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Logitech G603/G613 wireless gaming mouse and keyboard review: Is it possible to game without wires?

By Koh Wanzi - 6 Jan 2018

Introduction

The Logitech G613 and G603 keyboard and mouse go quite well together. (Image Source: Logitech)

 

Gaming at lightspeed

The Logitech G603 and G613 wireless gaming mouse and keyboard are made for those who hate cables. The setup process for both of them is blissfully simple – plug the dongle in and flick a switch, and voila!

Both of these use Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology, which promises a speedy 1ms report rate for performance that’s indistinguishable from their wired counterparts.

I’ve no way of verifying this, but I can say that both mouse and keyboard feel responsive and reliable. I didn’t experience any latency issues, and I could have sworn I was using wired devices.

You’ll also get a convenient extension cable that you can plug the dongle into, just in case you need to place it closer to the device.

They transmit in the 2.4GHz band, which is used by everything ranging from wireless routers to cordless phones, but it seems like companies have figured out how to circumvent these issues. I marveled at the stellar wireless performance on the G900, and Razer has since gotten on board with its own Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) that works great as well on the Lancehead.

That said, it’s a good thing that the mouse and keyboard perform as they do, because there’s no way to use either of them in wired mode. They both run off a pair of AA batteries, but Logitech is claiming months-long battery life for both mouse and keyboard, so the idea is that there’s no need to constantly worry about recharging them either.

Still, I should point out that their stellar wireless capabilities aside, these are fairly no-frills products for those who just want a functional, practical device. There are no fancy RGB lights and they’re both decidedly plain-looking, which could be a boon or disappointment depending on your personal preferences.

Anyway, let's take a closer look at the Logitech G613 wireless gaming keyboard first.

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