Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard Review


Installation is pretty simple, just plug and play. To make changes with the board you will have to install the included software which consists of the Logitech G-series Key Profiler and the Logitech LCD Manager. To get the latest version I just downloaded the software from the Logitech website.

The Logitech G-series Key Profiler allows you to make necessary changes to the keyboard, not the LCD display. When you open up the key profiler you’re greeted with a layout of the G keys and their default configurations. Like I mentioned before the layout is very similar to a standard keyboard layout. The program automatically scans for game profiles. It only found a couple of the many games that I own.

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When you click on a G key in the software you have a multitude of options: assign keystroke, assign macro, use default, disable, open macro manager, assign function, assign shortcut, assign text block or assign script. To change the backlighting for each profile, M1-M3, just click on the colored area next to the profile number. It will give you a set of 16 colors to choose or to select your own custom color.

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The LCD Manager software allows you to edit all changes with the LCD display. There are three main tabs to use which include the configuration, programs and global settings. The configuration screen allows you to adjust the switching algorithm and the display contrast and brightness. The programs menu allows you to enable or disable any programs and whether to display them or not on the LCD screen. All of these settings were set by default; I didn’t have to do anything to get them to show up.

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The last main tab, the settings tab, gives you the ability to change the look and feel of the LCD. The other 3 tabs include a help, updates, and an about page.

Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard