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Less Than Stellar Performance With Pitfalls.
on December 30, 2014
I have owned this keyboard for about 2 years, and when I first got it, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and I felt that way for a while. I liked the way that one could easily set up profiles, and the software was easy to use and straight forward and being able to remap keys was a very hand plus. It looked good, and other gamers I played with were impressed. However, one of the downside issues was two-fold, one the keyboard is very big, and two, it wasn't possible to play it on your lap because of the plug in board coming unplugged, more on that below.
Then I started having problems. Keys sticking, keys not responding, and the plug-in side board wouldn't stay connected to the USB port. That got so bad, I haven't used it in over a year. Worse yet, the keyboard seems to be a magnet for hair and small bits of dirt build up, and since the keys switches aren't sealed you can get dirt down in them as well. I can't count the number of times I have had to pull off a key or a set of keys and physically clean or blow them out, because dirt or hair had gotten in a key switch.
All in all, I have been very disappointed with the lasting quality of the keyboard. Granted I am hard on keyboards, and I can't count the number of keyboards that I have wore out over the years, because I am a gamer, and play many different games. I just haven't been pleased with the performance and endurance of this keyboard. The last straw was when one of the ALT keys went totally dead on me, so now I only have one ALT key, and worst yet, many of the games I use require the ALT key (left) so I am down to the last day on this keyboard. My new Logitech G910 should arrive later today.
As a side note, I must say that I have owned many keyboards, from various makers, including Logitech, RAZER, and this Levethron. The best keyboard I ever owned by far was the original Logitech G15, it's endurance and reliability was incomparable. I used it till half the keys had the lettering wore off of them. It is like the original Logitech G700 gaming mouse, it just don't quit. I got another G15 after they had changed the number of G keys and it just wasn't the same so I gave it to the wife, and she is still using it. I then got a RAZER, don't recall the model now, but it wasn't on par with the original Logitech G15 either. For all the claims about RAZER and their products, it didn't impress me, nor did the mouse I bought with it, which I canned for the Logitech G700, I still have. So I went to the Levethron because it had some good ratings. However, I have found that its performance and endurance are less than stellar, so I am going back to a Logitech. I have found that for day in and day out use, especially for a dedicated gamer one cannot beat the performance and reliability of a Logitech keyboard even though up until recently they used membrane keys instead of Cherry switches or anything comparable, they were still the cream of the crop.