Without a hint of doubt, Logitech G gaming keyboards are one of the best in the business. But with the new Pro X mechanical keyboard, Logitech G is giving enthusiastic gamers a taste of something different. The new Logitech G Pro X comes with user-replaceable mechanical switches for a truly customizable feel.
We particularly love the mechanical feel of Logitech’s G213 Prodigy RGB keyboard. We also love the wireless convenience of the G613 mechanical keyboard. However, the new Pro X has a more compact tenkeyless design along with the ability to swap the switches to your liking.
The Logitech G Pro X is not only designed with gaming in mind
Before the advent of computer gaming, mechanical keyboards were conceived for their robust and ‘clicking’ feel when typing. However, the Logitech G Pro X is not only intended for gamers. It’s the first of its kind to offer user-replaceable switches and even offers a separate set of switches with gamers, typists, and general users in mind.
The Pro X is compatible with three Logitech GX switches
The Logitech G Pro can be fitted with any of the three Logitech GX switches namely GX Blue Clicky, GX Red Linear, and GX Brown Tactile. However, the Pro X is also compatible with other sets of mechanical switches, although the company didn’t specify what type or make. With the Pro X, users have the ability to change the entire set of keys or mix and match specific key sets depending on mood and preference.
Logitech’s GX Brown Tactile and GX Blue Clicky switches have an actuation distance of 2.0mm, actuation force of 50g, and a travel distance of 3.7mm. Meanwhile, the GX Red Linear has an actuation distance of 1.9mm, actuation force of 50g, and slightly longer travel distance of 4.0mm. It’s tricky to discern the differences by simply reading the specs, but each key provides different tactile feedback.
However, the Pro X is strictly a wired affair
And while the new Logitech G Pro X mechanical keyboard has a compact size, it’s strictly a wired keyboard with a three-pronged detachable micro USB cable. Wouldn’t it be great if the Pro X were like the G613 with a blazing-fast lightspeed Bluetooth wireless connection? Of course! But for now, you can only have the Pro X with a wired connection.
Customizable RGB lighting is standard
No Logitech G gaming keyboard is complete without custom RGB lighting. It’s the same banana with the new Pro X. It’s also compatible with Logitech’s G Hub software so you can adjust or customize the colors and lighting modes of the RGB lighting depending on the app or game you’re playing.
The Logitech G Pro X starts at $149.99
Logitech G is offering the new Pro X mechanical keyboard at $149.99 with each set of switches retailing at $49.99. If you want to buy all three sets of mechanical switches including the Pro X keyboard, expect to pay around $250. If that’s too rich, it’s good to know Logitech also has the standard G Pro mechanical keyboard starting at $129.99. However, choosing the ordinary G Pro means losing the ability to swap the switches as it only comes with permanent keys.
Hardcore gamers are spoilt for choice in terms of gaming peripherals. The new Logitech G Pro X also features solid rubber feet, a three-step angle adjustment for utmost comfort, and 12 programmable F-keys which you can personalize using the Logitech G Hub app. The box includes a switch and keycap puller so you can customize the switches at your behest.
The all-new Logitech G Pro X is available for pre-order at the official Logitech website.