Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard Review


[ad#review979-top]Getting used to the G13 wasn’t as easy as I thought it would have been. The layout of the keyboard is pretty similar to a normal keyboard, but the sizes of the buttons became a problem for me. I often use a lot more than the standard WASD keys while gaming and found it hard to get adjusted to using these. While I could have changed the buttons around, I just didn’t find it in my interest to do so and get used to it that way. I also found it hard at first to figure out what keys were which, but after opening up the Key Profiler I realized what they were.

The extra joystick is pre configured as in WASD (forward, left, back right) format, but I can’t say that I found a good use for it. It reminded me of the good old N64 days with the single joystick. I’m not sure if anyone still uses this method, but it still would be beneficial for someone that does; I just can’t find myself getting used to it again. The joystick would probably benefit people more by adjusting the configurations.

The G13 was rather comfortable once you figured out how to use the keyboard. Playing for hours didn’t seem to have any effect on my hand with the G13. The only thing uncomfortable about this keyboard is probably trying to get your fingers adjusted to the layout of it. Like any new device it’s going to take some time to get used to.

I found the LCD to be very useful. By default it rotates through all of the screens, but you have the ability to leave it on a single screen and switch it manually. I’ve taken a couple pictures of the screens that show up on the G13:

Time/Date & Xfire

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CPU/RAM Usage & RSS Feeds

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Stopwatch & Music Display

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The four buttons below the LCD allow you to make necessary changes in certain displays; mainly just the RSS and Stopwatch screens.