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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

Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard

 

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The left edge of the G213 Prodigy is made with a thin profile, with a fair amount of body to the design above the keys, as well as the angled wrist rest we see below the keys. Without the feet extended, the key caps lean away from the user, but having a wrist rest does raise your hands, making the angle of attack much more usable.

 

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The central section of the G213 offers everything we are used to in a US layout. There is the G logo at the top left corner, some LEDs to the right, and the key caps are slightly textured. We also can see that the top panel encloses the caps, and will make light bleed almost nonexistent.

 

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The LEDs we mentioned in the last image are to indicate which locks are active. From left to right, we have been given a LED for the number lock, the caps lock, the scroll lock, and the last one is for the game mode or the Windows lockout feature.

 

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The right third of the 104-key layout also delivers what is expected. The command keys are there, the arrow keys are there, and we also get a full number pad with optional arrow keys.

 

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At the top edge of the G213, we are given a pair of buttons. The button to the left with a joystick icon activates game mode, and the button to the right with a light icon addresses swapping colors when powered, without the need to address it in the software.

 

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Still at the top, but now at the far right edge of the G213, we find dedicated multimedia keys. At the top, there is a mute button, and a paddle style button to reduce or increase the volume. The row below those offers a play/pause button, one to stop the track, as well as being able to go to the previous track and the next track.

 

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The right edge of the keyboard is identical to what we found on the left, except that this side has G213 printed on it near the back edge. We have also extended the feet for this image, which now all of the key caps are angled towards the front of the G213 Prodigy for easier access.

 

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To connect the keyboard to the PC, Logitech offers six feet of braided cable. At the end of the cable is a mundane looking connection, but it does sport the G logo so it may be easier to find. As for the USB 2.0 connector, it is left in its natural state and is not gold plated.

 

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Under the keyboard, we see angled sides to allow for a bit of grip if the need to move the keyboard arises. The bulk of the bottom has an angled design which does not do much more than look good, it is supported by five rubber sections to keep it from sliding around, and the product sticker is found near the back edge of the keyboard. We do not, however, see any drainage holes to help with spillage.

 

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While not a big deal to some, we appreciate the small things when it comes to design, and the feet are one we like a lot. Where most feet flip out to the back and are easily collapsed when moving the keyboard, on the G213 they flip out to the side, and are nearly impossible to collapse them accidentally.

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