Summary: I paid 120.00 for this keyboard 5-6 years ago.It blows me away this keyboard now goes for 200.00.At 120 I figured I paid top dollar.Dont get me wrong..It does what its supposed to and it does it well.It lacks game support for the lcd(the reason you buy this type of keyboard)It is hard to kill this keyboard..I just took mine apart literally and cleaned it piece by piece.It needed it after all this time.Would I buy another keyboard like this??
Pros: Ive had the keyboard 5 years not one glitch..Works flawless
Cons: over priced,not many games support the lcd the main reason this keyboard is bought.
Summary: Something to note, i bought this keyboard refurbished so my issue with the LED screen could be a fluke, but thought i might as well mention it. And if you don't have electrical tape lying around because you used to or are an electrician than you can really just use any old tape that will make sure there is no connection between wires.
Pros: -Backlit color of my choice -Logitech Macro Program -Stylish -USB hub has it's own power source
Cons: First, the palm rest is super cheap and one of the connectors to the keyboard have already snapped off. Secondly, and this is the big one, my LED app screen would go on this constant reboot and sometimes it was intermittent but finally it just went on forever. I ended up taking the keyboard apart and found that the wires weren't properly shielded and the LED screen's wires were touching bare neutral wires that go to the keyboard. So I applied some electrical tape and ...
Summary: If I was to have any thoughts on how they could better this keyboard for a new generation, I'd suggest two things. - Add an lcd to the orion spark and add a few more g keys - Make the keyboard easier to fully clean without the risk of voiding the warranty. It would add years of use (though that may be why they made it difficult to do) Others reading these reviews.
Pros: I've had this keyboard for almost 5 years now under heavy use. Everything still works flawlessly. Once I give it a good cleaning I'm sure it'll last me another 5 years (Since there's no keyboard to 'upgrade' to that includes an lcd) - keyboard is responsive - backlighting in any color you want - lcd for clock/performance, and many games - macros which work wonderfully if you know a little about how to script for more advanced things - extra usbs for those of us who us...
Cons: The roll bar has always been a bit moody, but that doesn't bother me since I never use it anyway.
LONG TERM WARNING! Paint WEARS OFF IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS
Darrell L., Newegg
8 January 2015
Summary: Yeah, the LCD screen software is a bit buggy too, it usually crashed once a day but I don't really care or utilize that much.
Pros: No doubt, this keyboard is awesome with the LCD screen, and colorful dynamic back lighting. Logitech is top notch company though, I will still buy their products in the future. They stand behind them and will replace any without much guff. I love using MariuZ G19 Winamp App to populate the screen with CD art. I love all the hotkeys, they are in the right place (play/pause in the upper most top right of the keyboard, volume is right under it). I love that.
Cons: I had the G19 for almost 3 years then it died and I received this "S" version at end of July 2014 from Logitech directly as a replacement. By the end of the year 4-5 months later) the paint was wearing off the wrist pad on both sides. This G19S was sort of a matte black which looks and feels awesome, better than the slick plastic of the G19, however it is wearing off for sure. It's just a coating. And in January 2015 the paint was wearing off the spacebar, chipping of...
Summary: No one makes all their products perfect. Bad ones get out there, but I know many people with Logitech brand stuff that have had good support. Long time gamer and I build computers. Logitech is a good company with good products but like all companies, things break. I have broken TWO sets of G35 headsets that have been replaced. Last time they even upgraded me to wireless headset!! (G930) I recommend this keyboard at $145 if you really want good gaming INFO.
Pros: Great Keyboard! Backlit keys are not bright but very readable in many light levels. LCD screen comes with a few apps and there are more you can DL online. (not from Logitech) I use it often with Warcraft and Ventrilo. Programmable keys are great but as noted before they are not loaded till you log in, three memory buttons you can set different colors for. Sound controls are useful, TWO USB ports (2.0) are easily accessible. The key feel is great for me, I tend to hit ...
Cons: After about a year the USB ports went out but Logitech took good care of the problem and replaced the keyboard. They sent me a new one and I used the box to ship the old one back. They seem to have a call center in India and were a little hard to understand, but they have been great at replacing several different Logitech products that broke on me. Don't know why some reviewers complain about support. They have been good with me and several others I know.
Summary: I wish this thing would have lasted. I did like the customization options, but I will probably go with a Razor Blackwidow board once I get the refund on this one. The LCD screen on this is pretty much useless to me, since I don't feel like going to the trouble of making my own apps for it.
Pros: Great gaming features, quick and easy macros, lighting options are great and can be set to change with different games/modes.
Cons: I was a little disappointed to find out that there really isn't a lot of support for the LCD apps. If you want anything decent, you will have to build your own app. After about 3 weeks of light use, this board just gave up on me completely. It started with the E and F keys, so I unplugged in and plugged it back in, then it just started to repeat [RMB\\ over and over whenever a text input box was opened. Completely unresponsive and useless.
Summary: I think its a rockin' keyboard, and despite the setback early on, I am excited to get as much use out of it as I did with my old Razer Tarantula. Wish it had headphone and mic jacks. Buy this when they put it on sale!
Pros: Got it 45% off best deal ever, to replace a super loud Razer Chroma. Quiet Keys, Nice Illumination (Numbers and Symbols are lit) customization is nearly endless, so much so I have no idea what I am doing with it. USB pass-through is nice.
Cons: Deducted an Egg for 2 reasons: The volume roll feels cheap, and its a little uneven when I scroll it up or down (this is me being picky, but at full price that would be something I might be displeased about) More importantly on day 4 I spilled about 2 oz of water on my keyboard and it shorted and would alternately spam 2 characters as long as it was plugged into my machine. The fix was taking the keyboard apart down to the clear plastic board and final flexible circui...
Summary: Comparing this to other manufactures keyboard they cant touch this keyboard. Open community SDK makes the possibilities for the LCD Endless.
Pros: This is by far the best keyboard I have ever used. Many people are stating in their reviews that there is not much use for the LCD due to lack of apps. Logitech has an open SDK (software development kit) which means anyone can make apps for this. Within the first day with minimal research I can across AIDA64 Extreme. With this you basically can make your own app for the lcd screen and put whatever you want including CPU & RAM usage, Temperatures for pretty much everyt...
Cons: Spacebar seems to be a little squeaky, brand new maybe needs to be broken in.
Pros: LCD, LED lighting, Customized Keys, feels sturdy.
Cons: Thing over priced keyboard is about as bad as it gets. I now am the proud owner of two useless G19 keyboards that will just get thrown out. My first board had an issue where the v key didn't work. Right from the box. Tried to RMA it and got a run around. Stupid me, I go and buy another G19 because I did like it in the beginning. Now my 2nd one randomly crashes games, opens help windows, and ultimately makes it so I have to restart and lose everything. I am now running...