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Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 9, 2017 12:33 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Logitech

Final Thoughts

 

Logitech's G213 Prodigy is a decent keyboard to enter the Logitech realm with. It has terrific software options to allow for customization of the keyboard, and the game mode system is one of the best we have seen to date. The feel of the keys is good with the use of hybrid switches which require quite a bit of force to actuate, and the 4mm of the throw to the switches does make it feel more mechanical than rubber dome. Having the ability to use many solid colors to choose from to match a theme is nice, but we do with there was more involved with the RGB end of it rather than a color cycle mode. It is large as the wrist rest is built into the design, but its light weight and the way the feet flip out in the back makes using the G213 Prodigy a treat.

 

 

We are not going to harp on Logitech too much about the two keys not functioning properly, as they sent us another keyboard, and it is highly likely any customer would get the same treatment. We did seem to lose the lottery with the pair of samples that we just tested for Logitech, but we do have to give thanks to Logitech for their full support and willingness to provide us with replacements. Logitech even took it a step further and requested that we send our original samples back to them, which many companies do not do, to ensure that issues, while small, do not happen again. Beyond the small issues we have found, there is still a lot to go to Logitech products for, and their combined all-in-one software suite is one of those.

 

Likely the best part about the G213 Prodigy RGB gaming keyboard to the bulk of potential customers has to be the pricing. While there are products out there that offer more features or functionality, not many can anywhere near this price point. We have even seen rubber dome offerings with similar features cost more than the G213, and this keyboard is a hybrid switch based design which feels so much nicer to use. For just $69.99, we feel that Logitech and the G213 Prodigy are worth the investment. While we did run into issues with our sample, it is highly likely that this is a one-off issue, not present in the bulk of the G213 Prodigy keyboards, and so do not let that sway your decision.

 

If it were our money, knowing what we do about this specific sample, we would still shell out our hard-earned dollar to have a go using the G213 Prodigy RGB gaming keyboard on our desk long term.

 

 

Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications

 

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance91%
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features92%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating93%

The Bottom Line: A strong contender to be your next keyboard! The Logitech G213 and its hybrid switch layout is nice to use, the LED lighting could use a little love, but the software that comes along with it is top notch. We honestly could not ask for much more for just $69.99.

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