13 June 2018
Logitech has announced the launch of new G560 gaming speakers and G513 gaming keyboard. Both these new products are part of the Logitech G series which is specifically aimed at gamers. This also happens to be company's first attempt at releasing speakers meant for gaming.
Starting with the Logitech G560, these are basically 2.1 stereo speakers packed with company's Lightsync technology. It means they emit light which can be customized as per the gamer's liking or need. They can be set to auto-adjust as per the currently playing track. To make them more useful, Logitech is working with game developers to bring game integration. This will allow speakers to emit certain color palette based on a particular situation in a particular game. Interested developers will have to make use of the Lightsync API to offer such an integration. This is similar to what Philips demonstrated at IFA 2017 with its Hue smart bulbs.
Other than this, these speakers feature support for DTS:X Ultra 1.0 3D audio. It comes with Bluetooth, 3.5mm AUX-in, and USB connectivity options. It also supports Logitech's Easy-Switch system which makes it possible to connect up to four devices simultaneously. It has been priced at $199.99 with sales starting sometime in April.
Next, we have the Logitech G513 mechanical keyboard for gamers which is simply an upgrade over last year's G413 offering. The major difference is in the build quality which now looks and feels premium. It is made up of anodized aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum which also makes it a lot sturdier. It has a detachable USB connectivity along with a wrist-rest which was missing last year. The Lightsync support is also present on the keyboard.
The keyboard has been announced in two different keyboard switches Romer-G Tactile and Romer-G Linear. The first one is a lot more tactile and offers a feedback when you will press any key. It has been priced at $149.99 with sales starting next month.