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After using the keyboard for a while and playing with the light settings I’ve really enjoyed the keyboard so far. It’s super quiet for a mechanical keyboard unlike some others (blackwidowcoughcough) and it feels like I barely have to touch the keys and they register.
My biggest complaint actually comes from amazon and the company who shipped it. Amazon just threw shipping labels on the original box itself and called it good while the shippers who dropped it off just left it on my doorstep..... in plane view of anyone walking by. A 230$ keyboard in it’s original packaging just sitting outside screaming “come take me!!”
That has really annoyed me, otherwise I really like the keyboard so far.
I only gave 4 stars because I can’t rate durability so soon. Others have complained about it only being plastic and not metal but I don’t really care about that honestly. The only other complaint I can think of is it’s lack of a pass through USB. But more of an annoyance then anything.
I've always been a Logitech fan so getting the new G910 Orion Spectrum was something I was looking forward to. I am currently using the Spectrum at work. I have tried about 5 other mechanical keyboards from various companies along with other non mechanical gaming keyboards. In comparison to other keyboards, it's a sound competitor. It's not too loud like the last two I purchased as it feels a bit soft/springy. It doesn't seem as rugged as the last two mechanical keyboards I bought, but as a result, feels slightly more comfortable to type on by allowing you to breeze over the keys at a quicker pace. I use a Corsair mechanical keyboard at home which feels like I'm launching a nuke every time I hit a key, (which is awesome) but in my old age, my fingers tend to hurt after a lot of typing. This keyboard probably has the coolest lighting effects of any of the keyboards I've purchased including the more expensive ones. I have yet to experience the lag software issue people have been talking about. All in all, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars due to the volume roll button looking and feeling like a .02 piece of plastic. It's like building a Ferrari and then putting hubcaps on it, come on Logitech, really?
I am not a gamer. I am a super fast typist and work all day and into the late nights. I first tried the Razer Blackwidow Elite, yellow, linear silent. That was solid as a rock, really strong quality, but too loud, and the linear design does feel like after typing all day that my fingers get tired pressing down farther. This purchase was aimed to have a quieter keyboard and try the tactile design. This one is much more plasticky-meaning cheap feeling. Each key when pressed is quieter. It however still is annoying, but my family cannot hear it in the other rooms, where the Razor yellow as noted above, was audible downstairs! This one has a springy sound with each keystroke, which is annoying and I don't think it is a durable keyboard. The wrist rest on the Razor above was able to be removed and realigned w magnetic design. It was also padded for comfort. This one has an unattachable wrist "support" which is hard plastic. so yes, my palm can rest on it for support but it is not padded. It also cannot be removed so that we can buy our own padded one. If you remove the hard plastic, then under it is a hard plastic frame which is not removable and is in a shape that would not be able to be matched. My wrists hurt more with this than the Razer. Significantly. The audio controls are fair and mostly digital except the roller ball volume. The skip a song ahead button doesn't work unless I press it a couple of times sometimes. The volume control is good and is not in a place you can inadvertantly swipe it. The Razer has more manual controls which I like, as they work better, though the volume disc on the Razor sticks out of the side of the keyboard so my hand brushed it a few times in effort to grab my mouse and then the music volume changed as a result; minor flaw in the Razer, but in this model the volume is flat on the keyboard top above the numeric pad, so it's out of the way. Works fine. Saw someone else didn't like it; the more manual the better in my opinion bc they dont break. Not happy the forward audio button fails often. I have not programmed anything in the programmable keys yet but will once I have a minute. Also it is very clear whether I have caps/numbers lock on. It says it in print and a light is next to it. On the Razor it doesn't say it and its just a few lights and you have to know which light is which. These keys have a natural spot for fingertips. No weird slants. Razor is the same. Lighting is cool and I like it lit. Seems bright. The keys are flush with the keyboard. In the Razor they are elevated. This one is entirely plastic. Razor has metal base so it is more durable. This one does feel relatively cheap in design. The cord to the computer is a single USB unbraided. I do not see any USB passthrough. In the Razor there is USB passthrough and a double USB at the end and an audio cable. So, if sound was not an issue with the clackingclicks I would go for the Razor, I think. This one is too plasticky for me but it is quieter. Oh one other thing...the preprogramed keys on this keyboard are isolated separate keys which is nice for pre-programmable macro use. The Razor are not special keys but you can program the keys. They just are not specific for that purpose on the Razor. This is a benefit of the Logitech in my opinion and they are noted G1,G2, G3, etc for 9 keys. This unit also takes up more desk space than the Razor.
PROS: Individually programmable RGB keys. Enough macro keys for all but the most serious gamer. I had a hard time finding an RGB Keyboard with macro keys, so this one won.
CONS: I'm not a fan of the hand rest on the bottom of the keyboard. Its not removable except the flimsy cover they put on it which FEELS nice but is a pain if you need to pick up the keyboard to move it because it feels like it wants to come off and sometimes does. Also, they way it's designed makes it difficult to pick up on the sides so the front is the most logical place to grab it from.
MEH: This is my first mechanical keyboard and the mechanical keys just don't do it for me. They don't make me happy but they don't make me sad either. Maybe it makes me a scrub but I don't see what the big deal is, or maybe it's not a good keyboard, I don't know. I don't have access to any other mechanical keyboards to compare it to. The keys are clicky if you're into that.
I've had this keyboard for several weeks now and it has been working fine until just recently. I spilled a few drops of water on it (honestly that's all it was), and cleaned it up immediately. I had to pop off a few keys to do it though. I put them all back on, no big deal. After that the keyboard is sending keypresses to the computer all by itself. I did some trouble shooting and made sure it was the keyboard itself and not malware or a macro.
The keys is presses are "J", "U", and "Up arrow key"
I checked the "Logitech Gaming Software" and there are no macros with those keys. I even switched macro sets from M1 to M2 and that didn't stop it, so there's no chance I pressed MR by mistake and recorded a random macro.
Furthermore, I plugged the keyboard into a completely different computer that it's never been plugged into before and it was still doing it.
I should also point out that the J and U keys were some of the ones that I removed, but the up arrow key was not.
After plugging in another keyboard so I could write this I plugged the G910 back in just to make sure. When I did so it types "up arrow key 7ujn". It also will type that if I press the light button on the keyboard. No other key does anything abnormal, not even the macro keys (I checked them all).
Also, oddly enough it has now stopped pressing random keys and will only do so if I plug it in or press the light button.
CONCLUSION: Ultimately if that's all it's doing (IE no random key presses) I can live with it because don't plug it in repeatedly and I rarely use the light button. None of my gripes are enough to make me not like it, but I probably wouldn't buy it a second time if I needed a new one.
The letters are satisfying to press, the software is the best keyboard software, the macros are great, but four things.
1. the side of the spacebar facing you is raised too high, my right thumb feels a bit strained reaching up. minor nitpik.
2. lower logo is absurd in design. it sinks into the keyboard and traps dust and dirt UNDERNEATH the glass of the logo. I've had it for 10 days. There's a dog hair line going over the "G910" under the glass of the logo that's just there now. I don't understand how so much good design thinking goes into a keyboard like this, but then those same minds came up with this logo thing. How does that happen?
3. The shift keys. I may have a defective one, because it's just a light squish, zero "click" and a very shallow push. Very obnoxious if you're playing a game where shift is the run key. My cheap acer keyboard at work has a more reaffirming shift key.
4. The phone dock thing is tacky
Other than that, it's the best in it's class adjusted for price point.
Very nice. This thing is supper responsive so be prepared for an adjustment period if your coming from a typical or even membrane gaming type keyboard. This is my 1st mechanical board so I can't offer a comparison there but I really like this thing. I have read reviews that mention unwanted keystrokes and I can see why! The key actuation is incredible and that is a good thing for me but others may not agree so be aware that if you touch a key you will get a character. The Logitech gaming software that controls the G key functions as well as lighting schemes is actually worth the space it takes up on your hard drive and the lighting is great if that is something that matters to you. The caps light up with no bleed from under the caps so if your looking for a desk lamp you may want to look at some other brands that include light bleed from the bottom of the caps by design. Now for the star I deducted.. 1st off I would have spent the extra 30 bucks to get this from NE if I had known it was gonna take almost a week for Amazon to process the order and 10 days to actually receive the keyboard. I understand holiday rush bs but still. 2nd and hope Logitech sees this part....... The ARX dock needs to be replaced with a microphone or something else that has purpose instead of a piece of plastic that is useless to most people. At the very least it should be black or red or another color that doesn't conjure images of a 1972 powder blue Ford Pinto or VW Beetle. Also,The bottom of the frame is not a-symmetrical so if you prop the keyboard up on something for comfort as I do you will find that the right side creeps down on you easily.
Great over all keybaord. I love the Romer G switches. They are a lot quiter than traditional mechanical switches, my blue yeti mic does not pick up as much of the clickyness as it did with other mechanical keyboards. I personally like the way the Romer g switches feel. If you're used to membrane switches and want to make the upgrade to mechanical switches this is a perfect middle ground as far as the feel of the switch goes. The RBG software doesn't offer as much customization as other brands but it is much easier to use and understand. Setting up macros and RGB color profiles was very easy and straight forward.
- 1 star for mainly asthetics: Non briadied cable The arx dock station is blue (it doesn't match the rest of the key board and messes with the color scheme.) Should be black as this is an RGB keyboard. The media keys and volume wheel lights are always blue no matter what colors you have set on the rest of the key board. Kind of defeats the purpose of the RGB. I also had a problem where the the keyboard randomly stops typing but unplugging it and plugging it back in has fixed the issue. Not sure if this is an issue with the keyboard or linked to something else. I never had this problem when I used it with my laptop in clamshell mode. It only happened on my main gaming rig witch just had an unstable PSU die (not sure if related to PSU issue or with the keyboard it self).
I purchased this Keyboard February 8, 2017, It has been a great keyboard, but as of today July 23, 2018 some of the keys are having lighting problems. The right arrow key, F7, Z and < keys have all lost the blue color, also I've started to notice that at random times the entire keyboard will flicker.
I'm not sure if this is the norm, but I figured I should put the information out there none-the-less.
Pros: • highly customizeable RGB backlighting! You can program different animations or color combinations for each application (game, software, etc). • keys have an impressive responsiveness • volume dial on keyboard is great for extra fine tuning of audio volume. • I love the phone dock--it's changed everything!
Cons: • a bit louder than expected despite buying this specifically for the softer & quieter Romer-G switches (similar to Cherry MX Browns) • keys take a bit more muscle effort to push down than I'd prefer, perhaps mostly due to such tall keys. I'm looking for a keyboard with shorter keys now or a shorter press at least. • the keyboard is VERY large in width (a whopping 20 inches!) and takes up a lot of horizontal desk space. It's only after using this for about a year that it's really starting to get to me. I've noticed that because of the shear size of this thing I have to keep my mouse much further to the right (and my arms further apart) and that's not very comfortable for me.
I'm now shopping around for a keyboard that's exactly the same as this except more compact so that my arms can be more comfortable on the desk and with a shorter key press. I'm having trouble finding anything half as good though.