After already featuring Logitech’s G602 mouse in my best guide and being super impressed with the quality vs the cost I was super impressed and thought I would take a look at their gaming keyboards. I ended up finding the G610 and can say that I was almost just as impressed. The Cherry MX switches were awesome, and so was the customizable lighting but I experienced some minor issues with some of the keys which were a shame and showed that their lower priced budget products are always great all of the time. Putting that aside though, their G610 keyboard is still a solid keyboard, and I know of a lot of other gamers who think the same and swear by it.
Choose your switch
One of the great things about the G610 keyboard is that before you buy the keyboard, you get to choose between either Cherry MX red or Cherry MX brown and let me tell you, there is a clear difference between the two. The red switch, in my opinion, is far better for gamers because it gives a faster click response. It’s hard to describe through words but if you get the brown switch then there is more resistance, and so that is a better switch for typing rather than gaming. Another good thing about both Cherry MX keys is that they are both incredibly quiet which is one of the most important features I now look out for before buying a gaming keyboard since I don’t live alone.
Customizable key lighting
I like the lighting on the g610, it isn’t over the top and too flashy like some others, but it does have a dim white light that you can customize via the software. It is possible to select individual keys to be lit up and synchronize different patterns. If you are smart enough, you can code something to help you game in the dark by leaving out all the useless keys to be unlit. You can also set up a game mode button that will activate your lighting features at the click of a button and turn them off when you need to write an essay for example.
Quality of build
Just like the cooler master pro keyboard I reviewed the Logitech G610 Orion is incredibly thick and bulky. Whether this is a pro or con depends on the individual and their preferences, but for me, I like it because it makes the keyboard that extra bit more durable and immune to inevitable knocks that the keyboard will take. Just keep this in mind though because it’s sometimes hard to tell from just looking at the pictures.
Keys bugging out
I’m not too sure if this was just an isolated issue for me or something to do with my computer, but I found that the num lock and caps didn’t work properly for me sometimes. I was disappointed with this, and I’m still waiting for a reply from Logitech’s support, but I’m not sure if they will be able to help me.