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Logitech G13 Programmable Gameboard with LCD Display

4.2 out of 5 stars 1,270 customer reviews
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  • Naturally contoured design follows the natural shape of your hand and fingers for increased comfort during long sessions
  • Onboard memory lets you program up to 5 ready-to-play profiles, so you can take your personal preferences with you
  • Customizable backlighting lets you choose your colors and easily locate the right key in low-light conditions or lights-out play
  • 25 programmable keys allow you to assign keyboard functions to suit your style of play and create macros on the fly
  • The high-visibility GamePanel LCD displays game stats, system info, and communications from fellow players
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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible
  • Minimum RAM: 256 MB

Product Description

Product Description

Naturally contoured design Follows the natural shape of your hand and fingers for increased comfort during long sessions. Large, concave buttons: Let you locate buttons by touch on the home row. Solid, stable design: Helps assure that your gameboard will keep up when your game gets intense. Strategically placed feet. Stable weight (650 grams).

From the Manufacturer

Game-Changing Comfort and Control

Whether you’re rescuing hostages, on a quest with your guild, or saving humanity, you don’t want to worry about hand fatigue or hitting the wrong key. Introducing the Logitech G13 advanced gameboard--a hybrid gaming keyboard designed to complement your Logitech gaming keyboard and mouse--giving you game-changing comfort and control on a Mac computer or a PC. 

Unlike other gameboards that focus only on programmability, the G13 advanced gameboard incorporates the principles of our award-winning Comfort Wave design. So whether you’re getting into World of Warcraft or walking into your next LAN party, the G13 gameboard gives you a powerful advantage over those forced to work with less. Change your game and play with the best.

Winner of CES 2009 Best of Innovations Award


Key Features


Naturally Contoured Design
Delivering increased comfort during long sessions, the iconic contoured design complements the natural shape of your hand and fingers, while the smooth, concave home-row keys make it easy to locate buttons by touch.

Onboard Memory
A handy solution for the laptop gamer, the G13 gameboard includes onboard memory, letting you program up to five ready-to-play profiles and take them with you to your next LAN party. The G13 gameboard also offers pre-configured settings for many popular games, including World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and many others.

Customizable Backlighting
Backlit keys will help you easily locate the right key in low-light conditions or lights-out play. And you can select from hundreds of available backlight colors, so your gameboard looks just the way you want it.

25 Programmable Keys
With three game modes, 25 programmable keys, and a programmable analog stick, the G13 gameboard offers up to 87 ways for you to control your game (software installation required). And you can set up custom button-profiles for each one of your favorite titles. You can even create macros on the fly without having to pause your game.

High-Visibility GamePanel LCD
And for another tactical advantage, the 160-by-43-pixel GamePanel LCD shows live game stats, system info, and even messages from other players.

Suggested games for the Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard:

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Fallout 3
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

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What's in the Box
Package Contents
  • Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
  • Quick-start guide
  • Software CD
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
System Requirements
  • Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4 and later


Product Information

Product Dimensions 11.2 x 9.1 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B001NEK2GE
Item model number 920-000946
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 1,270 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Game Hardware > PC Game Hardware > Gaming Keyboards
#322 in Video Games > Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com September 14, 2004

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[Edit December 2013]
I still own my original model of this product and it is still working flawlessly. The gaming software has undergone a few updates, all of which have added some nice functionality. This has been a reliable and durable product over the years and I am still very happy with it.
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This review is somewhat lengthy, but I try to cover all the bases on this device.

Overall Impression: Very nice piece of hardware, worth the money.

Ok, let's get started.
Physical Properties: The pad itself is of decent size for someone with average to slightly-larger-than average hands. I have long fingers and still felt very comfortable on this device. The keys press easily and are in a comfortable layout. The joystick also moves easily with my thumb. However, the joystick has a "click" attached to it when you press it down which is somewhat difficult to activate while keeping the stick still. It's definitely a hard press.

There is a non-slip surface on the bottom to keep the unit in place which works perfectly, as well as a comfortable semi-nonslip on the wrist/palm rest.

The LCD is clear and brightly illuminated with customizable lighting. There is also an on/off button for the backlight built onto the unit so you don't have to play with lights on all the time. The backlight for the LCD also backlights the buttons, which means that they follow the same customizable functionality.

The LCD also displays various, customizable, information based upon applications you have running on your system. It has support for all the mainstream media players to display song information, as well as RSS information, email, etc. It also has the capability to display in-game information, but the game itself must support this.
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Introduction:
I designed this review as a sort of encyclopedic critique of the each criticism I've found in the reviews here on Amazon and elsewhere. To prove my nerdiness conclusively, I've indexed my responses to each criticism so you don't have to read the whole thing. You can just pick out the issues that concern you and get my scoop on them.

Introduction
1: Comfort
2: Large/Small hand friendliness
3: Keys Hard to Reach
4: WASD Keys Unmarked
5: Keys Hard to Press
6: Thumbstick Hard to Press
7: Thumbstick "loose" Feeling
8: Thumbstick not Analog
9: Thorny Thumbstick
10: Weak Game-recognition
11: Installation/Stability Issues
12: No In-game Profile-switching
13: LCD Weaknesses
14: Only One Brightness Level
15: Short Cord
16: Learning Curve
17: Size
Conclusion

1) Comfort
First thing I hear a lot about is ergonomics. People say the joystick is in a "cramped" or "alien" position, and act like your thumb is going to snap off after five minutes of play time. They have no leg to stand on as far as I'm concerned. True, your thumb will not be resting on the side like a mouse, but this isn't a mouse, and it's not the N52, and yet, somehow, it feels perfectly comfortable to me.

2) Large/Small Hands
Alongside ergonomic complaints I've read a number of people saying the G13 "isn't made for large hands" or "isn't made for small hands." Evidently it was only made for medium-sized hands. I have huge hands, and I consider that my main advantage when using this board. Small hands I can see being a handicap, but I don't know for sure. If anything, this was made for big hands.
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UPDATE: If this has really been discontinued - DON'T WAIT, order one TODAY! If I have money left over after Christmas I'll get a second one for a back up.

As I gather more and more flight gear (yoke, throttles, instrument panels, etc.) I still find a need for a keyboard.

But a regular, or modified, keyboard takes so much attention away from operating even a simple airplane.

I've passed over the G13 for quite some time because it was for "shoot 'em up" games. That was a big mistake!

This is cheaper, and more useful, than anything short of a cockpit panel.

Basically you can assign any of the keys on the G13 to any key used by FSX (or any other flight sim that takes keyboard input). That's so great, ho hum. But the real benefits come when you start using the software to assign key combinations or macros (so far no real programming required that I can see). BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!! For $19.95 you also get a pretty good potato peeler - OOOPS, wrong product.

There is even greater power with the use of HIDMacros (a free program), that lets you assign commands not available to simple keystrokes. FSUIPC (payware) works with the G13 and can do the same thing, but costs money (duh). The software that comes with it looks to be quite useful, so most may only need that. All together you'll have a great deal of control over any aircraft you choose to fly.

Some comments:
1 - The "joy stick on the right side is VERY VERY easy to use. I saw a YouTube video where some idiot was showing how difficult and awkward it was to use. Idiot. On the other hand, it can be used as a button by pressing straight down on it. I can see how you might inadvertently move it around as you press down. Just pretend that it isn't a button.
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