Summary: I had the regular g19. Expensive for just a show piece. Because macros never worked worth a damn in game for me and the screen is blah for usefulness. But I could type on it... I liked it. but barely 18 month later it stopped working so I bought the G19s This thing, I don't know... Its the noisiest damned squeakiest damned jumble of a keyboard ever!! Its like I am typing on a cobbled together steampunk adding machine. And the Space key squeaks... LOUD.
Summary: It's a great keyboard when it's working, but it's also flaky at times. I've had this one for a few years. It's not a cheap keyboard and so I expected better!!! Even now the Volume control works just fine, same with the keyboard and whatnot, but the screen is playing dead right now and the software is telling me to plug it into the USB port. I just don't get it!!!
Pros: I love the keyboard layout. It feels good to type on. The Media controls are nice to have and I use the large Volume control all the time! It's also cool that you can change the Keyboard keys to pretty much whatever color you want. At least most of them. I just not into Macro's but thee's a lot of buttons for that kind of thing. 12 keys on the left side and you can have 3 different ones per key using the M1/M2/M3 buttons. The color screen is nice. I generally use it f...
Cons: Screen issues! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't!!! Right now it's not working. Really, what's laughable is the software is saying No devices detected and to make sure it's firmly attached to a USB port, and yet my wireless mouse dongle is plugged into the pack of the keyboard in one of the 2 USB ports it has. Yet my mouse works just fine!!! How could my mouse work and yet the keyboard doesn't??? The issue has been getting worse and worse and right now it's not...
Summary: it's just awkward, the extra $$ are a waste unless you are a real tinkerer. I never got it to display anything useful, all just redundant info. Corsair Vengeance or Razer will save lots of money and fit like a glove. Mechanical switches, for me, are required in a keyboard now.
I wanted to believe...looks like the critical reviewer is right
S King "S King", Amazon
13 December 2013
Summary: Pro's -screen looks super cool cons - "Q" key didn't work - what??? yea - "q" key... didn't work. Not the fancy display or volume control knob thing, a key on the keyboard. The most basic thing. The thing that has to work no matter what especially on a "gaming" keyboard. This should be re-marketed as a luxury keyboard so gamers like myself don't purchase this thinking it's good for gaming. The key is not completely dead either - that's even more frustrating.
Summary: Just got my Logitech G19 yesterday. Great looking keyboard. Solid feel on the keys. Like the many features. Only down side is it has an issue with the wiring between the keyboard and the LCD screen. It is not properly insulated and causes the screen the flicker and sometimes reset itself. There is a video on Youtube on how to fix the problem. At this point I have not attempted to fix it myself because doing so will void the warranty.
Summary: Pros +The same G19 you've come to know and love, only with a new color palette. +Onboard memory is a welcome addition, especially for users on the move or with a KVM switch. +Advanced surface materials like Hydrophobic, Dual UV, and Fingerprint-resistant coatings +Improved anti-ghosting key registry +Has the letter 'S' in the title, so you already know it's aweSome.
Summary: I've had the original G19 for about two years, and I love it, but it needed replacement for some time now. This "new" keyboard, however, has nothing new in it. Every single thing: the layout, the indicators, the display, the macro keys are exactly the same. They didn't even bother to update the hub to support USB 3.0. All they did do was make WASD keys a different color, which I hate, since I never play using WASD, so it just annoyed me every time I looked at them.
Summary: I was fortunate enough to win this keyboard in a raffle. If I had paid sticker price for it I would be very upset. Feel of the keys is fine and while it is all plastic it does not look bad at all. What I have serious issues with however is the usability of the extended features. For starters: there is no manual. Not in the box, not on the website. So what does the big gear key top-right do ?
Are bells & whistles more important than a keyboard?
22 June 2013
Summary: The G19s is the apex of rubber dome keyboards. It has a 6-key rollover (meh), a monitor (!?), programmable keys (nice), and all the little media keys you find on modern keybords. These are all bells & whistles, GREAT bells and whistles mind you, but they're on top of a rubber dome keyboard. It's like painting a turd. If you're looking for top-of-the-line doo-dads, you've found them. If you're looking for great keyboard, keep looking.