01-10-2011 08:45 AM - edited 01-10-2011 09:02 AM
ohh i'm glad i didn't buy the illuminated keyboard.
for the record, the simple K120 doesn't have this problem. (this Microsoft blog post has a an app that tests for ghosting.)
01-16-2011 02:21 PM
i wonder how microsoft wired keyboard 200 that costs 10euro can outperform logitechs illuminated that costs around 50euro?
with that kinda price diffrence it cant be a quality problem it must be a combo lock just so u have to buy the gaming keyboards if u want to play.
01-22-2011 08:38 PM
Wow, just Wow, I can't belive this.
I was just about to put in an order for a K340 at ebuyer and was just googling some reviews and came here.
Really? the keyboard matrix they use in this and the illuminated one, are so designed to make such a combination impossible? What are they thinking?
I don't game a lot, but when I do I certainlly expect to be able to move at an angle and jump - most games require that combination.
The Logitech Dinovo has no issue with such combernations
Neither does this old one I'm using now Logitech Media Keyboard
Anyway, no I won't be buying a gameing keyboard, I like many others like a nice sleek stylish kboard, and expect to be able to do basic movement in games on it.
If I had bought this board and then found out about this issue I would have been very upset, Logitech really dropped the ball on this one.
Who ever thought the kboard matrix was fine in these new Logitech K800/K340 has cost logitech a lot of money and respect.
I don't have time to wait for a redesigne and release of a different model that allows basic use, so will probably get the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 instead.
Logitech - You really need to rethink this
02-02-2011 01:52 AM
I'm writing from Spain. The same problem here. I can't understand anything. They MUST specify this limitation in the spec list (Not usefull for gamers, we have an Special Matrix!). Now, i'm trying to send it back to Logitech. Let's see what they answer...
02-15-2011 05:03 AM
I had planned to buy the Illuminated (it's really the only keyboard that I think look good), but reading this has really put me off. However it seems to work for some people. I read somewhere that turning off "Sticky Keys" in Windows solved the issue. Can someone confirm that?
02-16-2011 05:05 AM - edited 02-16-2011 05:11 AM
Hi, I also intended to buy that keyboard, but now... with that key-lock... no way! Really a shame and a great pity!
But like the post before, I'd also like to know if there´s any method to compensate or override that limitation?!
Sorry for this question, but is w+shift+space due to they're gaming specific keys the only combination that doesn't work? Is is possible to simply change the key functions in game and do the same move combination with other keys (e.g. w+ctrl+space / w+tab+space)? Or it is a general problem to press more than 2 or 3 keys (main keys) at the same time, no matter which ones it is?
04-08-2011 10:07 AM
Has the design flaw been fixed yet? Any update?
As I understand it, the illuminated keyboard used to work fine with the SHIFT W SPACE combination but a hardware design change disabled it. I'm guessing this was either inadvertent or a cost saving measure. Not trying to suggest any nefarious plot here.
I also understand that Logitech has been aware of this flaw for quite a while now.
For an $80 keyboard it does not seem unreasonable to ask it to perform as well as the average $10 keyboard.
Can someone from Logitech respond with the status of this flaw?
I bought one of these keyboards for a friend and was going to buy one for myself until I learned about the flaw. They are really nice other than this one issue, which for even a casual gamer is a showstopper.
Thanks in advance for any information.
04-18-2011 03:07 AM
If this is the case then no more Logitech products for me.
Between a bluetooth mouse that keeps disconnecting, a webcam that crashes windows whenever I connect it to my machine, and the junkware that comes with the logitech driver installers that bug me to register at random times I prefer to invest my money on something less shiny but that works and it's cheaper. I never liked Microsoft but now I've read about this issue their hardware seem to be more appealing.
Other manufacturer's might have this issue me arse Logitech. I've never heard anyone else complain about a product from a competitor of yours having this issue.
04-18-2011 11:31 AM
I'd really like to buy one of these keyboards, but the inferior matrix problem is a deal breaker for me. It's almost six months since this thread was started so what's happening? Any move by Logtiech to produce a better version?
I mainly use my keyboard for typing, but not exclusively. I also like to game now and then. So I want a nice office type keyboard I can play games with. I don't want a gaming keyboard that looks like it came from a cheap sci-fi movie. Can't Logitech see there's a market for this type of thing?
I'd really appreciate a reply from one of you Logitech support bods.
04-21-2011 02:09 PM
I just bought one of these keyboards today only to find this sad and pathetic issue. Its a expensive keyboard, how dare they put these limitations on it. Logitech oh you sure have fallen. Last time I buy anything expensive or even at all from Logitech. Yes the problem is still here, beware all who wish to buy this piece of junk. (It would have been a flawless keyboard if it wasnt for the w+Shift+spacebar limitation and keys pressed limit.