Logitech g413 switch: Logitech G G413 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G413 TKL SE review: you get what you pay for

I have a confession: I’m exhausted by keyboard RGB lighting. Ever since Cherry announced its debut MX RGB switches at the end of 2013, it feels like no mainstream mechanical keyboard has been complete without a set of lights capable of twinkling like a Christmas tree. But I switch them to plain white at the first opportunity. I want to be able to see my keys, not get distracted by them. 

That’s the first reason I was intrigued by Logitech’s new budget keyboard, the G413 TKL SE, which has a simple design and plain white backlighting. The second reason is its price,  $69.99, which is very affordable for a mechanical keyboard from a major brand. On paper, it’s perfect, and one of those rare examples where stripping out a supposedly premium feature actually makes for a more appealing device overall. 

In use, however, the Logitech G413 TKL SE definitely feels like a $69.99 keyboard, with a typing feel that feels a little cheap compared to more expensive competitors. Which is a shame because, on paper, it basically offers everything you’d hope for.

6Verge Score

$69.99

The Good

  • Simple design
  • Crisp, shine-through legends
  • Affordable price

The Bad

  • Cheap-feeling switches
  • No dedicated print screen button
  • No Mac keys

$70 at Logitech$70 at Amazon

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The G413 TKL SE is a tenkeyless keyboard, which means it lops off the numpad to the right to make for a slightly more compact layout without going so far as to cram everything into a laptop-style rectangle of keys. If you need a numpad, there’s a larger model called then G413 SE, which is functionally identical apart from the layout. I’m testing the keyboard with a US layout, but as of this writing, Logitech is yet to get back to me about a UK layout version.

If the G413 name sounds familiar, it might be because Logitech originally used the name on a keyboard it announced back in 2017. The G413 TKL SE lacks the USB passthrough of the original G413, and it’s also only got 6-key rollover as opposed to 26, which means you’re able to press fewer keys simultaneously before it gets confused. The SE also only comes with white backlighting, while the previous G413 was available with either red or white, depending on the model. The original G413 also didn’t have a tenkeyless model.

The most important difference between the G413 and G413 SE models, however, is that they use regular Cherry MX-style switches rather than Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G switches. That means you’ll be able to swap out their keycaps for a wide range of aftermarket options in case you want to change the look of the G413 TKL SE.

The G413 TKL SE’s switches.

Plastic feet let you adjust the angle of the keyboard.

The Logitech G413 TKL SE might use Cherry MX-style switches, but they’re not original Cherry models. Instead, they’re Longhua switches made by Kaihua. There’s also only one choice of switch, “Tactile,” which is roughly equivalent to Cherry’s MX Brown switches. There are no linear or clicky options here, and nor is the G413 TKL SE hot-swappable, meaning you’ll have to use a soldering iron if you want to change its switches.

Here’s what typing sounds like on the Logitech G413 TKL SE switches:

Here’s what typing sounds like on the Logitech G413 TKL SE(opens a new window)

Unfortunately, these switches simply don’t feel as nice to type on as more premium keyboards and are the main place you feel the Logitech G413 TKL SE’s affordable price tag. As a whole, it can feel a little rattly. Keypresses generate hollow thuds rather than crisp taps, and the switches just feel off in a way I struggle to put my metaphorical, if not physical, finger on. That’s perhaps understandable, given it costs almost $100 less than many competing mechanical keyboards from mainstream brands, but it’s a stark reminder that “mechanical” keyboards encompass a huge range of different quality levels.

I don’t think most people will have an urgent need to replace the G413 TKL SE’s stock keycaps. They’re made of hard-wearing PBT plastic, their backlit legends are clean and crisp, and they have a nice bold font that doesn’t feel too angular or aggressive like you find with other gaming-focused brands. The one exception is if you’re planning on using the G413 TKL SE with a Mac since there are no macOS-specific legends on the keys (typical for a gaming-focused keyboard). 

Beyond its keycaps, the TKL SE’s clean design continues. The only bit of branding is a silver Logitech G logo on the top right, but otherwise, the keyboard is entirely black aside from its white LEDs. Its 1.8m (almost 6ft) long USB cable, unfortunately, isn’t detachable, but there are a pair of feet on the keyboard’s underside to pitch it up at a comfortable angle. Media, volume, and other functions are built into the function row and accessible via the Fn key. 

Legends are crisp and clean-looking.

The one layout tweak I’d make is to add a discreet Print Screen key, which, on tenkeyless boards, is generally located above the Insert key. But here, that space is taken by LEDs for Caps and Scroll-lock. In my ideal future, we’d kick the Insert key off modern keyboards entirely to avoid facing these sorts of issues (it’s also time to get rid of Pause Break, quite frankly), but I digress. 

Although you could fix these layout issues with third-party software, the keyboard isn’t natively remappable, and it doesn’t work with Logitech’s G Hub software. I’d appreciate the remapping feature, but I suspect a lot of people will be happy not to have another app constantly running in the background on their computer. 

Although Logitech is branding the G413 TKL SE as a “gaming keyboard,” you won’t find many concrete specs here to back that up. There’s no mention of the kind of high polling rates that reduces the input lag of keyboards like the Razer Huntsman V2 or Corsair K70 are capable of. Its switches also don’t have the kind of reduced travel that you’ll see gaming-focused switches marketed with. You need to press them 1. 9mm before they actuate, compared to 1.2mm for Cherry MX Speed Silver, for example. But, honestly, I’ve never seen much of a benefit from these gaming-focused features, and I certainly wouldn’t pick one keyboard over another because of them.

This is where the dedicated Print Screen button should be.

Personally, I think simple white backlighting is best.

I have a lot of time for what Logitech is going for with the G413 TKL SE. This is a mechanical keyboard that’s stripped back to its essentials and sold at an affordable price. There’s no hot-swappable switches, no detachable cable, and no RGB lighting. There’s just one switch option, one backlight color, and a reasonable $69.99 price tag. If you prefer tactile switches, it should be an easy choice.

I just wish typing on this keyboard felt nicer. It’s not broken, and it’s not difficult to use; it just feels cheap compared to more premium (and more expensive) alternatives like the Keychron Q1 or Filco Majestouch 2. That won’t matter much if this is your first mechanical keyboard, but if you know better, then you’ll probably expect better.

Photography by Jon Porter / The Verge

Logitech G413 Review – RTINGS.com

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Reviewed Jun 22, 2020 at 08:12 am

Latest change: Writing modified Sep 02, 2022 at 03:29 pm

By Shaqil Hossain, Jean-Simon Bonneterre, and Olivier Gariepy

8.9

Gaming

2.8

Mobile/Tablet

7.4

Office

7.3

Programming

4.6

Entertainment / HTPC

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Size

Full-size (100%)

Connectivity

Wired

Mechanical

Yes

The Logitech G413 is a very straightforward mechanical keyboard. It features tactile Romer-G switches that have a very smooth bump and offer a good overall typing experience. However, the board can only light red, which is disappointing if you prefer full RGB lighting. On the upside, it’s fairly well-built and is compatible with the G HUB software that allows some customization settings, like macros on function keys.

Our Verdict

8.9

Gaming

The Logitech G413 is a great gaming keyboard. It features Romer-G switches that have a smooth bump for tactile feedback and have a quick actuation point. The board is well-built and features red backlighting. Unfortunately, you can’t use any key to set macros and need to use the functions keys, which isn’t ideal for most.

Pros

  • Nice brushed aluminum frame.

  • Individually backlit keys.

  • Good typing experience.

  • Light and responsive switches.

Cons

  • Only red backlighting.

  • Macros only available on function keys.

See our Gaming Recommendations

2.8

Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech G413 is wired-only and isn’t designed to be used with mobile devices.

7.4

Office

The Logitech G413 is decent for the office. The tactile switches are rather smooth and offer small tactile feedback when typing. It’s pretty quiet and shouldn’t bother people around you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a wrist rest, which would improve the overall ergonomics.

Pros

  • Nice brushed aluminum frame.

  • Good typing experience.

See our Office Recommendations

7.3

Programming

The Logitech G413 is a decent keyboard for programmers. The mechanical switches offer good tactile feedback, and the board is sturdy enough to last a while. You can set some macros, but it’s limited to the function keys. Unfortunately, it lacks an included wrist rest, which would improve the overall comfort and ergonomics of the board.

Pros

  • Nice brushed aluminum frame.

  • Individually backlit keys.

  • Good typing experience.

Cons

  • Straight board design isn’t the most ergonomic.

  • Macros only available on function keys.

See our Programming Recommendations

4.6

Entertainment / HTPC

The Logitech G413 is bad for use with a home theater PC. It’s a wired-only keyboard with no trackpad, so you’ll likely have a cable running across the room, and you need a separate mouse for navigation.

Pros

  • Individually backlit keys.

  • Good typing experience.

Cons

  • Wired-only.

  • No trackpad.

  • 8.9

    Gaming

  • 2.8

    Mobile/Tablet

  • 7.4

    Office

  • 7. 3

    Programming

  • 4.6

    Entertainment / HTPC

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  1. Updated Sep 02, 2022:
    Added a mention of known Logitech G HUB software issues to this review.

  2. Updated Feb 21, 2022:
    Updated the Ergonomics Score and corresponding Usage Boxes as the product was originally incorrectly listed as being low-profile.

  3. Updated Feb 04, 2021:
    Converted to Test Bench 1. 0.

  4. Updated Jun 22, 2020:
    Review published.

  5. Updated Jun 16, 2020:
    Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We reviewed the Logitech G413 with a Carbon finish, but it’s also available in Silver. The only difference between the two models is the backlighting color. The Carbon has red backlighting and the Silver variation has white backlighting. We expect our review to be valid for both, other than for the Backlighting test.

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Logitech G413 is a pretty straightforward mechanical that doesn’t really stand out for anything. It lacks a lot of features that higher-end keyboards have like RGB lighting or a wider variety of available key switches. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best mechanical keyboards or if you’re on a tight budget, take a look at our options for the best cheap keyboards.

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The Logitech G413 and the Logitech K845 serve different purposes, as the G413 is designed for gaming and the K845 is designed for office. The G413 is only available with Romer-G Tactile switches, while the K845 has various Logitech GX and Cherry MX switch options. Since the G413 is designed for gaming, it has much lower latency and is compatible with Logitech’s G HUB software. It also has macro-programmable keys, which the K845 lacks, but it’s limited to the function keys only.

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The Logitech G413 SE is the budget version of the Logitech G413. That said, the original G413 performs much better. It has much better latency and is compatible with Logitech G HUB, so it’s macro-programmable. Also, it uses Logitech’s in-house switches, which provide a much better typing experience than the Long Hua switches found in the G413 SE. On the other hand, the G413 SE upgraded the keycap material to PBT, and the backlighting comes in a different color.

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Overall, the Logitech G413 is much better than the Logitech G213 Prodigy. The G413 is a mechanical keyboard with significantly better build quality, and its Romer-G Tactile switches provide a better typing experience. Also, the G413 has a USB passthrough, the backlight has brightness settings, and the keys are individually lit. On the other hand, the G213 comes with a built-in wrist rest, and it has dedicated media controls. The backlight on the G413 is limited to a single red color, while the G213 is multi-color.

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The Logitech G513 is an upgraded version of the Logitech G413 that includes a wrist rest and full RGB backlighting. They perform almost identically. There are some slight differences in the pre-travel distance and operating force, but it’s fairly minor and shouldn’t be noticeable to most people. 

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The Logitech G413 is a much better gaming keyboard than the Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED. The G413 has red backlighting, which is easier to use at night, and the software allows for a bit more customization. Also, it has better build quality and lower latency. On the other hand, if you prefer a clutterless desk, the G613’s wireless design might be better suited for your needs, and its dedicated macro keys make it a better choice for MMO players. It comes with a wrist rest, but it’s fixed and isn’t removable.

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The Logitech G512 Special Edition and the Logitech G413 are very much alike. They both have a full-size layout and largely the same features and customization options. The G413 is available with Romer-G switches and has red backlighting. The G512 has full RGB backlighting and is available with GX Blue, Brown, or Red switches.

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Although they’re both designed for gaming, the Logitech G413 and the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro are quite different. The Logitech is a full-size keyboard and is only available with Romer-G Tactile switches, while the HyperX is a TKL keyboard that’s available with Cherry MX Red or Blue switches. The Logitech is better for gaming because it has much lower latency, macro-programmable keys, and customization software.

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The Corsair K55 RGB PRO XT and the Logitech G413 are both full-size gaming keyboards, but the Logitech is a better gaming board overall. The Logitech is a mechanical keyboard with Romer-G tactile switches with short pre-travel distance and good tactile feedback. It feels better built and has full red backlighting with individually-lit keys, though there’s also a variant with white lighting. It also has media hotkeys and a USB passthrough, but only dedicated macro keys. On the other hand, the Corsair has rubber dome switches that feel fairly heavy and have a long pre-travel distance. It also has a detachable wrist rest, and its companion software has onboard memory but no ability to sync settings to the cloud. It has full RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys. Both keyboards have exceptionally low latency.
 

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The Logitech G413 and the Redragon K582 SURARA RGB are both wired mechanical keyboards. The Logitech has significantly lower latency, a USB passthrough, and a sturdier-feeling build thanks to its aluminum top plate. On the other hand, the Redragon is more customizable. It has full RGB backlighting that you can customize on a per-key basis, unlike the Logitech that only has red. Also, you can set macros to any key on the Redragon, and it’s hot-swappable, so you can replace the stock switches with those you prefer.

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The Logitech G413 is a better keyboard than the Logitech K840. The G413 has backlighting and has some macro programmable keys, even though it’s only limited to the function keys. Overall, the Logitech G413 is pretty much the best option.

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The Corsair K68 RGB and the Logitech G413 are two very good gaming keyboards, but for different reasons. The Logitech is better-built and has a faster actuation point, but the Corsair offers full RGB lighting and can set macros on every single key. It also comes with a wrist rest, which is a bit more ergonomic for long periods.

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The Logitech G413 is a better keyboard than the Logitech K360. The G413 has red backlighting, dedicated macros, and much better companion software that can customize the backlight and features Cloud Sync. That said, the K360 can be used wirelessly with its proprietary receiver.

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Design

Size

Full-size (100%)

Height

1. 3″ (3.4 cm)

Width

17.5″ (44.5 cm)

Depth

5.2″ (13.3 cm)

Depth With Wrist Rest

N/A

Weight

2.20 lbs (1.000 kg)

The Logitech G413 is a full-size keyboard that takes a lot of space on your desk due to its NumPad.

Keycap Material

ABS

The build quality of this keyboard is almost identical to the Logitech G512 Special Edition. It has a plastic frame with a nice brushed aluminum plate on top. It feels solid with virtually no flex at all. The rubber feet are very grippy and prevent the keyboard from sliding around; however, the incline feet feel a little loose. The keys wobble slightly, but it isn’t noticeable while typing. Unfortunately, the doubleshot ABS keycaps feel a bit cheap and shine very easily with regular use. Some even seem slightly crooked and don’t look properly aligned.

Board Design

Straight

Minimum Incline

2.5°

Medium Incline

N/A

Maximum Incline

8.5°

Wrist Rest

No

Update 02/21/2022:Originally, this keyboard was given a score of 7.5 due to the low profile of the board. However, the height of this keyboard falls outside of the low-profile range, and the score is lower as a result since a low-profile keyboard is more ergonomic to use. The review now reflects the change to this ergonomics score.

The Logitech G413 has okay ergonomics. While its profile is fairly low, it’s not considered a low-profile keyboard, and you’ll likely be more comfortable using a wrist rest with it. Unfortunately, it lacks an included wrist rest, and there’s only one incline setting. If you’d like something with a detachable wrist rest, consider the Logitech G513, which is a step up from this keyboard.

Backlighting

Yes

Color

Red

Individually Backlit Keys

Yes

Color Mixing

Red Only

Effects

Yes

Programmable

Yes

The Logitech G413 has a great red backlight. All keys are individually-lit, and you can also have some effects that can be set with the software. You can also easily control the brightness through five different levels. If you prefer something with multi-color backlighting instead of just one color, look into the NPET K20.

Connectivity

Wired

Detachable

No

Length

5.9 ft (1.8 m)

Connector (Keyboard side)

Not Detachable

This keyboard has a fixed cable that should be long enough for most setups. The cable ends in two USB-A connectors, and both need to be plugged in to use the USB passthrough.

Bluetooth

No

Bluetooth Multi-Device Pairing

No

Proprietary Receiver

No

Battery Type

No Batteries

This board is wired-only and can’t be used wirelessly.

Media Keys

Hot Keys

Macro Programmable Keys

Dedicated only

Trackpad / Trackball

No

Wheel

No

USB Passthrough

Yes

Numpad

Yes

Windows Key Lock

Yes

Lock Indicator

Caps Lock

This keyboard has a few nice extra features like media hotkeys and a USB passthrough on the right side of the board. Unfortunately, only the function keys are macro-programmable. If you’d like a budget model that lets you set macros to any key on the board, check out the Redragon K582 SURARA RGB. On the upside, you can easily lock the Windows button to prevent your games from minimizing accidentally.

  • Logitech G413 keyboard
  • Extra indented keycaps
  • Keycap puller
  • User Manual

Typing Experience

Key Switches

Romer-G Tactile

Mechanical

Yes

Feel

Tactile

Operating Force

52 gf

Actuation Force

43 gf

Pre-Travel

1.6 mm

Total Travel

3.4 mm

The Logitech G413 uses proprietary Romer-G Tactile switches. Just like Logitech G910 Orion Spark, there’s a small bump before the actuation point. The switches have a short pre-travel distance and are quick to actuate, which feels responsive for gaming, but might be prone to accidental keystrokes as well.

The overall typing quality is good. The switches feel like softer Cherry MX Browns and provide a very light bump. However, the keys feel a bit stiff and fatigue can be felt quite quickly when typing on the board. The ABS keycaps don’t wobble too much, but they don’t feel as premium as PBT doubleshot keycaps.

Noise

Quiet

Typing on this board doesn’t make much noise. This should be quiet enough to use in an open-office environment without disturbing your surrounding colleagues.

Latency Wired

1.9 ms

Latency Receiver

N/A

Latency Bluetooth

N/A

The latency is superb. There shouldn’t be any delay when gaming.

Software and Operating System

Software Name

Logitech G HUB

Account Required

No

Profiles

6+

Onboard Memory

No

Cloud Sync

Yes

Macro Programming

Software

Ease Of Use

Easy

Software Windows Compatible

Yes

Software macOS Compatible

Yes

This keyboard is compatible with the Logitech G HUB software. It allows for a good amount of customization, but unfortunately, you can’t save your custom profiles directly on the board as it lacks onboard memory. On the upside, even if the backlighting is a single red color, you can still apply effects.

There weren’t any software issues during testing, but many users online have reported various problems trying to use the Logitech G HUB software, including but not limited to startup issues, freezing, and connection issues with some devices. If you’d like to share your experience using Logitech G HUB with this keyboard, feel free to leave a comment in the discussions section.

Windows

Full

macOS

Partial

Linux

Partial

Android

No

iOS

No

iPadOS

No

While this board is fully compatible with Windows, the software isn’t available on Linux, which means you won’t be able to fully customize it to your preference. The Pause and Scroll Lock keys also don’t work on macOS.

Logitech G413 Carbon mechanical gaming keyboard review / Overclockers.ua

An interesting trend can be traced in the history of Logitech mechanical keyboards. The first models looked like colorful spacecraft control panels – with a non-standard design, many additional keys, wheels and light bulbs. A striking example of this is the G710+, G910 or G410. Then the company moved on to a more classic and restrained design – the G610, G810 and PRO saw the light of day. And finally, in the final, or rather, in the current product range, the “skeletons” G413 and G513 appeared, representing the pinnacle of practicality and minimalism. Such an evolution cannot but please “conservatives” like me, and since these models have finally reached our steppes, let me tell you more about them. And the subject of this review will be the Logitech G413 Carbon keyboard.

Specifications

Model Logitech G413
Product page logitech. com
Connection Wired
Interface USB 2.0
Polling frequency, Hz 1000
Type Gaming room
Number of keys 104
Additional buttons
Keystroke resource, million 70
Key type Mechanical
Switch type Romer-G Tactile
Changing the angle of the housing +
Built-in memory, KB
Macro recording capability +
Handling rollover 26
Light + (Red)
USB cable length, m 1.8
Braid material Nylon braid
Integral display included
Material Aluminum / Plastic
Color Black / Gray
Software + (Logitech G Hub)
Removable palm rest
External interfaces 1 x USB 2. 0
Dimensions (L x W x H), mm 445 x 132 x 34
Weight, g 1105
Compatible with OS Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
Features 12 replacement keycaps, one USB 2.0 pass-through port
Average cost, $ 90

Scope of delivery

The product packaging is predominantly black with blue and white text. On the front of the box there is an image and the name of the keyboard, in addition, the type of switches used and the presence of Russian engraving are mentioned here. Specifications are given on one of the sides of the box, and the four main advantages of this device are listed in textual and graphical form on the back.

There are practically no dampers in the package, except for cardboard inserts at the bottom and top. A plastic bag is provided to protect against moisture and dust.

Supplied with concise instructions for use, a sheet with warranty information, 12 interchangeable “gaming” keycaps with a specific surface relief and a plastic key for dismantling the caps.

Exterior

The main design element in the design of the Logitech G413 is the one-piece metal plate of the top panel, made from ground 5052 aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. In addition to its elegant appearance, its thickness of 1.5 mm is enough to give the product close to absolute strength. Nothing creaks, bends or staggers even with the most intensive use. The key mechanisms sit on top of this base plate, making it easy to remove all keycaps and quickly clean the surface of the device. In general, all the advantages of the “skeleton” are here on the face.

The keyboard layout is slightly non-standard. In addition to the fact that the F1 key is shifted to the left above the number “2”, a combination of schemes from ANSI and ISO standards is used here. In particular, the long Shift keys are borrowed from the first, and the double-row narrowed Enter from the second. Game lovers will definitely like this option. Thick Latin and thin Cyrillic engraving is applied close to the center of the keys and located diagonally from each other. In principle, this option is not bad, the symbols are well highlighted and do not merge with each other.

Standard keycaps with cylindrical recess. But for connoisseurs of beauty, Logitech has included 12 spare specific tactile caps with trapezoidal edges tilted inwards. I didn’t like them on the G910, and now nothing has changed. You can replace the numbers 1 to 5, and the buttons Q, W, E, R, A, S and D.

Number and pointer unit standard. An engraved G logo is located in the upper right corner. The indicators are oval, there are only two of them and they are located above the Num Lock key. The first indicates that Caps Lock is on, and the second indicates that the game mode is activated, which disables user-defined keys to prevent accidental activation.

Keyboard uses Logitech Romer-G mechanical tactile switches (custom made by Omron). By the nature of the operation, they are similar to Cherry MX Brown – at the activation point, the user feels a small return, the mechanisms work quite quietly. The peak force required to press the button is only 45 grams. The activation height of the keys is 1.5 mm, the full travel is 3.2 mm. The MTBF for these mechanisms is stated at around 70 million operations. It’s no secret that the main goal of introducing Romer-G was to improve the quality of the backlighting of the keys, thanks to the location of the LED lens exactly in the middle. Of the obvious shortcomings, they can only be distinguished by very thin mounting legs on the caps. The caps themselves are made of ABS plastic, painted black. The stabilizer mechanisms are good, they are hidden behind the thrust plate. All long keys are pressed evenly and without distortions.

The overall height of the keyboard is small. It is convenient enough to use without a palm rest.

The sides and base of the housing are made of plastic. Folding legs allow you to change the angle of the device, if necessary. In profile, the rows of keys have a slight slope towards the center, in order to improve ergonomics.

The cord locks into the keyboard housing on the right side and has a massive kink protection at the entry point.

In addition, there is one USB 2.0 pass-through port on the right-hand side of the back, where you can easily connect a flash drive or mouse connector by touch.

The signal cable is massive, but still quite flexible. It is completely wrapped in nylon braid. The total length of the cord is 1.8 meters, towards the end it is divided into two connectors. One of them is used to connect the keyboard itself, and the second – to provide a pass-through USB port. The corresponding pictograms are printed on the connectors themselves.

The base of the keyboard is embossed with diagonal stripes with glossy recesses. Five large rubber feet are glued in the corners and in the center. There is also a sticker with a serial number, next to which lies one straight and one U-shaped channel. Theoretically, they are needed for laying a cable, for example, from headphones, but in practice it is unlikely that even the thinnest cord can be fixed here.

The legs swing out with a proud click and add 16 mm to the height of the keyboard, while simultaneously increasing the angle of its inclination. It makes sense to lay them out if the level of the table is higher than the user’s elbows. Elastic bands are glued on the supporting edges of the legs.

The keyboard has single color backlighting of all keys and LEDs with five fixed brightness levels. Depending on the model, the backlighting can be rich red (if the color of the keyboard is Carbon) or bright white (for the color of the Silver case). The backlight perfectly copes with its main function and all both Latin and Cyrillic characters are well read both in the light and in the dark. The Caps Lock and Game Mode LEDs are also clearly visible and won’t dazzle your eyes in low light.

Features

The Logitech G413 is mainly designed to work with a driver, but without installing software, it supports some settings in combination with the Fn key. We have shown in the table below the functions that we were able to reproduce.

Combination: Function:
Fn+F7 Cyclic dimming – four levels available and full off.
Fn+F8 Enable or disable game mode. Win key is disabled by default
Fn+F9 Start / Pause
Fn+F10 Stop
Fn+F11 Rewind
Fn+F12 Fast forward
Fn+Prtsc Mute/Unmute Sound
Fn+Scrlk Decrease sound volume
Fn+Pause Increase sound volume

Software

The Logitech G413 keyboard can use two types of software – Logitech Gaming Software or Logitech G Hub. We will consider the capabilities of the latest, version 2018.10.3041, since it is the most relevant today for new products. It supports full import of settings from LGS, without reinstalling, you can select any of 20 languages, select the current profile, configure settings for auto-launching the application, backlight activity and transferring data about your usage.

On the start screen, you can switch profiles, get into the program settings, view up-to-date information about updates, or register in the program. From here you can also download the most popular profiles or visit the official website of the company. To go to the device settings, you need to click on its image.

All profiles are configured with reference to the currently active application.

This is how the registration window in the program looks like.

In the backlight synchronization settings, you can choose the mode of completely turning off the glow, constant backlighting with a certain brightness, breathing mode, or, most interestingly, the sound visualization mode in which the keyboard diodes will blink to the beat of the current sound track. Individual customization of each key is not supported.

Only function keys F1 to F12 are available for reassignment. You can hang any necessary action on them, including macros. They will work without pressing Fn. There is also a G-Shift mode that allows you to set alternative commands to the same buttons that will be executed while holding a certain key. In addition, there is access to a very convenient and logical macro editor.

In the game mode settings, you can select the keys that will be disabled when this mode is activated. Unfortunately, there is no way to disable keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4 or Alt+Tab.

Ergonomics and testing

The Logitech G413 is a very simple and easy to use keyboard. The low height of the case allows you not to get tired of it even without a palm rest. The keyboard body is firmly attached to the table, both with the legs unfolded and with the legs folded. Thanks to the metal plate, the device withstands any blows of fate without deflection. Its high rigidity contributes to improved tactile sensations, both when typing and in active games. Although the key layout is not the most standard, there are no problems getting used to it. Only avid CS: GO players can have problems, who sometimes press F2 instead of F1. For those who know the touch typing technique, it will be enough just to put their hands on the keyboard and they will remember everything themselves, without adaptation. Romer-G tactile switches also contribute to the pleasure of typing, which allow you to accurately determine by touch the moment the mechanisms actuate. All long keys have excellent stabilization.

Separately, it should be noted that the body and keys of the keyboard are easily cleaned of dirt. And the built-in USB port is easy to grope blindly.

The backlight does its job perfectly, all characters are read without problems, both in the dark and in the light. Due to the specific design of the keys, there is practically no stray light on the background under the caps.

Logitech software has undergone a number of positive changes, both in terms of graphic design and functionality. G Hub, while not yet out of testing, looks and works a lot better.

Anti-ghosting in this keyboard is supported in the form of any combination of 26 keys pressed simultaneously in an arbitrary combination. This is certainly not the cherished NKRO, but it will be enough even if you use the device in four hands at the same time.

Summary

The Logitech G413 is the benchmark for what I think a gaming keyboard should be. Simple, reliable, with a minimal but sufficient set of functions. The G413 has a very solid metal skeleton body, fast Romer-G mechanical switches that provide not only precise actuation but excellent character illumination, support for 26 rollovers, and a USB port in case something needs to be connected quickly. to PC. All this is complemented by intuitive software. The only thing missing is a palm rest, but this moment has already been fixed in the G513, which we also hope to see sometime in our testing.

The Logitech G413 mechanical keyboard has no visible flaws, and can be recommended as one of the best devices in its class for those who do not need RGB lighting and other frills. Let me remind you that there are two lighting options to choose from – red in the color of the Carbon body and white in the color of Silver. In addition, before buying, it is worth flipping the switches on this device to determine if they suit your tactile sensations.

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If you are fond of technology and do not like anything except the responsive clicking of keys and custom functions, then the Logitech G413 SE mechanical keyboard is a response for all your game consumers! This stunning backlit beauty is designed for gamers, but its stylish design and responsive keys are perfect for any typing enthusiast.

Product Quantity Logitech G413 SE Mechanical Keyboard, Tactile Switch, Backlit, Black

SKU: 221370227 Categories: USB Peripherals, Keyboards, Computer Peripherals, Electronics

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Logitech G413 SE mechanical keyboard: everything you need in a keyboard with tactile switch!

If you’re into technology and love nothing more than responsive keystrokes and customizable features, then the Logitech G413 SE mechanical keyboard is the answer to all your gaming needs! This stunning backlit beauty is designed for gamers, but its stylish design and responsive keys are perfect for any typing enthusiast.

What is the Logitech G413 SE?

The Logitech G413 SE is a mechanical keyboard designed for those who take gaming seriously. This is a full-sized keyboard with a stunning black design and customizable backlighting. This keyboard stands out as one of the best in its class with tactile switches that provide a nice click sound and consistent feel, making typing and gaming more enjoyable.

Features:

  • Advanced GX mechanical switches with 9 tactile feel0348
  • Full spectrum RGB backlight
  • Full-size layout with numeric keypad
  • USB pass-through
  • Brushed aluminium/magnesium alloy top cover

Benefits:

    9036 3 No ghosting or key jamming
  • Customizable RGB lighting
  • Internal memory for saving lighting profiles
  • Detachable USB cable
  • Game mode disables unwanted keys

Why choose the Logitech G413 SE?

There are countless gaming keyboards out there, so what sets the G413 SE apart from the competition? Simply put, it’s the specifications and design features that make this mechanical keyboard the best on the market today!

Specifications:

  • Advanced Romer G Tactile mechanical switches with superior performance rated for 70 million keystrokes.
  • The USB 2.0 data transfer speed with a gilded USB
  • 26-clavik system of simultaneous keystrokes and protection against phantom images
  • tunable RGB-backing for each key of
  • 12 functional keyboards with additional control of multimedia
  • 903 63 upper lid of matte aluminum magnesium alloy

Design Features:

  • Sleek black design to match any gaming setup
  • Full-size keyboard with built-in number pad and multimedia keys
  • Slim profile (1.4 inches) reduces wrist and hand stress.
  • USB pass-through for easy access to other devices
  • Game Mode disables certain keys to avoid accidental interruptions

Key takeaways:

The Logitech G413 SE offers gamers and typists an unrivaled combination of function and style. With responsive tactile mechanical switches, customizable RGB lighting, a sleek design, and useful features like USB pass-through and gaming mode, this mechanical keyboard is a must-have accessory for any hardcore gaming rig.