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Logitech outs G810 Orion Spectrum, a performance-packed mechanical keyboard

By Katrina Canlas & Liu Hongzuo - on 6 Feb 2016, 6:04pm

Logitech outs G810 Orion Spectrum, a performance-packed mechanical keyboard

G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical keyboard - quite a mouthful.

Logitech enhances their RGB mechanical keyboard lineup with the G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical keyboard. While it packs the same core functionality as the G910 Orion Spark, the G810 provides a different aesthetic with performance in mind.

This iteration touts a cleaner construction with its traditional full-sized chocolate bar layout, sitting at 153 x 443.5 x 34.3 mm and 1180g. The G810 Orion Spectrum also comes through with quality details by including a fingerprint-masking matte texture and braided cable.

Easy-Access Media Controls, for controlling music and video while in game.

It also features a set of Easy-Access Media Control buttons, found at the top-right corner of the keyboard. The G810’s dedicated media controls allow a gamer to pause, play, skip, or mute music and videos without tabbing out of their current game. The roller (pictured) can be used for volume adjustment as well.

The Romer-G switches are definitely different from the other switches available in the market, but it's ultimately up to user to decide which switch fits their play-style best.

Like the other Logitech mechanical keyboards in this series, the G810 comes with their proprietary Romer-G mechanical switches, which has an actuation point of 1.5mm. Logitech claims that their switches register keystrokes up to 25 percent faster than competing versions. We believe that they are comparing to Cherry MX switches, which has an actuation point of 2mm. Logitech also claims that Romer-G switches are durable up to 70 million keystrokes, which is 40% more durable than Cherry MX switches which are rated at 40 million keystrokes.

16.8 million colors available for the G810's backlit keys, and they can be individually customized too.

Colorful backlit keys are also a staple on the G810. The Intelligent Full-Spectrum RGB Illumination lets the user customize individual key lights, allowing the user to mark out specific keys tied to unique commands with any of the 16.8 million colors available. The backlight is directly under each keycap, which provides uniform backlight coverage across the mechanical keyboard.

Installing Logitech Gaming Software – the personalization program for these keys – also gives the user custom lighting profiles across 300+ games out of box. The F1 to F12 keys can be bound with customized macros, and toggling on Game Mode will disable certain keys while in game – such as the annoying Windows key. Logitech Gaming Software requires Windows 7 or higher, and it’s optional to the G810’s core performance. The keyboard also features 26-key rollover, making it difficult to miss inputs when multiple keys are pressed.

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