Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Logitech Delivers Mechanical Keyboard Gamers Deserve

Today Logitech announced the newest addition to its G-Series line of high performance gaming products: the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Designed to help you focus on the game, this keyboard is tested and tuned to deliver what gamers want: minimal distraction, rapid response, and complete control.

"The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard was created to meet the specific needs of gamers," said Mark Starrett, senior global product manager for Logitech. "We road tested this keyboard with professional gamers, partners, publishers, and everyday gamers like you and me, to ensure we've created a mechanical gaming keyboard that exceeds expectations."


The keyboard's mechanical keys deliver gaming-grade responsiveness, featuring an actuation force of 45g and distance of 4 mm, and are optimized for rapid command entry. Additionally, the non-clicking key switches have a built-in dampening ring underneath each keycap to significantly reduce the distracting noise coming from your key presses without sacrificing responsiveness. The keyboard has undergone a torturous testing process to help ensure durability, with a cycle life of at least a 50 million keystrokes.

The entire keyboard is backlit in white LED light, adjustable to one of four brightness levels, and can be turned completely off. For better visibility of the WASD and arrow keys, their brightness can be adjusted independently of the rest of the keyboard.

Using the newly updated Logitech Gaming Software, you can assign complex macros or intricate Lua gaming scripts to the keyboard's G-keys – both on the fly and in advance – for up to 18 individual functions per game. Plus, all 110 keys feature anti-ghosting and 26-key rollover to help ensure you can execute complex key-commands with flawless precision. The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.

"The first major event that I used the Logitech keyboard was at MLG Summer Arena," said NYJacky from Team Curse. "I looked at my creep score after the tournament and it was higher than normal. Most of the time you need to get used to a keyboard - this one you just slip into quickly. I would never, ever think of using anything else."

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October and December 2012, respectively, for a suggested retail price of $149.99.
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36 Comments on Logitech Delivers Mechanical Keyboard Gamers Deserve

#1
eidairaman1
dont say what kind of switches used.

But its about time Logitech Finally caught up with the rest.
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#2
Tarkhein
by: eidairaman1
dont say what kind of switches used.

But its about time Logitech Finally caught up with the rest.
According to Anandtech, the switches are browns.
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#3
eidairaman1
by: Tarkhein
According to Anandtech, the switches are browns.
best of both worlds for typing and gaming. how about a G19 Mechanical keyboard?
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#7
Vancha
Looks a bit ugly, but it's good to see Logitech have finally caught up.
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#8
statix
Looks OK, excluding the small enter.
Who designs these keyboards thinking "lets put the smallest enter we can make". Even gamers need to type/code.
Maybe it's me but small enter = not buying.
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#9
eidairaman1
ive liked the small enter than the bigger one.
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#10
remixedcat
my MS comfort curve 3000 has a small enter button and it works fine I hate small backspace buttons becuase of the way my small paws hit it and how my finger ends up being in proximity of the glass shelf above my KB.... annoys the hell outta me with small backspace buttons.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
good to hear they finally caught on. im a bit logitech fan, and their lack of mechanical keyboards was appalling.
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#12
TheLostSwede
by: statix
Looks OK, excluding the small enter.
Who designs these keyboards thinking "lets put the smallest enter we can make". Even gamers need to type/code.
Maybe it's me but small enter = not buying.
That would be a US keyboard layout...
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#14
No_Asylum
by: statix
Looks OK, excluding the small enter.
Who designs these keyboards thinking "lets put the smallest enter we can make". Even gamers need to type/code.
Maybe it's me but small enter = not buying.
Dunno what picture you are looking at, but the one posted above is a normal Enter Key. Same as every 2 dozen keyboards I've ever used.
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#15
Kenshai
It better be top quality for the price tag. Plenty of good quality boards on the market now for cheaper than that.
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#16
Fourstaff
by: Kenshai
It better be top quality for the price tag. Plenty of good quality boards on the market now for cheaper than that.
Its backlit, not many mechanical keyboards are. Off the top of my head, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (POS), Deck Legend (more expensive than your graphics card).
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
by: TheLostSwede
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6358/logitech-g710-mechanical-keyboard-and-g600-mmo-mouse-capsule-review
Thanks..

YAY, only reason i don't buy their mice is due to left handed ones. If this was out 16 month ago i would of never got the Razer Blackwidow thats for sure which by the way is none working with the same issue that the rma'ed one had.

Although not planing to get a replacement just yet as i need one with reprogrammable keys for those game's that have shitting setups which you cannot change.

Logitech warranty FTW

Only thing i see that i do not like it looks like it takes more space than some..
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Fourstaff
Its backlit, not many mechanical keyboards are. Off the top of my head, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (POS), Deck Legend (more expensive than your graphics card).
Oi, i've got one of those (housemate has the silent version) and its quite a nice keyboard.
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#19
Fourstaff
by: Mussels
Oi, i've got one of those (housemate has the silent version) and its quite a nice keyboard.
Friend's spacebar became funny in less than a year, google showed that its a well known problem. Not sure if they have fixed it, but I would avoid.
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Fourstaff
Friend's spacebar became funny in less than a year, google showed that its a well known problem. Not sure if they have fixed it, but I would avoid.
oh, i had that with my first (launch) one. replacement never had it.


basically, theres a plastic clip that holds the metal bar - and the clip could break. Could be fixed easily with a replacement key, if it came to that.
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#21
Kenshai
by: Fourstaff
Its backlit, not many mechanical keyboards are. Off the top of my head, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (POS), Deck Legend (more expensive than your graphics card).
Plenty of back lit boards on the market these days. In whatever lighting/key configuration you like.


Mechanical Keyboard Finder someone pointed this site out to me before, link leads to the back lit boards that they sell.

There are others not sold by that site, Rosewill even has back lit versions of their boards.
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#22
Fourstaff
by: Kenshai
Plenty of back lit boards on the market these days. In whatever lighting/key configuration you like.


Mechanical Keyboard Finder someone pointed this site out to me before, link leads to the back lit boards that they sell.
Looks like a most of them clusters around the $140 mark, which is not too far off from the $150 RRP especially when you consider the G Keys (if you are used to them).
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#23
Kenshai
by: Fourstaff
Looks like a most of them clusters around the $140 mark, which is not too far off from the $150 RRP especially when you consider the G Keys (if you are used to them).
Hence why I said Logitech needs to be top on quality here foe the price tag. The K90 often sells for under $100 most the time, its not full mechanical and stuck keys on occasion but still for that big of a price difference, would be hard to go with the G710+. You don't see many high end Logitech products ever come down in price.
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#24
Ozpa
All I want is my original G15 with mechanical keys :shadedshu. This thing has no LCD which I'm very used to and too little macro keys.
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#25
Fourstaff
by: Kenshai
Hence why I said Logitech needs to be top on quality here foe the price tag. The K90 often sells for under $100 most the time, its not full mechanical and stuck keys on occasion but still for that big of a price difference, would be hard to go with the G710+. You don't see many high end Logitech products ever come down in price.
If they performed just average it would have been ok too, no need for them to be top on quality based on price/perf. Also, if you can live with different key feeling on a keyboard then the Corsair K series offers almost unbeatable price/perf.

Over this side of the pond Logitech offers decent discounts (30%+), you just need to be patient and look hard enough.
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