So many of you have been asking if we would start doing pc peripheral articles, so due to popular demand we are.
Today we are going to be reviewing the Logitech G512 which is part of Logitech’s G brand for their gaming focused peripherals.
Firstly i would like to thank Logitech for sending this one out for review, thanks guys!
When you receive your keyboard it comes in pretty standard packaging but packed well.
The keyboard itself is very sturdy with a grey brushed aluminium front plate and solid plastic body, it has a nice thick braided cable for the keyboard and the usb pass through for the usb port on the keyboard, which i really like.
The keyboard is compact but full sized for those like me who prefer to have a numpad. The keycaps have a floating look and are coated in a soft rubbery material. The keys are matte black which look nice against the aluminium.
On the underside you find two feet with non-slip rubber to stop it moving around the desk and four rubber feet if you don’t want to use the stands, the stands do offer a nice height but only have one height level.
This model uses the Logitech Romer G Tactile switches which have a nice fast, tactile feel to them.
These are Logitech’s new flagship switches but you also have the option to get the linear or GX Blue switch.
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.
There are no macro of dedicated media keys but the function keys double as the media keys and for the rgb light control if you don’t use the software.
Speaking of software, the G512 is compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software or Logitech’s, currently in beta, G-HUB which i much prefer over LGS, the only thing that i think would make G-HUB better is support for ARX so that you don’t have to use both softwares.
The keys are per-key controllable which i much prefer over the zone type lighting. Or you can choose one of their pre-set animations.
The function keys are controllable to change them into macros and Logitech directly support OBS and Discord for easy macro creation.
If you are in the market for a new mechanical keyboard and don’t want to fork out for a cherry mx switch keyboard i highly recommend the G512.
I would again like to thank Logitech for sending this one out.
Buy one from Logitech here!
(International purchasing links coming soon)