Logitech’s been around for quite some time and they’ve become well-known for their quality mice, keyboards, speakers, and more; but today, we’re going to focus on the G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which is the very first from the major manufacturer.
A couple of years ago, wireless mice and headsets were considered unreliable and second-rate; if the time has already come for keyboards to also cut their cords off, manufacturers would definitely need to exhibit that their products are not only technically flawless, but also excellent in design compared to other wired devices. This is where the G613 succeeds – it is not only outstanding in design but it also performs perfectly compared to the other wireless keyboards around.
Now, let’s have a look at the Logitech G613 and what’s included in its package.
Logitech G613 Review – Whats in the Box?
When we got our hands on the Logitech G613 Gaming Keyboard, we saw that it comes in a sturdy box that blends well with the theme and design of the keyboard itself. The grey with blue accents are utilised which makes the package clean, sleek, and professional – thing is, it may appeal and attract an office professional instead of a gamer but either way, with how it looks, it could attract anyone so it’s fine.
Logitech ensured that their keyboard is well-packed, surrounded perfectly and securely from any potential damage. Aside from the device itself, other items included in the box are the Lightspeed USB Nano Transmitter and the USB Extension Cable that both pairs with the G613 keyboard. Not only that but the company also included a tablet / smartphone stand that may come in handy whenever you plan to keep your devices on your desktop to pair with the Logitech G613.
Here is everything included in the G613’s box:
- The Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Device Stand
- USB Cable
- 2 AA Batteries
- User Manual
Logitech G613 Review – The Speed of Light
The Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard makes use of the Lightspeed wireless technology, providing you with awesome results of one-millisecond response rate which is definitely faster compared to wired devices. The keyboard makes use of the Romer-G mechanical switches that are specifically designed to register key-presses that are 25% faster and more precise than the standard keyboards; this is due to the 1.5mm short throw actuation.
We actually liked that Logitech made the keys of the G613 really sturdy and durable since this is very necessary for hardcore gamers; it also has a 70M click life-expectancy so you can just imagine how tough this keyboard is. Another great thing about the Logitech G613 is that it features six G-keys that you can easily program with custom in-app commands and macros so you can quickly and simply execute a variety of complex actions with just a simple keystroke.
You only need two AA batteries to power the G613 and what’s cool about this is that it can last up to a total of eighteen months with warning LED’s that light up once your batteries reach about 15% ; the Logitech Gaming Software / LGS will notify you prior to the power dropping. Additionally, you can also easily pair the keyboard with up to 8 other Bluetooth devices by just pressing a button that goes from your computer to the device.
With how it was built and constructed, Logitech did a very fine job of making it feel extremely solid unlike devices made from cheap plastic that can easily break if the keys are pressed and used continuously. They also ensured to make the G613 keyboard comfortable by adding two retractable feet right at the back, allowing you to seamlessly type at an angle that won’t strain your hands.
If you were wondering about the layout, the G613 features the typical layout of a keyboard but slight differences are evident between the vertical portion of the programmable G-keys on the device’s left portion, a couple of multimedia controls located on the upper right corner of the mouse, plus a button to easily switch from the Bluetooth device to PC.
ROMER-G KEY SWITCHES
- Durability: 70 million keypresses
- Actuation distance: 1.5 mm
- Actuation force: 45 g
- Total travel distance: 3.0 mm
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- Height: 478 mm
- Width: 216 mm
- Depth: 33 mm
- Weight: 1410 g keyboard only
- Weight with 2 AA batteries: 1460 g
The device is considered as a next generation wireless keyboard that is built specifically for gamers who demand freedom of wireless gaming together with high-performance effectiveness of mechanical switches. The keyboard features Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology for an extremely fast 1ms report rate, as well as Bluetooth for multi-hosting connectivity; additionally, it also features six programmable G-keys, advanced Romer G mechanical performance, and amazing battery life.
Advanced Wireless Efficiency
The Lightspeed wireless technology is Logitech’s end to end advanced wireless solution that delivers a 1ms report rate for extremely fast and highly responsive connectivity. This type of wireless solution that is considered to be top-notch and professional grade has been integrated into the G613 gaming keyboard to provide extraordinarily consistent and responsive performance – something that every gamer wants for their devices.
The G613 keyboard features six functional G-keys that can readily be programmed without having to utilize any in-app and custom macros commands. You can assign the G-keys per app or game profile for convenience and proper customisation; plus, you can also utilise the Logitech Gaming Software to readily manage and set up profiles, commands, and a lot more.
The mechanical switches of Romer-G provide precise and quiet mechanical performance with excellent durability and feel with 70M click life. It is the top choice of a lot of Esports professionals since the switches feature short-throw impulses at 1.5mm; this only means that the device is 25% faster compared to their competitor’s standard mechanical switch. With that, we can say that the Romer-G is definitely the perfect mix of precision, speed, and quiet performance.
Connect via Bluetooth or Lightspeed
You can readily link to the Lightspeed wireless device to acquire outstandingly-fast 1ms report rate or link to other devices with just a push of a button with the device’s Bluetooth connectivity. You will also be able to easily switch between Bluetooth and Lightspeed wireless anytime, anywhere.
18-months Battery Life
By using only 2 AA batteries, the Logitech G613 can be utilised for up to eighteen months in total. Once the battery reaches 15%, the LGS and the LED status indicator on the keyboard will notify you even before the critical period hits.
With high-quality key switches and great wireless connectivity, we really didn’t have any doubts about the performance of the Logitech G613. It was able to handle numerous PC games and we noticed that it was generally comparable to the quality wired models; not only that, but the G613’s keys were able to transmit our commands instantly and precisely.
Speaking of its battery life, the G613 claims to be able to last up to eighteen months of use but this is something that concerned us quite a bit since most wireless devices need to have their batteries replaced even in the middle of a crucial raid, match, or battle. Thing is, we’ve been using the same batteries for the keyboard and we’ve been playing for about eight hours a day for almost a week and we can say that the charge is still full. Very surprising and we really liked this about the G613; thumbs-up for the people at Logitech for this feature of the G613.
How to Use
Before you start setting up the device, make sure that the Logitech G613 gaming keyboard is linked to your computer. Once this is done, you can launch the Logitech Gaming Software then click on the icon for your G613 gaming keyboard; click on the “Customise G-Keys” before clicking on the G-Keys’ profile that you wish to customise. To assign commands to the G-Keys, you should do one of the following:
- Double-click on the G-Key command list assignment to start setting up a new command for the keys or
- Drag-and-drop an existing command from the list (located on the left pane) on the G-Key; once you drag the command to the specific key of your choice, the area will end up highlighted.
If not, you can also simply right click on any G-Key or its assignment for extra options; the G613 keyboard can easily link with either the Bluetooth, wireless dongle or both, especially if you plan to switch back and forth between typing on your smartphone or on your computer.
All the gaming peripherals created by Logitech make use of the same Logitech Gaming Software hub which is lean, stable, and well-designed for everyone’s advantage. It is a convenient feature especially when you’re someone who utilises numerous Logitech gear since you will be able to easily control all of these from a single app.
The software will allow you to set a variety of instructions for the six G-keys located on the left portion of the device; this allows every gamer to have a lot of flexibility especially during their intense gameplay. Multi-key combos, keystrokes, media keys, mouse functions, text strings, audio control, and even shortcuts are possible to program on these special keys.
After testing the G613, we can definitely say that Logitech has done an excellent job of actually using the Romer-G for the G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: each of these exhibit the right spacing and the key caps are UV coated which actually gives a smooth and great feel when typing. The device is also a well-built and quality product that is worth anyone’s purchase especially if you’re someone who is planning to invest in durable and top-notch gaming peripherals.
Logitech’s G613 is what we consider a great device since it has also been integrated with the Lightspeed technology. Its appearance may not be too flashy compared to other gaming peripherals but the G613 comes in a clean, sleek, and solid feature for gamers who enjoy a laid back aesthetic but exhibits powerful and notable performance. And also, instead of getting those crazy RGB lighting options, we instead get the more necessary long battery life which is very essential; so with that, we’re definitely recommending this gaming keyboard for everyone’s convenience.
Where to Buy
You can pickup the Logitech G613 for only $169AUD over at the official Logitech Gaming website.