Logitech Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED Review

April 9, 2024 by No Comments

My son is on a sports team for high school and while they don’t travel much, they are killing it at the end of the season and going to regional and state finals. When you visit these things, you are of course allowed to bring your own equipment, such as headsets, mice and keyboards. There are some Esports accessories from Logitech, but they haven’t released the 60% keyboard yet.

Meet the Logitech Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED, Logitech’s first 60% gaming keyboard. We are talking about a width of 10.3 cm with a height of 29 cm and a depth of 3.9 cm. The last small keyboard I reviewed from Logitech was the G410 many years ago, but it had a set of arrow keys and nine keys on top. With the Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED, all you have is a central keyboard. No number pad, arrow keys, home, page up, page down etc. Logitech worked on this keyboard for 18 months and consulted more than 60 pro players about where they were with the Pro X 60, going through more than 30 different prototypes. Compact Esports keyboard that delivers performance in a very small package.

The Logitech Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED features Logitech’s GX optical switches that use light disturbances rather than physical contact to activate a switch. There are two flavors of these switches that will be available for the Pro X 60. You can choose a tactile switch that gives a small, subtle feedback when pressed or a linear switch that provides a smooth movement on press. Logitech provided a linear switch for this review.

This is my first time using Logitech GX optical switches on a keyboard and I have to say I’m a fan of linear switches. The process is very smooth and does not take much pressure to press down. Logitech says the activation point is at 1.8mm and you need 50g of force to achieve it with a total travel distance of 4.0mm. Logitech also states that they have tested these switches with over 50 million key presses so you can be sure that these keys should last a long time. The press sound is very satisfying and not too loud. As someone who enjoys mechanical keys, the Pro X 60’s linear optical switches feel great and I didn’t notice any missed presses or multiple presses when using it in games or typing in general. .

And I’m sure people are thinking, you can technically change the switches, but it’s not supported. Logitech said that as long as you get the same type of optical switch, you can swap it out, but if you’re going to buy this keyboard, know that swapping switches isn’t an official feature. It supports keyboard.

The keys and internals are housed in a combination aluminum frame that is surrounded by a plastic shell. The plastic has a smooth finish and feels quite premium. With aluminum internals, it has a really solid feel and no flex. It’s not like there are many places to put my hands to try and bend the keyboard, but picking it up you can tell the build is very high quality.

Each key is individually illuminated so you can see the keys more easily. You can use LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting to synchronize with any other Logitech RGB products you own or create an effect just for the keyboard. When you take it out of the box, when you turn it on it will be blue and that’s by design. Logitech surveyed Esports players and they prefer a non-distracting effect and a solid blue color was chosen as the most non-distracting color. The light on each key is bright and shines with a nice light of color. The color is fairly consistent for the most part with only a few keys containing long text such as Shift and Caps not having the smaller sections on either side illuminated. This is a minor nitpick and overall, I found the lighting to be solid.

On the left side is a nice volume dial that feels smooth to turn and can be easily reached with your pinky. During a meeting about the Pro X 60, Logitech said they wanted to put the dial where it was easily accessible so gamers could quickly adjust the volume, even if they had to turn it down to hear their surroundings. Need to do or change to immerse yourself in it. the game. I enjoy the location and feel of the dial and found it well positioned and responsive when adjusting the volume. In my testing, my Windows volume was adjusted in steps of 2 from 0 to 100 and vice versa, changing easily in small increments as well as quickly adjusting to larger values ​​with just a few flicks of the pinky finger. allows

To the right of the keyboard sits a nifty hardware switch to toggle gaming mode on or off. In this mode, keys like the Windows key and the Menu key are disabled so that you don’t accidentally press them while gaming. It takes a bit of effort to slide the switch from side to side and Logitech purposely made it that way so you can’t easily and accidentally switch it when you don’t want to. The switches are also slightly reworked to help prevent accidental adjustments and it’s the little touches like this that show Logitech is really trying to design the keyboard with gamers in mind.

While you can lay the keyboard flat with a 4.5-degree tilt, there are two small extendable feet that will tilt the keyboard up slightly. You’ll add an additional 3.5 degrees to make it a total of 8 degrees of tilt, which is the range most keyboards research. There’s no wrist rest, so if you want something under your palm/wrist you’ll have to go with a third-party solution.

The Pro X 60 allows you to connect to a computer wirelessly in two ways: 2.4GHz lightspeed wireless or Bluetooth. This means you can connect this keyboard to multiple devices using different connections. There are two buttons on the front of the keyboard that let you switch between connection types. If you’re going to be gaming, you’ll want to use the included dongle to connect the LIGHTSPEED to your PC. It’s built for gaming with virtually the lowest latency and built to work in environments where there’s a lot of interference. While I can’t test this claim at home, I’m lucky enough to be attending the Esports State Finals this coming weekend so I’ll be taking it along to see how well it does. Performs and if I find anything unusual. , I will be sure to update this review.

For a wireless gaming keyboard, I don’t want to put too much weight on range, but Logitech says you can go up to about 10 meters, or 32 feet, with the Pro X 60. As a quick test, I stood and typed across the room from about 20 feet away and I was able to type accurately on the keyboard without any issues. Given that in most home setups the PC is close to you, keyboard range is probably not something people will consider when picking one up, but it’s good to know that wherever your PC is in the room. Ho it must be great.

You are going to get about 2 and three quarter days of charge which will give you plenty of time to play between charges. It’s with everything, like RGB. Turning it off will give you even more gaming time. Connection to the charging source is done with a USB-C cable and the cable included with the Pro X 60 is a good length, six feet to be exact. If you’re completely dead and want to use the keyboard, connecting the keyboard with a USB-C cable will also allow you to use it wired so you’re not completely shut down if the battery is at 0%. will Speaking of the battery, it’s not user-replaceable, but Logitech says it should last about 10 years on regular charges.

The Pro X 60 feels solid and has great-feeling keys, but what really sets the keyboard apart from the rest is the software. Logitech has developed a UI that really lets you customize the Pro X 60 and by that I mean you can set what they call layers, of which there are three. Each layer can be accessed differently.

The base layer is just your normal everyday keyboard. The second layer, the FN layer, is accessed only when a function key is pressed. And finally, there’s the G-Shift Layer, which is accessed by holding down an assigned G-Shift button. For my test, I linked one of the many mouse buttons to the G-Shift function and used it to access this layer on the Pro X 60.

Now, with each key being assignable, and there are some where you can’t change it, you can assign up to five functions to the key. You have virtually the entire keyboard to customize and can perform a combination of key presses to activate an assigned function, such as pressing Alt, Control, or Shift. There are also events such as pressing, pressing, or releasing a button or combination of buttons. Combined with all of these, you have a lot of possibilities to customize the keyboard to your liking.

Since the keyboard lacks arrow keys, I decided to use a G-Layer and map the WASD keys to the arrow keys. The software was very easy and intuitive to use. As I said before, I mapped one of my extra mouse buttons as the G-Shift button and within a few minutes of my first try, I could just press the mouse button and send the left arrow command. Be able to press A, W for up arrow, D for right arrow, and S for down arrow. So even though there’s no arrow key area, I was able to quickly set one up using the Logitech G-Hub software and the Pro X 60’s ability to map keys to my liking.

Of course you can do more than just keys because there are also actions, commands, and various system functions to remap. If you need something even more complex, macros are also supported to assign a string of keys to just one key event. For example, if you want to easily call up a stratagem in Helldivers 2 without going through an arrow key combination, you’ll be able to program one of many keys to do so automatically. . The Pro X 60 is not only about a quality feel, but also about customization and Logitech has done a great job of giving users the ability to make the keyboard work exactly how they want it to work. are

If you plan to travel a lot with the keyboard, Logitech includes a very nice semi-hard carrying case with room to not only hold the keyboard, but also the USB cable and USB dongle. Oh, you can also put the USB dongle in a cubby at the bottom of the keyboard to keep it out of the way.

The Logitech Pro X 60 will retail for $179.99 and come in pink, black, or white. It’s a great feeling Esport keyboard with tons of customization options and solid wireless performance with great battery life. We’ll see how well it performs in a busy environment this weekend, but if it’s anything like recent Logitech products I’ve tested at these events, it shouldn’t be a problem.

* The product in this article was sent to us by the manufacturer/company.

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