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Logitech Illuminated Keyboard review

Verdict

Review Date: 13 Feb 2009

Reviewed By: Jonathan Bray

Price when reviewed: £38 (£44 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

It's something we use all the time, but compared with the hours we spend deliberating over the merits of different processors, memory, graphics cards and monitors, the time we devote to picking a keyboard is minimal. Choosing a good one such as this Logitech, however, can make a massive difference to your productivity and comfort. It's luxurious, with backlit, laser-etched keys, which enable you to type in the dark, and it has a rubberised wristrest for comfort. It's also compact enough to save precious desk space at just 456 x 190 x 40mm (WDH). Most importantly, though, the key action is superb with a light, positive clicky action that's a joy to type on. The only downside - and the reason it doesn't win an award - is that price.

Author: Jonathan Bray

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User comments

Well I needed a new keyboard, so on the strength of your review I ordered this one from ebuyer. Excellent keyboard, illumination on some of the peripheral keys such as CTRL CAPS LOCK TAB etc are not that evenly illuminated, but it's no deal breaker. Overall I'm delighted with it, make less errors and it loks good. However the legs at the back are too short and the keyboard lies a bit too flat for me, easily sorted though. Recommended, but not quite A list. 4 stars, imho. Would buy another.

By stokegabriel on 8 Nov 2009

Well I needed a new keyboard, so on the strength of your review I ordered this one from ebuyer. Excellent keyboard, illumination on some of the peripheral keys such as CTRL CAPS LOCK TAB etc are not that evenly illuminated, but it's no deal breaker. Overall I'm delighted with it, make less errors and it loks good. However the legs at the back are too short and the keyboard lies a bit too flat for me, easily sorted though. Recommended, but not quite A list. 4 stars, imho. Would buy another.

By stokegabriel on 8 Nov 2009

Layout

The key layout - in particular Insert and Delete is unacceptable! It defies all standards including those set by Logitech itself. This keyboard is apotheosis of frustration for lefties and the old-school WordStar users. (e.g.: Shift/Ctrl-Insert key combos)

By stasi47 on 26 Nov 2009

No problems for lefties

I'm not sure what the Stasi was on about with regards lefties - I've just purchased this keyboard on the strength of the above review and am very impressed. I'm not sure why the double-height delete button (as seen on many modern keyboards) is a particular issue for the left handed amongst the populace.

However, the insert key has only gone for a mild wander about 10 mm above it's normal position, so it doesn't change the world.

By StoneLion on 13 Jul 2010

What about mechanical keyboards?

I bought this and have found it good for a non-mechanical keyboard. But, why haven't you reviewed mechanical keyboards such as the Cherry G80? I remember from the old days, they are in a different league.

By kazza on 1 Oct 2012

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