I had my wife
help open the the second keyboard package, there wa no
receiver in it either. She was able to plug a mail USB into
the female end of the cable. Guess I wasn’t holding it
Did you press and hold the Lightspeed
button for maybe 4 or 5 seconds, I don’t think the keyboard is
factory paired with the USB receiver.
I bought 2 of
these on Prime day. I have only opened one so far.
I have it
turned on, the receiver plugged in, and the light speed
light turns on when I press a key.
going to the computer.
I looked on the
Logitech site for documentation and, after a dowzen links,
was told there was no information.
I thought it would be OK to post a brief
review here on the Logitech G613 wireless mechanical gaming
keyboard since just as myself I assume others also are always
looking for the “perfect” keyboard.
This Logitech G613 “Lightspeed” wireless
mechanical gaming keyboard can connect to iOS via Bluetooth
and to a PC using the supplied USB receiver which then let’s
you take advantage of the “Lightspeed” 1 millisecond delay
which is pretty impressive (if you connect to a PC with
Bluetooth this does not apply and while it’s probably still
just as good as any other Bluetooth keyboard, it sort of makes
sense to make the most of this keyboard’s features).
I still use my trusty Logitech K780 at home
where I have it connected to my laptop via Bluetooth as well
as to my iPhone and Apple TV, but I bought the G613 for my
main PC at work and I must say so far it’s getting pretty
close to that perfect score.
Unlike most wired mechanical gaming
keyboards this does not have all the fancy RGB lighting
options which of course is fine for me. The one thing I am not
super fond of are the 6 F1 through fF6 function keys in a
vertical column down the left side of the keyboard with maybe
half an inch of space between them and the left most keys like
Control, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, ` and Escape. But I also
bought a wired Logitech mechanical keyboard and it also has
them, most mechanical keyboards are designed for gamers rather
than people who want a mechanical keyboard for typing. It
takes a bit of getting used to not accidently pressing them.
gamers can configure these keys as macro keys to perform
whatever actions gamers want.
Apart from that the keyboard has a very
traditional layout with nice spaces between the blocks of
function keys, the inverted cursor T, the 6-pack with
Insert/Delete, Page Up/Down and Home/End, of course the number
pad and above that it has 4 more slightly lower media keys for
Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and Forward.
At the very top is a slider switch which
locks the Windows key which apparently gamers like so they
don’t accidently press it and Cortana/the search box pops up,
then there are two buttons which switch between the USB
Lightspeed connection and the Bluetooth connection and once
the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone has been established
all it takes is to press the Bluetooth button in order to
switch to the phone and the USB button to switch back.
On the very top right is a large key which
is a volume rocker, press the left side for down and the right
side for up and beside that is a Mute button. Finally on the
right side towards the back is a on/off slider switch.
The keyboard runs on 2 AA batteries and is
supposed to give you 18 month of battery life.
There is a proper application key on the
right side of the spacebar which works, but there is no
Windows key on the right side which is something you don’t
hardly see any more.
Logitech uses their own Romer-G switches
and not Cherry MXswitches. The Romer-G are most like Cherry
Brown, a nice distance of travel, but not hard to press and
relatively quiet for mechanical keys.
They do take a bit of getting used to, but
I quite like them. For those who want to read more about them,
below is a link to a review from Tom’s Hardware:
Logitech’s Romer-G Switches – Are
they any good?
The other nice thing about this keyboard is
it’s relatively reasonable price, I paid $129.99 Canadian for
it, believe I read that on a good deal you can pick it up in
the US for as low as $70 US.
Wireless mechanical keyboards are not out
there too much yet, I did find a couple more made by the
company “Das Keyboard” but they are more expensive although I
may order them from Amazon to test and if I don’t like them at
least as much or better send them back. My other 2 computers
at my store where I have a Logitech MK510 keyboard and mouse
combo both start to show their wear on the keyboards and I
want to see if using mechanical keyboards won’t change the
fact that many of the keyboards which are mostly out there
these days are typically done after 2 or at most 3 years of
As with all mechanical keyboards keep in
mind that the Logitech G613 is heavy compared to other
non-mechanical wireless keyboards.
And one last thing which is nice, this
keyboard has function keys which work as function keys out of
the box and as much as I also like my K780, it’s a bit of a
pain to have to install the not very accessible Logitech
Options software just so you can change the function keys to
behave like function keys instead of media keys.