Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 20:38
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As we've pointed out numerous times in the past mechanical keyboards have taken the market by storm and so both old and new manufacturers never stop releasing new models in the market hoping to win over a good portion of the market. Now as many of you are aware we've managed to get our hands on a large number of models featuring both the all-time classic Cherry MX mechanical switches but also the rather new Kailh ones. Still leaving out the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard by Razer which features their brand new green mechanical switches we haven't really been on the receiving end of many similar models that feature exclusive switches designed by gaming peripheral manufacturers. Logitech also released their very own Romer-G mechanical switches (they cooperated with OMRON for these) and so today we decided to take a look at the feature-rich G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard which also happens to be their flagship mechanical gaming keyboard currently.
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.
As with most mechanical gaming keyboards out there the type of switches used is obviously their main feature and with a 25% less actuation force required for the Romer-G mechanical switches Logitech claims that the G910 Orion Spark is the fastest gaming keyboard on the planet right now. And of course that's not all since the G910 Orion Spark also features individual RGB illumination for its keys, 9 programmable macro keys (27 commands in total via the 3 available profiles), anti-ghosting for all 113 keys, dedicated media control keys, two interchangeable wrist rests and last but not least Logitech’s unique Arx Control Display which makes use of your smartphone or tablet to display various information screens (more on this later on). Unfortunately Logitech hasn't placed any USB ports on the keyboard and no "flashy" LCD screens like with their very good G19(S) but they seem to have everything else in order so let's proceed with today’s review and see what the G910 Orion Spark brings to the table.