New Logitech gaming keyboard has customizable backlight

Logitech is known for big honkin’ gaming keyboards with built-in LCD screens and oodles of configurable buttons. The company’s new G110 gaming keyboard is a little less flashy, but it still packs a healthy number of gamer-friendly features, not to mention aesthetic extras to make you stand out at LAN parties.

The G110 doesn’t have an LCD screen at the front. However, it features 12 programmable “G-keys,” three “M-keys,” and an MR key that lets you set up macros on the fly. Load up Logitech’s Profiler software, and the company says you’ll be able to “assign up to 36 single keystrokes, multi-key macros, or intricate LUA scripts.” You can even create game-specific profiles, and there’s a setting to disable the Windows and context-menu keys in games.

Not only that, but the G110 includes a high-speed USB 2.0 port and a pair of 3.5-mm audio jacks for a microphone and stereo headset. The keyboard itself connects to the host PC via a single USB cable, so we presume Logitech has built in an audio controller of some sort. (At least, the firm says plugging in a headset turns it into a “high-quality USB audio device.”)

Oh, and see the different key colors in the image gallery below? Well, the G110 actually includes red and blue backlight LEDs, which users can control via the Profiler software to make the keyboard red, blue, or “pretty much any shade of purple you can imagine.” That functionality has a practical use, too, because the software lets you change the backlighting color depending on the keyboard’s “M-mode.”

The G110 comes with both Mac and PC software, and it’ll set you back $79.99. Logitech doesn’t say when it will actually become available, though.

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    • Sahrin
    • 10 years ago

    What we really need is a plane-jain, $20 low-pro keyboard with excellent tactile charaterstics and a minimum of additional features (Numpad, Volume, Pause, Play, Stop, maybe a dozen programmable keys – and do away with the dame Function keys – what purpose do they serve at this point…other than to launch Help in 20 year old applications?).

    • Xenolith
    • 10 years ago

    Sticking with my keyboard made of bamboo.

    • NeronetFi
    • 10 years ago

    Awsome!!! I want it. I had been eyeing the G19, but the lcd and price is way to much for me. This would do nicely

    • sweatshopking
    • 10 years ago

    you know what this keyboard needs? a friggin light saber, so you can stab the pricks at the lan game in the face!!! teach those bastards some respect! oh i shot you in the game? NOW IM STABBING YOUR MOTHER TRUCKING FACE IN!!!

    that would be cool.

      • Farting Bob
      • 10 years ago

      Yea but it would take 45 minutes to install the drivers only to find out it doesnt work right and your lightsaber comes out pink rather than badass purple.

      Incidently im happy with my Saitek eclipse II. Very comfortable to type on, looks great and has blue, red and purple backlight. Until this one breaks i wont be considering any new KB, and when it does i will probably just get the latest Saitek.

    • fpsduck
    • 10 years ago

    Too bad and too late for me.
    I got MS Siderwinder X6 already.
    Plus I don’t like keyboard without palm rest.

      • toyota
      • 10 years ago

      it comes with a detachable palm rest

    • indeego
    • 10 years ago

    I think we know what color this KB needsg{<.<}g

      • MadManOriginal
      • 10 years ago

      Yellow?

        • fpsduck
        • 10 years ago

        [quote=from that blog]

        The G110 features red and blue backlighting LEDs only. There are no green backlighting LEDs in the product, so it is not possible to make it green or yellow.

        [/quote]

          • MadManOriginal
          • 10 years ago

          Why so serious?

            • BooTs
            • 10 years ago

            I didn’t get it right away either. I guess I don’t really need to share that – but I will.

    • FireGryphon
    • 10 years ago

    “r[

      • indeego
      • 10 years ago

      I did, and people abandoned me after 3 hours. Last one I’ll ever host, that’s for damn sure. g{

    • Jive
    • 10 years ago

    Pricing is a bit cheap for a Logitech device, or is this considered a lower end model?

    • Kulith
    • 10 years ago

    merc stealth >>>>>>>>

    • glacius555
    • 10 years ago

    *yawn*
    They obviously needed a replacement for G11, since it looks ugly beside their new and shiny G19. They removed the screen, just like it happened with G15 and G11, and marketing couldn’t do anything smarter than adding a zero and calling it G11*[<0<]*

    • derFunkenstein
    • 10 years ago

    ha. Add ASIO4All and you get a weirdo combination input device/ASIO recording/playback device.

    Not something I recommend, just kind of amusing to me.

    • Farting Bob
    • 10 years ago

    Must be international keyboard review day at TR!

    • Krogoth
    • 10 years ago

    FABULOUS!

    • JJCDAD
    • 10 years ago

    I have nothing but trouble with Logitech’s Setpoint software. Let’s hope the Profiler software is more stable and doesn’t ruin an otherwise sweet keyboard.

      • Farting Bob
      • 10 years ago

      Setpoint has to be the second worst driver package ive used. Its not quite creative, but its close. 45Mb download just to program 4 buttons on my mouse.

        • Sahrin
        • 10 years ago

        l[

      • CampinCarl
      • 10 years ago

      I’ve been using the Profiler software with my Gen1 G15 for years now and it hasn’t caused any headaches. Granted, I don’t really use the keys that much because they are honestly out of the way for my hands to use except for program shortcuts (Firefox, Paint, Winamp, etc.).

        • BooTs
        • 10 years ago

        I’ve got a messed up “gen 1” G15 and the software has never created any issues for me. Too bad the G-keys got all messed up and the back-light acts funky sometimes. The LCD is still pretty cool tho.

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