Mechanical gaming keyboards are a special breed. Mechanical gaming keyboards that are wireless are even more special.
I don’t really like wires. I’d have a wireless headset if they weren’t so consistently garbage, but I’ve been searching for a decent wireless mechanical to replace my Roccat Suora FX and its chunky cable for a while now. I’ve recently taken the plunge to replace my DeathAdder Elite with a Lancehead just because it’s wireless. Getting rid of those wires on my PC desk is important to me.
Thus enter the new Logitech G613, much to my interest. It looks functionally similar to the G810 Orion Spectrum that I quite enjoyed using. Logitech’s new G613 ‘board uses the same in-house-developed Romer-G mechanical switches, a tactile silent switch that has a very high actuation point of 1.5mm and a reasonably low actuation force of 45g. Both those translate into a board that should be good for fast-paced key-tapping gameplay.
Interestingly, it uses Logitech’s proprietary Lightspeed wireless tech, but also includes Bluetooth — so can pair up to eight devices and switch between them quickly. I’m keen to give it a go and see if it stands up to my particular demands. The G613 should be out in Australia in September for $169.95. [Logitech]