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