Review: Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard

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Review: Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard

EditorsChoiceWhen it comes to PC peripherals, one name that comes to mind instantly is Logitech. They have had successes with many of their awesome products. They are now trying to redefine gaming by equipping gamers with one of the best gaming keyboards we have come across in recent times. The G19s Gaming Keyboard from Logitech is one of the top of the line gaming keyboards out there that packs in some brilliant functionality and features.

When you take a look at the keyboard the very first time, you can see the kind of research Logitech’s product design team might have gone through sculpting this gaming keyboard. One feature that really stands out is an adjustable 50mm by 38mm LCD screen. Of course, this is really nothing new for Logitech; their G15 keyboard pioneered the concept of a second, keyboard-mounted screen to offer additional information. Over the years, this specific feature has bettered itself by morphing into a full colour, sufficiently-high resolution screen that’s capable of so much more.

In addition, you also get full custom colour backlighting. The Logitech software allows you to play with each colour to get your G19s exactly what colour you want it to be. There are also twelve additional keys on the keyboard just for your programming desires. The 12 programmable G-keys can be used to configure up to 36 unique functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts (which require software installation).

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The keyboard also offers two high-speed powered USB 2.0 ports, which allow you to easily transfer data to or from peripherals and charge battery-powered devices. In addition, the keyboard also supports multi-key input – that means you can press up to six keys at once to perform multiple complex moves without interference or ghosting.

The G19s also comes with dedicated multimedia keys that allow you to instantly access volume and full media playback controls, doing away with the need to search for function keys. You can also disable the Windows key with one button, thus preventing an accidental keystroke so your gaming session won’t be interrupted by false moves.

In terms of build quality, the Logitech G19s is made using durable hydrophobic coating that helps keep hands from sticking to the palm rest, double UV coated keys for extra long life and fingerprint-resistant faceplate that helps maintain a fresh look. Once the keyboard and its software is installed, you can head over straight into the software’s dashboard to start programming the G-keys, M-keys, and the LCD screen.

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Once the LCD screen on the G19s is up and running, you can use it to display basic apps such as an analog clock with date and time. In addition, there is a countdown and stopwatch app. What’s more, you can even watch videos on the LCD screen – just drop some videos in to the Videos folder on C drive of your system and these will show up on the screen. Playback of the videos was nice.

You can even browse through images from the Pictures folder of your system’s C drive. Another app that works well is the Logitech Performance Monitor. This shows the performance of the CPU cores and the RAM inside the system you might be using.

Features such as the LCD screen, 6-key rollover, backlighting, multi-media keys, and so on, and the easy to use software can be a best bet for any gamer. Overall the Lotiech G19s Gaming Keyboard is a perfect addition to a gamer’s arsenal of accessories.

Price: AED 790

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