First Impressions and Software
The keyboard feels very solidly built, weighing in at a hefty 21 oz (approx. 595 g). It appears to be built from high quality plastics, and has sturdy foldable tilt legs that allow the user to change the angle of the keyboard on the desk.
The keys appear to be clear with an opaque black outer coating covering everything except the actual lettering on the key, this allows the backlighting to shine through clearly. The keyboard also has USB passthrough; it has one USB 2.0 port on it, and a thick, seemingly durable cable extending from the keyboard that splits into two male USB ends: one for the keyboard itself, and one for the passthrough.
The keyboard did not include a software CD, rather it recommended downloading the Logitech Gaming Software from the website
. We found this to be rather practical considering that many people no longer have optical drives, plus it allows users to always begin with the latest version of the software.
The Logitech Gaming Software is standardized across Logitech’s gaming peripheral line, so we will only touch on it briefly. The software itself is simple and straightforward to both install and use. The user can create profiles for different applications, and those profiles get different macros assigned to the different ‘G-keys’. Users can also have up to three different macro sets per profile via the ‘M-keys’ mentioned above, as well as program macros on the fly using the ‘MR-key’.
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