Thursday, February 4th 2016

Logitech Announces the G810 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech today announced the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

"We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that's focused on delivering pure performance." Every aspect of the keyboard - from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches - is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that deliver near-instant responsiveness, registering key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches receive commands more quickly, helping to give you an edge in competitive games where every millisecond matters. With improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent more keystroke operations than other standard key switches on the gaming peripheral market, you can play with confidence knowing that your keyboard can survive.

Customizable RGB Lighting
Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), select and personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors, and synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G gaming gear. You can mark keys by color to keep track of spells and other commands, or change colors to match your setup. Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in game and in the dark. And LGS comes pre-loaded with custom lighting profiles for over 300 games, so all the customization is done for you out of the box.

Easy-Access Media Controls
The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly, so you can control your background track without switching out of your game. Use the roller to adjust the volume, or skip to the next song with the touch of a button.

Full Customization
Get full control of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum with LGS. Customize your favorite games with custom button macros on the F1-F12 keys. Control RGB lighting on individual keys and determine which keys are turned off when you turn on Game Mode.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning February 2016 for a suggested retail price of $159 and €189.
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26 Comments on Logitech Announces the G810 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
Ferrum Master
I would like to try it. Scrollable volume seems a nice touch in my books.
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#2
Tannhäuser
Finally a keyboard with a nice style. Does anyone know the difference regarding the loudness of the keys compared with red Cherry switches? Still using the fine Corsair K90. Which is loud.
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#3
jmcslob
Ferrum Master said:
I would like to try it. Scrollable volume seems a nice touch in my books.
This^
I hate using button combos for volume..
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#4
Ferrum Master
jmcslob said:
This^
I hate using button combos for volume..
I just use remapping now... I replace page up and page down that I never use.
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#5
Brusfantomet
Tannhäuser said:
Finally a keyboard with a nice style. Does anyone know the difference regarding the loudness of the keys compared with red Cherry switches? Still using the fine Corsair K90. Which is loud.
There is rubber dampeners you can get for cherry switches like this

Looked like they ditched the stupid shapes on the keys from the Orion Spark. Good to see more 4 key media control, as opposed to the useless 3 key.
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#6
urza26
Tannhäuser said:
Finally a keyboard with a nice style. Does anyone know the difference regarding the loudness of the keys compared with red Cherry switches? Still using the fine Corsair K90. Which is loud.
If you're into looks you should check out DAS Keyboard 4 Professional or Cherry MX Board 6.0.
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#7
ZoneDymo
190 euro....F me....can some company pls just compete the S out of the rivals and bring out a keyboard like this for 80 euro?
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#8
[502]
ZoneDymo said:
190 euro....F me....can some company pls just compete the S out of the rivals and bring out a keyboard like this for 80 euro?
You won't get RGB mech keyboard for 80 euro. But I'd like to see Logitech make this version without RGB lighting and sell it for 80 euro :)
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ZoneDymo
[502] said:
You won't get RGB mech keyboard for 80 euro. But I'd like to see Logitech make this version without RGB lighting and sell it for 80 euro :)
Well why would you not, pricing deals? because these dont even cost 5 euros to make
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#10
Niteblooded
Ferrum Master said:
I would like to try it. Scrollable volume seems a nice touch in my books.
The K70 has it and I love it! Nice having more fidelity over the volume control without interrupting your task.

This keyboard looks promising. I will keep an eye on it. Logitech makes good mice and keyboards.
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#11
semantics
[502] said:
You won't get RGB mech keyboard for 80 euro. But I'd like to see Logitech make this version without RGB lighting and sell it for 80 euro :)
Don't see that happening the whole Romer G switch was an attempt to make a new switch that would backlight without bleeding underneath the keycaps, it also likely cost more to make than cherry switches because it has more redundancy and durability on top of it's rgb lighting and likely isn't being made in the same volume.
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#12
Katanai
ZoneDymo said:
Well why would you not, pricing deals? because these dont even cost 5 euros to make
If you look around, you can find mechanical keyboards around 100 euros. I don't know about these new switches but cherry red are the best ones I tried. I still use a membrane keyboard though, these are the type of buttons I'm used to, since playing on Nintendo :D They just feel faster and lighter than any mechanical switch to me.
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#13
bpgt64
I tried the other Orion for a bit...really didn't like it much. Love my Proteus Core though....
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#14
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Tannhäuser said:
Finally a keyboard with a nice style. Does anyone know the difference regarding the loudness of the keys compared with red Cherry switches? Still using the fine Corsair K90. Which is loud.
Unless the key is the blue, the only reason it is loud is because you are bottoming them out. Blues are the only ones that have the little piece of plastic in them that drops at the actuation point that makes the distict loud click. The others don't have it so they are silent through the stroke.

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/official-mechanical-keyboard-guide#user_heading2

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#15
9700 Pro
Christmas just went by, so I think we don't need all that LED lighting so soon.
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#16
DeathtoGnomes
This keyboard is the Orion Spark without Logitech's macro keys and the phone/Arx dock. The keys seem less noisy then cherry switches but that still depends how hard you bash down on them. I would say the Romer-G switches seem accept a softer touch then other mechanical keyboards I tried.

My fingers still get that urge to bash keys, having had a G15 previously.
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#17
BumbleBee
Ferrum Master said:
I would like to try it. Scrollable volume seems a nice touch in my books.
no you wouldn't. it's not an Alps pot :p
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#18
remixedcat
This KB still looks pretty cool but the price :( so priceyyyy :( hubby would hate me for this.
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#19
Parn
Really hope they will release a non-RGB version for less. Don't like the idea of fancy lighting on a keyboard personally.
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#20
AsRock
TPU addict
A full programmable one already

BumbleBee said:
no you wouldn't. it's not an Alps pot :p
You crack me up some times.
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#21
PP Mguire
Logitech and Razer went away from Cherry MX due to cost. Can pretty much guarantee this keyboard costs less to make than the G710+ but they are charging a pretty premium for RGB lighting. I'll stick with Cherry MX, thanks. G710 and 710+ can both be had a lot of the time below $100 with a better feeling Cherry key in it than the stupid new Orion series. The Romer Gs just feel like trash.
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#22
DeathtoGnomes
PP Mguire said:
Logitech and Razer went away from Cherry MX due to cost. Can pretty much guarantee this keyboard costs less to make than the G710+ but they are charging a pretty premium for RGB lighting. I'll stick with Cherry MX, thanks. G710 and 710+ can both be had a lot of the time below $100 with a better feeling Cherry key in it than the stupid new Orion series. The Romer Gs just feel like trash.
The Romer Gs do not feel like trash! They feel like a soft warm .... boobie!
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#23
PP Mguire
DeathtoGnomes said:
The Romer Gs do not feel like trash! They feel like a soft warm .... boobie!
No, that would be the action figure of Quiet. My MX Clears on my CODE make me nut when I type. I simply did not like Romer G keys. All preference of course, but technically speaking these keyboards should be cheaper and they are still charging a hefty premium.
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#24
AsRock
TPU addict
They do not use those heavy indented keys with this one.
Youtube: yEQT4EeotZk
PP Mguire said:
No, that would be the action figure of Quiet. My MX Clears on my CODE make me nut when I type. I simply did not like Romer G keys. All preference of course, but technically speaking these keyboards should be cheaper and they are still charging a hefty premium.
Only over time i bet cost a lot to design it, but i cannot see why they should because they made their own switch and to me that would just force everyone make even cheaper keyboards and even possibly make cherry make their switches cheaper ( quality wise ).
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#25
PP Mguire
AsRock said:
They do not use those heavy indented keys with this one.
Youtube: yEQT4EeotZk


Only over time i bet cost a lot to design it, but i cannot see why they should because they made their own switch and to me that would just force everyone make even cheaper keyboards and even possibly make cherry make their switches cheaper ( quality wise ).
Yea I just feel they're charging a premium. I know Omron is located in Japan, but I feel it'd still be cheaper than getting German made switches like Razer moving to chinese knock offs. Plus I feel every Logitech peripheral is overpriced just because it's Logitech. I mean I love my 502 and 700 but with how often the switches fail in these mice (particularly g700) I'd say the quality of these mechanical switches probably isn't much better. That's just an assumption though.
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