Logitech is a Swiss PC peripherals company, which was born in the same year as IBM’s 5150, in 1981 by Daniel Borel, Pierluigi Zappacosta and Giacomo Marini. Today it is one of the largest manufacturers of peripherals for personal computers and is especially known for its mice and keyboards.
Currently they have greater competition, especially in the face of gaming peripherals where their biggest rivals are CORSAIR and Razer. In addition, Logitech’s popular vision as a company more focused on OEM peripherals and less demanding markets weighs heavily on them in the face of being a choice for focused users who want to buy peripherals to play. But is this true or is it a myth?
How are Logitech keyboards to play on PC?
We cannot focus on a single model of the company, since Logitech has an immense catalog in that regard. So we do not have to generalize and take the values of a keyboard compared to the rest, but we can talk about a series of common elements of Logitech keyboards, which make it not considered a brand at the level of CORSAIR, ASUS or Razer on gaming peripherals.
What are these differences?
- First of all the use of ABS type keys instead of PBT, which means they have a much lower durability than the competition. It is true that we can replace the keycaps with better ones in several models, higher qualities would be appreciated in this matter.
- The second difference has to do with macros and is that even on their gaming keyboards the Swiss peripheral company It limits them only to a specific one such as those of function. To this we must add that we can’t reprogram the whole keyboard (on most models).
- A topic that can also be somewhat controversial is the use of proprietary switches instead of the classic Cherry, but it has to be taken into account that the Swiss prefer to use their own technologies in their products. And the same can be said of Razer, which also makes use of its proprietary switches. It is a subject as little controversial given the reliability of the CHERRY.
Logitech has a broader portfolio
Not everyone needs the high performance of a gaming keyboard and therefore the unique capabilities they have are not useful for the entire population. CORSAIR and Razer have specialized in making high-quality keyboards designed to withstand large gaming sessions, but an ordinary user will see no value in overpaying for certain features. The good thing about Logitech is not only the fact that they have a very complete range of keyboards for both gaming and office, but they also have models designed to be used with PostPC devices, so they have excellent options if you are not going to spend hours playing games. fashion video game.
That without forgetting the fact that Logitech through its software allows a large number of customization options and the applications work on both Windows and macOS. In that case your software is more complete than the CORSAIR iCue and it is compatible with Macintosh computers, which is not the case with Razer drivers.
In short, Logitech is an all-terrain brand that stands out in the average quality of its products, but it is falling slightly behind in many areas where its main rivals are beginning to stand out. In a sector such as gaming where any minimum advantage is taken advantage of by professional players and is tried to replicate by gamers from all over the world regardless of the level.