Logitech G513 vs G613

Are you looking to buy a mechanical keyboard to upgrade your PC setup? Do you know the specifics of what you’re looking for in a gaming keyboard?

If you want to buy a keyboard that has everything you need for gaming, you should know the specifications of any products you’re checking out in the market.

There are lots of things to consider when buying a keyboard for gaming. The ergonomics, price range, key features, and even design can help sway your purchasing decisions.

In this article, we will feature two of Logitech’s premier gaming keyboards- the Logitech G513 and Logitech G613- and compare to see if what you’re searching for in a gaming keyboard is within what these two offers.

 

Main Differences

The Logitech G613 is basically the wireless version of the G513. Besides the connection method, there are a few differences: The G513 has RGB lighting and the G613 is only lit by a white LED. In addition, both keyboards use different switches. The G613 also has 6 macro keys. These are not available on Logitech’s G513.

 

Comparison – Logitech G513 vs G613

Logitech G513

Logitech G613

Keyboard Type

mechanical keyboard

mechanical keyboard

Switches

advanced GX mechanical switches

Romer-G switches

Macro Keys

-

6

Minimum Incline


3.2°

Medium Incline

-

-

Maximum Incline

Wrist Rest

detachable

fixed

Backlighting

RGB

white LED

Light Effects

USB Connection

Cable Length

2.0 m / 6.6 ft.

1.6 m / 5.2 ft.

Changeable Cable

Receiver Connection

Bluetooth Connection

Windows

macOS

Dimensions

17.5" x 5.2" x 1.4"/

44.5 x 13.2 x 3.6 cm

18.8" x 8.5" x 1.3"/

44.5 x 21.6 x 3.2 cm

Weight

2.51 lbs / 1.140 kg

3.24 lbs / 1.468 kg

Warranty

2 years

2 years

Compatible Software

Logitech G HUB

Logitech G HUB

Windows

macOS

Macro Programming

software

software

RGB Settings

On-Board Memory

Cloud Sync

Logitech G513

Logitech G613

Keyboard Type

mechanical keyboard

Keyboard Type

mechanical keyboard

Switches

advanced GX mechanical switches

Switches

Romer-G switches

Macro Keys

-

Macro Keys

6

Minimum Incline


Minimum Incline

3.2°

Medium Incline

-

Medium Incline

-

Maximum Incline

Maximum Incline

Wrist Rest

detachable

Wrist Rest

fixed

Backlighting

RGB

Backlighting

white LED

Light Effects

Light Effects

USB Connection

USB Connection

Cable Length

2.0 m / 6.6 ft.

Cable Length

1.6 m / 5.2 ft.

Changeable Cable

Changeable Cable

Receiver Connection

Receiver Connection

Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth Connection

Windows

Windows

macOS

macOS

Dimensions

17.5" x 5.2" x 1.4"/

44.5 x 13.2 x 3.6 cm

Dimensions

18.8" x 8.5" x 1.3"/

44.5 x 21.6 x 3.2 cm

Weight

2.51 lbs / 1.140 kg

Weight

3.24 lbs / 1.468 kg

Warranty

2 years

Warranty

2 years

Compatible Software

Logitech G HUB

Compatible Software

Logitech G HUB

Windows

Windows

macOS

macOS

Macro Programming

software

Macro Programming

software

RGB Settings

RGB Settings

On-Board Memory

On-Board Memory

Cloud Sync

Cloud Sync

 

Connectivity

The connectivity of both G513 and G613 is probably the most noticeable distinction between the two products.

The Logitech G613 is a wireless mechanical keyboard with 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connectivity, while the Logitech G513 keyboard uses the industry-standard USB 2.0 cable.

The G513 USB braided cable has a fair amount of length at 6.6-feet and has is stiff enough to retain kinks, and has decent pull resistance, so it does not detach easily.

Meanwhile, G613’s 5.2-feet long USB Cable only serves to extend the Bluetooth receiver function of your device, making the connectivity range of your device expand.

This cable is especially useful for PCs with no Bluetooth connectivity feature within them, making it convenient for you to connect the product to your device without requiring an upgrade for it.

Instead of a rechargeable battery, however, the G613 comes with 2 AA batteries that can last to a year and a half at average use.

LED indicators will light up once 85% of the battery life has been consumed, which would indicate that you have two and a half months at most of battery life left. By then, you would be required to use a new set of batteries for replacement.

In terms of latency, the wired G513 beats the receiver and Bluetooth connectivity of G613 to a considerable degree with its low latency score of 1.9ms.

Delays in response would be more infrequent with G513 than in G613 because of it, but G613’s 3.4ms and 7.7ms latency score for both of its wireless functions are still considered exceptional for a wireless mechanical keyboard.

 

Switches

Both products, upon release, use the Romer-G tactile switches to give their users a light and comfortable typing experience during use.

However, current versions of Logitech G513 downgraded to using GX brown, blue, and red switches for their builds, making the actuation force and total travel higher and making typing with it considerably more uncomfortable and fatiguing than before.

Feature Keys

For extra features, both products have different keys present to differentiate themselves from the other.

Both products, however, have a Numpad, Windows key lock, and Caps lock indicators present on their design as these have been staples to have in current-gen mechanical keyboards.

In terms of media keys, the G613 includes dedicated keys for such features, while G513 includes this feature on six of its function keys.

The remaining six function keys for G513, however, are macro-programmable for user customization, while G613 dedicates a 6-button column in its design for such a feature.

G513 also adds an extra USB port for your device, which is extremely useful for PCs with multiple occupied USB pass-throughs. It extends your computer’s plug options and could help if accessories such as USB drives, mice, and more need a port to plug themselves to.

 

Design

Another noticeable difference between the two products is their designs. With G513’s integration of backlighting, most people would be engrossed with its aesthetic than that of G613’s simple black design.

Even still, just because G513 integrates a backlight feature on its design, it does not mean that it’s not without its flaws.

The standard black keycaps poorly mix with its RGB color lighting, especially at max brightness. The white lighting, however, is an improvement from the former in terms of color mixing.

Backlight colors can be interchangeable between RGB and White and can be customized through the use of the Logitech G Hub software.

Both keyboards have relatively large dimensions that could take up a good chunk of space on your desk, especially the G613 because of its non-detachable wrist rest.

The hard aluminum exterior of G513 makes it all the more appealing build-wise than the G613’s standard plastic frame.

Both products use ABS plastic as their base keycaps, which are of subpar quality, especially when oiled up by your fingertips.

If you want to improve your typing experience with these keyboards, you can opt to buy replacement keycaps instead.

Software

As mentioned earlier, both products can be customizable by their users with the help of the Logitech G Hub software program.

If you want to give your keyboard your personal touch, you can use the program to change some of its presets.

And especially for Logitech G513, you can adjust the lighting presets of your board’s backlight to suit your aesthetic preference.

Unfortunately for G613, the product can only be customized when connected via receiver than on Bluetooth.

This program can be installed for both Mac and Windows OS devices.

 

Ergonomics

Now, let us talk about the ergonomics of the Logitech G513 and the Logitech G G613.

In terms of board design, both are standard straight keyboards, which should feel comfortable enough for most PC users.

Where it differs is in its incline and wrist rest features. At maximum incline, both keyboards can raise at a fairly high 8-degree angle. But at minimum, G513 raises at a 2-degree angle, which is lower than that of the other product by 1.2-degrees.

Price

In terms of their market prices, G613 is the cheaper and more budget-friendly option between the two keyboards.

The Logitech G613 Wireless Keyboard costs about $60 in its retail price, which is around $90 cheaper than Logitech G513.

 

Conclusion – Logitech G513 vs G613

For those who find quality as the more influential aspect in their purchasing decision, then the clear winner for you may be the Logitech G513 Mechanical Keyboard.

From its sleek design to its multiple key features like the USB passthrough and low latency, consumers that are comfortable with going outside their budget may find this product to be a perfect fit for their gaming setups.

However, for a budget-friendly choice, the Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is a very solid product to consider buying.

Some features may be lacking with this product, especially when compared to the G513, but it does not cut corners with the key features that a mechanical keyboard should have.

Either way, you would be just as happy to buy the G613 as a budget buyer as you would be if you are when you buy the G513 as a consumer who’s willing to pay a hefty price.

Josef

Senior Writer at TechVert.com. In love with technology. Keyboard and headset expert.

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