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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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