Summary: I love this product. I have not tried many different gamepads, but from using only my keyboard before, it provides a much more comfortable position for my hand. It is easy to program. You can setup macros in a flash, you can switch profiles in a flash, you can transfer to its on-board memory and take your setup with you to another computer in a flash.
Summary: I bought this due to I support CAD and CAM designers that use a ton of programmable keys in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, NX, Creo, and MasterCAM. So far it fills their need. The only complaint is the joystick on the right side. They would have been happier if I could have gotten this pad without it. Unfortunately no one makes a product like this for the professional environment. We can't all play games all day, unfortunately.
Summary: I have been using this for 3-4 years. The build is above great. No problems and I have punished this thing. If I were to change one thing I wish Logitech would have a model that replaced the thumb stick with a button layout. I'd give an extra star if I could.
Summary: When I first looked at a gamepad I figured that it was a waste of money. I thought that there was no point to it because a keyboard got me the results I wanted anyway. This is, at least, what I thought when I looked at stuff like the razer nostromo and razer orbweaver. Both items were overpriced for what you got, and all it really did was give you a keyboard extension where you can reprogram the buttons.
A necessity, but I don't use this product for gaming... sorry
Timothy Higgs, Amazon
10 September 2013
Summary: The option of a programmable keypad with a joy stick and ergonomic setup is ideal for many applications. I think advertising it as gaming hardware is really underselling the potential of this kind of hardware. I make my own music and use music editing software such as Music Creator heavily. This keypad allows me to program all my most needed functions and macros and keep them separate from my keyboard so they don't screw up my other computering needs.
Summary: I am 3D madolator & animator and the softwares than i use, have a lot of shorcuts on the keyboard. This product can simplify my job life because i can program the shortcuts that i want and need. i am sure that i made the best buy and i take the best choice when i buy this product. the G13 is not only for gamers, if not, that is for professionals of the design world too. sorry for my english (no is the best) but i wanted tell my experience with the G13.
Summary: I'm going to sum up the G13 without getting into too much detail. I purchased this from Amazon and have owned it for about a year I think. I honestly do not every want to go back to the keyboard for gaming. I need the keys to be straight in a row (unlike the WASD) because of my slight OCD. I have customized so many of the keys on the G13. The more I used it, the more keys I could keep adding to the custom configuration.
Summary: Macros and key bindings: The key bindings are very easy to set up, and convenient to switch between 3 setups on the fly. The changing backlight color for each macro page is pretty cool and produces an appropriate amount of gear envy from my friends. The included macro-making software could be a little more fleshed out so that long or complicated macros are easier to make, but is ideal for short things, like typing a short message on a single press.
Summary: I've owned my G13 for almost 3 years now and highly recommend it to any serious gamers. pound for pound probably the most value for your gaming buck out there. just the volume of key binds it can handle makes it worth it. it's durable (dropped it more than a few times) and easy to program. having the 3 different programmable sets of keys allows switching toons or games 1 button away. i play WoW, Skyrim, and ME, all of which this controller handles easily. and the 8 ft.