On a whim today, I decided to purchase a new keyboard. While perusing the electronics section, I happened across the Logitech G510. I had been eying this keyboard for some time, but at $120, I just wasn’t willing to shell out the cash required when I already had a perfectly good Logitech G15 sitting on my desk. However, today it happened to be on sale for a much more reasonable $89.
Since setting this nifty little piece of gaming gear up, I have mostly fallen in love with it, even entirely geeking out at one point over the multitude of features.
The Logitech G510 offers 18 programmable keys that are fully customizable. These keys can be set up to make distant key strokes closer, or, if you fancy, you can set up entire chains of keystrokes that will instantly be preformed whenever the corresponding button is pressed. Along with this, there are three programmable profiles so that you may save your layouts.
Along with the programmable buttons, the G510 also offers multi-key input on the regular portion of the keyboard. Press any five keys at the same time and they will all be recognized, so you can do more things at once (great for all of the MMO players out there looking to get an edge on their DPS numbers).
Everyone needs a Heads-Up Display right at their finger tips. the G510 (as well as many of the G-series keyboards) puts your gaming stats right at your finger tips. For instance, World of Warcraft players will find their base stats, base damage, durability average, and available bag space while they are in game. Not only that, but the G510 is fully compatible with Ventrillo, allowing you to see who is speaking whenever someone keys their headset. Finally, for all those who play with music in the background, your keyboard will also display what song you are listening to on Windows Media Player. Need to know which add-ons have updates available? The Logitech G510 also syncs with Curse Client to display the latest add-on information for add-ons installed on your computer!
Finally, the comfort and customizable options for this keyboard are bar-none compared to any of the keyboards I have used. The G510 is a backlit keyboard that can be programmed to any color of your choice. Your keyboard will even glow black (… I didn’t know it was possible either, until I tried it.). The comfort while typing is also superb. The keys are light, requiring little effort for keystrokes, which enables you to move quickly to the next key, which is a wonderful advantage while playing FPSs and MMOs. This also makes regular every day typing seem to go considerably quicker.
The only downside I have found I have found from switching from the G15 is that I do miss the multiple USB ports on the keyboard, however, the G510 makes up for this by having a 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack on the keyboard, both with their own personal mute buttons.
Overall, the Logitech G510 is definitely worth the cost and I would recommend it to any gamer that is looking for a new keyboard. I’d even recommend it to those who aren’t looking for a keyboard, because, at the moment, its that good.