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HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE! May 2013 prove to be a lot better than 2012 for everyone around the world. So after 4 full days of just lying down and having a good time with friends and family (well not really since we also spend quite a bit of time performing benchmarks and testing peripherals) we are back. Now some of you may remember that roughly 2 months ago and after quite a few emails by some of you we started gathering and testing mechanical keyboards from all the top manufacturers in the field not only because we wanted to showcase exactly what you are getting with your hard earned money but also because we wanted to have a more complete experience surrounding the available cherry MX switches in the market currently. So for the past 15 days we've been testing the latest G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by Logitech which in the end proved to be a lot better than we originally thought it would.
Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. We started in 1981 with mice, which (new at the time) provided a more intuitive way of interacting with a personal computer. We became the worldwide leader in computer mice, and have reinvented the mouse in dozens of ways to match the evolving needs of PC and laptop users. Since those early days, we have expanded our expertise in product design beyond the computer mouse, with a broad portfolio of interface devices that are the “last inch” between you and your computer or your console game, digital music or home-entertainment system. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control. For each of our product categories, we study how our customers use their digital devices, and then our designers and engineers set their sights on how we can create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, and more delightful.
Cherry manufactures a large range of switches (11 in total) but their most popular ones (to date anyways) are the MX black/blue/brown/red ones so naturally almost every high end mechanical keyboard out there comes with one of those switches. For example the G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard we've been testing for almost 2 weeks now features Cherry MX Brown switches which although not really new (been around since 1994) offer a tactile feedback as you press the key down but lack the click sound we encounter with keyboards using MX Blue switches (like the Das Keyboard Pro Model S and the Razer BlackWidow). However that's not really a bad thing (personal preference) since on one hand you indeed don't have the same typing feedback but on the other hand the lack of the clicking sound may be a lot more important for people who prefer silence when working or playing. The Switches however are not the only thing that makes a good keyboard so read the rest of this review to see exactly what the latest G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard by Logitech is all about.
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