I’m still rocking an original Corsair K70 RGB with Cherry MX Brown switches from a number of years ago. To be clear, I love that thing. It performs exactly like the day I got it. But lately, I’ve been considering a new keyboard for a little while because I’ve been finding myself doing more gaming and fewer spreadsheets. So I don’t really need the number pad that badly anymore. And this one caught my eye for a few reasons. It’s 10 keyless, which means more room for mousing, a huge consideration for me.
The only games, I really play are Beat Saber, which is downstairs on my VR setup, and Anno 1800, which is basically a mouse movement simulator. What do they make this tape out of? I need a knife. Can I have a knife, please? It encrypts all your traffic and routes it through a safe, protected and allows you to connect up to five devices on a single account with clients for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux.
Now back to this thing that I was already in the middle of. Thank you, sir. That’s better. Reason number two is the Lightspeed wireless. This is a wireless keyboard. And Logitech’s Lightspeed technology means you get negligible latency while cleaning up some of the wires that I keep getting attacked about online. Do you know how much flack they give me about the wire mess at my desk? It’s not fair! For the low, low price of just 220 or 230 US dollars or whatever I can take care of that.
Reason number three, look how low profile this thing is. Like, that is a slim keyboard. It actually got a bunch of messaging bragging about the engineering of making a keyboard this thin on their website. I guess the engineers over at Logitech have never seen a laptop. In all seriousness though, what is special about this is that it uses mechanical switches. These are using what they call their low profile GL switches and they’re apparently high-performance mech switches for gamers with half of the physical height of typical mechanical switches.
While I wasn’t a huge fan of Logitech’s Romer-G initiative, I didn’t mind them. And they have done so much great peripheral engineering over the last, really, the last five years that I want to give this a chance. I want to give these a try. that’s disappointing. Uses a Micro B cable for charging. Yeah, that’s a bummer. So, they boast long battery life on this puppy, 40 hours with the RGB enabled, but like, oh man, micro USB’s time has officially ended, as far I’m concerned, on anything that costs more than like 20 bucks.
I understand that the Type-Connector is more complicated to implement and it is more expensive, but micro B is just, it’s too fragile. last thing, RGB. Alright, let’s go ahead and plug in the. If not, we’ll try and plug in the other side, dongle. There we go, The cool thing about Lightspeed is I’m already using a G Pro wireless. I actually just switched over to that recently. So you can use a single Lightspeed dongle to handle both of your peripherals in that case.
And because I picked up a power play, that means I don’t have to have basically any dongles or cables for my peripherals, other than, of course, a cable for charging. That is not working. Oh, there’s your problem. (howling) All right. That is some pretty vibrant RGB, considering this thing is a wireless keyboard. Does it stay as vibrant? Well, let’s take a quick look-it-e-boo at this thing. So we’ve got, oh, Lightspeed wireless versus Bluetooth wireless.
This could actually be handy for me because when I’m streaming I don’t have a secondary monitor. I just have one big ultra-wide on my desk. I don’t really have anywhere to put another monitor. So I actually prop up my phone under my monitor. I have a little stand for it, and I use that to monitor Twitch chat when I’m watching Twitch chat. So realistically, if I was replying to your Twitch chat, I would probably just say so. whatever. The point is, we’re going back to Lightspeed wireless.
We’ve also got a gaming button, which as far as I know, just disables the start menu, although, with Logitech software, I’m sure you can configure it to do other things if you really want to. I never really cared about that anyway. We’ve got brightness adjustment here. And then media keys. Nice, got the volume wheel. Big fan of the volume wheel, guys. Button’s just not a replacement for a volume wheel. And then, of course, a 10 keyless layout. Now, I wasn’t really sure about the low profile experience, ’cause the thing is what’s funny is, if you look at it from the side, it’s low profile.
At the bottom edge of it, you still have, if you want to rest your wrist on the table, you still have kind of that angle to your wrist. But what’s cool is, even though this is a low profile design, they’ve gone and they’ve included these feet anyway, so you can pop it out. And I would probably go with just the first level of pop-out here. Pop this puppy out. And that actually looks a little better. One other thing I noticed on the bottom here too, check this out. A little spot for the dongle. This gets overlooked so often by lesser products, just like, I’ve got this wireless dongle.
Interesting. I’m actually super happy right now. For whatever reason, the vast majority of game marketing key switches out there are linear switches, which I personally find spongy and actually uncomfortable. I do not like typing on them. I make a ton of mistakes. Did this thing just go to sleep? It’s awake, but I’m not getting any input. Having a little derp moment there! Yeah, it wouldn’t wake back up until I turned it off and turned it back on.
That’s not a great first impression. Let’s start with a typing test ’cause I’m ready to jump right into it. I’m feeling good about this. 85 words per minute with five errors on a keyboard that I am touching for the first time. That is not bad! These have a nice, subtle, tactile bump in them, kind of like a Brown switch. It’s a little heavy. It’s not light. You’ve definitely got that strong mechanical feel. I actually really like this thing for typing. Thing is, even though I have been doing a lot more gaming lately, I also type a lot on my computer.