Logitech G Pro Tenkeyless
Everything you need, nothing more.
Logitech’s G Pro line packs all the basic gaming features without anything that might be considered extraneous. One of the things we like most about this range is that it’s deliberately low-key (pun intended) in terms of looks and features — all the Pro keyboards are plain black, with just a glowing G on the top right and the joystickicon ‘gaming mode’ button at the top right — you won’t find dedicated macro keys or media controls.
They still include glowing, multicoloured backlit keys, of course, but you can turn the latter off, or dial it back to be much more sedate. Logitech also has some of the best software when it comes to configuring that backlighting. It’s fast and slick, and we found it made us much more inclined to actually customise keys.
This tenkeyless ‘ board isn’t quite as compact as some of the more extreme examples from this subcategory, but it’s still quite small. Logitech’s own Romer-G switches live under those nicely-spaced keycaps, meaning reasonably quiet and very stable typing is the name of the game. In fact, when it comes to gripes, the only one we have is to do with the detachable USB cable, which has a large plug that means the cable sticks awkwardly out the back of the keyboard, right in the middle — something that’s made worse when you’ve got the tenkeyless propped up on its feet.
That’s a minor complaint against a ‘ board that otherwise gets almost everything else right — and you don’t need to be a gaming pro to appreciate its charms.
Some minor flaws can’t diminish the appeal of what’s otherwise a near-perfect tenkeyless ‘board.
$149 | WWW.LOGITECH.COM Romer-G switches; per-key RGB; 36 x 15.3 x 3.4cm; 980g