Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Logitech has a new keyboard, Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum. This came out in .

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Logitech G810 Spectrum Keyboard. Buy at amazon 〔image source reddit

This is like their fancy Logitech G910 Orion Keyboard, without the gaudy look.

Feature highlight:

  1. Romer-G Mechanical Key Switches. (it's quiet. I like it better than Cherry MX)
  2. Mulimedia key buttons.
  3. Wheel for sound level control. (very nice!)
  4. Customizable RGB Lighting, one LED per key.
  5. Plug-and-Play. No need “driver” software.

〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

Lots of detailed reviews on amazon. Buy at amazon. Most are very positive.

Buy at amazon

No On-Board Memory

The customization of colors requires the logitech software to run. Otherwise, it's default rainbow-wash.

This is a major flaw. For keyboard of this price, it should have on-board memory.

Verdict

No on-board memory is a major blow.

And no extra function keys.

Together, it means, this keyboard is just a normal keyboard, plus a good key switch and color show. This keyboard does not provide any real functionality. Functionality is what gaming keyboard should be about.

The price difference of this and the gaudy Logitech G910 Orion Keyboard is only about $10.

I'd rather go with the G910, even though it's ugly.

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Logitech G910 Orion Spark

And don't buy Razer or Corsair Keyboards, they have the problem of forcing you to use their CLOUD.

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Logitech G810 Keyboard. Buy at amazon

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