Jun 24 2022

Esports Teams Get Competitive with the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

This portable and responsive gaming keyboard delivers a satisfying experience that puts K–12 gamers ahead of the pack.

Designed specifically for discerning gamers and esports athletes, the tenkeyless Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard can help serious competitors up their games. Logitech introduced the G Pro in 2017 and since then has steadily improved this line of keyboards, as well as their software, to better serve gamers’ needs.

As a middle school teacher and an esports coach, I’ve tried numerous keyboards over the years. After reviewing the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, I’m definitely a fan.

Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Has Responsive Switches

For this review, I tested the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard model equipped with durable Romer-G tactile switches. While this model did not have that “clicky” sound and feel of other models in the Logitech G Pro lineup, the switches were incredibly responsive. In competitive gaming, where every second counts, the keys delivered fast actuation during a rousing bout of Team Fortress 2. I experienced zero latency, as every keypress felt virtually immediate from my fingers to the screen.

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Although the chassis is plastic, it feels sturdy and well made. In fact, after I took it out of the box, I tried to twist the entire keyboard to see if it would flex, and it did not. Measuring only 14.2 by 1.4 by 6 inches, it also leaves a relatively minimal footprint while carrying some heft. Weighing just over 2 pounds and sporting five rubber feet, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is sure to stay in one place during rigorous gameplay.

Beautiful Color Sequences Light Up This Logitech Gaming Keyboard

When I first plugged the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard into my laptop, I was surprised and delighted that the keyboard immediately defaulted to a color sequence program. Even with the room lights on, the colors glowed brightly and looked gorgeous; in the dark, it was breathtaking, due in part to the brightness of the RGB lights embedded inside each key and how incredibly blacked-out the keys are.

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At the top-right face of the keyboard, there are two round buttons. One has a symbol of a light and is used for toggling the RGB lights off and on. The second has a symbol of a joystick and is used to toggle between game mode and normal mode. Game mode disables certain keys and makes it impossible to inadvertently click the Windows key or trigger other unwanted shortcuts, whereas normal mode enables all keys. Gamers can choose which keys to disable in G Hub, a software portal designed to help gamers customize their Logitech gear.

After spending many hours testing the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, I found it to be durable, responsive and fun, making for satisfying gameplay overall.

Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Offers Secure Connection

Finally, Logitech could have simply included a plain USB-A to micro USB cord to connect the keyboard to the computer, but instead it opted to improve the micro USB end by cleverly nesting the connector between two small plastic prongs, essentially giving it a triple-pronged tip. This helps the cord fit more securely in the back of the keyboard, providing a much tighter fit.

Logitech G Pro Keyboard Specs

 

Specifications:

Connectivity Technology: Wired
Interface: USB
Key/Button Function: Programmable
Keyboard Technology: Mechanical
Adjustable Height: Yes
Backlit: RGB
Detachable Cable: Yes
Cable Length: 6 ft.
Dimensions: 14.2x1.4x6 inches
Weight: 34.56 oz.

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