I love mechanical keyboards. They are responsive, nice to type on, and make that awesome clicky sound. Logitech is going to get into the mechanical keyboard market with their new Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard.
The G910 is using new switches. The Romer-G switches is suppose to register your presses 25% faster than other switches and is rated for up to 70 million keystrokes. Yes, this keyboard isn't using the CherryMX switches, so it will be interesting to see how they hold up.
If you like to customize your keyboard with lighting, each key can be set to a color of your choice. Of course, you'll also be able to customize the key functions with the Logitech software.
Something interesting is that there's a tray to hold your iPhone or Android phone. What's this good for you say? Well, Logitech will have an app that will display information or let you control aspects of your computer that you can run on the phone. The tray will let you use your phone as a display and mimics some of Logitech's old keyboard with screens.
The G910 is expected to be out in November 2014 and with a suggested retail price of $179.99.
Logitech Engineers Most Advanced Mechanical Gaming Keyboard In the World
Logitech G910 Orion Spark Features Exclusive New Romer-G Mechanical Switches, Intelligent RGB Illumination and Arx Control Integration
NEWARK, Calif. — September 17, 2014 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive new Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than any other mechanical switch, improved durability and intelligent Illumination.
“This keyboard is the culmination of years of ongoing development by our engineering team, incorporating feedback from gamers and eSports athletes to develop a next-generation mechanical key,” said Vincent Tucker, director of Logitech gaming. “Our team was charged with developing a keyboard that truly improves the gaming experience, and Orion Spark delivers.”
Orion Spark combines lightning speed responsiveness, improved accuracy with superior RGB illumination in a performance-driven design.
“My players love the new switches,” said Andy Dinh, owner of Team Solomid. “They are so excited about them, that the whole team is using them in the League of Legends World Championship.”
Fast, Responsive, Durable: Romer-G Mechanical Switches
Orion Spark features exclusive new Romer-G mechanical switches, which can’t be found on any other keyboard. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm,Romer-G switches register your key presses up to 25 percent faster than competing mechanical switches. Improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent longer than others on the market, also allows this keyboard to weather the wear and tear of intense gaming.
Intelligent RGB Illumination
The lighting in every key of Orion Spark can be individually customized from a palette of 16.8 million colors. You can mark keys by color to keep track of spells and other commands, change colors to match your setup, or set lighting by game. The lighting is centrally located within each switch and is directed by precision optics, to ensure that the lettering on each key is evenly illuminated.
Arx Control Integration
Arx Control is a new app from Logitech G that works with LGS to enable delivery of a wide range of information on your mobile device including anything from in-game intelligence, to vital system performance stats, to media controls. Using our Arx Control SDK game developers can even create customized applets to deliver content unique to their game. Major developers like Valve have been given early copies and are exploring possible integrations for Steam and for their popular games. Orion Spark features a pullout tray that supports most iOS® and Android™ devices, providing easy access to Arx Control data.
Nine Programmable Buttons
You can also customize your favorite game by assigning game controls and macros to the nine individually programmable G-keys, for quick and easy access to complex commands. Orion Spark supports up to 27 commands across three profiles for maximum convenience, and setup is easy using Logitech Gaming Software.
Pricing and Availability
Orion Spark is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November 2014, for a suggested retail price of $179.99