In the gaming world, the term wireless isn’t thrown around that often. With problems over latency and reliability, everything has to be plugged in. Logitech claims their Logitech G613 Wireless keyboard is actually faster than being plugged in.
Layout wise the Logitech G613 is conventional. It is full-size QWERTY, with wrist rest attached. There are legs on the back to angle it, and two AA batteries so you can get started right away. Though as its a gaming keyboard, there are some added extras. There are 6 programmable keys on the left. Along the top right are dedicated media buttons, win-lock key, and Bluetooth/Wifi buttons.
This is a gaming keyboard, though, so the layout isn’t entirely standard. To the left side of the main section of the keyboard are six programmable “G” keys that grant access to shortcuts and macros (you can customize these through the Logitech Gaming Software). And, in the top-right corner, is a collection of dedicated media controls, a Win-lock key (for disabling the Windows key so you don’t press it by accident while gaming), and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons.
The G613 uses Romer-G Tactile mechanical switches, which are Logitech’s answer to Cherry MX Brown Switches. The Romer-G Tactile Switch is a hell of a lot faster than the Cherry MX Brown Switches. I prefer the softer touch of the Logitech compared to the more harder Cherry MX Brown.
Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Specs
- Height: 478 mm
- Width: 216 mm
- Depth: 33 mm
- Weight: (1410 g) keyboard only
- Weight with 2 AA batteries: 1460 g
Romer-G Tactile Key Switches
- Durability: 70 million keypresses
- Actuation distance: 1.5 mm
- Actuation force: 45 g
- Total travel distance: 3.2 mm
- 18 months (may vary based on user and computing conditions)
It connects via Logitechs “Lightspeed” 2.4GHz Wi-Fi link. This link uses a USB dongle in the back on the PC, which then speaks to the keyboard. Just make sure batteries are in and the keyboard is on! Want to connect to your mobile? No problem, click the Bluetooth button and you can connect to any device you want. There is even a mobile stand included with the keyboard. Switching profiles is seamless and worked every time.
Battery life is amazing, clocking it at around 18 months on two AA batteries. There is a red LED which will flash when the battery is low, and the Logitech software will also pop up a warning. This is good, as there is no wired connection option for the G613 when the battery goes you need to replace them.
Overall I am in love with the G613 from Logitech. Its lightning-fast, a wide range of features and the whole experience is just spot on. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews.