The Logitech G413 Carbon has all the components that make this a great keyboard for gaming and took our top spot for the best gaming keyboard of 2018.
The world of online gaming can have high stakes if taken on by a serious gamer. Regardless of how great of a gamer you may be, your game can either be made or broken based on the keyboard that you use. The keyboard needs to be durable, up to speed, and filled with features specifically for the gamer’s use.
The Logitech G413 Carbon is one such keyboard. It stands out in the world of keyboards for gaming because of the manufacturer’s dedication to enhancing the experience of any gamer. In this Logitech G413 Carbon review, all the components that make this a great keyboard for gaming and some minor issues with the keyboard will be brought to light.
The Logitech G413 Carbon has a full set of function keys, but the keyboard does not have any media control buttons, which can give you reason to pause while you are in the middle of a game. However, the keyboard also has a cable pathway where you can connect your headphones so it does not completely neglect the clear necessity for media.
The lighting adjustments of the keyboard can be adjusted from keys on the keyboard. The keyboard does offer backlighting, which makes all the keys very visible. Visible keys make it easier for you to find the necessary keys while you are playing.
Only one color is offered for backlighting (silver or red depending on the keyboard you buy). Because there is only one color, there is not playback lighting available, which can be a big deterrent for some.
The Logitech G413 Carbon is built to be durable. It has a durability of up to 70 million keypresses. To even further increase the durability of the keyboard, it has a brushed aluminum-magnesium alloy top. Durability is crucial to any intense game play, and this keyboard comes braced for the challenge.
The keyboard you choose will work better for you if you like the way that it looks. In our Logitech G413 Carbon review, we considered how the design has as much impact on the gaming experience as the features that the keyboard offers.
The keyboard strives to mirror the intensity of the games that you play on it. There is not an external shell on the keyboard. Instead the powerful looking base and backlighting of the keyboard are seen fully. There are two different colors offered. There is a black keyboard with vibrant red backlighting. There is also a steel colored keyboard with white backlighting.
While the two looks are awesomely fierce, the lack of an external shell means that there is no protection surrounding the keys. This can give the appearance of the keys seeming to stick up. This, however, is not so much of a problem as it is a personal preference.
The frame is also incredibly thin and lightweight. A lightweight keyboard allows for more engaging and agile gameplay. The durable yet lightweight frame is why the Logitech G413 Carbon is one of the best keyboards on the market.
The performance of the Logitech G413 Carbon is hard to beat when it comes to online gaming. The keyboard is nothing if not incredibly fast. It has 1.5mm short-throw actuation, which is impressive to say the least.
Response time can be all the difference between a win and a loss. The incredibly quick short-throw actuation time has been programed to give you the best response time possible and as much of a leg up in competition as possible.
There are also a variety of nearly silent Romer-G switches and faceted key caps. These faceted keycaps can be used to replace the first five number keys with keys that are specifically geared towards gaming.
The Romer-G switches are also incredibly durable, which gives you one less thing to worry about while you are trying to play your best game. They are said to endure up to 70 million actuations. The Logitech G413 Carbon’s ability to transform to what you need it to be is part of what makes it a stand-out keyboard.
PROS & CONS
Every keyboard on the market has its positive and negative aspects. The Logitech G413 Carbon does not escape this universal truth. However, that does not take away from the great effectiveness of the keyboard. By looking at the clear positives and negatives, you can be sure that you are buying a keyboard that will serve you best. Sometimes you may need the extra bells and whistles of a more complicated keyboard to complete all the actions you want. In other cases, the practical simplicity of the Logitech G413 Carbon will effectively serve everything you need it to and bolster your game to the most powerful it can be.
While the Logitech G413 Carbon doesn’t boast about a wide array of extra features, it still stands up as a high-quality keyboard for gaming. The simplistic quality allows the Logitech G413 Carbon to serve your given purposes while saving you money. Its simplicity is also what makes it possible for the product to be sold at a relatively affordable cost.
While features such as playback lighting are disappointingly not included, the keyboard’s scientifically proven durability and speed are enough to enhance your game without all the extra features that some lesser keyboards may charge you extra for.
That is why, unless your entire quest to find the right keyboard is based in a desire for certain special features, we believe that the Logitech G413 Carbon is a great buy. It is sure to help you play a great game and be a competitive force in the online gaming world.
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