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Logitech expands its gaming lineup with new LED-equipped speakers

Logitech expands its gaming lineup with new LED-equipped speakers


Plus an updated keyboard

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Logitech is no stranger to the PC speaker market, but now the company is making something new: the Logitech G560, a PC speaker set specifically designed for gaming as part of the Logitech G line.

The G560 consists of two primary speakers and a subwoofer, but the main feature comes in the form of Logitech’s G Lightsync technology, which operates as the Logitech version of Razer’s color-syncing Chroma LED lights. The G560 has four lighting zones that let users light up their entire desk with custom colors, with the option to sync it to your old Lightsync-equipped Logitech G gear.

Logitech is taking on Razer’s Chroma lighting with some LEDs of its own

But Logitech is also working with some clever stuff on the software side to take advantage of the area lighting the speakers provide. While the company is working with gaming developers to integrate Lightsync into popular games, the software can also automatically detect colors from the screen, making it easier for users to get reactive lighting effects without tons of effort. Logitech is also taking it a step further, letting users designate specific areas of the screen to monitor for color changes — so for example, you could set a lighting area for the corner of the screen with your Overwatch ultimate ability’s icon, and have the speakers light up when it changes color to indicate that it’s ready to use.

Also new is an updated version of the G413 gaming keyboard, the G513. Logitech has upgraded from the single-color LED backlights of the previous version to Lightsync-enabled RGB lighting, and improved the palm rest with a more comfortable material. There’s also now a choice between two types of keyboard switches: the Romer-G Tactile, which offers actual physical feedback while pressing down the key, and the Romer-G Linear, which is a smoother, less tactile switch.

Both the G560 and the G513 will be available starting in April, with the speakers set to cost $199.99, while the keyboards will run $149.99.

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