The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on October 6, 2016 8:30 AM EST
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Logitech hardly needs an introduction as a company. For decades, the company is omnipresent in the peripherals market. From low-cost office keyboards to advanced gaming mice and from headsets to console gamepads, the company offers numerous products for nearly every kind of system.
Successful as the company may be, Logitech’s first endeavor to release top-tier mechanical keyboards was not quite up to the company’s well-earned reputation. The first few models that the company released had certain drawbacks and failed to convince reviewers and customers alike that they were deserving of their very high retail price. Logitech however did not sit on their laurels. After the company had amassed enough feedback, they released new keyboards, some based on older models with certain corrections, and a few others based on new designs.
Today we will be having a look at Logitech’s new flagship mechanical keyboard, the G910 Orion Spectrum. It is largely based on the infamous G910 Orion Spark, essentially correcting the issues that kept the previous model from gaining traction. This review also marks our first look at a product with Logitech’s Romer-G switches, which are made by Omron and are exclusive to Logitech.
Packaging and Bundle
Logitech supplies the G910 Orion Spectrum in a wide, yet very thin cardboard box with narrow walls. The company probably tried to minimize the shipping costs of the keyboards, but the level of shipping protection is only borderline acceptable. The artwork on the box is very simple and serious, based on a good picture of the keyboard itself. Logitech bundles nothing other than a basic quick start guide alongside with the G910 Orion Spectrum.
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SeanJ76 - Monday, October 10, 2016 - linkI won't switch from rubber dome to mechanical for just too many reasons, my G15 is still lovely and will try to keep it alive as long as I can.
NotLupus - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - linkGreat review. I would buy this keyboard if I didn't already have a several years-old mechanical keyboard that works fine. Super review!
Wwhat - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - linkHas separate special function keys instead of using the normal function keys double: Huge plus
Has a scroll lock key: good job Logitech.
Has a non-removable hand-rest: Oh dear. But they make dremels so that's solvable I suppose.
Another negative is that design on the WASD keys, it's not pretty.
So I'm pretty positive, and as for that double key, it normally registers under a different keycode so you can reprogram it I expect.
I also like that the extra keys are on the side, I think Apple should have done that with their touch bar, since Apple putting it right under the screen on a laptop seems less than ideal to me.
But in the end I will not pay 180 bucks for a keyboard, so I'm out.