If you’ve ever had a wireless keyboard, especially mechanical ones, you’ll know that they often times are so painful to set up (no thanks to Windows 10) that you’ll get sick of the process and just stick to a cabled connection after some time. Well, it seems like we’re moving forth from that because when I was setting up the G613 keyboard, it amazingly took no more than a minute!
The G613 is a full-sized mechanical keyboard which means it does have the number pad on the right and the function keys (F1 – F12) on the top. In addition to these the keyboard sports the Logitech G1 to G6 macro keys on the far left that are programmable. I use the G keys for changing camera views to see what my noob teammates are doing on League of Legends, but you can totally use them for anything you need such as pings or items in your favourite game.
Media buttons are also found on the top right of the board so you can easily pause, skip and adjust the volume on your media applications. On the desk, this keyboard has a rather big footprint, especially for me as it is quite a big size difference from my old 60% keyboard. The main reason for this is the attached wrist rest that’s about comprises 1/4 of the total depth of the board. I think a detachable wrist rest would have catered better to a wider variety of users and gamers. This would reduce the bulk and allow users to use it according to their preferences. Despite this, the G613 still manages to look sleek on any battle station.
As for the keys, Logitech has fitted this model with Romer-G Tactile switches. These tactile switches are quite comparable to Cherry MX Browns but have a slightly mushy feel to them. That sounds pretty bad, but isn’t, at all. It makes the right amount of noise and has good feedback with the little tactile bump. Watch some sound test videos on YouTube to see for yourself.
And the most important part for the gamer, does wireless affect the latency? With Logitech’s Lightspeed technology that offers a 1 ms response time that’s comparable to a wired keyboard, and also with my own personal play (ahem testing) I can guarantee that this Lightspeed keyboard does indeed perform with the latency of a wired keyboard. Logitech includes the two AA battery you require the box and says that they’ll last at least 18 months before you’ll need to swap them out for new ones.
Now the G613 comes at a really affordable price point that you’ll be honestly shocked by. But listen closely, this Logitech G keyboard doesn’t have bright RGB lighting or a flashy design that shouts “gamer” at whoever gazes upon it. This might be a plus for you or a minus if you enjoy it. What it means though, is that anyone can own this keyboard. Whether you’re at home or using it at the office, this great board will offer you that sweet mechanical typing feel.
So if you’re interested in picking up the G613 Lightspeed mech keyboard you’ll find it at the price of around SGD $109 right now available at all authorized retailers. Also, don’t forget to download the Logitech Gaming Software so you can program your keys and do other fancy stuff!