Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard Review  

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Let's face it. Today's keyboard was not intended for computer gaming. Like the typewriter, it is meant for typing and maybe a round of The Oregon Trail. So why are gamers torturing themselves with an average keyboard to blast away zombies and other digital bad guys?

Input devices targeted for gamers such as the G5 mouse or the G15 keyboard are designed to make the mouse and keyboard more practical for gaming. Today we're examining Logitech's first ever gaming keypad: the G13 Gameboard. Gaming keypads are helpful because they allow gamers to keep their existing keyboard (rather than replace with a gaming keyboard), while also enabling lefties the option of keeping the keypad on the right side of the keyboard. Sure beats using those numbered keys.

Striking a strong resemblance to the popular Nostromo SpeedPad N52, the G13 goes beyond additional gaming buttons and a joystick, it also includes an LCD screen that provides helpful gaming and system stats that gamers will find handy.

Out of the box, we're safe to assume that the G13 is the most luxurious of its kind, providing a wrist rest and a contoured design, 25 programmable keys along with a programmable joystick (up to 87 programmable keys with different game modes), plus the 160-by-43 pixel GamePanel LCD readout. Four keys, located in the middle and at the top, have circular grooves that invite WASD gamers. This way in lowlight situations you can feel the buttons and keep your fingers on them. (full Story)

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