Logitech® Gaming Keyboard G510

Gaming keyboards come in all shapes, sizes, costs, and utilities.  The multi-functional Z-board, with its game-specific overlays has had some attention over the years, as well as the Saitek Eclipse range, and Logitech’s own G-series keyboards. 

The original G15 in the range offered a flip-up black-and-white LCD display, programmable G-buttons, a physical switch to turn the Windows key off, and on-board media controls.  The G11 then offered everything the G15 did, without the display.  The G15 revision 2 integrated the screen into the keyboard, and reduced the number of G-buttons.  The G19 then became an LCD color version of the newer G15, with some other small enhancements. 

The G510 then offers a mix of the newer G19 and the original G15, giving a color display and more programmable buttons.  Alongside this, the keyboard also offers 3.5mm analog headset jack inputs, converting the signal to USB and sending it down the keyboard USB cable.  All the familiar G-series features still remain – media controls, programmable buttons, USB inputs, and color backlighting.  The G110 keeps the gauntlet running, as a non-LCD version of the G510.

 

As one of the first G15 adopters when they were first released, I can confirm that it is still going strong, even if it does pick up mountains of dirt and dust, after thousands of hours of high-impact gaming.  Back then, I paid £55 ($85) for the US import version.  Logitech are selling the G510 from their website for $119.99, or £89.  Again, paying $120 for a keyboard can seem excessive, especially when a $10 keyboard will do what a keyboard was originally designed to do.  Most users however, and especially gamers, will find use for all the extra features that boards such as the Logitech G-seies offers.

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  • BabyBear - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link


    What happened to Anand? Hasn't posted since last contest, and winner announcement is week and half late...
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  • Rajinder Gill - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    He's here, been a hectic week. I think you'll have an update shortly...

    -Raja
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  • ltfields - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    Still would love to have seen some final pics of Anand's Home Theater setup. I moved into a new house, and have a great basement for it (though I'm a couple years out from the funding to rebuild my HT). Always good to hear his thoughts on that subject, and if Star Trek was as awesome as I would expect in his HT... Reply
  • Launcelot - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    These keyboards are bought primarily for 2 reasons 1) The backlighting 2) The capability to run macros off of these 'G' buttons . They have their own macro scripting tool which lets a gamer run multiple commands scripted together . Some with considerable sophistication .
    I myself wound up seperating the 2 functions by buying a keyboard with backlighting and running AutoHotKey an opensource software which lets you do somewhat similar stuff albeit not at the touch of a button . So my solutions works for my usecase which is doing repetitive actions in an MMO but might not work for FPS .
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  • softdrinkviking - Saturday, August 07, 2010 - link

    I can't see a need for extra macros in a FPS, meaning more than a normal keyboard could afford. I think these fancy keyboards are really targeting the MMO community, ala starcraft 2 where you can pre-program a whole command structure for different units or something. Reply
  • Yamikotai - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    "a ‘gaming’-grade lazer and"
    It's laser, not lazer. The 's' stands for Stimulated.
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  • IanCutress - Thursday, August 05, 2010 - link

    Updated, thanks :) Reply
  • DotNetGuru - Friday, August 06, 2010 - link

    Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Reply
  • Rookierookie - Friday, August 06, 2010 - link

    English people spell it "ztimulated". Reply
  • silverblue - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - link

    We do? :o Reply

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