The G19 looks a lot like the latest version of the G15 gaming keyboard. It is a full-sized keyboard that includes a number pad as well. The one thing that makes this keyboard different than any other keyboard out there is the GamePanel LCD. It is a full color 320 x 240 LCD that is right in the center of the keyboard. This is the first time that I’ve seen a real LCD on a keyboard, more on this later in the review.
Unlike the G15 you get 12 fully programmable G-keys instead of just 6. Also the M1, M2, and M3 keys will allow you to have 3 different settings for each G-key. We will go into that more when we talk about the key profiler software. There is also a slider that lets you pick between game and desktop mode. In game mode the windows keys will not work so it will not interrupt game play if hit accidentally. Beside the slider you have the controls for the GamePanel LCD.
Moving along to the other side of the keyboard is a large button that will turn all illumination of the keys and the GamePanel LCD off. Next to that you have the multimedia keys; they include play/pause, stop, back, and forward. Also there is a large volume wheel.
Flipping the keyboard over there are 2 levers on each side for a single height adjustment, which should be fine for most people. Also you will notice channels molded into the bottom of the keyboard, this is for cable management. Since you have 2 USB connections on the top of the keyboard you can easily route the cables under the keyboard and out the side for easy cable management.