it is in the battery compartment, not the packaging outside
the keyboard. We've bought two of them and they were in both.
hmm to think they'd leave it out of any keyboard is unlikely.
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 straight enough.
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
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 heavy use.
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.