December 5, 2012

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the latest keyboard featuring high-speed, whisper-quiet keys, adjustable backlighting, G-keys, and more. If you are looking to replace your standard model keyboard to improve your gaming, this is one you seriously need to check out.

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyword
Tactile high-speed, mechanical keys – The mechanical keys on the G710+ deliver gaming-grade responsiveness and tactile feedback superior to rubber-domed keys. With an actuation force and distance of 45 g and 4 mm, respectively, the keys are optimized for rapid command entry. Plus, the keys have been tested for durability to a 50 million cycle life.

Whisper-quiet keys – Quiet, non-clicking key switches and a built-in dampening ring underneath each keycap significantly reduce the distracting noise coming from your key presses without sacrificing responsiveness.

Adjustable dual-zone backlighting – Easily locate keys – even in low light. The entire keyboard is backlit in white LED light and adjustable to one of four brightness levels plus “Off”. For better visibility of the WASD and arrow keys, their brightness can be adjusted independently from the rest of the keyboard.

6 programmable G-keys – With three macros per G-key, you can configure up to 18 individual functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts. You can also create macros on the fly.

110 anti-ghosting keys – All 110 keys of the G710+ are calibrated to prevent anti-ghosting. Press and hold multiple keys simultaneously without fear of missing or unexpected key presses.

26-key rollover – With 26-key rollover, press almost any number of keys plus modifier keys (Control, Alt, Shift) in any order and get exactly what you entered.

Instant media access – Convenient, one-touch controls give you instant access to volume control and media playback.

Game/Desktop mode – No accidental interruptions – you can disable the Windows/Context Menu keys when you play.

USB pass-through – Easily connect your mouse, headset or other USB device via the Hi-speed USB (2.0) pass-through instead of searching for your computer’s USB port.

Removable palm rest – You’ve got extra support when you need it. Or simply detach the palm rest when it’s in the way.

Durable tilt legs – The G710+ has superior durability in all aspects – and its tilt legs are no exception. The durable tilt legs provide stability and comfort even in your most intense gaming sessions.” - Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyword

My Thoughts
If you are a serious MMO gamer, you know that the extra upgrades for your computer setup are well worth it when it comes to gaming. A new gaming mouse can make you move with ease on long gaming sessions, and the extra G-keys help you to do things faster. A new gaming keyboard can help just as much, and should definitely be considered when upgrading your computer.

The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is everything it says it is. The keys are extremely fast, quiet, and they light up (if you want them to), so you can play in the dark and still easily locate your keys. You can also use the USB connector on the keyboard to insert your mouse to make the wires less confusing. The palm rest is a nice addition to the keyboard, and it is easy to remove if you don’t need or want it for your keyboard. The G-keys are also very easy to program for your specified demands in the games you play.

I really like this keyboard. The keys are much quieter than any keyboard I have used before, which is very nice. I also like how I could make the “WASD” keys brighter to find easier when using these to move in a game. There is just the right amount of G-keys for me, and they are easy to locate when needed.

The only thing I really didn’t like about this keyboard is that you don’t have the option to change the backlight color. The different levels of brightness is nice, but I would have fallen completely in love with this keyboard if I had the option to choose what color the keys and backlight area were able to be set to. White is boring.

Overall, this is a great gaming keyboard. If you don’t mind that the keys only light up white, you’ll enjoy it tremendously for your gaming. I definitely recommend it.

Disclosure: Thank you to Logitech for providing me with the product for review. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts about the product being reviewed are my own.


Michelle said...

I like that it glows but I think I'd like it more if I could change the color on it too. Other than that, it looks great!

Anonymous said...

I want this for christmas!!!

Nickie said...

I just bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. Hopefully he'll like it! he plays MMOs so it should be good and he won't keep me up with the lights on to see the keyboard!