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Logitech 920-002530 G510 Keyboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Great keyboard 04/03/2013

This review is from: Logitech 920-002530 G510 Keyboard

Pros: HUGE upgrade from Razer Lycosa: responsive keys, media controls, LED screen (with many options), shares software with my Logitech G600 gaming mouse (highly recommend this as well), keys are easily visible without backlight of any kind, VOLUME WHEEL!

Cons: The LED screen is limited in terms of helpful gaming information. The programs you put on the screen are called "applets" and while there are certainly a huge number of great options, I didn't find one for Skyrim (just search for Logitech G510 applets to get an idea of the things you can have displayed). Also, when opening up a fullscreen program, the media controls seem to stop working... haven't figured out if this is a user error or not.

Also, the main con I have with this keyboard is that the backlighting is VERY dim for the keys. The LED screen is very visible but my 27" monitor puts out enough light that I'll probably never see the backlight on the keys.

Other Thoughts: I bought this keyboard to replace my Lycosa that I managed to use for several months before driving myself mad. The problem with the Lycosa was that nearly half the keys were very prone to sticking. This was an issue that Razer had when they first introduced the board and they recalled all the boards made during that period of time. However, mine was built far after that date and had the same issue. The other thing I couldn't stand about it was the touch media controls. An absolutely ridiculous idea if you ask me...

Needless to say, the Logitech is a huge upgrade. Not only are the keys visible without backlight (unlike the Lycosa) but the media controls are a HUGE upgrade. The volume wheel is a dream come true. It has a perfect amount of sensitivity and with the huge mute button next to it, I'm in love. I also have become very fond of the media applet that I can have on the LED screen that displays song and artist playing.

One thing I should note is that I am not a huge keyboard gamer. I didn't buy this for the macro keys (my Logitech G600 mouse has far capability than I need), I bought this for the media controls and screen. Therefore, I cannot comment on the reliability of the macro keys at all. However, as mentioned above, when playing a fullscreen game, the media controls no longer work. Seeing as I have an external headphone amp and I typically don't play media when playing a game, this doesn't greatly affect me.

Rosewill Model RCAB-11054 - Black 10-Foot DVI-D (24+1) Male
to DVI-D (24+1) Male Digital Dual Link Cable, Gold Plated, with Ferrite Cores, 28 AWG
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great dual link DVI. Very heavy duty cable that is very resistant to bends.

Cons: Took a bit of time to get it routed through my Ergotron monitor arm because it's so sturdy

Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 - Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, PCI Interface
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Replaced my USB wireless N adapter. Install was very easy - popped on the card, popped in the disk, chose "install drivers only" and boom, done.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Finally everything on my computer is internal :D


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Display Name: Peter H.

Date Joined: 03/12/07

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  • First Review: 08/01/12
  • Last Review: 04/03/13
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