It's a testament to either Logitech's marketing or the esports viability of their Logitech G Pro gaming keyboard that there have been trailers for the peripheral that see esports pros from CS:GO and League of Legends use it and speak highly of it. In fact, Overwatch League team London Spitfire did their own trailer for it, and so with such high praise, we thought we'd give it a go as well.
The first thing you might notice is its design. Many gaming keyboards take up a lot of space with parts aside from the keys, like a rest underneath the space bar, but the Logitech G Pro keeps things minimal, with space only for the keys and a bar above featuring the logo and two buttons, meaning it's only 360mm wide. It looks basic but it doesn't look cheap, and in fact after having a bulkier option previously we were glad we got a bit of desk space back.
You definitely won't think it looks cheap when you turn the lights on via the button at the top right, as this activates a moving rainbow as different-coloured lights cascade across your keys. These can be tailored, as you'd expect, and even linked to things like Discord, lighting the F keys in different colours depending on who's speaking, so it's definitely catering to those who like personalisation and style with their peripherals too.
Logitech's gaming software allows you to personalise in terms of performance as well, as you can disable keys that you won't be needing and set up different profiles depending on the games you play, meaning that everything is in your control. Even F1 to F12 can have custom button macros assigned to them, and there are a ton of other options for players to have fun with in the software and in-game.
It's a comfortable keyboard to use as well, as you can set different angles of tilt by multiple stands at the back and each key requires minimal force to press the assigned button, with the Romer-G Tactile mechanical switches neither too sensitive nor too stiff. Thanks to what the manufacturers call Keystroke Signal Processing, or KSP, the response time on each press of a key seemed mighty quick. Although we couldn't measure it, we certainly had no complaints on that front.
If you need to switch to another computer, you can also do that super easily with the single USB cable and then take the keyboard with you elsewhere. Sure it weighs close to a kilogram, but that won't be a problem for most.
For specifics on the technology, you can visit the keyboard's Logitech G page, but what you should know is that this is a simple keyboard that doesn't compromise on quality. It's got all the cool colours and comfort you'd expect from a modern gaming keyboard, just without some of the bells and whistles found on some of the other options out there, and perhaps that's why Logitech G is pushing the esports angle so hard with this one.