I’ve been using Logitech computers for as long as I can remember. So long, in fact, that my previous mouse / keyboard combination got me through four US Presidential administrations. Needless to say, my peripherals were in need of a modern upgrade. (Kudos to the team behind the EX 100, pairing the wireless keyboard and mouse with a USB hub – over 10 years later and they’re both still kicking around!) So thanks to the great folks at Logitech I’m now styled ‘(and profilin ‘) with your name aptly Color collection.
Replacement for my old mouse / keyboard combo is the wireless gaming mouse (G305) and wireless gaming keyboard without keys (G915 TKL). Also, improving my ear game (which wasn’t difficult considering I typically use whatever pair of headphones out there at any given time) is Logitech’s way. G733 wireless gaming headsets. Before we get into the technology, specifications and review of each peripheral individually, I would like to give you an overview of the entire collection, its pros and cons, and the ease of use when it comes to installation and maintenance via proprietary software. Logitech G Hub.
When the Logitech Color Collection peripherals arrived, I opted to add a little extra pressure to the installation process by unpacking and installing them all live. with my Twitch community. That could have been disastrous, but I’m happy to say that the installation process was even easier than the unpacking. The shortened instructions, which are more pictographic than anything else, guide you through the basic steps: plug in the USB receiver, turn on the device, connect the two through your computer, and get started right away. It really was that easy, and Logitech’s centralized G Hub software immediately recognized what it promised.
But it’s that same software that hides the occasional gremlin and gives me a logistical headache from time to time. The hardware is rock solid; I’ll talk a bit more about how much I like each of the physical pieces below. So when the headphone wheel won’t adjust the volume or the keyboard won’t connect, my first resource for troubleshooting is G Hub. It’s often as simple as turning the given device off and on, or unplugging and plugging the USB back in; that solves 99% of the problems I have with technology. (My main complaint is the light speed descriptor for the keyboard and mouse, which are designed to connect to your wireless network, but each requires its own USB receiver. Remember my ~ 2010 keyboard / mouse combo worked with the same receiver. Fortunately, the keyboard has a Bluetooth connection option to avoid consuming another precious USB port).
Aside from the occasional software problems along the way, the Logitech Color Collection has quickly and easily replaced my most primitive gaming gear as everyday peripherals. They are the rare hit in both form and function, managing to deliver comfortable and stylish devices that do what they promise out of the box and look great doing it. I’ll go into more detail on each below, starting with …
G733 Wireless Gaming Headset
The G733 was easily my biggest upgrade of the bunch. It answered a lot of pain points for me: With over 10 hours of Twitch streaming a week, I wanted a wireless headset (short, hooked cables drive me crazy) with a solid connection, a lightweight and comfortable fit with lots of adjustable range, decent battery life and quality sound performance. Verify, verify, verify, etc. The G733 exceeded all my expectations. It easily replaced every other set of headphones I’ve owned, including the more expensive, heavy, and somewhat intrusive Nuraphones (which get the edge in blocking ambient sound thanks to an exceptional design) and Bluetooth headphones that are painful when used. it’s all about battery life, timing, and convenience. I really can’t say enough about the G733; it just works the way it’s supposed to and brings a bit of flair to the process.
Do I need RGB runners in my headphones? No, but I sure like having the option. The Logitech G Hub lets you customize the RGB inserts, which can be as muted or vibrant and responsive as you like. I keep mine pretty low-key, but it’s a good way to remind myself that yes, my headphones are on and working as intended. Additionally, the G733 comes with a discreet microphone accessory, which adds value to the headphones as you don’t necessarily have to spend more money on a separate microphone. Better yet, since I have a mic that I prefer to use, I can just unplug the G733 mic, easy. You can check more general specifications here.
G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse
When it comes to gaming mice, I’m easy to please. I am more of a console gamer than a PC gamer, but I prefer to have an external mouse for my daily use at work. I managed with track pads, relatively heavy mice (the G305 uses one AA battery instead of the two my previous mouse required), and a basic function over form. But the G305 can do double duty as an everyday mouse for office work and a solid addition to your gaming peripherals thanks to programmable buttons (including two on the left side and a middle one below the scroll wheel). and an adjustable DPI range from 200 to 12,000. For its relatively inexpensive price (and colorful options), the G305 is an easy recommendation. See more specs here.
If there’s one peripheral in the Logitech Color Collection that has me a bit more divided, it’s the G915 TKL keyboard. On the pros side, this low profile, solidly built compact darling is a sturdy and sturdy addition to my desk. It adapts to almost any configuration you have thanks to its minimal size. It also takes full advantage of the fun with RGBs and is an absolute pleasure to see them in action; it’s like having a little customizable rainbow at your fingertips. It’s also super responsive, clicks satisfyingly thanks to mechanical key action, and has quality-of-life features like a quick-access scroll bar and a variety of modes for easy profile switching.
My only keyboard issue is the one I mentioned earlier: connectivity. Fortunately, this little beauty has a Bluetooth connection option so you don’t need to eat a second USB slot just to get a working mouse. Y keyboard. Add to this the relatively expensive price of around $ 230 and the G915 TKL might not be for everyone or your budget. You can check more specifications on the keyboard here.
Honestly, that’s it when it comes to downsides. Everything else in the Logitech Color Collection works as advertised and more. If you’re looking to bring a bit of color to your office and / or gaming life, whether it’s the stylish palettes available for each peripheral or the ever-enchanting RGB light shows, take a look at the color collection ASAP.
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