Last Updated on October 30, 2015
Looking for the best gaming keyboard for under $50? In my opinion the Logitech G105 over delivers not only on its design but its functionality as well.
Designed specifically for PC gamers, the Logitech G105 has features that will give any user a better gaming experience simply because of its feel and the amount of programmable keys that are included with it. Most keyboards that have programmable keys run $100+ and to me that’s just way to much to spend on a gaming keyboard. Sure some of them look super cool but most gamers are more so looking for the best keyboard that gives a high amount of value for a lower price. That’s where the G105 comes in!
With that, let’s get to the review.
Product: Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com
My Rating: 10 out of 10
The Features Are Why There Is Value Here
The Logitech G105 has many features and is extremely valuable for its current price point.
The backlighting for this keyboard is very long-lasting. This keyboard has a blue backlighting illumination effect.
You’ll never have to worry about the backlighting failing on you simply because Logitech built this keyboard to do exactly that, and Logitech has always over delivered on all of the products that they make.
There are two different brightness levels and then of course you can turn the backlighting off as well. For me, backlighting is an essential part of a gaming keyboard because I like to play in the dark whenever I am PC gaming.
That and the colors are always cool to look at! 😛
There is a total of 6 programmable G-keys for any action you may desire.
These keys can be programmed to whatever you want them to. For example you could set one key to open up Skype when you click it, or maybe one of your favorite games. There are also many different profiles that you can have so that you can switch to whichever set of buttons works best for you.
You can set up the G-keys to do things with your favorite games as well.
Like I said, whatever you desire these keys to be used for is entirely up to you. You’ll be able to configure up to 18 unique functions per game if you decided to grab this keyboard for your PC build!
Multi-Key Input & Anti-Ghosting
Multi-key input with anti-ghosting is very important whilst doing some hardcore gaming. Multi-key input allows the user to press different keys at the same time but still have them function properly.
Most lower quality keyboards do not have this feature and that messes up some games if you need to push more than a few buttons at the same time in any given moment. “Ghosting” is the term that is referred to when a keyboard cannot press keys simultaneously. Basically the keyboard will cause the computer to give an error sound to let you know that is doesn’t recognize the action that is going on. This keyboard allows you to push up to 5 buttons simultaneously without having any issues.
There is also a switch that enables/disables the Windows key. This is pretty awesome because with certain keyboards you could be trying to crouch down with the ctrl key but you may accidentally hit the Windows key making the game/program you are currently using become minimized.
Imagine being in the middle of a heated battle in Counter Strike: Global Offensive and right as you go to crouch you hit that Windows key and the game minimizes resulting in your death. The Logitech G105 will definitely prevent any problems like that to happen.
The keys of the Logitech G105 are built to be used over and over again. You won’t have to worry about the keys being broken from using them a lot because Logitech puts all of their products through rigorous testing before they decide to launch a new product.
There is also quick access to all things media with this keyboard. Instantly control your volume, mute the audio, start media, stop media, pause media and there are also forward and back functions. These keys allow user to have ease when trying to watch a recently downloaded video or when you’re wanting to listen to your new favorite artist’s album.
This keyboard works with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 very well. You’ll never have to worry about drivers not working or any other problems with that matter if you’re running the most recent Windows operating systems.
All in all, the Logitech G105 gaming keyboard is your essential tool for serious gaming. 😉
So what do you guys think?
Is this the best gaming keyboard for under $50?
Let me know in the comments below! 😀
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