Logitech Announces the G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | April 19, 2017 - 01:35 PM |
Tagged: romer-g, mechanical, magnesium, logitech, keyboard, gaming, aluminium

Logitech has announced the G413, a mechanical gaming keyboard with the company's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches and premium construction (including an aluminum-magnesium upper panel).

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"Engineered for precision and performance, the keyboard delivers unrivaled performance in a thoughtfully balanced, modern design. The Logitech G413 features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keys, as well as a brushed anodized aircraft-grade aluminum top case, USB passthrough port and precision key backlighting for an affordable price."

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Logitech lists these features for the G413 mechanical gaming keyboard:

  • Romer-G Mechanical Switches: Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for professional-grade performance, responsiveness and durability. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches, so you can get your shots off faster than your opponent. Designed to enhance gameplay, Romer-G switches offer the perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance.
  • Precision Key Lighting: Romer-G mechanical switches are also purpose-designed for precise and clean lighting through the keycaps. This means keys are always visible and never distracting, especially during late night gaming sessions. The Logitech G413 Carbon features elemental red backlighting and the Logitech G413 Silver features iconic white backlighting, for a premium, focused look.
  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Alloy: A brushed 5052 aluminum-magnesium alloy top case serves as the keyboard’s backbone. The result is a minimal design balanced with a full set of features. With a focus on high-end finish and performance, the Logitech G413 is crafted from the highest-grade materials.
  • USB Passthrough: Convenience and speed are directly within reach. The additional, dedicated USB cable connects the USB passthrough port to its own input for full power throughput and data speed. 
  • Full Function Keys: Media control is built-in so you can use the FN key to control volume, play and pause, mute, game mode, lighting, etc. The FN toggle feature in the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) configure the keys to perform media commands by default.  
  • Programmable Macros: Use LGS to program custom functions and macro commands on F1-F12 buttons. Execute complex commands, or unleash a timed series of actions or spells with the press of a button.
  • Performance Keycaps: Laser-etched cylindrical keycaps come standard plus a set of 12 optional performance faceted keycaps designed by esports pros are included.

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With an MSRP of $89.99 the G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard goes on sale this month in two versions, with a black finish (shown here) and a silver finish that is exclusive to Best Buy.

Source: Logitech

April 19, 2017 | 02:06 PM - Posted by mouf

I always here good things about the Romer G switches.... Any thoughts compared to the Razer Orange switch???

April 19, 2017 | 02:55 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

I have never used the Orange switches...

But that being said, I have been working and gaming on Romer G for a couple years straight now, and I really do like them. I'm also a fan of the faceted key caps, but I know not many are.

April 19, 2017 | 05:52 PM - Posted by mouf

I've personally never used the faceted key caps, and when I bought my Razer keyboard that was the deciding factor on not getting a Logitech. I had read that it was hit or miss on the personal preference. So I errored on the safe side and didn't try it.

I really want to switch to a TKL and some of the plain jane black keyboards with the RGB are catching my eye.
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/pro-gaming-keyboard

April 19, 2017 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Mad_Dane

Performance Keycaps: Laser-etched cylindrical keycaps come standard plus a set of 12 optional performance faceted keycaps designed by esports pros are included.

April 19, 2017 | 02:37 PM - Posted by Butthurt Beluga

One thing that always bothers me about these gaymer keyboards is that the function keys are always so far spaced above the number row keys.

The key formatting on western-designed but Chinese manufactured mechanical keyboards (they litter Amazon - with surprising quality) is far better than these big-name peripheral companies.

April 19, 2017 | 02:56 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

So you would rather them be immediately behind the number keys, just like all the other rows? Not sure I have ever seen that before.

April 20, 2017 | 01:23 AM - Posted by pacmanfan

Uhh... The traditional 104 key layout has the function keys spaced a ways above the number row. I don't think I've ever used a desktop keyboard,gamer or not, without that space.

April 19, 2017 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Mad_Dane

Hmm this looks very sexy indeed, consider me tempted a lot :)

April 20, 2017 | 01:29 AM - Posted by pacmanfan

I do wish more mechanical keyboards had dedicated media keys. I won't buy a keyboard without media keys, and a function lock is a no go also.