||Take a look at it, the Logitech G13
Gaming Pad. Now I saw this thing
||at CES and I was really, really excited to
see it. If you have a G15 already,
||and especially if you play World of Warcraft,
you play RPGs, or RTSs,
||you know that these things are invaluable.
They give you programmable keys.
||You have macros. You have all
this great stuff that you can do.
||And sometimes, especially if you're playing
WoW, or if you're playing
||real time strategy games, sometimes even
the programmable keys on the G15,
||are not enough and you need more.
Check this little G13 Gaming Pad out.
||This is an incredible little device.
It's a gaming pad.
||It gives you a bunch of extra programmable
keys, macros. It gives you a little
||display so you can show
||or game stats. Pretty much a bunch of stuff
that you can program on there.
||It's got a great SD case that you can
program stuff manually.
||Game developers are working on
porting that so they can use
||all sorts of game stats on here.
Now, let's go into the review.
||Let's talk real quick, first of all, about
the ergonomics and the design in general.
||Just so you can see where everything's
at. Now, this is perfect for me,
||seeing that I have one hand.
||First thing you're going to notice is
obviously it's got a very nice,
||comfortable base. So, for long-term gaming,
if you're going to be gaming
||for eight hours straight,
you're not going to get uncomfortable.
||You're not gonna get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
You're gonna be okay.
||Another thing you're gonna notice
is the design of the keys.
||They're kind of angled down and that's the
contour to the natural tendencies
||of your hand to point down. You're also
going to notice that what would be
||your WASD keys, are actually concave.
So, if you're late at night,
||and you don't want to be using the backlit
keys, which this does have the option
||to backlight the keys,
you can also just go by feel.
||So, pretty much the concave keys,
you feel them.
||This is normal, this one's got a concave
inside. These are your WASDs right here.
||So that is very, very cool. Very ergonomic,
it's got a very stable base.
||If you look at the bottom,
you actually got rubber feet here,
||here, here, here and you
got two more here.
||So, it's also got a good weight
on it too.
||About, I think at about 8 ounces
that they said.
||So, it's pretty stable. It doesn't move, you
see. I'm pretty much putting a lot
||of force there. And it is not
||To get it to move you
gotta really, really push this.
||That's going to be great for ergonomics.
Now, let's talk about how programmable
||this thing is, and what the buttons do.
First of all, you do have
||25 programmable keys up here. So that
is a lot of buttons that you can program.
||You also have this joystick
key, which is not exactly a mouse.
||It pretty much only does up, down,
left and right, even though
||the thing spins all the way around.
But this lets you access in game menus
||quickly and easily. Besides that, the 25
buttons you have are 22 right here,
||and then you have this, 23 and 24. And then
you can program your macro keys up here.
||So 25 programmable keys. Another good
thing to note is that this actually has
||onboard memory. So, if you were to unplug
this via the USB port,
||take it to another friend's computer
to keep gaming, you don't have to worry
||about losing all your settings.
All your macro settings are gonna be
||stayed, are gonna stay on the onboard memory.
That's not going to be a problem, at all.
||So that's really cool. Another thing
you have is you have Quick Macros,
||where you can actually assign
these macro buttons on the fly.
||So let's say that you have them
and you're repeating.
||This is gonna be really good in RTS games
and also in RPGs, as well.
||You can make a macro on the fly.
You push a button, you assign it,
||which macro key you want,
you do the combination of macros,
||and you program it and boom, it's set.
It's stored into memory.
||You can take it with you anywhere.
But that's more important kind of
||on the fly. You're doing a specific type
of task over and over again.
||You want to make it quicker. You want
to do it better than your opponent,
||you just boom, boom, boom,
keep clicking it there and it's great.
||Now, as far as everything else.
Let's talk about the game panel LCD
||that they have right there. You can
pretty much put anything you want in here.
game stats, PC stats,
||you can put your temperatures of your CPUs
and your GPUs, if you'd like.
||Or how much CPU and graphics you're using.
How many frames per second you're getting,
||if you want to use Fraps.
And, Logitech is always been really good
||with making their displays
compatible with lots of other stuff.
||So they have a very good Open Source SDK
for all the game developers
||and people at home to make their
own little systems that you can put up here
||whatever you want to show.
If you want to show game stats,
||it will tell you your team stats.
It'll let you get instant messages from
||other players on your team or on the other
team. And, it'll pretty much let you monitor
||just about anything you want
on here. It's also backlit,
||so if you want to turn it off,
it's not backlit anymore.
||Boom there it is. And, as well as getting
the game pad, you also get an extremely
||good set of drivers,
or software for this.
||It's really easy to program. You can
put whatever you want on the screen.
||You can program all the keys
on the fly extremely quickly.
||It's a great interface.
And that is pretty much it.
||This is the Logitech G13 Gaming Pad.
Excellent again, for real time strategy games
||and for RPGs. You can also
use it for first person shooters
||if you'd like. And also it can
supplement your G15 keyboard.
||So if you have a G15, and even like a G5
mouse, or a G9,
||you can have so many programmable
||This has its own keys.
They keyboard has its own keys.
||And the mouse has its own keys.
||You will be completely customized
and you can do so many things,
||so fast. Great product, like it a lot.
Very comfortable to use.
||If you have any questions on it,
email me. And I'll see you guys next time.
||For more information on
the Logitech G13 Gaming Pad,
||into the search engine of any
of these major retailers.
||For Computer TV, I'm Albert.