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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Anyone who has paid attention to what Logitech has provided in keyboards over the years has always had an eye on their boards that come with an LCD screen. I remember when they first came out - even the idea of being able to see what the PC was doing, live right on your keyboard, always seemed like a great concept, even if the LCD technology then wasn't exactly great.
Summary: The reviewer at DigitalTrends.com agrees that the price is high and adds that the keys have a "mushy" feel. Gizmodo.com offers a review accompanied by a number of product photos showcasing the keyboard's features. The keyboard has been around for two years now, and some of the reviews are getting older, but it stacks up well even in more-recent looks.
Spyshot: Logitech’s Covetable New G19 Gaming Keyboard
8 April 2011
Excerpt: Engadget China are claiming that this is Logitech’s new G18 gaming keyboard, which would make sense as a name except for the fact that by convention Logitech’s gaming peripherals have always had odd numbers. So, I am going against Engadget China and siding with Crunchgear’s Devin Coldewey on this one. It is probably the G19 and it most certainly looks hot.
Summary: The G19 is a costly keyboard that relies on software installed on your system for most of its magic. With the drivers installed, and on operating systems for which the driver is not available its special features don't function at all. The display is underutilized, especially by the very games it is meant to support.
Pros: Inbuilt LCD display, Macro keys can be programmed on the fly, Changable back-light colors, Windows-ley disable lock, Good software configuration interface, Support for Windows SlideShow
Cons: No support for Linux, Severely limited functionality without drivers, Limited support in Games, display is underutilized
Summary: W e want to bring you more of the stuff that you're into, so let us know (with regards to gaming) if you're interested in more PC gaming stuff like the G19 Keyboard or if you'd prefer console-based stuff. Starting back in 2007 with the G15, Logitech’s line of hardcore computer gaming keyboards has proved to be both critically successful and wildly popular.