Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard with Color Game Panel Screen
6 March 2015
Excerpt: The Logitech G19s is about as nice an overall keyboard as you're going to find, and it just happens to be made for gaming. At the top of the keyboard is an adjustable LCD screen which displays all kinds of information from video frame rates and system conditions to ammo amounts and even video playback.
Excerpt: Everyone needs a keyboard. From a cheap $10 Walmart special to get the job done to units costing hundreds of dollars, they’re everywhere and very essential. What should you spend on a keyboard? Well that’s entirely up to you. What do you want in a keyboard? Do you need something unique? Do you game? Do you like or need backlit keys? Do you like having different profiles for different games or apps and enjoy creating macros that your keyboard can save?
Conclusion: The G19s is in a weird spot right now when you consider its price paired up with the fact that it isn’t a mechanical keyboard. At this price point you will normally find higher end mechanical keyboards do to their increased construction costs (those cherry switches aren’t cheap). Logitech does still offer a lot with the G19s to help justify the price.
Excerpt: Late March Logitech came out with a number of updated versions of its gaming products, including the G19s gaming keyboard. We compared and contrasted it to the original G19 model, which has been available since 2009.
Summary: The Logitech G19s is one of the best keyboards out there. However, certain features of it will only be effectively utilized by the hardest of hardcore who play the games that the Gamepanel supports.
Summary: Everything about the G19s is better than average on most of the features and outstanding with some. There are a couple, maybe a few reasons, that I wouldn't find myself using this keyboard on a regular basis. After quite a bit of writing on this keyboard, the keys are laborious to use, even compared to my Cherry MX Green switches, it just wasn't very pleasurable to use long term, as a typist first and gamer second.
Summary: Logitech's $200 G19 Gaming Keyboard boasts a built-in color LCD with exciting capabilities, as well as lots of little improvements over previous models. But with few apps--thus far--that take advantage of the screen in a meaningful way, the G19's potential remains largely untapped. Until the community software effort gets rolling, we can't recommend spending this much on a keyboard that, while flashy, has yet to realize its full potential.
Pros: Large color LCD supports digital photos and video playback; included software development kit opens LCD up to homebrew and community-made apps; 16 million color options for backlit keys; built-in USB 2.0 ports; improved macro recording capabilities with support for five simultaneous key presses.
Cons: High price could limit adoption and thus hurt community software momentum; configuration software needs consolidation.
Summary: Once you get past the sticker shock, the Logitech G19s is a premium keyboard that delivers a white-glove gaming experience. It offers a generous number of macro buttons, a sturdy build quality, and a built-in LCD panel that's more useful than gimmicky. Yes, you can watch YouTube videos on the display and scroll through RSS feeds, both of which are of dubious value once you've played with them once or twice, but you can also stream game data or monitor your system...
Pros: Useful LCD Panel:, Look Ma, No Fingerprints!:, Sturdy Build Quality:, Lots of Macros:, Built-In USB Hub:, Automatic Profile Detection:
Excerpt: One hobby I’ve always enjoyed has been video games. In fact, as I’ve mentioned before, the only way my mother claims to have been able to calm me down when I was an infant was to put me in her lap and play the original Super Mario Bros.