Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard Review - Evolution or Dud?
15 February 2011
Excerpt: The keyboard has been a mainstay of PC controllers for decades, but its reign has always been one of obvious convenience rather than practicality. The keyboard has many buttons, which can be useful, but it also has many disadvantages. No joysticks, no D-pads, no trigger buttons, no function selectors. Just a bunch of keys, arranged in rows, four of which (WASD, of course) take more abuse than they deserve.
Excerpt: Adding to its “G” series of gaming peripherals, Logitech has released the G13 Advanced Gameboard. The G13 offers 25 programmable keys, 3 quick switchable profiles, a 4 way control stick, and a GamePanel LCD. Read on to see how the G13 fares in a world of keyboards and controllers.
The Logitech G13 certainly has a lot of features packed into this Advanced Keyboard. The key configuration doesn’t allow you to just use keys or macros, but use programs, open files, or do pretty much whatever you want it to do. The LCD Display is a pretty nice feature, especially because it will display game stats for certain games. Another cool feature I really enjoyed was the backlighting.
Excerpt: We are finally at a stage where notebook computers have the power to play games at a high level while still being reasonably affordable . While the video card and processor can support the game, and you have a nice 17-inch display, you still have your inputs to consider. A mouse is easy enough, but what about the keyboard?
Conclusion: Logitech has announced its latest gaming peripheral called the G13. The device is a gamepad designed to complement the gamer's mouse and keyboard, not replace it, according to the maker. The Fremont, California-based computer peripheral maker says that the G13 will work on either a Windows PC or a Mac. Three game modes with 25 keys each and a programmable analog stick add up to give gamers 87 different programmable keys.