Logitech G710+ Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming keyboard (Cherry MX Blue switch version). Buy at amazon

Logitech G710+ is one of the best standard PC form keyboard for programers, because:

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Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming keyboard (Cherry MX Brown switch version). Buy at amazon

Mechanical Keys: Cherry Mx Brown and Blue

It has 2 versions

〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

Works in Mac

Yes, work in Mac. Plug it in and it'll work.

As of , Logitech Gaming Software Mac version also supports this keyboard, according to Logitech site. (if it doesn't, you'll need a Microsoft Windows machine to program the keys. Once set, works in any machine.)

Linux Problem: Sends 666

As of , on some linux machine, the keyboard will send out 6 repeatedly at boot time, or when plugged in.

Temp Workaround is to press one of the media keys or roll the sound level wheel, will stop it.

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〔image source https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=153752

Discussion source:

as of , it seems to work (not repeated 666) under openSuse 13.1 and Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit, but not Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit.

Solution

Better fix is to install this driver. It will also let you use the extra function keys. https://github.com/Wattos/logitech-g710-linux-driver

see also https://github.com/K900/g710

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Logitech G710+ with customized keycaps. (Photo by Ariel Ruff, used with permission. (image source))

Logitech G710+ Buy at amazon

Alternatives

Slightly better, quiet, is Logitech G910 Orion Keyboard.

I would go with the G910, because the keys are quieter.

2017-03-30 addendum, the G910 is cheaper now!!! when the G910 came out, it was some $70 more, but now it's cheaper.