Logitech created its Pro range of peripherals to cater to the demands of the pro gamer. And much like the Superlight 2 which we reviewed, the G Pro X TKL Lightspeed takes what made its predecessor so extremely popular amongst pro players and simply improves on it.
Personally, I use the previous generation of G Pro keyboard as my daily, so I was extremely interested to see if Logitech would be able to change up the recipe and make an already great keyboard even better by adding some of the features that could be found in their G915 models.
Let us take a deeper look.
The Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed comes with a very nice semi-hard shell travel case and a hard case with some low-key signage to ensure you know that you have got a great product waiting for you. When unzipping the case and picking up the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed, you will immediately realize that this rather sleek keyboard, even though it has full-height keycaps, is rather heavy. 916g to be precise and this is mostly due to it being wireless, so it has a battery, and the metal central frame which makes the keyboard very rigid and sturdy. The previous model would creak and make unhappy plastic noises if you were to try to twist it. The new Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed does not flinch.
The rest of the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is made from plastic which does not show fingerprints and the keycaps feel like they won’t smooth out over time giving off a shiny look. Flipping the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed over it has the same textured bumps as the previous version and also has 4 and 8-degree risers.
As the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is a wireless, or wired if you prefer, keyboard it now requires a power switch, which is neatly tucked away at the rear of the keyboard. The newly added USB-C charger port is also situated at the rear and a nifty storage compartment for the lightspeed dongle can also be located on the bottom close by. In typical Logitech fashion, they have the Pro moniker engraved in the rear just to show everyone you mean serious business. The Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is powered by a 1.8m USB-C to USB-A cable that can also fit in the travel case if you planning on doing lots of gaming while away from your normal charging spot.
Moving to the top side, the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed still features the round media keys but they have now added the scroll wheel which they have on the G815 and G915 models. There is the game mode button which will disable a few keys to stop accidental presses, RGB off/on toggle, Bluetooth, and Lightspeed buttons to allow you to switch between those connection options.
- Height: 34 mm
- Width: 352 mm
- Depth: 150 mm
Pro-inspired tenkeyless design
LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting Advanced features require Logitech G HUB software. Download at LogitechG.com/GHUB
Onboard lighting profiles Advanced features require Logitech G HUB software. Download at LogitechG.com/GHUB
6 ft detachable charging and data cable
1 ms report rate
- Battery Life (rechargeable): up to 50h May vary based on user and computing conditions.
- Wireless range: up to 10 May vary based on user and computing conditions
Using the Logitech G Hub is what really brings the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed to life. First off, the lighting options are nearly endless, it comes with standard options like rainbow and screen sampler, which matches each section of the keyboard with a corresponding area on the monitor. But the Freestyle and animation options are the ones that can really make the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed stand out. customize the colours for every single key and design to your heart’s contempt. If the design is not for you, simply download one of the community presets. Even with the RGB at its brightest, the battery drain is still minimal with at least 50 hours before you need a recharge depending on the animation you selected.
The Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed does feature macros, which I never use, but using G Hub you are able to assign the F-keys to do other functions if you so please.
The Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed comes in two switch variants. Clicky linear or tactile switches. The review hardware I received was fitted with the GX Brown tactile switches, which was nice seeing as my regular GPro keyboard is the Linear Blue clicky switches so it is nice to compare. The switches are much nicer in tactile form than the clicky ones. The tactile actuation pressure feels less than the blue as well and the meager travel distance of only 4mm just feels right. I am sure the pressure and travel are the same for the linear switches but the tactile just provides more confidence in my opinion.
The main difference between this Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed and the previous version is of course the fact that this one is wireless. So we took the time to test it both wired and wireless. Lightspeed was our wireless method. I had my wife throw a small towel over the connections and switch between wired and wireless when I was not looking. I can confidently say that I could not tell the difference while playing COD, between wired and wireless.
The Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is deceptively simple at first glance. Compared to many of the competitors which can split the numpad, or have screens built into them, Logitech has decided to make sure they do the basics well, and boy oh boy does it do them well. With spectacular switches, strong battery life, enough macro keys, versatile wireless connectivity options, and top-tier build quality, the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed draws a line in the sand and shows why it is seen as the choice of many pro players.
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