Logitech G413 Keyboard Review
For a great gaming experience, we recommend the Logitech G413 Keyboard. It's one of the least expensive mechanical gaming keyboards out there,and you don't have to sacrifice performance.
To get more backlight color options, faster Cherry MX Silver switches, and a built-in wrist pad, be prepared to spend more than double on the Corsair K95 Keyboard. Unless you're a really serious/professionally competitive gamer, we don't think you really need to shell out the extra bucks.
Membrane or Mechanical Keyboard?
This keyboard is mechanical and uses Logitech's Romer G switches. These switches make the keys feel similarly to Cherry MX Brown switches in their tactile response, but have a fluidity that's almost akin to a membrane keyboard.
- The Romer G switches make for great gameplay, but also don't feel out of place when doing everyday typing.
- It has a full keyboard with programmable keys and additional keys you can swap out. If you want a more clicky feel for certain commands, these extra keys can help you customize the board.
- There's a 26-key rollover and anti-ghosting feature to allow you to press multiple keys to send complex commands.
- For its design and features, the keyboard is fairly inexpensive.
- The keyboard has a red backlight and you can control the brightness levels.
- It's designed to work with Windows 7 and up and the Windows key can be disabled in "Game Mode."
What Could Be Better
- The Romer G switches don't offer as much tactile feedback as a Cherry MX switch would. We think gamers looking to get more feedback can take advantage of the 12 swappable keycaps included with this keyboard.
- There's only one backlight color and it resets to the brightest setting when the keyboard is turned on.
- The software doesn't support Mac or Linux, but you might be able to get some limited use sans the ability to program keys.
Warranty and Customer Support
Logitech offers a two-year limited warranty and has a fairly responsive customer service team.