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
manofthem
I'd say its a nice looking keyboard, other than the orange around the macro keys. I like the small enter key, can't stand the big one. It's not necessarily te big key that I don't like but that some other keys are shortened and/or moved to accommodate it.
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semantics
lol enhanced wasd yup because we all know in games where you largely hold down buttons that's there mechanical keyboards shine... Frankly i never cared for gaming mechanical keyboards if you want to type yeah you have me sold but outside of that eh just seems like alot of money, my 20 30 dollar keyboard has lasted me 8+ years now, the secret to longevity is to not jizz all over your own keyboard and then down that with food and soda

by: Fourstaff
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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he is right about this, i got my G9 mouse and my G35 headset all for around 20-30% off at the time, even though i had to RMA my G35 headset but logitech's support was nice enough about the known defect and even paid for shipping just took 3 weeks to get it back...

also this is missing an LCD gamers deserve the LCD for their viop programs and fps counters.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: silapakorn
:) White LED
:mad: Brown switches
Brown switches are better for gaming.
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#4
Svarog
If only it had a second row of G-Keys like the G19 :(

It's what keeping me from buying this for now.
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#5
1d10t
I'm a Logitech fan,glad they finally making mech keyboard.Now bring me wireless version of this to replace my current K800 :D
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: Svarog
If only it had a second row of G-Keys like the G19 :(

It's what keeping me from buying this for now.
the hell do you use the keys for? i've got macro keys nad never found a use for them
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#8
XNine
CaseLabs Rep
If there's a Logitech rep out there looking through this thread, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE update the G13 to use mech switches. I use the Illuminated kb for typing, G13 for gaming. PLEASE. I'd pay double what the G13 costs now to have one!
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#9
Bitgod
by: eidairaman1
best of both worlds for typing and gaming. how about a G19 Mechanical keyboard?
THIS! C'mon Logi, make a G19 with browns and I'll be your best friend. I was hoping that's what was coming when Amazon was selling G19's for $105 a few days ago. Don't think they'd have done it for a mechanical, no-LCD kb.
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#10
TRWOV
White LED backlit, yay!!! SP version please.

I'm getting a Nostromo so I can finally say goodbye to my good old semi-mechanical BTC Blaze 8110-M (12 years and still going strong).
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
this is probably their test keyboard to see if mechanical is popular. if it is, i imagine we'll see models with the LCD's soon enough.
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