Best Keyboard For CS:GO – Ultimate Guide [2020]

Best Keyboard For CS:GO
Best Keyboard For CS:GO
Best Keyboard For CS:GO 2020

This gaming keyboard list is based upon our research of professional CS:GO players and our own tests.

  • Logitech G513 - Best CS:GO Keyboard
  • HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Gaming Keyboard
  • SteelSeries Apex M750
  • Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
  • Corsair K70 LUX RGB
  • Corsair K63 Wireless - Best Wireless CS:GO Keyboard
  • Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 - Best Value For Money Keyboard
  • Xtrfy K2
  • Logitech G613
What’s the most used keyboard by CS:GO pros?

Xtrfy K2-RGB

According to our data, the most used keyboards by CS:GO pros are:

  1. Xtrfy K2-RGB (15.3%)
  2. HyperX Alloy FPS (13.7%)
  3. Logitech G Pro (6.1%)
  4. SteelSeries Apex M500 (6.1%)
  5. Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma v2 (5.3%)

Our CS:GO pro keyboard statistics are from the top 30 CS:GO teams in the world.

What’s the most used keyboard manufacturer by CS:GO pros?

HyperX.

According to our data, the most used keyboard manufacturers by CS:GO pros are:

  1. HyperX (26.7%)
  2. Xtrfy (16%)
  3. Logitech (15.3%)
  4. Razer (14.5%)
  5. SteelSeries (12.2%)
  6. Other (15.3%)

The data was gathered in January 2020 from multiple sources, always picking the most recently updated information.

Choosing the best keyboard for CS:GO is a lot simpler than choosing the best mouse for CS:GO for example. As long as your keyboard is not malfunctioning it’s effect on your in-game performance is actually really minimal.

Expert insight about gaming keyboards

This is an actual quote from one of the biggest tech sites in the world. It really makes us think that if this is the kind of expertise that appeals to the masses is there any point in even writing this article. It’s just so… wrong. 

Oh well, we shall try. Even if choosing between different keyboards is rather trivial in terms of it’s effect on your skill at CS:GO it does not mean that there isn’t a whole bunch of things you should consider before buying.

Before we jump into our picks in more detail, here’s a quick look:

PhotoProductDetailsPrice (on Amazon)
Logitech G513 Gaming Keyboard ReviewLogitech G513Width: 455 mm
Frame: Aluminum
Lights: RGB
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Logitech G ProLogitech G ProWidth: 360 mm (TKL)
Frame: Plastic (steel backplate)
Lights: RGB
See details
HyperX Alloy EliteHyperX Alloy Elite RGBWidth: 444 mm
Frame: Steel
Lights: RGB
See details
HyperX Alloy FPS ProHyperX Alloy FPS ProWidth: 358 mm (TKL)
Frame: Steel
Lights: Red
See details
SteelSeries Apex M750SteelSeries Apex M750Width: 454 mm
Frame: Aluminum
Lights: RGB
See details
SteelSeries Apex M750 TKLSteelSeries Apex M750 TenkeylessWidth: 370 mm (TKL)
Frame: Aluminum
Lights: RGB
See details
Corsair K95 RGB PlatinumCorsair K95 RGB PlatinumWidth: 465 mm
Frame: Aluminum
Lights: RGB
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Corsair K70 LUX RGBCorsair K70 LUX RGBWidth: 436 mm
Frame: Aluminum
Lights: RGB
See details
Corsair K63 WirelessCorsair K63 WirelessWidth: 366 mm (TKL)
Frame: Plastic
Lights: Blue
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Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2Width: 475 mm
Frame: Plastic
Lights: RGB
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Xtrfy K2Xtrfy K2Width: 440 mm
Frame: Plastic
Lights: RGB
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Logitech G613Logitech G613Width: 478 mm
Frame: Plastic
Lights: No
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Best Keyboard For CS:GO 2020

This gaming keyboard list is based upon our research of professional CS:GO players and our own tests.

As you will quickly notice the keyboards are not in a strict ranking order. We thought it would be a bit more intuitive to list our picks from the same brand next to each other.

Note: when we list multimedia keys or programmable macro keys on the info section it means that the keyboard has dedicated keys for those. You can always bind macros behind key combinations even without dedicated keys. They just make it easier.

Logitech G513 - Best CS:GO Keyboard

Logitech G513 Gaming Keyboard Review
  • Size: 17.9 x 5.2 x 1.3 in / 455 x 132 x 34 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs / 1020g
  • Frame: Aluminum alloy
  • Switches: Romer-G Tactile / Romer-G Linear
  • Rollover: 26-key, anti ghosting
  • Detachable wrist rest

An excellent choice for those looking for a great gaming keyboard that doesn’t immediately scream “GAMER”. Remember to read our full Logitech G513 review too.

If you want a tenkeyless version for even better price have a look at the Logitech G Pro.

An excellent gaming keyboard for CS:GO and any other competitive shooter out there. Premium quality with stunning looks.

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Pros
Stylish exterior
Feels excellent
Everything just absolutely glows quality
The lighting is as customizable as it gets
Cons
4.6

HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Gaming Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Elite
  • Size: 17.5 x 8.9 x 1.4 in / 444 x 227 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs / 1467g
  • Frame: Solid steel
  • Switches: Cherry MX Blue / Brown / Red
  • Rollover: N-key, 100% anti-ghosting
  • Multimedia buttons
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Available in RGB and red backlighting

HyperX’s keyboard product family is simple and well structured. Alloy Elite is the full-sized flagship, Alloy FPS is a streamlined and more portable version of it and Alloy FPS Pro is the tenkeyless version.

Note: the Alloy Elite is also available in two different versions: a RGB version and a bed backlighted version. The latter certainly makes it to our “best value” list while the RGB is more on the premium end.

You can’t go wrong with the HyperX Alloy Elite. If you have the scrilla go for the RGB version, if you are on a budget you get everything else but the RGB light show from the “basic” version.

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Pros
Extraordinary built-in quality
Heavy and sturdy
Smooth keycaps feel fantastic
Cherry MX RGB switches
Cons
The wrist rest is not the most comfortable we have used
4.6

SteelSeries Apex M750

SteelSeries Apex M750
  • Size: 17.9 x 6 x 1.9 in / 454 x 154 x 47 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs / 997g
  • Frame: 5000 Series Aluminum Alloy
  • Switches: QX2 linear
  • Rollover: 104-key (all), 100% anti-ghosting

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Pros
A real eye-pleaser
Reactive illumination to in-game events is a nice gimmick
So is the Discord notifications integration
Cons
A bit lightweight – does not feel as robust as others
4.4

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
  • Size: 18.3 x 6.7 x 1.4 in / 465 x 170 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 2.92 lbs / 1324g
  • Frame: "Aircraft-grade" anodized brushed aluminum
  • Switches: Cherry MX Brown / Speed RGB
  • Rollover: N-key, 100% anti-ghosting
  • Multimedia keys
  • 6 programmable macro keys
  • Detachable wrist rest

K95 is Corsair’s top of the line keyboard, but we feel the “wow factor” of it is better suited for younger people. It just does not have the same “luxury” feel to it than our previous picks, even though on paper it delivers exactly the same and even more.

Corsair K95 is one of the very few keyboards that come equipped with Cherry’s RGB lit switches.premium choice badge
Pros
Cherry MX RGB switches
If you are looking for lights… K95 has them
Sturdy
Cons
Expensive
The font of the keycaps
Huge size
4.2

Corsair K70 LUX RGB

Corsair K70 LUX RGB
  • Size: 17.2 x 6.5 x 1.5 in / 436 x 165 x 38 mm
  • Weight: 2.64 lbs / 1200g
  • Frame: "Aircraft-grade" anodized brushed aluminum
  • Switches: Cherry MX Red
  • Rollover: N-key, 100% anti-ghosting
  • Multimedia keys
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Available also in red or blue backlighting

The little brother of K95 feels more adequately priced. Great bang for your buck.

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Pros
Great typing feel
Sturdy frame
Cons
Keycaps have a bit of a cheap feel
Nonstandard bottom row makes finding replacement caps hard
4.3

Corsair K63 Wireless - Best Wireless CS:GO Keyboard

Corsair K63 Wireless
  • Size: 14.4 x 6.8 x 1.6 in / 366 x 173 x 41 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs / 1090g
  • Frame: Plastic
  • Switches: Cherry MX Red
  • Rollover: N-key, 100% anti-ghosting
  • Battery life: 75 hours
  • Multimedia keys

Corsair K63 is the best wireless gaming keyboard on the market at the moment. The size makes it a sensible choice as a hybrid keyboard that can be used for gaming and then taken with you to your couch for a chilling session. Something that the Logitech G613 does not excel at thanks to it’s enormous size.

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Pros
Battery lasts for the whole day even with lights on
Exceptionally sturdy for a wireless keyboard
Great typing feel
Multimedia keys are a must on a portable
Sensibly sized
Cons
Well… the obvious fact that you have to charge it every once in a while
4.5

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 - Best Value For Money Keyboard

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
  • Size: 18.7 x 6.7 x 1.5 in /475 x 171 x 39 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs / 1500g
  • Switches: Razer Green / Orange / Yellow
  • Rollover: 10-key
  • 5 dedicated macro keys
  • Detachable wrist rest

Razer’s energy drink fuelled brand has been a hit for younger gamers but the older ones used to avoid their products just because they were too “gamerly”. BlackWidow Chroma V2 is a pleasant exception to the rule. Especially since the newer BlackWidow’s don’t have that horrible keycap font anymore.

For a tenkeyless version see Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2.

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Pros
A LOT of community made light profiles
Luxurious wrist pad
Razer key switches feel great
Cons
The big frame on top diminishes the good looks
4.3

Xtrfy K2

Xtrfy K2
  • Size: 17.3 x 5.5 x 1.4 in / 440 x 140 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs / 1250g
  • Switches: Kailh red key
  • Rollover: N-key rollover, 100% anti-ghosting

Xtrfy would probably still be unknown especially for US people if they wouldn’t have sponsored NiP for a long time. This is not a criticism! They make great gaming gear.

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Pros
Well built
Good looking key caps
Lots of pre-bound macros
Cons
Plastic frame is a disappointment on this price range
Expensive
4.2

Logitech G613

Logitech G613
  • Size: 18.8 x 8.5 x 1.3 in / 478 x 216 x 33 mm
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs / 1410g
  • Switches: Logitech Romer-G
  • Rollover: 10-key
  • Battery life: 18 months
  • Macro & multimedia keys

If you want a full-size wireless gaming keyboard, go for G613. Otherwise there are plenty of better options like we said on our G613 review.

A good mechanical gaming keyboard. Recommended for those who absolutely NEED a wireless gaming keyboard, for all others there are plenty of better options for the price.
Pros
Plenty of battery life
Macro and multimedia keys
It is wireless and mechanical – not too many gaming keyboards fit into the category
Cons
Gigantic size due to the non-removable palmrest
Feels cheaper than the wired alternatives in the same price range
3

CS:GO Pro Keyboard - 2020 Statistics

Infographic about most used gaming keyboards by CS GO pros

What’s the most used keyboard by CS:GO pros? Xtrfy K2-RGB. 

According to our data, the most used keyboards by CS:GO pros are:

  1. Xtrfy K2-RGB  (15.3%)
  2. HyperX Alloy FPS  (13.7%)
  3. Logitech G Pro  (6.1%)
  4. SteelSeries Apex M500  (6.1%)
  5. Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma v2  (5.3%)

Our CS:GO pro keyboard statistics are from the top 30 CS:GO teams in the world.

Most Used Gaming Keyboard Manufacturers

What’s the most used keyboard manufacturer by CS:GO pros? HyperX.

According to our data, the most used keyboard manufacturers by CS:GO pros are:

  1. HyperX (26.7%)
  2. Xtrfy (16%)
  3. Logitech (15.3%)
  4. Razer (14.5%)
  5. SteelSeries (12.2%)
  6. Other (15.3%)

The data was gathered in January 2020 from multiple sources, always picking the most recently updated information. For all players in the top 30 teams gaming keyboard information was not available, hence the total number of entries is 131.

For more similar statistics about different devices, have a look at our monitor, headset and mouse pad guides.

Choosing The Right Keyboard

Now let’s have a look on the factors that you should contemplate before you press that buy button. What’s the best gaming keyboard for you depends solely on your needs and preferences.

Price

We will include options in two categories: premium and value. The latter is the “sweet spot” for CS:GO, where excellent quality meets reasonable price. Keyboards that we tag as “premium” are the flagship models, the best of the best. If you need to write a lot of stuff (essays for example) or you just don’t have limitations to your budget, they are your range.

If you are on a really tight budget we would advise you to wait and save more money. Nobody really needs a gaming keyboard and much of the draw comes from the overall quality feel and experience. Hence getting the cheapest possible mechanical gaming keyboard most likely isn’t that much of an upgrade to your current keyboard – unless you absolutely need the sound.

However, we might still have a look on budget gaming keyboards later. Stay tuned!

Size

Size is a surprisingly important aspect if you are an aspiring CS:GO player who’s serious about competing. That would mean that at some point of your pursuit you will start attending LAN events, and I can tell you that in the smaller events (especially BYOC’s) you are likely to come across some cramped spaces. Setting up in one of these gets a whole lot easier with a tenkeyless (TKL).

Generally speaking a vast majority of gaming keyboards are full size. For a comprehensive guide about all the keyboard sizes have a look at this brilliant piece by The Keyboard Company.

TKL / Tenkeyless

A tenkeyless keyboard is a keyboard without a numpad, making it smaller in size.

Mechanical Or Membrane?

Mechanical. If you are buying a keyboard in 2020 you buy a mechanical. End of discussion. Truth be told I don’t even know if there still are membrane gaming keyboards on the market.

Switch Type

Choosing between different mechanical switches used to be even more streamlined previously as most gaming keyboards came witch Cherry MX switches. Recently the trend has shifted towards big brands coming up with their own set of switches, such as the Logitech Romer-G and Razer Mechanical Switches.

Don’t get too fixated on which color to choose. There’s no good or bad here, just slightly different options for different preferences. Best way to decide between different switches is to try them with your own fingers.

Whether you get linear, tactile, clicky or non-clicky key switches is all irrelevant to your success as a CS:GO player. 

Lights

The most notable trend in the gaming keyboard market for the past years has been lights. While we still prefer our keyboards to be unilluminated vast majority seems to prefer at least some sort of lighting. 

If you are one of these people you are in for a treat as most of our picks come with lights. And if you hate them, rest assured: you can always turn them off!

Additional Keys

Most full sized gaming keyboards come packed with some additional keys – usually multimedia keys and some macro keys. If you are a streamer you’ll find a lot of value from these, otherwise you can live without them. Though multimedia keys are extremely useful when warming up.

Wireless Or Wired?

If we had written this article last year we wouldn’t even have thought about including this section. The wireless trend has finally arrived to the keyboard market too.

For 99% of people we would advise to go wired. Like we rambled on our Logitech G613 review, the whole concept of a wireless gaming keyboard is somewhat confusing. When playing, the cable of your keyboard is the least distracting cable of all your gaming gear, and for Youtube & chill sessions on your bed gaming keyboards aren’t exactly ideally sized.

In short: if you want a totally wireless desk for aesthetic reasons, go wireless. Otherwise you get better quality spending the same amount of money on a wired keyboard.

Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review – Let There Be Light

Logitech G513 review
Logitech G513 review

Summary
An excellent gaming keyboard for CS:GO and any other competitive shooter out there. A bit pricey if you don’t need a top notch keyboard but if you want premium quality then the Logitech G513 is your choice.
Pros
Stylish exterior
Feels excellent
Everything just absolutely glows quality
The lighting is as customizable as it gets
Cons
4.6

Logitech has introduced two gaming keyboards in their gaming peripherals catalogue lately: G513 and G613. Even as they have plenty of other models on the market, we could make a clear-cut organization of the newest gaming focused keyboards: G513 is the flagship, G613 is the wireless option and G Pro is the tenkeyless option. Pretty straightforward and makes deciding between the new keyboards really simple.

As you would expect, the G513 is the successor of the Logitech G413 – it does everything as well and even better than it’s predecessor. But is it good enough to justify purchasing a new keyboard already if you’ve had the G413 previously?

What's (New) In The Box?

Logitech G513 Gaming Keyboard Review

So, what’s new? With G413 you had two background lighting options: Carbon came with red lights and Silver with white lights.

With the G513 things are somewhat different. The Carbon (black) is available with two different keywitches: tactile and linear. The Silver comes with only the tactile option. We’ll explain the difference between these later on in the article.

Both have fully customizable full spectrum RGB lighting with the new LightSync feature which we’ll discuss later. At the time of writing this we could not find the silver version on sale anywhere yet, but it’s likely to come anytime soon.

G513 also comes packed with a palmrest and onboard memory, plus you get to decide between two different keyswitch types. You also get the 12 additional shiny gaming keycaps as you would with G413, and the puller for swift keycap removal.

What we really appreciated was the fact that the palmrest is removable. That might sound a bit obvious, but they actually made it integrated on the G613. The palmrest itself is of high quality. Leatherette surface with memory foam filling not only feels nice but also contributes to the premium look of the keyboard. It’s also easy to keep clean, which is something you will quickly learn to appreciate on a palmrest.

The Big Brother of G413

Well, talking about big brother might be a bit misleading as G413 and G513 are exactly the same size. Both measure at 5.12”H x 17.5”W x 1.4”D but the G513 is actually 85 grams lighter. Technically we should speak of a little brother then, eh?

Quality-wise there is not much difference between the two. This might sound a bit underwhelming but it’s not – the G414 was and still is an excellent gaming keyboard. The aluminum alloy with a brushed metal finish is just pure eye candy and makes the keyboard as sturdy as they get.

Logitech’s own Romer-G mechanical keyswitches are right up there with the industry standard Cherry MX’s, maybe even better. At least Logitech states that they are quieter and 25% faster than standard mechanical switches. This could very well be the case, we didn’t have a decibel meter to benchmark this. What we do know is that they are excellent for both gaming and writing.

Logitech G513 features

All the same ”extra” features that made G413 great are also included in the G513. The additional USB passthrough port is a handy little thing that you’ll never miss before you get used to it. You can plug any USB device in it – charge your wireless headset, phone, or plug your USB stick with your CS:GO config at a LAN.

Just as in the G413 the multimedia controls are behind the function key but you can easily change them as your first priority from the Logitech Gaming Software.

...And The Light Came

Most of the times you are using the software will be for switching between different lighting profiles. Logitech is taking the light game to a whole new level with the LightSync.

As mentioned above the Logitech G513 gaming keyboard is equipped with full spectrum RGB LED lighting. This means about 16.8 millions colors and they are customizable per key, not in areas as in most keyboards.

The lighting profiles vary from waves, breathing and star effects to fixed colors, cycles with customizable speeds, key presses… Even the (already dead?) television gimmick ”ambient lighting” that simulates colors shown on your screen is available. It’s customizable, let’s just say that. You can get a better overview at Logitech’s lighting guide. If you don’t like LED’s you can always turn them off, too.

The big new thing of the keyboard is it’s compatibility with Logitech’s new LightSync. This means that you can hook the keyboard up with the new Logitech G560 gaming speakers (yeah…it’s a casual thing. Filthy plebs.) and G502 gaming mouse, creating quite a lighting show on your gaming setup.

Is It Good For Competitive Gamers?

Most definitely.

As we mentioned you can choose between two mechanical switches: tactile and linear. Tactile is the regular Romer-G’s you would find on earlier Logitech keyboards and Romer-G Linear is a new, smoother keyswitch with no feedback. Tactile switches are better for esports and linear are better suited for casual gaming.

Truth be told the difference between the two is not that big and you can easily use linear switches for CS:GO too. But variety is always nice.

Logitech G513 is an excellent gaming keyboard if you’ve got the space on your desk. Being 17.9” (455 mm) wide it’s not ideal for potentially cramped spaces at BYOC LAN’s but if you only play at the comfort of your home it’s just the same as any full sized keyboard. If you are looking for a space saver you should go for the Logitech G Pro instead.

If you are uncertain have a look at our Best Keyboards For CS:GO guide!

Logitech G513 review

An excellent gaming keyboard for CS:GO and any other competitive shooter out there. A bit pricey if you don't need a top notch keyboard but if you want premium quality then the Logitech G513 is your choice.

Product Brand: Logitech

Editor's Rating:
4.6

Logitech G613 Wireless Gaming Keyboard Review

Logitech G613 review
Logitech G613 review

Summary
A good mechanical gaming keyboard. Recommended for those who absolutely NEED a wireless gaming keyboard, for all others there are plenty of better options for the price.
Pros
Plenty of battery life
Macro and multimedia keys
It is wireless and mechanical – not too many gaming keyboards fit into the category
Cons
Gigantic size due to the non-removable palmrest
Feels cheaper than the wired alternatives in the same price range
3

Logitech G613 is Logitech’s first wireless mechanical gaming keyboard. As a matter of fact, it is one of the first wireless mechanical gaming keyboards on the market entirely. In addition to G613 there’s only Corsair K63 Wireless  and the rest are from cheap no-name manufacturers.

Last year we saw some serious contenders pop up for both gaming mice and gaming headsets that even bested their wired competitors on some areas. Previously they had always been lacking so much that they were useless for serious competitive gaming. It’s quite understandable that keyboards are the last ones to jump the wireless train – we still aren’t quite convinced on the necessity of the entire concept.

With mice and headsets the benefits are obvious. Missing a frag because your mouse cable got stuck somewhere is probably a scenario we’ve all been through at some point. Of course there have been solutions (like mouse bungees) to deal with this previously but completely removing the cable is a cure, not only a treatment. With headsets it’s just a small life enhancing detail to not have a cable tickling your arm 12 hours a day.

But keyboards just lay in the same position 24/7, what’s the point of it being wireless? Let’s dive in.

What's In The Box

What's included in the Logitech G613 package

For the $150 (recommended retail price) you get

  • Logitech G613 wireless mechanical keyboard
  • LIGHTSPEED USB receiver
  • Extender USB cable
  • 2x AA batteries
  • Manual
  • Phone stand

The phone stand is for… placing your phone on it. For some reason. We have literally no idea why it is included, it does not have any connection to the keyboard at all. Maybe they thought that you would not immediately notice the plastic feel of the keyboard if you have your phone standing nicely on your desk.

First Impressions

If you are used to higher end mechanical keyboards similar to the new Logitech G513 or even the older G413, you are bound for an initial disappointment. The aluminum alloy of G513 gives makes the chassis exceptionally sturdy and this reflects on the overall feel of the keyboard. G613 has none of that. The switches are the same great Romer-G’s that will last for 70 million keypresses, but still the experience is somewhat lackluster after using the G513.

Don’t get us wrong here. Even if the chassis quality is not exceptional, it is still great when compared to your average office keyboards. On a gaming mechanical keyboard scale we would place the G613 at ”good”.

Connecting

You can connect the keyboard via either the more traditional Bluetooth or Logitech’s own LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. The latter will provide a staggering 1 ms report rate which is plenty even for the most hectic esports out there (read: CS:GO).

Connecting the device is as simple as you would imagine: plug the receiver on your PC, power up the keyboard, press the connectivity button and you are good to go. Pro tip: the receiver is located in the battery case on the bottom of the keyboard, not in the box with other accessories like you could expect.

Logitech G613 Features

G613 has six macro keys at the left side of the keyboard, exactly like in the G710+. Additionally there are your regular multimedia keys and the handy gaming mode switch to disable the Windows key. This makes sure that you don’t accidentally get thrown on your desktop when playing. The multimedia keys are always a pleasure when deathmatching while blasting your warmup playlist.

Just like with any Logitech keyboard the macro keys are programmed through the Logitech Gaming Software. It’s as nice and easy as ever but does not allow programming any other keys than the dedicated macro keys. The only real use for these we could come up with for CS:GO was buy binds, but if you are a streamer you’ll probably have more use for additional keys for switching scenes, muting your mic and so on.

Two AA batteries will give you up to 18 months of battery life, which is excellent. The battery life indicator on top will alert you when you go below 15%, so there’s nothing to complain about in terms of the battery aspect. It works fantastically.

The Palmrest Disaster & Size Comparison With G513

However, the biggest problem of the Logitech G513 is the palmrest. Don’t get fooled by the different color of it: it is not removable. The biggest draw of a wireless keyboard we could imagine is the portability, and the integrated palmrest is a big contradiction to this.

Let’s have a look at a pixel per millimeter artificially crafted comparison, as laying a keyboard on top of the other in real life would not create such a clear image.

As you can see from the photo above, the G613 is not actually that portable if compared to the G513, which itself is rather big and bulky. Comparing it to a tenkeyless is not even worth illustrating.

Is It Suited For CS:GO And Competitive Gaming?

Even after taking the negatives into account Logitech G613 is still a good mechanical gaming keyboard that is a pleasure to play with.

However, deciding if the wirelessness will actually provide any extra value is up for you. Want to remove all cables on your desk for the aesthetics and like to play games? Go for it. Already have a good mechanical but want to upgrade? Go for the G513 instead.

If you are looking for a heavy duty gaming keyboard but would also like to access your PC from a sofa or bed for a smooth Netflix experience, you are better off getting the G513 and a $20 Bluetooth keyboard that’s actually sized for the purpose.

For better alternatives have a look at our CS:GO keyboard guide.

Logitech G613 review

A good mechanical gaming keyboard. Recommended for those who absolutely NEED a wireless gaming keyboard, for all others there are plenty of better options for the price.

Product Brand: Logitech

Editor's Rating:
3

Filco Majestouch-2 Review [With Sound Check Video]

Filco Majestouch 2 review
Filco Majestouch 2 review

Summary
A mechanical keyboard masterpiece, the Filco Majestouch-2 is built to serve you for a good part of the rest of your life
Pros
Mechanically as good as it gets
Minimalistic design
Typing feels absolutely fantastic
Cons
No additional keys for gaming
4.5

Technical
5/5
Design
5/5
Suitability for CS:GO
3/5
Value For Money
4/5

A little background for this review can be found from our Logitech G710+ Review, and it goes as follows:

“My first touch with mechanical keyboards was Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless, which I’ve referred as the Mercedes of keyboards to my friends who always keep asking me why I’d put so much money into a keyboard that looks like it costs 10 dollars. The thing with Filco is that it has no fancy features or design – only the absolute essentials, but the built-in quality is top of the line and the keyboard will serve me for a good part of the rest of my life. Thinking of the hours I spend using the keyboard it’s hardly an investment.”

The Majestouch-2 is still my weapon of choice in mechanical keyboards, even if it isn’t the best CS:GO keyboard out there.

Design and Features

Filco Majestouch 2

Majestouch-2 is available as a full size and a tenkeyless (Filco Majestouch-2 TKL ) model, the latter meaning that it has no numpad. The design is pretty much as minimal as it gets. The only hints that it is a technical device are the LEDs on the upper right corner (for caps lock, scroll lock and num lock in the regular version).

Personally I am a huge fan of the design but this is purely personal preference – if you want your keyboard to look like a night club then the Filco is definitely not your thing.

Filco Majestouch 2 TKL

Feature-wise it is as stripped as it is design-wise – nothing but the essentials. Majestouch-2 is a keyboard designed for typing, but for me it delivers everything I need when I play CS:GO. I have my buy binds on arrow keys and that’s pretty much everything I need – keep it simple.

Filco Majestouch 2 size

Filco Majestouch-2 size compared to Motorola Moto 4G (4,5″ display). The measurements are:

  • 17.3 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches for the full size model
  • 14 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches for the tenkeyless model

The tenkeyless version has been a godsend for me whenever I have been to a home LAN with friends: it is so small that I never have problems fitting in when the room is cramped.

The Feel and Sound

Filco Majestouch 2 size Cherry MX Brown

I got my keyboard with the Cherry MX Brown switches, which I find being a perfect balance for both writing and playing. They are also the most popular choice of tactile, non-clicky switches. They feel just perfect for my taste and describing it any further would make me sound like a cheesy poet so I will not go that far. Let’s just say that whenever I am away from my Majestouch and have to use my laptop, coming back to it feels fabulous every single time.

Recommended: for writers and gamers who don’t need additional keys

Not recommended: for gamers who are used to multiple programmable keys and multimedia keys

Filco Majestouch-2 review

A mechanical keyboard masterpiece, the Filco Majestouch-2 is built to serve you for a good part of the rest of your life

Product Brand: Filco

Editor's Rating:
4.5

Logitech G710+ Review

Logitech G710+ gaming keyboard review
Logitech G710+ gaming keyboard review

Summary
Logitech G710+ is a great keyboard for gaming. A bit pricey maybe, but if you are looking for quality that will serve you for years, go for it.
Pros
Typing feels really responsive
All the additional keys you might need
O-rings dampen the sound
Great build quality – no squeaking or creaking
Cons
Rather nerdy looks
4.5

Technical
5/5
Design
4/5
Suitability for CS:GO
5/5
Value For Money
4/5

Logitech announced its first mechanical keyboard, G710+ in 2012 and since then it has become sort of a classic among gamers. With the G710+ Logitech found the perfect balance in terms of features while still remaining comfortable to use in every situation.

My first touch with mechanical keyboards was Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless, which I’ve referred as the Mercedes of keyboards to my friends who always keep asking me why I’d put so much money into a keyboard that looks like it costs 10 dollars. The thing with Filco is that it has no fancy features or design – only the absolute essentials, but the built-in quality is top of the line and the keyboard will serve me for a good part of the rest of my life. Thinking of the hours I spend using the keyboard it’s hardly an investment.

Logitech G710+ is something else though, it’s a pure gaming keyboard.

Logitech G710+ Overview

Logitech G710+

Logitech G710+ comes packed with both programmable buttons for gaming purposes – the so called G keys – and multimedia keys. More importantly its built with Cherry MX Brown switches and O-rings to keep them quiet.

Overall the keyboard is designed with gaming in mind – it’s not very stylish to be honest. If you are looking for a keyboard to compliment your neat decor then G710+ might not be your choice. For us gamers it’s neat enough.

Logitech G710+ usb port

It also comes with one of the more underrated features in a keyboard – a USB port. Having a port quite literally in your hands is a thing you’ll never miss before you have one. It’s also handy in LAN environment where you usually have to get creative with cable positioning and such.

Features and Functionality

Logitech G710+ switches

Logitech promises that the keys on G710+ are “whisper-quiet”. Well, anyone who ever has used a mechanical keyboard knows that this is not exactly true but the Cherry MX Browns with O-rings are quiet enough while still remaining very responsive. For my taste the brown switches are in perfect balance for both writing and playing.

The LED backlighting is divided in two zones and adjustable in four brightness levels. For all you LED loving teenagers I have bad news though: no gazillions of colors available, just one.

Instant media access keys are nothing special but if you like listening to music while playing or between games they come in handy. The volume keys are always useful even in-game.

The six programmable G-keys are in prime position whether you want to use them for buy binds, controlling your Twitch stream or spamming the in-game chat with stupid say binds. The possibilities are endless. There is even a key for disabling and enabling Windows key while you are playing so that you don’t end up in your desktop mid-round with an accidental key press.

Logitech G710+ Sound Test

In the following video you can hear how it sounds in action (single presses, typing and some deathmatch):

Recommended: for gamers.

Not recommended: for decoration enthusiasts to compliment your iMac setup.

Logitech G710+ Review

Logitech G710+ is a great keyboard for gaming. A bit pricey maybe, but if you are looking for quality that will serve you for years, go for it.

Product Brand: Logitech

Editor's Rating:
4.5