Summary: I am new to gaming but involved with software development in the military. My education within The Coast Guard dealt primarily with the hardware side of electronics communication technologies. I bought a G15 several years ago from Logitech and wished for a tactile feel from the keyboard with the option of activating an audible tone to further feedback keystroke confirmation to the tactile kybd. ERGO: The Logitech G19st.
Summary: I've always loved Logitech products. While this one does not feel the most sturdy, it definitely does a great job and seems to be holding up great. There are not a lot of plugins or apps written for the screen just yet, but the screen is very crisp and nice. It's better than some of the smartphones that are out there. Just can't wait for more apps for it. Overall a good keyboard and the price is not out of line.
Summary: I have heard others say some bad things about this keyboard. Not sure why. I only have a couple (well three) complaints. 1. The whole thing is plastic. The LCD screen sits on a silver colored plastic bar. I worry it will break. That makes it look cheap. With this price tag, shouldn't ever look cheap. If it was cheaper, I would give five stars. 2. The volume control sucks.
Summary: There are only 2 things that I would love to change about this keyboard. Mechanical keys and 18 G keys instead of the 12 on the left side. I tried out the Corsair Vengence K95 and loved the the mechanical keys, and the aluminum body. I would have kept that one instead but it didn't have software template support (that I could find) for the hotkeys. The reason this won me was the display and software support.
Summary: Well, the keyboard is all as promised. The only problem with it is the complete plastic design. The features are all there, but the keys could be made better, given the amount of money that this costs. The LCD screen is primarily useful for monitoring your CPU and RAM, but otherwise I don't see the point. The whole thing is made out of plastic. Some sort of metal, aluminum?? would've been nice.
NB- Some G19 keys stop working after a while (L & M & P especially)
Jan F, Amazon
20 July 2013
Summary: BE WARNED......G19 owners ..and possibly new owners (but also read ALL below) please... Only when it happened to me did i search for similar problems and BLAM - what a lot of the same!!! (I have a possibly older "plain" G19) (IF a year can be called 'old'... what a parody!!) So it seems a for sure a Logitech G19 design flaw!!!!
Summary: This is a great keyboard, but the additonal features are not worth price hike from the G510. Yes, you get a color screen and USB outputs. Unfortunately, at the same time you also lose 6 G keys and audio outputs. The feel of these keyboards is exactly the same, while the extra features on the G19 are too gimmicky). The color screen requires support from the game of course. I played BF2142 with both the G510 (monochrome screen) as well as this one.
Summary: The Logitich G19S is a bit of a mixed bag. It has a lot of features that game keyboards require, a couple that set it apart, a few minor issues, and one big downside. On the positive side, you've got the 12 programmable G-keys and three modes for them, netting a total of 36 programmable macros. There's also a quick macro key, which allows programming one of the G-keys on-the-fly with whatever you'd like. There's also a gaming mode switch, which disables the Windows keys.
A nice keyboard with some extravagant features, but lacking mechanical switches
A. Helfer, Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: This Logitech keyboard is an attractive keyboard with a neat set of features. However, at the price, it is something of a minor disappointment. The overall build quality is fine if not impressive. The aesthetics of the keyboard are pretty standard for a gaming keyboard. When you're spending this much on a gaming keyboard, though, what you're really looking to is the feature set. And this G19s doesn't disappoint.
Summary: I really like this keyboard. The LCD screen is surprisingly powerful, requiring me to plug it into an outlet separately from the keyboard. The screen seems to have a lot more support than the one for the G510s. I like that I can feed my music through my keyboard and see the album art and name of the song creator. I can also change my music through this, which is a nice feature. The keys are responsive, and the keyboard is anti-ghosting.