Logitech G110

Review

posted 1/26/2010 by John Yan
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Plugging my headset into the G110, my Windows 7 64-bit OS detected a generic audio device and quickly setup the driver s necessary for use. Both audio and voice sounded well l and I noticed no difference between plugging my headset into the G110 or plugging it straight into the computer. I have normal speakers plugged in to the rear of my computer and they were bypassed when my headset was plugged into the G110. Unplugging the headset returned the setup to normal and sound came out of my regular speakers. The setup worked as advertised and for those like me who don’t have the headset jacks in a convenient location with my setup, having it on the keyboard was much nicer.

For controlling audio, there are multimedia keys on the upper right portion of the keyboard. You get the traditional play, fast forward, rewind, keys needed to control a movie or music file. The volume control is a dial which I prefer over buttons . I know it’s a small item but I just like being able to turn a dial to control the volume rather than pressing a button to do so. It’s a small preference of mine but if the keyboard had buttons for volume instead, I wouldn’t have docked it any points as I know some people prefer it that way.

One the front of the keyboard is a USB 2.0 plug allowing you to plug in any low-power device such as a flash drive or a mouse. Unlike the G19, there's no power plug so some USB devices won't work as there won't be enough juice through the USB port to support it. There's only one but it's convenient to have USB ports on the keyboard as I've found in the past.

Performance wise, the G110 continues the tradition set forth by their other gaming keyboards. I’ve always enjoyed typing on them on a normal day to day basis and the keys feel exactly the same as the G19. They offer a good resistance and have a nice tactile feel when pressed. There are some anti-ghosting features and you can press about 5 keys simultaneously around the WASD area. For those that bind a lot of items on that side, this should help out since I know I’ve ran into some keyboards where it wouldn’t respond after a few keys were pressed together.

At $80, the Logitech G110 gives you a solid gaming keyboard with programmable features, colored backlighting, headset support and a USB port. It’s a no nonsense keyboard and for those that really do like the Logitech style and don’t want the LCD or can’t afford the LCD then this is a good pickup. The G110 features some useful gaming specific features and feels good in use. Those looking to upgrade their simple keyboard should give the G110 a look.


B+
This is a great gaming keyboard for those that don't need the LCD or want to spend the money for the G19. With the programmable keys, color backlighting, and USB headset emulation, you get a good solid keyboard for the money.


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