The Logitech Pro X60 keyboard, lit up in blue, on a wooden desk

Logitech Pro X 60 keyboard review

Are you an esports pro? No, me neither. But what of their keebs?

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Our Verdict

An accurate and lightning fast keyboard with great customisation options, but unless you're a professional gamer you're paying for features you really don't need.


  • Fast and responsive inputs
  • Very customisable
  • Accurate typing feel


  • Loud, "clacky" keycaps
  • Backlighting is uneven
  • Expensive

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I am not an esportist. In fact, in terms of gaming ability, I'm what the kids might call "washed", and as a result I'm not exactly the target market for high-performance esports focused hardware. Still, if you fancy yourself a future esports pro and are looking for a keeb that might help you achieve that level of skill, Logitech has made a keyboard designed in collaboration with a bunch of the world's top esports players, "engineered to break every barrier between you and the win".

It's called the Pro X 60, and can be yours for $180/£180, which, let's face it, is a lot of money for any peripheral. Especially as this is a 60% keeb, meaning that it's a small form factor board that's missing a few keys many of us would consider to be a requirement. That means no cursor keys and no numpad, although it does have a few software tricks up its sleeve to get around these limitations that we'll be getting on to later.

What you do get, however, is a backlit wireless keyboard with a USB Lightspeed dongle, a USB-A to USB-C charging and data cable, an extra Escape keycap, and a rather nifty carrying case. Because you'll be carrying it to esports tournaments, supposedly, but in my case it was quite handy for keeping crumbs out of the switches when I slung it in my backpack to take to the office.

My review unit came in white, with one black G key in the top left corner where the escape key would normally reside. As mentioned, Logitech provides you with an extra keycap if you'd prefer one labelled in the more traditional way, although there's no key-puller to help you fit it. Still, the dual-shot PBT keycaps are easy enough to pull off with a bit of force.

Pro X 60 specs

The Logitech Pro X 60 Shift and Caps Lock keys

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Size: 60%
Switches: GX optical, choice of tactile or linear
Connectivity: wireless (USB 2.4 GHz receiver or Bluetooth), USB connection
Keys: 61 in total, remappable
Tilting: fold-out legs
Backlighting: customisable
Media controls: side mounted volume wheel
Software: Logitech G Hub
Price: $180/£180 

Speaking of those keycaps, these are apparently built "for the intensity of esports athletes". While I won't pretend I have the mighty digits of an esportist, what I can say is they feel very robust underneath your fingertips, although this does come with a caveat—they're really quite "clacky" as you type.

Keyboard noise is about as subjective a topic as they come, but for me I found the noise fairly distracting, and my partner was clearly resisting the urge to throttle me as I hammered out this review.

The switches here are the tactile version of Logitech's GX optical units—although you can opt for linear models instead—and they feel pretty clicky and responsive underneath your fingers. The key travel, however, has a level of resistance that took a bit of getting used to, as I do my daily typing on a Corsair K65 RGB Mini fitted with Cherry MX RGB Speed switches that feel a bit "slippier", for want of a better term.

Still, once I was used to the heavier switch resistance I did find that my typing accuracy was slightly better than I was used to on the Corsair keeb, so notch one up for the esports pros—they do apparently favour an accurate switch feel. This is a keyboard that likes you to really hammer the keys, and while it took some adjustment to dial my finger movements in, I did appreciate the boost in overall input accuracy.

There are a couple of features here that strike as unusual. Firstly, the Pro X 60 does have a volume wheel, but it comes in the form of a tiny control mounted on the left side of the chassis. This is apparently because traditional volume wheels get in the way when you're gaming at professional levels, so here Logitech seems to want you to reach out to the side of the board with your pinky and adjust the volume, while keeping the rest of your fingers right next to the keys you'll be using most—presumably WASD.

Hmm. As you can see from the images above, I am in possession of a set of long, skinny digits that come in handy for all sorts of fiddly tasks. However, even with my slenderman-like sausages this movement feels really odd, and I can't imagine that anyone's adjusting the volume often enough for a traditionally-placed volume control to become an issue. And even if they were, this tiny wheel is still a pain to find mid-game.

The second unusual feature is a switch on the right side of the board that puts it into "Game Mode", which, by default, disables the Windows and Menu keys. As an occasionally cack-handed individual I found it fairly useful for gaming, and it can be customised in the G Hub software to disable other keys as well.

Ah yes, the software. Logitech's G Hub suite opens up a plethora of customisation options for this board that's really quite impressive in its thoroughness. Not only can you customise each individual key to perform just about any key combination or rebind you can think of, you can also download community presets for individual games, or upload versions of your own for others to make use of.

The G Hub interface for the Logitech Pro X60, showing key customisation options

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It's a fairly intuitive system, although I will admit that I jumped straight into it primarily to rebind the right Ctrl and Menu keys to Right and Left cursor keys respectively, because, well, I'm a writer and you need those. 60% keyboards are an acquired taste and I'd much rather have those keys back than all the fancy software to help rebind others to do the same job.

If you're an MMO or MOBA player all this customisation will likely be very useful. Though maybe so is a numpad. Still, it's a well-thought-out system, with easy switching options to jump from preset to preset in an instant.

You can also customise the backlighting. Huge colour ranges and options are available here, although none are going to get around a physical disadvantage inherent to the switch design itself—on the longer keys, like Caps Lock or left and right Shift, the lighting doesn't illuminate the text on both sides, making the effect look inconsistent. 

A minor niggle, perhaps, but it doesn't look quite as premium as you'd hope in low-lighting for a keyboard this pricey.

Really though, this keyboard shouts loudly from the rooftops that it's all about gaming performance, and I'm pleased to report that my multiplayer scores were…exactly the same. Of course. No peripheral is going to make up for shoddy reflexes, and while the accurate switchfeel and Game Mode function were useful additions, I do wonder as to the legitimacy of leaning on esports pro endorsements to sell a very expensive keyboard that, for the majority of gamers, will make little difference over a much cheaper wireless unit.

Like the Keychron K2 Version 2, for instance. You even get some cursor keys to play with there, in a compact chassis, for less than half the price.

Buy if...

You want extreme accuracy: While I wasn't a huge fan of the feel at first, I found the resistance in the key travel meant that my typing accuracy was improved, and it's very responsive for gaming, too.

You want a huge amount of customisation: Logitech's G Hub software allows you to customise key inputs, lighting and function options in just about every way you can think of. 

Don't buy if...

❌ You want dedicated cursor keys: While the Pro X 60 can be remapped to your heart's content, and cursor keys are a function-swapped option by default, I still found myself missing my beloved dedicated arrow keys.

You're on a budget: It's $180, and a lot of that cash feels like it's been put into things most gamers will never need. 

What I will say, however, is that the customisation features are great, the inputs very accurate, and the build quality feels like it will last. Connectivity was stable and lightning fast (at least, to my, non-esports-professional assessment) no matter whether I was using the Lightspeed dongle, the Bluetooth connection, or just the mini-dongle itself plugged directly into my PC. 

And as for feel? It takes a bit of getting used to, but I have to say that after several days of using it, I came around to those slightly chunkier switches.

But really, I'd think carefully before laying down this much money on any peripheral that advertises itself as being designed by, and for, the tippity-top of competitive gamers. While that customisation is likely useful for many, I can't shake the feeling that what you're paying for here are response times that most gamers are never, ever going to notice, and some other, more dubious features of limited use.

For my money, I'd still plump for my Corsair K65 RGB Mini and its diminutive size in combination with its useful cursor keys, or the Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless, a full size board that sits at the top of our best gaming keyboard guide for slightly less cash. It's got features out the wazoo, a proper multimedia wheel, PBT keycaps, partner-friendly sound dampening and is surprisingly compact for a full-size board.

What it doesn't have, however, is that nifty carrying case for taking your keyboard on its travels. Which it looks like I might be needing, as after spending the morning bashing out this review on the Pro X 60's clacking keys, I may have to find somewhere else to live.

The Verdict
Logitech Pro X 60

An accurate and lightning fast keyboard with great customisation options, but unless you're a professional gamer you're paying for features you really don't need.

Andy Edser
Hardware Writer

Andy built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 12, when IDE cables were a thing and high resolution wasn't. After spending over 15 years in the production industry overseeing a variety of live and recorded projects, he started writing his own PC hardware blog for a year in the hope that people might send him things. Sometimes they did.

Now working as a hardware writer for PC Gamer, Andy can be found quietly muttering to himself and drawing diagrams with his hands in thin air. It's best to leave him to it.