Reviews and Problems with Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
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Benjamin B., Newegg
29 January 2012
Pros: flat keys, great back lighting, macros
Cons: if you are a FPS (First Person Shooter) player do not buy this keyboard! SHIFT (run) + SPACEBAR (jump) key combinations do not work! you have to release SHIFT before the SPACEBAR will work. I write this less than 1min. from getting off the phone with Logitech Tech Support (which are awesome BTW!) and they said this is a know problem with this model, and that it is not batch specific!
Summary: The bottom line is that the combination "shift + a + space" will work, but "shift + w + space" ignores the space. This means games where you walk with w, jump with space, and modify movement with shift (lots of shooters), you will no longer be able to do this.
Pros: In my opinion, this keyboard gets 5 stars for use in word processing/web browsing applications, and 2 stars for gaming (I decided to average on 3). Read on to see why.
Cons: Ok, so my main issue is the fact that this keyboard blocks certain key combinatinos that are common in games. Some of the other posters here noted it, but some say it isn't true. After searching the logitech forums, it looks like it might be a difference in edition.
Pros: It mimics a laptop style keyboard, with a shallow keystroke, and like a laptop the keys are minimal noise. I love the fact there is only one Windows key instead of two like most standard keyboards. The illumination feature on this keyboard is more meant to make this a media keyboard and not a gaming one (meaning it highlights the media keys only).
Cons: Do not buy this if you intend it to be a gaming keyboard because the keys have a lag response time due to an included micro-chip feature they added that deters quick online response time needed (google phantom key blocking). The feature works great as for what it was intended and it reacts to key press response by pressure, but it a serious negative when used for online gaming.