This is a review of the Logitech G13 gamepad, which I recently bought to play World of Warcraft. This is an extract, click through to read the whole thing.
The G13 is a USB device. It is recognised as a keyboard by either Windows or Mac. Its configuration software is fully cross-platform.
It has no ghosting. You could press all the keys at once. The G13 was specifically designed to avoid the ghosting problem of normal or gaming keyboards. It has no latency that I can notice, too.
Physically, it’s quite heavy and solid with effective rubber grips on its base which stop slippage. There is a wrist-rest that is ergonomically appropriate.
Unless you already used the N52te or similar, you need to decide how to migrate yourself from a qwerty keyboard to the gamepad. I knew I was going to have forward/backward/strafe on the joystick, and turn with my mouse (right-mouse button), which meant I could have all my attacks around the centre of the Logitech. That’s the first decision.
I use a lot of shift-key macros in WoW, such as the below, and they work fine on the Logitech G13 too.