Logitech’s new GX Blue mechanical keyboard switch is both tactile and clicky
There’s a mind-boggling array of keyboard switches to choose from today. I mean, just look at the selection of box switches available from the likes of Input Club, Kailh, and NovelKeys. That said, Logitech only recently added a linear version of its tactile Romer-G switch, and it’s now introducing a clicky switch dubbed the GX Blue.
Like the Cherry MX Blue switch, the GX Blue is both tactile and clicky, which means it offers a combination of tactile and auditory feedback with each key press. This is only Logitech’s third switch option after the Romer-G Tactile and Linear switches, and it’ll appeal to gamers who want that distinctive ‘click’ sound when typing.
The GX Blue switch has a longer actuation distance than the other two switches, and each key press registers at 1.9mm instead of 1.5mm. It also features a longer travel distance at 4mm. In comparison, the other Romer-G switches have a total travel distance of just 3.2mm.
The new switches will make their debut on Logitech’s G512 keyboard. The latter is already available to buy locally at S$189 with the Romer-G Tactile or Linear switches. The G512 with GX Blue switches will also be coming to Singapore, and I’ll update once they are available to buy.
To cap things off, Logitech also said that it is providing early access to its new G Hub software. G Hub is intended to provide the same functions as the existing Logitech Gaming Software, but with a more modern and intuitive interface that will work across all of Logitech’s gaming accessories.