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This review is from: Logitech G19 Programmable Gaming Keyboard with Color Display (Personal Computers)
The Logitech G19 keyboard is perfect for 1: Serious gamers 2: Serious Geeks or 3: Seriously rich people who have nothing better to do with $200.
There is no instruction manual included with the G19, everything you need to know is included in the software, including a video guide to get you started.
Comes with a wrist rest that can be attached if desired, but it is made of hard plastic and is therefore not comfortable and of little use.
The following is an outline of the pros and cons I have found while using the G19.
-The backlit keys are completely customizable. You can choose any shade of any color including white.
-Awesome LCD with many applets and features including: CPU/RAM monitor, clock, RSS newsfeeds, Youtube feed for viewing Youtube videos,picture slideshow, and video player. Also works with supported games giving you in-game info.
-12 G keys each capable of storing 3 different functions acessed by the M keys.
-Media controls (Play/pause, stop, next, back) mute button and volume roll wheel.
-Windows key disabler switch which is standard on the G series keyboards.
-2 USB ports on the back of the G19 allow you to plug in and power any USB devices you want.
-Up to 5 keys can be pressed down at the same time and still register.
-Needs to be plugged into both a USB port and a outlet. Extra power is needed of course for the LCD panel.
-What, you expected there to be more cons?
Overall it is a wonderful keyboard that comes equipped with a not-so-wonderful price. Is it worth the dough? You be the judge.
Now if you'll excuse I shall watch a Youtube vid on my keyboard... because I can...
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Initial post: Jul 27, 2009 7:35:10 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2009 7:39:46 PM PDT
Chad Jacob says:
Serious gamers spend serious money on gaming products.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009 1:04:56 PM PDT
V. Mooney says:
the extra power is not for the lcd its for the 2 full speed usb 2.0 ports on the back. the g15 didnt require an ac outlet but it had 2 slow usb 1.1 ports on the back.
Posted on Dec 9, 2011 8:54:48 AM PST
Melissa in Houston says:
Good review. It convinced me to NOT buy this keyboard that is supposedly for "serious" gamers. I don't need more full speed usb ports since my case has 4 on the front. Otherwise it definitely would have been a major consideration.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2011 9:17:58 AM PST
Chad Jacob says:
@ V. Mooney
The extra power IS for the LCD. The G15 does NOT have an LCD PANEL, just an orange lit display same as a digital clock would have.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2012 9:32:36 PM PST
The G15 did have a LCD panel(it is "a", not "an"), thought it was a monochrome LCD. The first edition(which I owned, until it died...at one year of ownership), which was also the better edition, has a blue back light, both for the keyboard and the monochrome LCD. The second edition had an orange back light, less macro keys, and a few other features that pushed me away from the keyboard series.
I was interested in purchasing this keyboard, but it is too costly for the sad little gimmick it offers and the fact that it requires access to an AC outlet, among many other issues(seemingly cheap build quality).
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 5:50:58 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 12:08:42 PM PST
L is a vowel sounding letter and as such you use "an".
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2015 6:48:16 PM PDT
Hi, I have the original G15 with a monochrome screen, going on ? maybe 10 years now? It still works GREAT, but I have 2 keys that have a small part of the plastic paint/covering on top of two keys came off, like 5 years ago but no more since then. Tried to buy the keys but Logitech said they had no replacements for it! Bummer!
I have updated the software many times since I bought it, and it STILL WORKS flawlessly, but programming the thing takes a while to learn it. Then I don't do any programming for a couple of years and have to learn it all over again. LOL
It may have been 12-14 years ago that I bought it, I bought it and used it a lot when I was in a Clan that played AA, America's Army, version 1 thru 2.85! The clan quit and fell apart when they came out with AA version 3.0. No one liked it, and they quit supporting version 2.xxx A long history, of gore and glory... :-)
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