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Elliot H.

Elliot H.

Joined on 09/18/07

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SpaceBar Issue is Fixable

Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard

Pros: This is a great keyboard, one of Logitech's non-mechanical best. Quiet keys, programmable function keys with customizable setting-based color schemes, at a good price. The LCD screen is slick, and it'll give you some extra utility, especially with a chat client active like Mumble. The other special keys (like the windows-key toggler, muting buttons for mic and headphones, player controls and volume sliders) are all icing on the cake. The double clicking issue with the space bar is fixable! (Read the Cons)

Cons: I went through three of these before I got one I could stick with. The first one had the double-clicking space bar, so I RMA'd it immediately (NewEgg is very responsive and is generally happy to do this with a $100 defective keyboard), but the replacement had the same issue. So I got the dremel out. I discovered, with some trial and error, that there's an artifact of the plastic frame's manufacturer that is obstructing the spacebar path. It looks like a numbered dial (and it is), under the right side, just up-right from the metal guide rail's support structure. What you SHOULD do is return this and hope your replacement isn't affected--my third wasn't! I'm typing from it now!--but if you want to be all DIY and industrious, you can pop off the spacebar and keys around it and shave down the numbered dial. Obviously, try to know what you're getting into first, should you try it. This will void your warranty and you could ruin something else while removing keys or trying to replace them or by shoving dremels in places they don't really belong.

SpaceBar Issue is Fixable

Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard

Pros: This is a great keyboard, one of Logitech's non-mechanical best. Quiet keys, programmable function keys with customizable setting-based color schemes, at a good price. The LCD screen is slick, and it'll give you some extra utility, especially with a chat client active like Mumble. The other special keys (like the windows-key toggler, muting buttons for mic and headphones, player controls and volume sliders) are all icing on the cake. The double clicking issue with the space bar is fixable! (Read the Cons)

Cons: I went through three of these before I got one I could stick with. The first one had the double-clicking space bar, so I RMA'd it immediately (NewEgg is very responsive and is generally happy to do this with a $100 defective keyboard), but the replacement had the same issue. So I got the dremel out. I discovered, with some trial and error, that there's an artifact of the plastic frame's manufacturer that is obstructing the spacebar path. It looks like a numbered dial (and it is), under the right side, just up-right from the metal guide rail's support structure. What you SHOULD do is return this and hope your replacement isn't affected--my third wasn't! I'm typing from it now!--but if you want to be all DIY and industrious, you can pop off the spacebar and keys around it and shave down the numbered dial. Obviously, try to know what you're getting into first, should you try it. This will void your warranty and you could ruin something else while removing keys or trying to replace them or by shoving dremels in places they don't really belong.