The Logitech G Lightsync technology synchronizes both light and sound to gameplay for better immersion.
It’s quite difficult to stand out from the crowd when it comes to computer accessories. Be it a mouse, keyboard, or speakers, beyond the stats they all end up looking quite similar. Logitech has found a new way to make us take notice of its latest speakers, though: reactive lighting.
Today, Logitech announced the G560 PC Gaming Speaker. It’s described as the first gaming speaker to include Logitech G Lightsync. If you’ve ever used Philips Hue products, this is going to sound very familiar. Logitech embedded RGB lighting into both G560 speakers and they react to the games you are playing, creating a light show around your display.
The lighting is meant to add to the overall immersion when playing a game, but that’s no good if the sound coming out of the speakers isn’t great. The G560 provides 240 watts peak/120 watts RMS power and positional 3D audio using DTS: X Ultra 1.0. Sitting on your desk either side of your monitor or laptop along with the included subwoofer, this should provide a high quality sound experience.
The Lightsync technology allows the speakers to show light and animated light effects across 16.8 million colors using four different lighting zones. The speakers have a number of connectivity options including USB, 3.5mm, and Bluetooth, so the reactive lighting doesn’t need to be limited to gaming.
Logitech also decided to add Lightsync to the new G513 mechanical keyboard. It will be available with a choice of two sets of Romer-G mechanical switches: Romer-G Tactile or Linear. Tactile is for more direct feedback where as Linear is for smoother keystrokes. The top of the G513 is anodized and brushed aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum and includes a USB extension passthrough. The reactive lighting works the same as on the speakers, only it will appear around the keys.
The G560 speakers and G513 keyboard will not be cheap. When they launch in April expect to pay $199.99 for the speakers and $149.99 for the keyboard. Logitech is also hoping you’ll pick up the already-available G502 tunable gaming mouse.