Jerry and I buy probably 90% of the games and stuff you see us talking about in the comic or here in the post and I think that is important, but occasionally we’re sent cool stuff and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t also pretty cool. When I do get goodies I feel like it’s my responsibility to make it clear it was a gift, but also let you know what I think. Sending me stuff is no guarantee that something will get made as I am lazy and rude, and you are even less likely that when the thing gets made it will be kind. If it does end up in a comic, it will probably be next to a drawing of a butt or something honestly. Still people send us stuff and we are very grateful! I recently received some gear from Logitech G and now that I’ve had some time to get it integrated into my setup and use it, I wanted to share.
When I originally set out to build my sim racing rig I wanted to use it with my PC as well as my PS4 and so I bought the Logitech G29. After five months of daily use I’m still very happy with this wheel. I’ve upgraded the pedals to a set from Fanatec but the wheel is still rock solid. With that said, I still sort of had the impression that Logitech hardware was entry level or “no frills”. I don’t keep up on this stuff like hardcore PC gamers do and so I was not aware that they actually had a line of high end gaming gear. I wasn’t aware of it until some of it showed up at my house anyway.
The G915 is IMO the crown jewel of the hardware they sent me. This is a wireless RGB keyboard that I am not ashamed to admit I have fallen in love with and we're going to get married. It will be a small ceremony, probably just family and close friends. My father doesn't approve but I didn't want to marry that fool Edward anyway. Did I mention how beautiful it is? The keys have a feel when pressed that reminds one of summer and the careless "come what may" attitude of youth. I have to be honest I don’t know how to write a review of a keyboard. Maybe you could tell. Basically it’s the best one I’ve ever used and I realized why when I googled the price. I've never spent that kind of money on a Keyboard and I've owned a few in my day. Jerry will tell you that I tend to cut corners when it comes to my PC gear. At least I did, before sim racing introduced me to a brand new tier of ludicrously expensive peripherals. So far in my limited experience anyway, you really do get what you pay for. I might not have bought this keyboard myself but I should have and if they want it back now, the'll have to fucking fight me for it.
The Logitech G915 is great but I think it's worth mentioning, I’m also a fan of their GHUB software that you use to customize it. I’ve had plenty of RGB keyboards over the years and this is the most user friendly manager I’ve used. I was able to browse tons of animations for the keyboard and they were a snap to install and run. They make a couple different versions as well, so if you don’t want/need the full number pad you can get the Pro X .
They also sent me a device called the Hyperboom.
This is a massive wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds better than any of the soundbars and subwoofers I have in my house. It’s easy to bring with you into a different room thanks to a pop out handle and Kara and I have already fantasized about how great it will be to throw it in the car and take on vacation. It’s simple to connect via Bluetooth but it also has a bunch of great ports down one side that are cleverly hidden by a rubberized cover. These let you hook this beast up to anything you want. Currently it’s plugged into my sim rig and sounds awesome but I've moved it all around the house. I love the massive volume buttons on the top but it can also sync up with an app on your phone that will give you full control of the speaker. Again, this is something I probably would not have bought for myself just because I would have said “I’m sure the cheaper ones sound just as good.” and that is simply not the case.
I also received The X56 H.O.T.A.S. which I have set up but not really investigated yet. I intend to try MS Flight Simulator and Star Wars Squadrons with it and I promise a full review once I do.
The folks over at Logitech G didn’t ask for anything in return and simply said they were fans of the comic, but my Momma raised me right so I have added a little "G" logo to my streams for now. Covering yourself with “sponsors” is a pretty classic racing move and I wanted to honor that. I’m not some Instagram influencer, there are gamers with a lot more Tweeter followers and I don’t stream to thousands of people every day so I really appreciate the gesture.
So there you go. They also sent a couple of their gaming mice which are super slick and go nicely with the keyboard. The stuff above is what really jumped out at me though. I hope you got some value out of my little write up here.