Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming

Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Software Driver Manual & Review for Windows and Mac

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Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Design features

Logitech G512 Carbon, a compact full-size keyboard; there is little free space on the keyboard deck. The deck reinforces with aluminum top and feels sturdy. It doesn’t look & feel like a budget device. The black float key offers an excellent contrast to the charcoal gray carbon decks. The only visible branding is the small “G” logo in the upper right corner of the keyboard.

At the bottom, you will find a channel to help you route cables under the G512. Six rubber feet keep the keyboard on your desk. Two sturdy wide legs (with their own rubber feet) allow you to raise the back edge of the keyboard for different typing angles.

The pass-through USB port sits in the upper right-hand corner, a convenient feature missing on many keyboards in the price value, including the Cooler Master CK552. The G512 Carbon also has a thick braided cable that sticks out not from the center of the keyboard but on the right-side near the USB port. It’s an excellent choice because it makes it easier for the cable to pass through your monitor stand. Fortunately, because it’s a braided cable is very thick, so it is not too flexible. The keyboard needs you to occupy not one but two USB ports on your PC because it passes through USB. You must do without wrists or buy separately; unlike G513, Carbon G512 does not include such comfort in the box.

Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming

Kudos to Logitech to give gamers a choice of switches for this keyboard. For G512 Carbon, he sent me the clicky Blue GX button. The GX Blue switch has an actuation distance of 1.9mm, a total trip of 4mm, and an actuation strength of 50g, which is the same specification as the Cherry MX Blue switch besides having an actuation distance of less than .1mm.

Logitech follows the regular keyboard design for the G512 Carbon. There are no additions for media control or volume buttons. A series of keyboard function keys double as media controls and allow you to change the keyboard lighting effect. RGB lighting looks great, but the only thing that is disappointing about the design is that the secondary function buttons not lit as in the G513 model. It only looks better when secondary functions are on, and it can also make it a lot easier to use it when playing in the dark.

The key card has a soft, smooth finish, and the concave top surface makes it easy for my fingers to land in the middle of each key. The keyspace feels right; I don’t need time to adjust to the G512’s layout and type comfortably and accurately as soon as I take it out of the box. Unlike the pricier G513, Carbon G512 does not include replacement keycaps.

Gaming Performance

Compared to the Romer-G switch, the GX Blue switch has a longer actuation range (1.9mm to 1.5mm) & overall travel (4mm to 3.2mm) but still feels fast and responsive during Overwatch and CS: GO sessions. They offer physical & audio feedback in the form of satisfying bumps and hard clicks with each button. My performance on CS: GO, and Overwatch has not diminished because of the GX Blue switches – I feel as fast as I do in both games (which is pretty good with CS: GO and quite slow in fast-moving Overwatch battles). Gamers with fast twitches may want to release a hard and satisfying click from the GX Blue switch and choose a quicker Romer-G switch.

Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming

I enjoy tactile feedback during gameplay, with the buttons feeling well apart, and the rubber feet and heavy keyboard weight keep it from slipping on my desk too. Plus, I recommend typing the G512 only in the most private places; as much fun as the hard tapping of the buttons to play a game, it will annoy anyone nearby if you took a lot of time playing it.

The Point

The lack of lighting for key secondary functions is disappointing, but instead, Logitech makes smart cuts with the Carbon G512 to reach a $ 100 price point. Its reliable build quality, the trio of mechanical switch options, and adjustable RGB lighting give you a champagne keyboard with a beer budget. And for those who have a tighter budget (beer budget Lite?), The Logitech G512 is an even fewer attractive choice.

The Bad 

  • Romer-G switches still don’t feel great
  • Thick, unwieldy braided cable

The Good 

  • Per-key RGB backlighting and powerful LightSync customizations
  • Solid build quality
  • G Hub software is easy and intuitive to use

 


Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Specification

Technical Specifications

  • Windows® 10, Window 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7
  • USB port (for keyboard)
  • Second USB port (for USB passthrough port)
  • (Optional) Internet access for Logitech G HUB Requires G HUB 8.98 or higher for advanced settings

 

Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Software & Drivers

  • For Windows

Logitech G HUB

  • Software Version: 2019.10.26328
  • Last Update: 2019-10-02
  • OS: Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 10
  • File Size: 35.7 MB
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  • For Mac

Logitech G HUB

  • Software Version: 2019.10.26328
  • Last Update: 2019-10-02
  • OS: macOS 10.14
  • File Size: 35.7 MB

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