboard. Perks to Logitech for being able to pull this off.
The G613 is compatible with LGS and G Hub but i don’t really see the need to use software for anything but changing the macro keys as there are no RGB lights or anything else customizable on the keyboard.
If you are into the plain, simplistic look of an office-y keyboard but want the fast response of a gaming keyboard, The G613 is the way to go!
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Read my review of the Logitech G512, my favorite ever keyboard.