Summary: It's hard to find fault with Logitech's G510s. Sure, there are a few tradeoffs between the G510s and the flagship G19s -- no USB hub, lacks built-in memory, and the GamePanel LCD is monochrome -- but the G510s is also $80 less expensive. That's enough to buy a couple of triple A titles, or a barrel full of games during any of Steam's frequent fire sales.
The G510s exhibits the quality we've come to expect from Logitech.
Pros: Shh, Don't Wake the Kids:, Play It in G Key:, Built to Last:, Look at the Pretty Colors:, Integrated Audio:, GamePanel LCD:
Conclusion: If those minor issues don’t bother you, and you like the G510s’ slew of programmable keys and other features, consider adding it to your gaming roster—after you’ve given it a finger trial. We’re sure with time, even our jaded fingers would get used to the feel of its keys. But after spending a fair amount of time testing the G510s in games (and writing this review on it), we’re still happy to return to our trusty Das Keyboard and its mechanical chatter.
Pros: 18 programmable keys, Customizable backlight colors, Keyboard can store profiles, Intuitive software, Onboard switch disables Windows and Shortcut keys
Cons: Squishy key travel, Backlighting could be brighter, Audio jacks are oddly placed, No USB ports
Summary: The Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 is a very nice gaming keyboard that fans of all sorts of PC game types will enjoy. The only downsides here are the price and the length of the G510 but many will be glad to look around those issues.
Pros: Lots of programmable keys, Cool LCD screen, Color customization for backlight, USB audio
Excerpt: Quote from review: "While "gaming mice" usually steal most of the limelight, there is a very good argument to be made that your keyboard plays just as big a role in the success of your gaming endeavors. Logitech and their G-series keyboards are one such great example of what a gaming keyboard should act and feel like. Today I am going to look at the all new Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard. Is it as good as the original G15, or will it fall short of perfection?
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsI hate trying to round up a review when the review itself has already said everything I need, as we spoke about the styling, the features and the general usability, so what more can be said? I was keen to try out the G510 because of my experiences with Logitech products as a whole, and due to having the G15 V2 and being a user of the previous G15 V1 and G11, leaving it perfect for me to compare.
Pros: Reliable brand, Built on a proven success, Ability to change backlighting colour, 54 Macro keys
Excerpt: A few weeks ago we looked at Logitech’s G700 gaming mouse which was the first of their new range to pass through our labs. It scored well, achieving a performance award and we praised it for being one of the most flexible mice ever. Just as good for FPS titles as it was for MMORPG the G700 with a fantastic optical sensor and massive amount of function buttons was an enthusiast gamers dream.
Summary: The G510 is the reincarnation of the original legendary G15 gaming keyboard, just with more power and more abilities than ever before. If you can afford the best, this keyboard should be at the top of your list.
Pros: 18 macro "G" keys just like the G15 V1, Complete control over backlighting colour, On the fly macro record button, 5 simultaneous key press recognition, Easy to use software, Built in 3.5mm headphone and mic jack, Stylish good looks
Cons: Keys are still not mechanical based, Very large foot print, No included USB ports, Wrist rest is still less than optimal, To get flagship quality and performance, expect to pay flagship prices
Conclusion: Boasting a feature list long enough to fill a small pamphlet does have its disadvantages. While lateral space is an obvious concern, vertical space can also be a factor if you store this keyboard in a sliding tray. Another concern is the apparent lack of games supported by the GamePanel. With only 50 games providing this functionality, support for this impressive feature seems somewhat lacking.
Excerpt: Logitech G-series keyboards are nearly legendary in their stature among gamers and enthusiasts. The early products within the lineup are still regarded as some of the best peripherals ever released due to their amazing ability to adapt to nearly every situation. For example, the G11 and G15 keyboards incorporated an innovative LCD screen that showed critical information.