Logitech G19s



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    So, you're thinking this is a great Keyboard, with all kinds of features, cool software, the awesome LCD screen, and mechanical switches, right? Everything but the switches. This is a rubber dome keyboard, and at $200, it's a hard sell. But it's got some cool features, and a lot of industry first technology. The keys are rubber dome, but not at all mushy, and the only thing that comes to mind when using this is an MX Brown key with a loose key-cap. A very distinct feel, and a very odd one at that. It has a full host of media, control, and profiling buttons, along with a bank of 12 Macro keys. The LCD, being the driving feature of this peripheral, is very well executed. It has the ability of being a PPOE monitor, a performance monitor, a temp readout, or even use as a image viewer/video playback. It looks sharp, and stays very bright, with a good contrast ratio. Several games (This being a gaming keyboard) make use of the screen displaying current stats, objectives, etc. The full RGB backlighting works well, and is very clear. The controlling software works very nicely as well, and allows you to set macros/lights/ and other such profiles for every game individually. Overall, a great keyboard for someone used to a normal keyset, who wants something fancier, but doesn't want a mechanical quite yet. I highly suggest skipping this and sticking with a mechanical or a G510s, but if the screen is a feature that appeals, this is the only and only buy for you. ADDITON: This keyboard is vey small as far as front to back size, almost comparable with some Bluetooth mobile keyboards. But it comes with a very wide detachable wrist wrest.



  • @Mike-Ralston It looks pretty & sounds good but the keys are the hard sell to me compared to the screen. While the screen is nice to have I would rather have the keys both feel & respond to my liking.



  • I agree, I'm trading up soon. Just wanted it as a fun tech toy.



  • I'd like an old fashioned IBM clicker just for fun. I have one buried somewhere still, I think. But who knows where.



  • Oh, a Buckling Spring keyboard? Those are somewhat sought-after. IBM Model M's, the only reason PC's still have PS2 ports.



  • @Mike-Ralston said:

    Oh, a Buckling Spring keyboard? Those are somewhat sought-after. IBM Model M's, the only reason PC's still have PS2 ports.

    yup, I did all of my early programming on those.



  • It's hard to get your hands on one in good condition... I wish that some of the companies who make good gaming keyboards would implement buckling spring type mechanical connections. Nothing quite like those for the feel and that tactile jump and click closer to a switch than a button, But I'm pretty happy with my G19S.



  • How's the feel for this keyboard when compared with a G15?



  • @Mike-Ralston said:

    It's hard to get your hands on one in good condition... I wish that some of the companies who make good gaming keyboards would implement buckling spring type mechanical connections. Nothing quite like those for the feel and that tactile jump and click closer to a switch than a button, But I'm pretty happy with my G19S.

    Have you tried the Razer Green switches? They're darn close. They don't have the give after click that buckling spring does, but do have tactile activation feedback with a proper click.



  • @alexntg The G15, G19, G510 and such are all very similar keyboards. The G19 and G19S are a little clickier feeling than the G510, which is a very mushy rubber dome. I don't have a ton of hands on with the G15, but I'd say it's almost the same as the G510, just a little stiffer. @Minion-Queen has my old G510, and the keys never really got softer on it. AS far as the Razer green switches, never actually got to play with one. I'll check it out, thanks for the recommendation!


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