My last keyboard was a Logitech G11
, was a total average keyboard, nice with the ability to bind macros for mmo's etc if u need that. Anyway, it was huge, looked like sh*t and dident really impress me, also keyboard lights were poor. Before that i was using the "Mist Oghma
", its a simple and cheap keyboard. Did its job well, not very noisy, but i did find it a little small. Before that i was using the "Saitek Eclipse
" Very good and responsive keyboard could be handy with the inside light, but in retrospect i see that the light on this keyboard was fairly poor aswell. There was also a poor paint job, and it dident take many weeks of use before the coloring on the buttons started to go away and keyboard light was made even more redundant. This is what iv gone throu the last 12 months, now lets see how long this thing lasts me.Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
First off, its not the cheapest keyboard around. But then again, the design and look definantly makes up for that. It is quite simply stunning.
What really suprised me once i had plugged it in was how well the lighting in this keyboard worked. So far on the different keyboards i have tried out the light has been fairly poor and inconsistent. The light is really consistent across the entire keyboard, and it feels really comfortable to look at, its far beyond any other keyboards iv tried or seen.
Also the light that shows capslock/numlock is active has been moved down below the keypad, as im sure u can see on the picture below here. I think its a neat little finesse, and for me who has the keyboard on a drawer below the computer desk it fits even better.
When it comes to typing on this keyboard, it goes really smooth. Im not totally accustomed to this keyboard yet as i just recived it yesterday, and it replaced the huge pice of garbage aka G11.
Anyway, as i saied it feels very smooth, from the touch of the keys to the sound it makes. But there is ofc a downside, the backspace key.
Im not sure if this is a wide spread problem on all the keyboards or maby i have just been unlucky, the backspace key seems to be a little inconsistent. It could also be somthing that is only happening on keyboards with a Norwegian layout, i really dont know. Its not somthing that happens all the time, but i can easily reproduce this problem. I use the same amount of force on all the keys, gentle and smooth, but when i come to the backspace key and press it with the same amount of force as any of the other keys it happens that it doesent register. Say i use a little more strength and it hits every time. Also put both fingers on the key and pressing really gently down. When i do this on any other key it registers and kicks the key back up again, if i do it on the backspace i can press it down and come to an area of no resistance(the keystroke should be registered here, but its not). If i press a little more when at this area of no resistance the keystroke is registered and pops back up again.
Another thing that i feel should be slightly improved is the F-keys, to me they feel a little to small. Just a small tought bigger and they would be just perfect.
Finally im writing somthing on the gaming side for this keyboard!
My gaming experience so far on this keyboard is alot better then expected. I actually expected it to be a less then good experience, so far the keyboards i have tried out have been good for one or the other. Part of the reason i dident expect it do deliver so well for gaming was that the keyboard does seem kinda small and the keys are low. And my experience with "normal" keyboard buttons has been very good. Anyway, it feels a bit akward straight away when u change from a bigger keyboard like i did, but a few hours and you wont even remember what your old keyboard looked like. So thumbs up for gaming aswell.