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Logitech's New Keyboard Has Red, Blue LEDs

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It's like mixing colors for a lightsaber... except without the green.

Looking for a gaming keyboard with customizable LED backlit keys? Logitech today announced the follow up to its G11 keyboard with the G110. Yes, it's still a keyboard, but the G110 sets itself apart with a few new features.

The G110 has both red and blue LED backlights for the keys, allowing for complete red or completely blue lettering that'll glow in the dark. You can also mix the two colors together to create any shade of purple you like.

There are also 12 programmable G keys and M keys for custom functions and macros. If you're prone to hitting the Windows or context menu keys during gameplay, there's also a switch to disable those.

The G110 has integrated USB audio, so users can plug in any 3.5mm headphone and microphone to use it for in-game chat. It also comes with a single USB port for convenient plug ins of devices such as thumb drives or mice. Best of all, the whole keyboard only requires USB port.

Logitech hasn’t announced pricing or availability yet, but the outgoing G11 retailed for $70. We're hoping to see this on store shelves in time for the holidays.

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    Platypus , October 15, 2009 6:14 PM
    omnimodis78Another keyboard - wow! How news worthy! How about posting some real news, such as the fact that in 2 months the CRTC (the Canadian equivalent of the FCC in the USA) is about to eliminate all broadband service competition in this country, basically creating a pure monopoly in this industry. That's news - but who cares right? A new keyboard is what people need to know about...
    What exactly is so elusive about the name Tom's Hardware?
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    duckmanx88 , October 15, 2009 5:25 PM
    Yangthe article said it'll be 70 dollars...


    "Logitech hasn’t announced pricing or availability yet". The G11 is $70. The article about the G110. The naming schemes of devices throw me off too.
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    coonday , October 15, 2009 5:22 PM
    Nice, and no stupid screen to inflate the price to a hundred dollars either.
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    joshthor , October 15, 2009 5:17 PM
    looks awesome. if its reletively cheap i will get it.
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    yang , October 15, 2009 5:18 PM
    wow this would totally dominate my saitek eclipse 2
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    yang , October 15, 2009 5:19 PM
    joshthorlooks awesome. if its reletively cheap i will get it.


    the article said it'll be 70 dollars...
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    El_Capitan , October 15, 2009 5:19 PM
    Looks nice... but $70+ for a keyboard? I'm doing fine on my $5 keyboard.
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    coonday , October 15, 2009 5:22 PM
    Nice, and no stupid screen to inflate the price to a hundred dollars either.
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    duckmanx88 , October 15, 2009 5:25 PM
    Yangthe article said it'll be 70 dollars...


    "Logitech hasn’t announced pricing or availability yet". The G11 is $70. The article about the G110. The naming schemes of devices throw me off too.
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    JasonAkkerman , October 15, 2009 5:33 PM
    I'm still rockin my original G15, with LCD screen and 18 macro buttons.

    I guess I'll have to upgrade to this one when it dies, seeing as they don't make the original G15 anymore.

    Truth be told though, 18 macro buttons is a bit much, and makes for a large keyboard.
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    _mrvtcng_ , October 15, 2009 5:38 PM
    I don't like this keyboard, waste of money. My keyboard cost $ 2 and it's still durable
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    ominous prime , October 15, 2009 5:39 PM
    Looks nice, but I was hoping to see a better price point.
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    dlux , October 15, 2009 5:42 PM
    JasonAkkermanI'm still rockin my original G15, with LCD screen and 18 macro buttons.I guess I'll have to upgrade to this one when it dies, seeing as they don't make the original G15 anymore. Truth be told though, 18 macro buttons is a bit much, and makes for a large keyboard.


    Yeah same deal here. This seems more economical and I rarely even use the lcd screen on my G15, it's generally hidden by my desk top because the keyboard sits on a roll out drawer.

    Some people may find it gimmicky of sorts but I love light up keys, they are so useful in the dark and now built in headphone and mic inputs? Win.
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    ram1009 , October 15, 2009 5:43 PM
    If any keyboard devs are reading this: the first thing I look for in a keyboard are an "L" shaped enter key, a large shift key on the right side and a large backspace key. The trend in recent years seems to be away from all of these but I can still hope.
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    doomtomb , October 15, 2009 5:46 PM
    JasonAkkermanI'm still rockin my original G15, with LCD screen and 18 macro buttons.I guess I'll have to upgrade to this one when it dies, seeing as they don't make the original G15 anymore. Truth be told though, 18 macro buttons is a bit much, and makes for a large keyboard.

    I still got the G15 v1 as well. Really big. This keyboard looks very sleek but no LCD screen :/ 

    Anyone know if this keyboard has USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports?
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    njkid3 , October 15, 2009 5:46 PM
    this keyboard looks freakin awesome. if i every find it for around 50 bucks i would be extremely tempted
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    cknobman , October 15, 2009 5:47 PM
    I prefer a cheap and durable keyboard so when my ass gets wasted I can smash the keyboard and know it will hold up to the punishment or at worst it will be cheap to replace.
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    Platypus , October 15, 2009 5:48 PM
    Great article! Not that we don't appreciate your other articles, but this is news we can use. I enjoy hearing about new hardware and gadgets instead of the "fat man eats own finger waiting for WoW to download" articles.

    This one tells me about something I can use, not something that will lower my respect for the human race. More of this, please!
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    El_Capitan , October 15, 2009 5:48 PM
    1. My $5 keyboard has an "F Lock", so it has 12 programmable keys on the F1 - F12 keys.
    a. This is great because the keyboard isn't extended to the left to provide room for the G1 - G12 keys.
    b. If you're a WoW player, I can see someone using a keyboard such as this. RTS gamers? No. FPS gamers? Maybe.

    2. My $5 keyboard also can disable the Windows Key function.

    3. Backlit keys? I don't play games in the dark. If I did, my monitor provides enough light to see what I'm typing if I need to see what I'm typing (usually I don't). If I do use my computer in the dark, I'm watching a movie, and I don't WANT my keyboard (backlit keys) to be bright.

    I'd buy it for $20, though. :) 
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    bradha562 , October 15, 2009 5:48 PM
    Yangwow this would totally dominate my saitek eclipse 2

    Why? Because it has programmable buttons that you will never use?
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    endorphine44 , October 15, 2009 5:50 PM
    logitech website says $79.99

    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/gaming/mice_keyboard_combos/devices/5902?section=features
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    jn77 , October 15, 2009 5:54 PM
    The only 2 problems I see is that it is missing wireless ( blue tooth 3 ) and a wave version of it. Then I would be sold.
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    cruiseoveride , October 15, 2009 5:55 PM
    doomtombAnyone know if this keyboard has USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports?

    Are you serious?
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