Logitech is no stranger to gaming peripherals, they’ve had dedicated gaming keyboards and mice for some time, now. They also provide the stock for Alienware’s setup, rebadging their popular G15 keyboard and G9 with alien head logos. The new releases look like some of their best stuff yet; though, as always, you pay for quality.
The Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 brings the familiar LCD panel that’s been present on a couple of recent Logitech gaming keyboards, giving users access to real-time game statistics and other computer data such as temperatures or fan speed. Backlighting is provided by a series of variage RGB LEDs, so the 104 keyboard keys and 18 programmable G-keys (each with three modes for a total of 54 macro possibilities) can be seen in any color and any setting.
Logitech added in 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks to the back of the keyboard. Customers who don’t pick up the new G930 gaming headset can plug their older analog headphones and headsets here, keeping extra cords from getting in the way of gaming.
The Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 comes with 13 programmable controls, once the Logitech SetPoint software is installed. Powered by a single Eneloop rechargeable AA battery (included!), the mouse is ergonomically-designed to fit comfortably within the curves of the right hand. A single USB cable plugs into the mouse, letting users charge and play at the same time, then pull it out and play wirelessly. A tiny nano receiver is included, which can stay plugged into the computer at all times.
The Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 gives gamers wireless 7.1 surround sound in a comfortable set of headphones. A USB receiver provides solid connection with a computer up to 40 feet or even farther away. Logitech claims their receiver gives 38% faster speeds than equivalent Bluetooth solutions, which means audio is designed to be lag-free.
Dolby technology is included to virtualize a 7.1 surround sound setup. Three more G-keys are found on the left earpiece which can programmed to control media players without having to dive out of the game and into the Windows desktop. There’s also a swivel microphone that can be raised or lowered, or even muted with a dedicated microphone button. A scroll wheel, also on the left earpiece, lets gamers turn the volume up and down with a quick motion.
The G700 and G930 mouse and headset are available now for $99.99 and $159.99, respectively. The G510 keyboard will be available next month for $119.99. Each comes with a limited warranty; the mouse offers three years, the keyboard one year and the headset offers two years.
Stop back later today for our reviews on the Logitech Wireless G700 Gaming Mouse and Logitech Wireless G930 Gaming Headset!