Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Review
Published: 4th June 2016 | Source: Logitech | Price: |
In keeping with the shift towards a classier looking product the packaging for the Logitech G810 is both simple and effective. Just the keyboard and the main features. Very nice indeed.
Once free from the packaging the first thing that greets you is how little extraneous anything there is on the G810. There is barely anything surrounding the keys, which helps keep its footprint small despite being a full size keyboard.
The major talking point is the use of the Romer-G switches rather than the industry standard Cherry offerings. With the centrally mounted LED it means that the G810 Orion Spectrum has a very different keycap mounting system. Great if you don't plan to change your keycaps at all, annoying as hell if you want to use custom ones.
The G810 has no USB pass through or anything else for that matter, thus the cable is one of the thinnest we've seen on a mechanical keyboard. The underside has four large pads to help keep it firmly in place on your desk, and feet that support two different heights.
If you prefer the keyboard angle to be shallower than is usually found then the G810 might be just the ticket, with a clever piece of design enabling two different heights depending upon your preference.
The top right has the dedicated media keys, lighting on/off button, gamer switch to disable the Windows key and a wheel to control your volume.
As you can see, the centrally mounted LED in the Romer-G switches works beautifully with the font choice on the keycaps to give a crisp and uniform lighting effect.