22 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard with Color Game Panel Screen (920-004985)

As a family of gamers, we are no strangers to Logitech’s products. We have their mice and keyboards on every computer in our house. We have so far found this keyboard to be inline with what we expect from Logitech.

First off: please note the high price of this item. This is Logitech’s high end offering in the gaming keyboard market. I believe that even though the price is high, in the end it is well worth it.

Let’s take a look at why:

The screen: This alone makes the keyboard amazing. If your game uses the screen, get ready to have a whole new world open to you. If not, well, you can still use the many built in functions. I am partial to the rss reader myself.

The ports: 2 powered USB ports ready for your use. If you need a USB hub, you can take that expense into account when looking at this keyboard.

The lights: The keyboard is beautifully lit. You can adjust the color and the brightness.

The macro keys: 12 keys to set up to your hearts content. But wait, there is more: you can assign 3 different commands for each button!

Of course, there are downsides:

1.) Not every game uses the screen.
2.) You only get to pick one color of light for the entire keyboard.
3.) If you already have the G19, I see no reason to upgrade to the G19s

Overall: This is a great, high end gaming keyboard. If you need the macro keys, and especially if your game uses the on board screen, go for it!

Description:
It’s easy to be passionate about winning, but at Logitech, our passion is in the science that makes winning possible. We build precise gaming instruments. We advance technology so gamers can reach new levels of speed, precision, reliability and comfort. Science is our philosophy, our methodology for studying, testing, and advancing gamers’ experience—in the lab and in the game.Harness the power of greater intelligence with a keyboard for gamers who don’t know what it means to have too much information. A GamePanel color screen feeds you a steady flow of vital intel. Programmable G-keys simplify complex actions. Take your game to higher levels with advanced technology to light your way forward.

  • Color Game Panel LCD: Tilt able screen for instant access to in-game stats, VoIP communication and system data, video playback and more without interrupting game play
  • Custom-color RGB backlighting: Assign a unique color to each profile, profile mode and mode style to easily locate any key in the dark
  • 12 Programmable G-keys: Configure up to 36 unique functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts* (*Requires software installation)
  • Two high-speed powered USB 2.0 ports: Easily transfer data to or from peripherals and charge battery-powered devices
  • Multi-key input: Press up to six keys at once to perform multiple complex moves without interference or ghosting

Rating: ★★★★☆

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