Logitech Introduces G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2017 - 03:00 AM |
Tagged: romer-g, mechanical keyboard, logitech g, logitech, keyboard, key switches, gaming

Logitech G has announced the new Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which features a compact tenkeyless (TKL) design, short-throw mechanical switches, and RGB lighting effects.

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In addition to the TKL form-factor the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features the company's exclusive Romer-G switches, which Logitech says "register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches" and have "a short-throw actuation point 1.5 mm".

The keyboard also features keyboard durable construction with a steel back plate, and the cable is actually is a detachable micro-USB design, though not your typical micro-USB connector as this implementation features a wide three-pronged connection with support arms. Naturally, there are (optional) RGB effects for those who want them, which can be controlled via Logitech Gaming Software.

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These RGB effects are per-key, which means seemingly endless levels of customizaiton considering each one can be set to one of "more than 16.8 million colors" and preferences saved to the onboard memory.

As to pricing and availability, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard should be available later this month with an MSRP $129.99.

Source: Logitech

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March 7, 2017 | 03:22 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Actually looks decent, for a TKL, but not with that price. I'll wait when it drops below 80s, then I'll probably take one.

March 7, 2017 | 11:49 AM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Price does seem high, but I'm guessing the individual RGB lights contribute a lot to that - so if they were to offer a zone-lighted version instead (like the Prodigy G213) it could probably sell somewhere in the $80-$90 range.

March 7, 2017 | 06:21 AM - Posted by mLocke

Do people like this function key layout?

March 7, 2017 | 10:31 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not bad... At least it doesn't look like a giant misshapen piece of plastic from the 80's like the G910 Orion...

March 7, 2017 | 01:28 PM - Posted by McF33

Wish they would add a volume control on all there mechanical keyboards

March 10, 2017 | 08:53 AM - Posted by Kraaketaer

Agreed. Although I don't care that much after I bought an external DAC/headphone amp with physical volume control, I still think it's ridiculous that they consistently remove this from smaller models. They're really not that space constrained ...

March 7, 2017 | 10:15 PM - Posted by Cristian Kleuser (not verified)

I don't understand why can't we get a decent wireless keyboard and mouse combo with a really good and fast wireless connection. Most of us don't need much range, just good low input lag.

March 7, 2017 | 10:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As a relatively long term user of G810, I like it. I love the style, switches and I adore non-spill, uniform lighting. I'd consider to buy TKL version, but... What drive my crazy, it's their stupendously buggy software. That's just insane. It resets keyboard into the default mode of epilepsy rainbow every time on graceful exit. The only way to preserve settings in the keyboard memory is "taskkill.exe /IM LCore.exe /F" prior shutdown. And Logitech support like "sorry if you dont like default mode". It's not a default mode, it's frickin' year old bug you still not fixed!

March 8, 2017 | 10:50 AM - Posted by Martin Trautvetter

I bought the full-sized G810 on sale for $60, but I can't get over the switches. And it's not even the lack of audible click (which I would prefer to have, but can get over) but the shallow follow-through after key is registered.

I mean, by all means play around with the activation point and how far one needs to depress the keys to initiate the press, but why would they reduce the total distance until it bottoms out, too? (just looked it up, according to the specs, Romer-Gs have 3mm total travel vs. 4mm for Cherry MXs)

I guess I'm just not light-fingered enough to not constantly hit said bottom which is sad because the lighting on the Romer-Gs is probably the best among the current generation of keyboards. :(

March 10, 2017 | 08:55 AM - Posted by Kraaketaer

Make one with Cherry MX Brown (or some copy of it), and I'm in. Tenkeyless, removable cable, built to last? Yes, yes, and yes. RGB lighting is really not necessary, but it does tickle a certain geek lust. At least for keyboards, it can actually be functional.

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