|Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard (Black/Silver)
|List Price: $74.99
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The Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard features blue-backlit characters, 18 programmable G keys, and convenient media control buttons so you can play all night long. Create custom macros for your games and access them with a single keystroke. Reduce clutter by routing cables through the convenient under-keyboard channels. Swap gaming controls easily by plugging into the two full-speed USB ports. And never worry about getting dropped out of the action if you press the Windows key; the built-in Gaming Mode switch disables it with one touch.
Stay on top of your game. The Logitech G11 gaming keyboard features blue-backlit characters, 18 programmable G keys, and convenient media control buttons so you can play all night long. Create custom macros for your games and access them with a single keystroke. Reduce clutter by routing cables through the convenient under-keyboard channels. Swap gaming controls easily by plugging into the two full-speed USB ports. And never worry about getting dropped out of the action if you press the Windows key; the built-in Gaming Mode switch disables it with one touch.
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|Backlit keyboard |
Three brightness levels, for playing in darkened rooms.
| ||Programmable G keys |
Use the 18 programmable 'G keys' to execute common keystrokes or complex macros.
| ||Eliminate cable hassles! Intelligently route mouse, headset, or other cables using convenient channels under the keyboard. |
- PC with Pentium processor or compatible
- 256 MB RAM
- 20 MB of available hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive
- USB port
- Windows? XP or Windows Vista
- Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
- Installation CD
- User Guide
- 1-year limited warranty
- Bulk/Retail - Retail
- Connectivity - Cable
- Standard Key Count - N/A
- Hot Key Count - N/A
- Switch Technology - N/A
- Awesome Keyboard if you have the space
This is a BIG keyboard first off. I barely have enough room for it on my desk because i underestimated just how much bigger than a normal keyboard it is.
On the other hand this is an absolutely awesome Keyboard. There is a total possible 54 Programmable Keys available at once because there are 18 keys which can be set to 3 profiles. Then you can change out the ENTIRE profile set so there really is almost an infinite number of programmable keys. This is cool because you can set it to auto-load a set of profiles when you launch certain programs by specifying the executable.
The only bad thing i noticed is that the middle setting for the backlight may as well not be included because its just bright enough it looks like the light is burning out more than anything. I havent had a chance to test the read-write speed on the included USB Ports because i forget they are there.
Overall Awesome features....more info
- Hard to set up
The keyboard is great, but I'm having a hard time setting up shortcuts etc. When I reboot it seems I loose my settings and have to go through the whole process again. ...more info
- Logitech G11 gaming keyboard
As a gaming keyboard the G-11 is everything it reports to be, but there are a couple of issues I would liked to have known about before I ordered this product.
I run two computers and I use a Belkin KVI device to share a common keyboard and mouse. The info provided on the product did not warn me that the G-11 would not work on the KVI device. Also when I tried to use my memory stick on the usb port of the G-11 keyboard it would not function. The USB on the keyboard could not handle the power requirements of the memory stick.
Had I of know this about the logiteck G-11, I probable would not have bought the product because it is just too much of a hassle to change back and forth.
matches with my computer case and mouse really well!
Pros: it glows blue and it looks really cool in the dark. It has G keys on the side so you can customize your hotkeys more.
Cons: kinda big, its really long and it took up the space for my mouse so i had to do some adjusting.
I dont really use the g keys but if i do later at least i know i have them :D
- Amazing Keyboard
This keyboard is just plain amazing. The one thing I can think of that's bad yet REALLY awesome is that it has TOO many shortcut keys. I can't even think of what to set each one to. One thing I wish it had is if the software for the keyboard would open a small window when you hold the shortcut key that would tell you what you have set to that key. With so many keys, it's hard to remember what you have set to each one. I have shortcut keys 1-3 set to enable/disable my multi-monitor setup. I have a shortcut for the calculater, notepad, Ventrilo, and a few other of my daily-used programs. I have 1 key set to launch and log in to all 3 of my messengers: AIM, MSN, and Xfire. The keys are really soft and really makes typing feel quiet and quicker! The blue light matches perfect with my custom-built desktop which also has blue-lit fans....more info
- Perfect keyboard
I was looking for a new keyboard to replace my wireless one since I was getting tired of lost connections and changing batteries (I know not everyone has these problems are cares about this, but wired is my personal preference).
This keyboard is great. I have yet to find a game that I really need to use the extra 18 keys off to the left of the keyboard, but it can never hurt to have extra. The only thing I will warn about is that it took me a little bit to get used to typing. The keys are just a tiny bit closer together, and I use the Escape button often so I just automatically reached for the top left of the keyboard and hit G1 instead of Escape. Not a big deal since it did not do anything though.
My favorite feature is the backlite keys. I can now easily type in the dark without a problem. There is also a toggle to turn the lights off or have them dim....more info
- Nice Board!
This is a great gaming keyboard. The G11 is organized with a keypad of 18 customizable keys in an easy to reach position. Fun to play games such as WoW or TF2 with it. Also includes a gaming slider to prevent accidental return to desktop using the windows key.
Basic keys and media keys will also work out of the box with a Macintosh; although 3rd party software such as ControllerMate will be needed for the mode and G keys.
All in all, if you are running on a windows machine, I would recommend the Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard as it is essentially the same keyboard but with an LCD display. The Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (Black) is also similar, but with better lighting and less G keys....more info
- Great Keyboard
I have no complaints about this keyboard, really helped me a lot in space in the night. The only thing is that a key space of sticks you in a while, but everything can be good not perfect....more info
- Randomly disconnects and reconnects
I love Logitech, and I hold their products to a higher standard than the rest. This one is well-designed, but it has a serious problem (for gamers, at least). Overall, this is a good, attractive board--assuming you don't get the problem I have.
The board works most of the time, but randomly, sometimes a couple times an hour, the lights will blink and it will turn itself off. Then, even when the board becomes powered again, it won't work. This is insanely annoying in FPS games, especially multiplayer ones. I've made sure that this is not an issue with my computer itself. It is isolated to the keyboard.
Ignoring that problem, the board is pretty good. It's comfortable, feels solid, and has lots of buttons (including 18 macros on the left side, very useful). It isn't ergonomic at all, but that's not a big issue for gamers. The keys have smooth response with just the right amount of push force, and the board looks good overall.
It isn't without its shortcomings. The lighting is somewhat uneven and sometimes looks a bit cheap. If you have your keyboard right in front of your monitor(s), the lit keys may be harder to see than normal white ones. I really wish all the blue keys were as bright as the yellow M1 key. The board includes two USB ports, but they are only USB 1.1. It would be nice to plug mice into them, since it would give a wired gamer more travel slack on the cord, but for me, I find it too risky to plug my MX-518 into it because of the risk of losing both my mouse and keyboard to the power loss.
The lesson I learned? Fancy gimmicks do not a gaming board make. Lights and fancy frills are an excuse to skimp on other, more important things....more info
- A piece of Chinese made crap
The Enter key on this keyboard stopped working within two months of purchase. This is my second bad experience with Logitech. I bought some speakers from them and one of the speakers was broken, it took me two exchanges to get a fully functioning set, now this. I will NEVER buy a Logitech product ever again, their quality control is - well, you can't complain about it, because there is no quality control, from my experience . . ....more info
- the G11
I've gotta say I was disappointed when the macro keys are in fact just macro keys and don't emulate additional keys for MMO goodness. However, they are very useful to have. eventually you get used to the additional keys to the side of your keyboard.
Size wise- it's like having another numpad stuck to the other side of your keyboard. It's not bad at all with a nice computer desk (saying as if you dont use the slider on most desks).
USB, Media controls, their all nice. The blue illumination is pretty nice looking too (though its light.. guess noone really wants it too bright anyway)
I did find it odd that the notification light and the macro set lights were orange though.... oh well. nothing bothersome....more info
- Nice idea, but poor construction
The layout of the keyboard is great, the LCD panel is wonderfully useful, and the extra programmable keys are awesome.
However, some construction flaws make this keyboard pretty disappointing. The keys
do not have uniform tactile response. Some keys jam or stick unless you depress them perfectly vertically. The backlight has 2 brightness settings, both of which are far too dim to be useful. And the fold-out legs on the bottom of the keyboard are flimsy and too short. If you want your keyboard to be at an angle, you have to prop it up on a book or something.
A much better choice is the Saitek Eclipse II, although it doesnt have the extra programmable keys or the LCD.
- Very Nice Keyboard
I bought this Logitech G11 Gaming keyboard, cause my old key board was about to bite the dust, Plus was getting hard to see the keys, This keyboard I can see the keys very well, even at low lite, the keys are very responsive, I'm starting to play games, so this keyboard will work very well, with the G-keys. This Keyboard is a awesome keyboard, and looks cool too, in the dark, and next to my Logitech G5 mouse. If you want a very good keyboard, for the price, this is the one, very nice keyboard. ...more info
- Quality Keyboard for Gamers and NON-Gamers alike
This our favorite keyboard of all time, at this time that is, out of all the keyboards we have ever used. And, we have used a lot of keyboards. This keyboard replaces our Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000. We have been using the Logitech G11 keyboard for about one week now.
We like this keyboard because:
1. Quality construction/durable, does not feel "cheap". We do not want to have to replace the keyboard for a long time, and we don't think we will have to with this keyboard.
2. Softer touch keys, great for people who use computers alot, like gamers, OR people like us who type all day long on the computer for work; This is a very important factor, besides high quality/durable construction.
3. Has keys that are NOT painted on, so the letters won't rub off, like they did on our Microsoft Ergo 4000 keyboard. We almost bought a Saitek Keyboard for this reason, as the keys on those keyboards are laser etched (or something to that effect); they are not painted on. However, we did not opt for the Saitek because it did not appear as well constructed as the Logitech G11; Many reviews state the Saitek is cheaply constructed which would make us go bonkers. ;)
4. Some people complain that this keyboard is big, but we do not think so. It is a tad longer yes. We do have a large desk however.
5. Another great feature of this keyboard, is that it works well with people, specifically men, with bigger hands/fingers.
6. Love the backlit keys, for evening typing, when you don't want to turn the room lights on to avoid disturbing others who may be sleeping.
7. Sleek & stylish. ...more info
- Great keyboard outside of gaming
Let's start with the advantages:
- It's a standard layout! The F keys are where they should be! The Ins key hasn't been shoved somewhere it doesn't belong! Some of us use these keys, you know.
- The ability to disable the Windows keys is great, although I sometimes forget I've activated it.
- Even at its brightest setting, the illuminated keys aren't too annoying. The middle setting seems just about right.
- Eighteen macro keys! These are especially great for anything that comes in groups of threes or sixes (i.e. X, Y, and Z for a 3D application), and splitting them into groups of six makes it easy to touch-type.
- No F-Lock key-related misery like some Logitech keyboards.
Problems? Like everyone else says, you will hit the G16 key instead of Ctrl for a day or two. The macro system is powerful, but isn't the most intuitive thing to use at first. Finally, although the profiler is much better than Setpoint (for instance, it doesn't randomly forget or reset all your settings), there's no way to hide the tray icon.
So far, it's survived half a mug of coffee and a 5' drop onto a wooden desk support. Better than I expected....more info
- Excellent Keyboard
This keyboard is great for gamers. But apart from games I use this keyboard for everyday use - this is my main keyboard. I hook it up to my laptop and I use it instead of the laptop keyboard. Even though I have a 17-inch laptop, I just had to have a true full-sized keyboard. I've had it since November 2008 and 6 months later it's still going strong - even though it fell a couple of times. Here are the pros and cons:
It comes with 18 'G' keys (G1 - G18) where you can store macros of any length, including mouse clicks. It has 3 memory banks. This means that you can store 3*18=54 macros.
It comes with easy to install and easy to use software.
It has a macro record button that will record your keystrokes and store it to a button of your choice on-the-fly. So if you're in the middle of a game, you don't have to open up the Keyboard software to create a new macro.
You can use the G keys to store any useful information, such as passwords or text that you type frequently, even if you are not a gamer.
The backlight is bright even in the daytime. You probably won't be able to see the characters on the keys if you turn it off. The backlight has two levels of brightness.
It plays well with my logitech gaming mouse. It picks up some of the extra buttons on the mouse so that I can use them in macros.
Comes with very handy media control buttons.
Comes with a switch that disables the 'windows' key (or 'Start' key if you call it that) so that you don't accidentally switch to Windows when playing your game.
Comes with two USB ports.
Strong and sturdy.
No batteries required
It's huge, but that can't be helped.
The volume control nob may take some getting used to because it provides very little friction on the surface.
The USB ports are on the back of the keyboard. I forgot they were there after the first day I got it and put the keyboard on my desk. If I'm ever desperate for free USB ports I might remember they are there. Nevertheless, the USB ports are still added value, and considering the size of the keyboard, I can hardly think of a better place they could have put these ports....more info
- Excellent for the Gamer and Internet User
This is the best keyboard I have used. The price range is just about right for this keyboard. The keys themselves are very soft and very nice to type with and they light up blue with 2 different dim levels. You can turn them off if you want to , but then you can't see the keys unless it's really light in the room. It has a nice volume control with cd play controls. It has so many customizable G buttons that you won't find enough things to run them with. I have used some as my email address and I just push like G1 and it types it in. This is nice if you type your email or name a lot in forms. It has 2 USB ports on the top which you can attach USB anything which is great, best thing I've seen on a keyboard. This is just a great keyboard overall and definately worth investing into if those cheap 10 logitch and microsoft keyboards keep breaking on you, or you need a great gaming keyboard....more info