Today, Logitech announced a new tenkeyless keyboard with multiple switch options called the G PRO X Mechanical Keyboard. The G PRO X is designed to give gamers and professionals the ability to swap out keys and it's built with reliability in mind.
The tenkeyless design makes it easier to carry around and transport because of the smaller footprint. As you would expect, the G PRO X has lighting that can be controlled by the G Hub software.
One cool thing I like is that there's a detachable Micro-USB connector so you can stow away the cable or help protect the keyboard from being pulled from you should someone accidentally hook onto the cable.
Having the ability to swap out switches is kind of interesting. Logitech provides three types of keys : Blues, Browns, and Reds and while they aren't Cherry ones, you can use the Cherry switches on this keyboard if you so desire. The kits from Logitech cost $50 each.
If you want one now, you can pick one up for $150. Don't care for the ability to switch keys? There's a PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $130.
LOGITECH G INTRODUCES PRO X MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD WITH NEW SWAPPABLE SWITCHES FOR THE ULTIMATE IN PERSONALIZATION
Innovative Gaming Keyboard Lets Esports Pros Have the Exact Experience They Want
LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. — Oct. 1, 2019 — Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today unveiled the Logitech® G PRO X Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This new keyboard features multiple switch types including Clicky, Linear and Tactile in a tenkeyless design to fit the needs of current and aspiring esports pros.
“I loved the original PRO keyboard, but really wanted a version with clicky switches,” said Broken Blade, TSM League of Legends. “Now that I have a PRO keyboard with blue switches, I can’t wait to use this in our next tournament.”
Designed to the exacting standards of the world’s top esports professionals, the PRO X gaming keyboard is built to provide esports professionals and competitive gamers with competition-grade reliability and features designed to enhance gaming without getting in the way.
“Gamers, especially pros, have different preferences when it comes to keyboard switches,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager, Logitech Gaming. “That’s why we wanted to design and build a new PRO keyboard that featured swappable switches. By giving gamers the ability to choose the right switch to match their style of play, we’ve delivered a new level of performance that is optimized for each individual’s unique needs.”
The new keyboard builds upon the pro-approved Logitech G PRO Gaming Keyboard’s space-saving tenkeyless design, making it easy to pack for tournament travel and freeing up table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. In addition, a detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable won’t break at the connection point when bouncing around in a bag and transported between events. The three-pronged design features support arms for an easy, reliable connection. The keyboard also features customizable RGB lighting which can be stored to an onboard memory profile.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard comes in two variants which are expected to be available in October of 2019; the Logitech G PRO X Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $149.99 with user-swappable GX Clicky, Linear or Tactile switches, and the Logitech PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with non-swappable clicky switches retails for $129.99. Packs of 92 replacement GX Clicky, Linear or Tactile switches for the PRO X keyboard can be purchased from LogitechG.com for $49.99. For more information please visit our website, our blog or connect with us @LogitechG.