Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard ReviewBluePanda - December 12, 2013
Category: Input Devices
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Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard Introduction:
So it wasn't too long ago when we took a look at the Logitech G510s gaming keyboard, and here we are again looking at another new lovely from Logitech: the G19s. I may have hinted at it a bit in the last review, but this has a bit of a screen on it. It is full color and has a little more to offer in apps than the 510s. However, not to spoil things early, but is more always better? I guess you'll have to read on to find out yourself.
Before we dig in too deep, here are a few things to get you a bit interested: first, we already covered it – it has an adjustable color gaming panel LCD. You can customize the different screens and even create your own apps. Next up you get full custom color backlighting; yes that means the full RGB spectrum. The Logitech software lets you play with each color to get your G19s exactly what color you want it to be. There are also twelve ADDITIONAL keys on the keyboard just for your programming desires. Set them to whatever macro you want or just have them run specific applications at your fingertips; it is completely up to you.
There's so much more to offer, but before you get too excited let's note the price tag: $149.99. That is quite the pocket change for a keyboard, however let's not be discouraged just yet. Let us read on to find out more about this crazy keyboard and what that amount of coin gets you in the end.
Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard Closer Look:
Starting off with the box pictures it is near déjà vu from the G510s we looked at last; a similar techy, half X-ray keyboard image showing the keyboard internals. As a mechanical person I really like seeing how things work – this ALMOST keeps me from wanting to take it apart; but beyond that it just looks cool. The left side of the keyboard kept out of reach of the Superman X-ray vision you've gained overnight is in full color and a near replica of the keyboard itself. It leaves no stone unturned while giving you a full look at what you are getting into before opening the box.
The back of the box goes on to point out key features of the keyboard and give you another full look at the keyboard. This time the keys are lit up in red (the front was blue) giving the subtle hint to those who skip reading that this keyboard has color changing LEDs! The box is sealed with two clear sticky circles and are easy sliced with a knife to open; you definitely know that no one else has played with it first!
Inside the box the keyboard is wrapped neatly in a plastic bag keeping out dust and foreign matter. The upper left and upper right corner sport some extra beef for packaging (though there isn't much at the bottom) that hide the rest of the keyboard cable and included power adapter. Wow, yes, I did just say there is a power adapter included – this keyboard plugs into the wall, so I hope you have an extra outlet or plug open on your power strip; I had to make one available. I guess we'll see how that plays out later, but I think it's pretty obvious that the extra power is needed to power this 2 by 1.5-inch screen – I hope it's PURDY! Anyway – there you have it; pulling the G19s out of the plastic and everything out of the box it's an odd collection with a small power adapter and keyboard coming from the same box. Head on to the next page to see more.