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Anyone have experience with the Logitech G510?

post #1 of 5
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As the title says, I'm looking for opinions from anyone that has the G510 from Logitech.

I like the screen on the top for random information and all of that. That and the interchangeable profiles.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126100
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I have the G110 which is pretty much identical except the 110 doesn't have an LCD on it... I didn't see any real point to having one. I'm not looking away from my screen for info readouts on a game, I don't need to see the name of the song I'm listening to because I already know what it is - it seems to be more of a gimick than a useful feature to me.

That being said, the keyboard itself is rock solid. The programmable back-light lets you do a bunch of shades ranging from red->purple->blue and have three bound colors to coordinate with the macro keys (color code your macros). The keys aren't too stiff or too soft, there is a clear "action" to them - you know when you've pressed a key for sure. It's pretty quiet to type on.

My only complaints (and these are pretty specific to my uses):
1) CTRL is not the bottom-left-most key: I use hot-keys A LOT for programming, modeling etc, and it took me a while to get used to CTRL being the 3rd button in on the bottom row.
2) KVM compatibility: The drivers this keyboard requires are pretty hefty so the first connection to a new computer takes a while, but subsequent switches are pretty fast. Also, this will require a powered KVM to work correctly because it's a beefy keyboard.

Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 5
I have a G510, and I feel pretty much the same about the physical keyboard as CTRLurself. I've had it for 8 months, and there is no wear and every thing is very solid.

However, I use the LCD quite a lot. While I don't use it to monitor games and music very often, I always have the Afterburner and CoreTemp apps running. This lets me see my GPU usage, temperature, and FPS without any overlay or having to alt tab.

It really depends what you are looking to use the LCD for. If you just want it for game stats, it's pretty gimmicky, but I know that I would have a hard time going back to a keyboard without an LCD because I have become so accustomed to the ease of checking my temperatures that an LCD affords.
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I have both G110 & G510. G110 in office, G510 at home.
Love the productivity from Gkey, media key & the LCD screen,
no matter on games, adobe suite or surfing the net.
I wish next gen could have mechanical switch
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post #5 of 5
I have a G510. I don't use the macro keys at all (not really useful in the games I play) but I can see them being handy for certain tasks or MMO gaming. As for the LCD screen, it's really hit or miss depending on whether it peaks your interest or not. Is it nice to have? Sure. Do I look at it a lot? Not at all.

Other than the above features (which are pretty much the selling points) it's an overall great keyboard. The construction is solid and it is pretty resistant to wear. I've had it for about 8 months and it still looks brand new (granted I keep it maintained and don't eat near it). The backlight is also nice if you game in dark environments, but it's pretty useless if it's not dark. For a keyboard in the price range of the G510, it's probably the best.
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