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Logitech Reveals Game-Changing Gameboard

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PST

Whether you’re rescuing hostages, on a quest with your guild or saving humanity, you don’t want to worry about hand fatigue or hitting the wrong key. The Logitech G13 advanced gameboard, a hybrid gaming keyboard designed to complement your Logitech keyboard and mouse, gives you game-changing comfort and control on a Mac or PC.

“If you’re into serious gaming, there’s no better feeling than playing with the G13 gameboard by your side,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming. “Unlike other gameboards that focus only on programmability, the G13 advanced gameboard incorporates the principles of our award-winning Comfort Wave design. So whether you’re getting into World of Warcraft® or walking into your next LAN party, the G13 gameboard gives you a powerful advantage over those forced to work with less.”

With its sculpted, ergonomically inspired shape and pushing-the-envelope functionality, the Logitech G13 advanced gameboard completes your search for gear, augmenting a Logitech® G15 keyboard for gaming and a Logitech G9 Laser Mouse.

Delivering increased comfort, the iconic contoured design complements the natural shape of your hand and fingers, while the smooth, concave home-row keys make it easy to locate buttons by touch. With three game modes, 25 programmable keys and a programmable analog stick, the G13 gameboard offers up to 87 ways for you to control your game (software installation required). And you can set up custom button-profiles for each one of your favorite titles. You can even create macros on the fly without having to pause your game.

And for another tactical advantage, the 160-by-43-pixel GamePanel LCD shows live game stats, system info and even messages from other players.

With the G13 gameboard, you’ll also get backlit keys that help you easily locate the right key in low-light conditions or lights-out play. And you can select from hundreds of available backlight colors, so your gameboard looks just the way you want it.

A handy solution for the laptop gamer, the G13 gameboard includes onboard memory, letting you program up to five ready-to-play profiles and take them with you to your next LAN party. The G13 gameboard also offers pre-configured settings for many popular games, including World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and many others.

With its sturdy weight and strategically placed feet, the G13 gameboard won’t move during gameplay, giving you rock-solid support all the way to victory.

Key Features

  • Naturally contoured design follows the natural shape of your hands and fingers for increased comfort during long sessions.
  • 25 programmable keys, plus a programmable mini-joystick, give you assignable keyboard functions to suit your style of play and let you create macros on the fly without having to pause your game.
    • With three game modes, gamers can program up to 87 buttons per game.
  • Onboard memory lets you save up to three ready-to-play profiles.
  • Backlit keys help you easily locate the right key in low-light conditions or lights-out play.
    • Backlighting color can be customized
  • GamePanel LCD shows your game stats, system info, communications from other players or other in-game information .
  • Mini-joystick lets you wield your weapons with greater ease and control.

System Requirements

  • PC, Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4 and later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB of available hard disk space
  • USB port

The Logitech G13 advanced gameboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in December for a suggested retail price of $79.99 (U.S.).

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