Performance, quality and compact size, wrapped in a stylish K/DA Paint job.
- Manufacturer: Logitech
- Model: G PRO K/DA Keyboard
- Platforms: PC
- Reviewed on: PC
- Supplied by:Logitech
Logitech G PRO K/DA Review
The Logitech G Pro keyboard has been an amazing TKL keyboard ever since the day it launched. There is very little more that you could want more from it in terms of performance, but there is one area where Logitech always plays it safe – Styling.
Logitech has always maintained a very clean aesthetic, opting mostly for black colourways and minimal branding or over the top RGB. This is perfect for some but if like me you want a little more the answer is right here.
The Logitech G PRO K/DA
Sure it’s K/DA Themed; for those who don’t know, K/DA is a fantasy Kpop band from the League of Legends franchise. I personally Love K/DAs music, and although I think I’m absolute trash at it, I quite enjoy playing League of Legends as well. Regardless of this, I would purchase the K/DA PRO even if I was not a fan of either because it is stunning.
The PRO K/DA keyboard, unlike the standard PRO, is not entirely black; In fact, it’s mostly white. Around two-thirds of the way into the face of the keyboard, the black and white sides meet at a diagonal angle with the white taking up the majority. Through the whole face, there is a linear shatter pattern that was associated with K/DA All out. This is my favourite detail, as I am a fan of this geometric style, and the fact that on the white it is a grey colour but on the black, it is a vibrant blue adds a nice pop of colour and even more contrast to the design.
Top and centre on the keyboard you will find a chrome K/DA that really does just look so nice. It fills in space that before was just a big blank area on the keyboard, almost as if the PRO was designed with such collaborations in mind. That is not all the detailing on the K/DA PRO, however. There are also League of Legends text logos on the sides, that are shaded in a light grey that just stands out from the white side, and a personal favourite is the geometric silver crown above the directional keys that adds more detail and makes sure that all free space on the PRO is used.
The design is bold and I think stunning. The K/DA branding is present and well placed, filling blank spaces, whilst remaining minimal enough to not ruin the sleek style of the PRO. Logitech’s design team can smash out absolutely amazing designs given the opportunity, and I can not wait to see what they make next.
The only thing I could have possibly asked for more would have been a custom keycap. As seems to be a frequent trend in custom keyboards, the ESC key often sports a logo or is completely covered in the pattern of the keyboard; I would have liked if Logitech had done that here, or even tried doing something bold with the WASD keys. The PRO is a dedicated Gaming keyboard after all, so I feel it wouldn’t have been totally inappropriate, but regardless, the design is stunning.
Onto the construction, the PRO is extremely well built. It’s a compact but heavy unit, and when picking up the PRO K/DA you can feel that there have been no cut corners. The plastic body feels rigid and extremely durable, with an odd almost soft-touch texture to its surface. It’s not quite a true soft-touch plastic, but it does feel like there is a light coating. It’s miles better than just plain plastic in my opinion, especially in comparison to the rough cheap plastic we have seen on other keyboards, though I do worry if it will make it a pain to clean; I can already cross out using any kind of tissue on it, as the texture holds on to fibres of the tissue making it look worse than before. It’s going to take some effort to keep your K/DA PRO clean, especially with the white side.
I have felt absolutely no keyboard flex on the G Pro K/DA and slipping has again been non-existent. The Pro features a completely rubberized bottom with two 2-stage feet allowing for optimal angle adjustment and no slipping away as you type or game. The sides are also a slightly different texture – they are a glossy plastic that I am refusing to take the peel off just yet.
Performance-wise, the PRO is fantastic. No longer am I jealous of my partner’s Tactile switches on her keyboard, because the Brown Roamer G tactile switches on the PRO K/DA are just better. They only require 50g of force and actuate at 1.9mm, and they are also considerably quieter than my Romer G Blue switches – the Brown switches still have a satisfying and audible keystroke but without an annoyingly loud click. I find them incredibly satisfying to use in all situations and after using them for a few weeks non stop, I actually find myself struggling to type properly on my portable membrane board due to me getting used to the low actuation and low pressure required for the PRO K/DA.
The keycaps themselves seem to be a fairly standard key for Logitech, and identical to others I have seen; they have a gentle curve that holds your finger in place, the font is clear and easy to see at-a-glance, they are durable, feel solid and look perfectly fine. I can’t say I have any complaints regarding them at all, they do the job and they do it well. I still wish that these would have included one or a couple of custom keys to tie in with the K/DA theme, so much so that I may out of curiosity have one made myself.
Connecting the K/DA PRO to your PC is handled via a single micro-USB connection in the centre at the rear. I hope that this will soon be replaced with USB-C in future iterations as they are superior in every way, in my personal opinion. Having said that, it is not a completely standard micro-USB, as it is wider and has additional prongs that enter alongside the micro USB, making for a more sturdy connection that is less prone to snapping or damaging the actual input on the keyboard. I have not tried putting a standard micro-USB into the port, but I can see no reason it would not work.
That is it for the PRO’s connections, there is but a single micro-USB port, and I can’t help but feel slightly disappointed. With the PRO being so compact it could be the easy solution for taking your keyboard to tournaments or events, so I would have loved to see a USB passthrough for a mouse making it the perfect solution, all you need is 1 USB port and boom, your gear is ready for you to use.
The final feature, and one that PC players will forever be split on, is the RGB. The PRO K/DA does not feature excessive amounts of RGB: the keys are individually lit and customizable, and other than that there is just the G logo in the top left that lights up. You have the option to turn the lights off with the click of a button in the top-right if you like but the keys can become harder to see, especially in low light situations.
With the aid of G HUB the whole lighting system can be customized to your taste, The K/DA PRO does come preloaded with a custom K/DA lighting theme that I have actually opted for, but you can also use freestyle mode to colour it as you please or use some of the animated presets.
On the note of the K/DA mode specifically, it is a nice bonus to me that the G HUB software recognises all of the K/DA gear as K/DA nodes and displays their imagery in G HUB accordingly. It has no real effect on the keyboard, but it is a nice detail.
The G PRO K/DA edition keyboard is by far one of my favourite keyboards. I fell in love with the amazing styling the second it came out of the box, and performance-wise, I could not be happier. It really is the feeling of having your cake and eating it.
I do wish there were a couple of additions like custom keycaps and the move to USB-C, but these are relatively minor complaints and completely unrelated to the actual performance of the keyboard.
Overall, the PRO is one of Logitech’s best keyboards to date, and with the K/DA branding and styling, they’ve finally broken away from the traditional and staid black colourways. This makes this a highly desirable keyboard for anyone wanting the dependability of Logitech’s keyboards, but with a more focused design and a touch of flair.