Reviews and Problems with Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
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over priced for wired back-lit keyboard
9 January 2015
Excerpt: No features really stands out about this keyboard other than it has back lit keys. I do like the low profile and short key stroke. The back light is nice too. It is a shame it that is the unit is priced to so high for the back lighting.
Summary: As a professional programmer, my keyboard is really important to me. I am conflicted as to whether I should send it back or not. I would play one of my old games maybe 12 times a year but could not with this keyboard.
Pros: Beautiful to look at and nice to touch. Nicely backlit. There is a button for dimness that has 3 light settings. Textured palm rest.
Cons: Ignores some simple keystrokes. Even my $15 keyboards can do SHIFT-W-SPACE. I bought this despite seeing the accusation this keyboard cannot do simple computer games because I have not seen a keyboard crippled that way. It is true. If you play any kind of game that uses WASD keys to move, you wil...
Summary: It is a shame that Logitech deliberately crippled what could have been the ultimate silent gaming keyboard by way of phantom key blocking. This is a fantastic keyboard for work and home office, but not something you want to use for any serious sort of gaming application.
Pros: Extremely comfortable and dead silent, with easy to control backlighting and media keys.
Cons: Designed with phantom key blocking to disable any combination of SHIFT + W + SPACE, which specifically renders the board useless to gamers.
Excerpt: I have gone through two of these keyboards now. The first time I ordered it I really liked it, great size and fit. However, after less than a month one of the keys popped off and I was not able to get it back on.
Summary: Well, I must be a glutton for punishment because I really love this keyboard. However, this is my second one in 2 months and third in 12 months: they will not tolerate even the slightest splash of a beverage--coffee in my case. Instant death. So be forewarned.
Pros: - Beautiful typing "feel"--similar to laptop keyboard - Very comfortable spacing between keys: difficult to double-strike - 4 different levels of backlighting illumination - Has a caps-lock light!! No more messed-up passwords. - Very comfortable "soft-touch" integrated palmrest
Cons: - Totally NOT SPILL-PROOF: see Other Thoughts - Retractable feet to tilt keyboard are a joke: laughable in a keyboard of this price
Not bad. Wire is very sensitive where it connects to keyboard.
Douglas M., Newegg
18 January 2013
Summary: Only get this keyboard if your not a clutz, and you don't ever ever have a issue where you accidentally pull your keyboard and run out of slack, and it jerks on the cable. I don't consider myself that bad with keyboards.
Pros: Sleek, very easy to use keys. I got this because I wanted a keyboard with keys like a laptop keyboard, I find it much easier to type on those kinds of keys. Its a very attractive keyboard. The back light is great.
Cons: Biggest issue you can find throughout most reviews, is you can't press too many keys at once, there's a limit on this keyboard, and its pretty painful for some games. Definitely not for playing old 1st 2nd gen console games. Another big issue I had was the part where the cable connects to the key...
Summary: I bought this because I had a great experience several years ago with a low profile Logitech keyboard. I replaced my Saitek Eclipse II (finally started to die after 3 years) with this board. This keyboard is sold as slim but it's just low profile with mechanical keys.
Pros: - Looks great (low profile and great backlight) - Well built - Works great (plug n play) - Keys are mechanical and feel mechanical (if you like that)
Cons: - Doesn't work with gaming - Keys still have mechanical travel even though they are low profile - Keystrokes feel a little "clunky" like a normal desktop keyboard