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Logitech g105 Gaming Keyboard Review, Mid Range Price With Backlighting

Alright everybody so today I am looking to talk about a another Logitech product. We know that Logitech typically puts out awesome gear but how about with this piece?

What we have with the g105 is a lower mid range priced keyboard. So if you are looking for something good but still inexpensive this may or may not be the item for you. It will be my job to help you figure out that decision. Here’s the great news: Today we are talking about computer gear and when we are doing that, we are having fun! So without further ado…

Let us jump right into my Logitech g105 Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Product: Logitech G105 920-003371 Gaming Keyboard

Price: $46.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

My Personal Ranking: 91/100logitech g105 gaming keyboard review

So as with the title it says “gaming” keyboard. BUT, like I tell everyone this doesn’t mean it can not be used for normal purposes. It only means that a few features are added to help compliment game play. I am going to take a moment to break down some of these features for you and you may find whether you game on your PC or not they could be beneficial to you. Here we go!

Game Mode Button

 

logitech g105 gaming keyboard review

The game mode button is a button you can press that will immediately disable the Windows Key. When I learned about this I have to say I was pretty stoked about it.

So anyone who has played a game, especially competitive, on their PC knows about how pressing the dreaded Windows key at the wrong time can interrupt your game. You are sent to the desktop, away from your possibly important moment in the
game and your game experience is ruined.

I know from experience that I’ve been right in the middle of a match that has escalated to the point of where the game can go either way and I accidentally hit that darn button. It is a bummer for sure and being able to disable it so you don’t have to worry about that is just a great thing.

Multi Key Input

 

Some keyboards don’t have the capability to register multiple commands at the same time. With the Logitech g105 you have the ability to press up to 5 keys at the same time and they will all register perfectly.

I don’t know about you but any game I have played whether its a FPS, MMO, MOBA or anything in between can get intense and leave you mashing the keyboard at a rapid pace. The g105 excels in this situation.

6 Extra Programmable G-Keyslogitech g105 gaming keyboard review

 

These 6 buttons are located on the far left side of the keyboard vertically aligned. In certain games you can run out of room on your keyboard and you will run into conflicts with keybinding. I find this exceptionally true in MMORPG‘s such as World of Warcraft, Rift, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2. The extra 6 buttons are very nice for someone who uses a lot of keybindings.

You have 3 different modes multiplied by 6 buttons = AWESOME. In other words 18 unique keybindings and macros and the options are really limitless as to what you can set them to do. A really cool feature is that you can even set one of the G-Keys to link up with your Logictech G-Mouse and instantly change the DPI (or cursor speed) settings completely on the go.

Blue LED Backlightinglogitech g105 gaming keyboard review

 

This keyboard has the function to set the backlighting to Low, High and Off. It is especially handy to have a keyboard that lights up if you plan to use it a lot at night or if you are like me and just don’t love a lot of overhead light in the room in general.

Now you may not always need your keyboard lit up, but you also don’t need an Enzo Ferrari (Corsairs K95 is the keyboard version of an Enzo). It would be cool though wouldn’t it? Personally I think all the different colors of backlit keyboards you could get look good but if I am picking just one then blue is my favorite. Here is a link to another backlit keyboard review of mine. It is a cheaper keyboard but may be up your alley as well. AULA LED Backlit Gaming Keyboard Review.

Control Your Media and Music

 

Of course you will use your keyboard for other things than just gaming. Videos, movies and music may be some of the other activities in your schedule and the latter F keys are setup to help you control the playback and volume control of this media.

I will say this, most gaming keyboards in this range can do this so I wouldn’t worry too much about this feature. I also don’t find myself usually using the keyboard to control media anyways but hey that could just be my preference.

Warranty

 

The Logitech g105 comes with a pretty standard 3 year Limited Hardware Warranty. Mostly this will never be used but it does give some peace of mind because hey we are spending a few pennies if purchasing this product. I know how I am though and if I have a piece of equipment and it breaks 2 years down the road I am probably looking to upgrade instead or replace my old gear. Level up!

 

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Concluding Thoughts

 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my Logitech g105 Gaming Keyboard Review with backlighting. I think this could be one of the best Keyboards under $50 out there and would recommend it to someone looking for a good keyboard and especially to a gamer who is on a budget.

The features brought to this unit are very complimenting to the gamer’s needs and I love the Game Mode Button and the Multi-Key Input. They are at the top of my list for highlights on this keyboard.

So what did you think of this keyboard? Have any experience with Logitech products before? Are you going to buy this beauty? If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me one anytime at the bottom of this page. Likes, shares, tweets and +1’s are greatly appreciated as well.

Thank you,

Anthony

Founder of Level Up Your Gear


Here is a video from Logitech about their G products!


Here are a couple of my other reviews you may be interested in:

SAMSUNG S24D300H Review, My New 24 Inch Computer Monitor

GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera Review

 

16 comments

  • Kevin

    Awesome review, I love logitech products. This keyboard looks high quality while still being cheap and affordable. I do have a couple questions.

    That game mode button sounds very useful, does it have any other functions as well?

    You also talk about 6 programmable keys and 3 modes, what are the three different modes?

    Overall great review and definitely a keyboard worth checking out.

    • Anthony

      Hi Kevin!

      The game mode button is really only for locking the Windows key so there’s no woopsies during game play. The three different modes for the programmable buttons is basically so you can set aside 3 different sets or combos or keybindings or macros at a time. Thank you for the input it is greatly appreciated.

      Anthony

  • Bimmerguy

    As a big time online pc gamer, I can certainly appreciate what this site is about. Although I have a wireless gaming keyboard, this one certainly looks like a great product. It has so many additional features that conventional keyboards simply do not have. Anyone serious about gaming should certainly pick one of these things up. Thanks for the great tips!

    • Anthony

      Bimmerguy,

      Your assessment was spot on and thank you so much for taking the time to read my article! I really like the g105 for a mid range priced keyboard.

      Thanks again,

      Anthony

  • andrejs

    Thanks for the great idea for next birthday gift for my nine years game addicted son. I do not use a keyboard in my private life, but my job’s working table is full of simple keyboards. Never can imagine that it could be used for multiple mouses or with backlights. And the price tag is in an acceptable range.

    • Anthony

      Hey Andrejs,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you are picking one of these up for your son. I think you have made a good decision and he should be happy with the Logitech g105! Let me know if you have any questions.

      Thanks again,

      Anthony

  • Paul

    Thanks Anthony for your informative review of the Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard. I’ve been using a Corsair mechanical keyboard for many years now but I do believe I used several Logitech keyboards prior to that. This looks like a great mid range budget keyboard I would get if I was looking to put together a solid second desktop. Sweet average customer rating on Amazon, by the way — I think I may recommend this one to a friend of mine who has a lower-end computer. Thanks again!

    • Anthony

      Hello Sir!

      You are right the g105 is a complete awesome keyboard for the money and your friend should love it. I must say those Corsair mechanical keyboards are pretty sexy too. Both good sellers on Amazon like you said. Thanks again for reaching out!

      Anthony

  • Molly

    I really like the back lighting concept. There’s nothing worse than playing late at night with the light off and suddenly you press the wrong key in the gloomy light. That won’t happen any more with this lovely LED back light which will help me see everything I need! I think I shall be getting this right away!

    • Anthony

      Molly!

      Your precisely right about the backlighting. It may not be for everyone but with my keyboard it does come in handy in low light situations. I’m glad I was able to help you find your next keyboard and let me know if I can further assist with anything else in the future.

      Thanks for commenting!

      -Anthony

  • dragon101999

    Thank for the tips and the advice. It’s a super review,
    my goal is to buy it for my son christmas present in the next week. But i will not look away, in a couple of days i gone buy it.

    My son is a gamer, and i’m sure he will love Logitech g105 Gaming Keyboard with backlighting.

    thanks 🙂

  • roamy

    Hello
    This came just at the right time.Yesterday when l visited the shops for Christmas presents, l was surprised that everything in gaming boards are so expensive.
    Today l decided to try and check online to see if l could find something cheaper and that`s how l got to your site.
    im glad to know i can find cheaper gaming keyboards.
    And what a good news,logitech is a big name that l already trust long before l got to your site so thumbs up.

    • Anthony

      Hello Roamy,

      Thanks for stopping by I’m glad you found me and I’m glad I could help! Looks like you are on your way for sure. Logitech does make a lot of great products. If you like check out the rest of my site and if you ever need anything just ask!

      -Anthony

  • Robert Basaker

    Very nice written article review, with step by step instructions on the benefits. The pictures definitely enhance the presentation. The keyboard reviewed look it would appeal to gamers whether they are newbies or experts. I especially like the LED backlighting feature. I work in a dimly lighted room and like you mention, this keyboard isn’t just for gamers. Well done. Your choice of fonts makes the article pop and easy to read. I am a firm believer in video’s that support your product. Your video was very informative and a great addition to your review. Bottom line this was one of the best-written product review pages I’ve seen.

    • Anthony

      Hello Robert,

      Thank you for the kind words on my Logitech g105 Review. I appreciate everything you have said and am glad you enjoyed it. I am trying to help people decide whether or not they like a product and if they should buy it. If you need anything else just let me know.

      Thanks again,

      -Anthony

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