The scales are almost balancing themselves equally as we take our final look at the G613 and assess the good and the not-so-great. On the one hand, there is no need for a cable, no fancy coverings; no gold plated this or that, it is wireless. On the flip side of that, it does use disposable batteries, and if left to its own devices, you should expect two to three months of use on a pair of AA batteries. We are fans of wrist rest, but we also game at times with the keyboard in our laps, and having it detachable would be handy to some. The colors are nice, the surface treatments are refreshing too, and the feel of the Romer-G switches is nice and all, but, consider us spoiled if you must, but the lack of backlighting, even if a solid color, is sorely missed. We also like the new G HUB software, as it is easier to navigate and is a visual improvement on the previous LGS, we wish that the G613 had options that other Logitech G keyboards deliver!
However, while the scales are balanced on all of the significant aspects of the G613, we still end up with a decent list of plusses to the design. The massive amount of feet under the keyboard ensures no matter if you are using this on a desk, the coffee table, or on a TV tray, the G613 is going to stay put. Taking that further, there are feet that flip to the sides, with rubber ends, making sure the feet won't collapse and the G613 is just as secure as it was before extending them. The keycaps were unexpected, with the use of single-shot keycaps ensuring the paint won't come off the keys, because there is none, well except for the legends on the keys, but we are trying to keep spirits high right now. We do like the inclusion of G-Keys, as sometimes remapping standard keys can get messy, although we did want more customization across the keyboard, not just in that area. Dedicated multimedia keys, Bluetooth as an option for connectivity if wireless isn't your thing or multiple device connectivity at the press of a button, it is all good for the G613 and its users.
We may have been a bit late to the release party of the G613, but time has delivered a benefit to those who chose to wait it out or somehow missed the existence of this keyboard. Price is a massive concern for those looking to buy new toys for their PC, and at $129.99, we feel there are other solid choices with a better feature set. However, the fact that it is possible to go on the internet right now, drop $72.90 at Amazon, wait a day or two, and the G613 shows up; it is a hard deal to pass up on.
For a keyboard with as many features as it does have, multiple modes of cable-free communication, long-life Romer-G switches, a solid frame that eliminates flex and vibrations, the G613 can stand up to any wired mechanical keyboard, and in many instances win out. Unless that competition is for lightweight or best implementation of RGB, otherwise the Logitech G613 Wireless Gaming Mechanical Keyboard is a worthy solution to this segment of the market, and with the current price, makes this keyboard one of the best deals to be had currently for any real solution to wireless gaming and Bluetooth connectivity.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
The Bottom Line
The Logitech G613 may not have the most robust feature set compared to the rest of the market, but at this price, who cares about RGB LEDs and full customizations. What it can do, it does perfectly, without hassle, and without missing the cord!