Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Our first look at the G613 is of the left side of it, and the mix of gray and black is visually pleasing. An additional touch is that both the gray and black are shiny, dressing up the appearance a bit. The lower section of the frame is textured as it angles inward, resting on the table. As for the keycaps, all but the back two rows are leaning away at this time, and the front rows are more dramatic a lean than most.
On the top of the G613, at the far left edge, we run into two things. First is the G logo placed in the corner, leading us to the second part, where the column of six G-keys flanks the left edge. In this model, these are the only remap-able or programmable keys on the entire keyboard.
The main body of seventy-four keys is what we expect to find on a keyboard, and the font is clearly applied and easy to read on the cylindrical-shaped keycaps. While we see no dual functionality at this time, Logitech has a better solution to multimedia needs.
As to the thirty keys on the right end consisting of the commands and the number pad, everything is in place, no abbreviations are used, and we see a set of arrow keys, along with the second set in the number pad. Above the number pad, we also find a full set of low-profile keys for all of your multimedia needs.
Above all of the other keys, we see two LEDs on the G613. The one at the left will stay on when the Caps lock is active, but only if the keyboard has not gone to sleep, returning to illumination once the keyboard is activated again. The battery LED will let you know when the cells are low and is also what is used to display the Wireless or Bluetooth status. To the right is a Windows lockout slider switch, with the wireless mode and Bluetooth mode buttons following.
The right edge of the G613 is a lot like the left, except there are three distinct changes in this image. One, there is a power switch, which is on currently. It is used for deep storage, as the keyboard does have a sleep feature. Just in front of the switch is the model of the keyboard printed on the plastic. The third thing worth a mention is the height gained from the feet, and the angle change in usage, where no all keys are leaning at the user.
Under the keyboard, we see raised angular design elements used to strengthen the lower portion of the frame. Three wide feet run across the front edge of the keyboard for grip, while two much smaller feet are found at the back. The product sticker is along the backside by the flip-out foot, and to the right of it, where the yellow arrow points, is the battery cover.
Using a thumbnail or a thin coin to unlock the cover allowing it to be removed. In doing so, we not only exposed the pair of GP Alkaline batteries supplied with the keyboard but as you can see, the compartment also houses the Lightspeed wireless dongle when not in use.
The last thing of note in the design of the G613 is the flip-out feet. Not only does it add height and a better angle of attack to the keys, but the feet flip out to the sides, making them nearly impossible to collapse. The cherry on top of this is that the ends of the feet have rubber pads as well, ensuring grip on the desk is not lost!