Goodbye macro key area
As I said before, in fact, before the release of the G913 I have already had a hand, basically all the experience feels pretty good, the only point that I am a little tangled is the macro button area, the rest of the personal habits, the leftmost macro button area is more likely to lead to accidental touch, plus play the game I prefer a small keyboard layout (hands spacing is not too far apart), so the G913TKL finally close to my heart of the perfect state, and even a lot of peripheral players perfect state, so the release of the discussion has been very high, and even early shortage of goods.
The multi-function keys on the top left side next to the logo are the same as the G913, with a silicone surface for “Lightspeed wireless mode”, Bluetooth, game mode and light switch, so they are a bit sticky.
Although there is no separate macro key area, the actual “F key” area is programmable with the G key, so you can still set it if you have similar needs.
The multimedia control area on the right side of the top is still the same, but I hope the metal control wheel can be customized to replace the mouse wheel or the wheel adjustment function in some professional software.
The size is about the same as a regular 80% keyboard, but thanks to the GL short axis and the floating keycaps, the thickness is much thinner than a regular MX keyboard, 22mm thick like the G913.
The bottom is basically the same as the G913 and G815. The bottom is covered with non-slip rubber strips, so the keyboard is not easy to slide in daily use. The support feet are also divided into 4° and 8° two support height options, but this side is a bit unexpected, is a new wireless receiver storage slot design, I do not know if it is a patch design for the G913.
Just finished the new improvements, but still groan under the data port, still maintain the G913 settings, that is, the use of micro usb port settings, although the impact is not great, but master3 has been using the type-c port, this side still have to keep a little more data line has not been used is a bit of a pity, after all, 2020, even if the back of this paragraph out ver1.1 version! After all, it’s 2020, even if this one comes out ver1.1 later.
The surface is still floating keys + brushed metal panel “topless cover” combination, the front of the all-in-one molding can not see the gap to enhance the design sense.
Daily cleaning seems to be a lot easier, and it’s easy to clean with a compressed air canister.
A powerful wireless experience
If you’re not a finance or accountant, it feels like most daily use of this 80% is a much more practical option, and it’s not as difficult to get used to as the 60% layout. The other advantage of removing the numeric keypad area is that the distance between your two hands is not too wide when playing games, and at the moment this distance is more comfortable for me personally, so I always use the keypad at home.
The actual use of my side of the environment around the location interference is quite serious, the desktop contains a wireless network card, wireless router, wireless DAC, two game mouse (an office, a game), USBHUB, wireless headphones, and often have to hang other machines next to the test, so before the big F Bluetooth dual-mode is also from the beginning to the back of the interference is serious. The G913 and G913TKL have never had any signal transmission interference problems, and the CSGO response speed is significantly faster than the previous Bluetooth.
The G913TKL is basically the same as the previous G913, officially labeled as “RGB” backlight on 40 hours longest endurance, that is, a full day of work about 5 days, more than a week for home use, but because I actually keyboard backlight basic settings in low gear, so the actual endurance should be far beyond the nominal, because I used more than half a month, look under the remaining 70% or so power, endurance part is really not in worry.
G HUB remains the same, with settings that can be made for commands, button customization, lighting macro functions, and of course, game mode.
Slapdash fingertip dance.
At present, the popularity of the mechanical shaft and its audience should be relatively wide, especially the previous MX shaft’s feel, which has also become a memory feel for many people, so what is the difference between this GL shaft on the G913, G913TKL, G915 and the traditional MX shaft’s use of feel, and why does Logitech insist on using the GL shaft on these three flagship models instead of the more familiar MX shaft?
The shaft body of G913TKL still includes GL-T, GL-C, and GL-L. This one is GL-L, which is the so-called “red shaft”, and the feel is closer to the traditional MX red shaft, while GL-T corresponds to the tea shaft and GL-C corresponds to the green shaft.
The most obvious are the shaft shape, height and the design of the key cap, which means that the third-party key caps can’t be used in the market with various patterns.
Along with the low axis setting, the key cap height is also a low key cap setting, and also because of the backlit keyboard setting, the key caps are coated.
The big keys also use the balance bar + satellite axis setting, so the actual big keys don’t shake.
As for the actual feel of the keys, the touch pressure and feedback is similar to that of my previous MX Red Shaft, but the most obvious difference is the total stroke, which results in a different feedback speed.
The total stroke of the GL shaft is 2.7MM, while the MX shaft is 4MM, which is what brings about the biggest difference in feel between the two.
However, if you’re looking for speedy efficiency, this higher keystroke will start to affect your speed performance, that is, if you’re looking for that fast, accurate, slapdash smoothness, the short keystroke GL axis actually has an advantage over the equally short keystroke membrane keyboard.
The G913TKL is the first to have an all in one, all the way to the top of the list.
The G913TKL itself has been optimized for lighting effects, such as the shaft body light itself is built-in + soft light processing, rather than waiting for the bead exposed not to flash blind people oath to set up. The light leakage on the keycaps also corresponds to the location, so there will not be uneven backlighting.
In addition to lighting, the G913 is also equipped with intelligent LIGHTSYNC RGB technology, which allows for fully customizable lighting effects of approximately 16.8 million colors per key. Create your own animated effects, or choose from a range of preset effects, and with the GHUB update, many games themselves have corresponding lighting designs. Of course, it would be nice if Logitech could enhance the social aspect of the GHUB to facilitate the exchange of lighting solutions, since people like me, who are lazy with lighting, mostly go for monochrome backlighting.
Logitech G Wireless Array
Feeling, response speed and feedback were the core selling points pursued by desktop peripherals in the early days, but after so many years of development, we are almost touching the ceiling in these parts. Then there is wireless.
With the development of technology at present, wireless technology can finally be truly practical and even replace wired design without reducing the use of the feeling. The G913TKL is a masterpiece that brings the best possible wireless experience on the premise of reducing the basic experience and bringing the best possible wireless experience. Now, if it has shortcomings or other version model recommendations, my personal expectations would probably be these.
1. add an entry-level cheaper version (e.g. remove the multifunction area, even RGB backlighting, programmed buttons)
2. Add customization of multimedia wheel, especially add support for professional software (such as adobe) or browser.
3. Wired data port replaced by Type-C port, more in line with future trends
4. Consider having plug-in components that support mobile devices (mobile phones, pads).
The most important thing is that this time with an 80% layout TKL, so if Logitech comes out with a 60% layout, the player community will explode, right?