Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
One small, yet useful for gaming switch on they keyboard, is the Game Mode switch. Remember trying to crouch in your favourite FPS game, only to see the ever-welcome start menu? This switch will disable the windows key while set to Game Mode. Simply flick it back when you're done your game, and it's instantly enabled again.
Now, onto the most noticeable device on the keyboard, the LCD. The LCD is hinged in such a way that when open it can easily slide under most monitors. Closed, which happens with a rather satisfying “snap”, it blends almost seamlessly into the keyboard. The software for the keyboard comes a rather small amount of plugins for the LCD, but it does come with the SDK required to write your own. A clock and a performance monitor are the two plugins I found most useful, however a media display and screensaver are also provided. After searching the web I found several sites dedicated to the development of more. One, being a very obvious choice, was designed for Winamp; displaying the Logitech logo proudly behind a spectrum analyser.
One of the few bad points with this keyboard is the short list of games that support the LCD so far.
Logitech was on the ball, realizing that most gamers have a lot of USB devices already, so they added 2 USB ports to the back of the keyboard. Yet, incredibly, Logitech was able to cram all this, into one of the sleekest and lowest profile keyboards out. This keyboard has one of the, if not the, nicest feeling keys out on the market; barely taking any pressure to depress, but still retaining the ability to resist some force.