This keyboard starts to tick all the boxes from simply reading the name - Wireless + Mechanical = yes please. As someone whose home set up includes a work laptop on top of my personal computer, to say the continuous switch over of HDMI, mouse and keyboard chords was slowly driving me mental. So needless to say, I was in the market for a wireless set up, without wanting to jeopardise performance capabilities. After looking at the Logitech range, I couldn’t pass the Logitech G613 when right there on the box I saw that there was connectivity via wifi, bluetooth and a game-mode. No more changing of cables; a click of a button and I can change the connectivity type dependent on the device in use.
Setup was super easy and straightforward. There is an easy reference set up guide for each connection type, however a little commonsense and you’re underway. When you start up the same device connection is automatic and without delay. There is software support available for both Windows and macOS. It is within this software that you can assign a function for a column of marco keys, which is handy for gamers. One downside for some is the fact that there is no RGB or backlighting, which seems like an oversight for a gaming targeted keyboard. So if you game in the dark, this might not be the option for you.
The keyboard size is great for a desk setup, however I wouldn’t put it into the category of portable for work/uni etc. It has a wrist rest which is comfortable and supportive, but not removable. The keys are nice and responsive; I particularly like that the proprietary Logitech Romer-G tactile mechanical switches make button presses not too loud and clicky whilst still having lighter actuation force and pre travel distance. The keyboard works on batteries (included), however, they list 18 months as the average battery life. A phone/tablet stand is included, along with a USB receiver. A great warranty is included as well, 2 years. One more noteworthy feature is the fact that it actually has a numpad! There is nothing worse in my opinion than a non-laptop based keyboard having no numpad.
Overall, I am pleased with the experience and comfort of the Logitech G613. I would definitely say that it is best suited for an office type set up and not so much an ‘on the go’ mobile scenario. I would recommend the Logitech G613, especially when the price point is just over $100, as long as you plan to use it with the lights on!