Logitech has announced a pair of new wired mechanical keyboards, G413 SE and G413 TKL. The first is a full-sized keyboard that costs $79.99, and the second is a tenkeyless model, which omits the numpad for a more compact footprint and costs $69.99.
The G413 SE and G413 TKL are interesting for a number of reasons. First, unlike many of Logitech’s other keyboards, these designs are relatively understated. The housings are a simple black-brushed aluminum-magnesium alloy with a distinct Logitech G logo at the top right. Meanwhile, the keys use a simple black design and are made from durable PBT plastic with transparent lettering allowing the white backlighting of the keyboard to show through.
Unlike the original G413, they also use a fairly standard set of Cherry MX-style switches instead of Logitech’s internal Romer-G switches. The G413 SE and G413 TKL switches aren’t actually made by Cherry – Logitech spokesperson Derek Perez tells me they’re Longhua switches – but most importantly, they’re compatible with replacement keycaps in case you want the keyboard adjust at the end of the road. The switches are described as “tactile”, meaning they should be similar to Cherry’s MX Brown switch.
And again, their prices start at $69.99, which is relatively affordable when it comes to mechanical keyboards produced by major manufacturers. Logitech says both will go on sale next month.