Maintain full control of your gaming commands with the customizable, illuminated keys on this Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard. Connect the unit to a smartphone or tablet to display in-game information when you need a second screen. Anti-ghosting protection keeps the Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard from freezing up during intense gaming sessions.
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VERY good mechanical keys gaming keyboard
Posted by: norrinradd from: on
I've been a computer technician for well over 25 years. Choosing a keyboard is a highly subjective thing for me. I spent a long time reading reviews, going to various stores, and getting some hands-on time with other comparable modern mechanical keyed gaming keyboards. I mean, I REALLY spent a long time before deciding (like,several weeks)
I came over from using wireless Logitech keyboards in the past, primarily. (MK550 wireless wave combo also still using my Logitech DiNovo KB, mediapad and mouse) I have a good bit of knowledge where mechanical KB's are concerned as well, I just haven't had one in awhile to use regularly, so I wanted to make sure I made the right choice.
I started to get the Logitech G910 Orion Spark, but the Romer-G keys on it were really different on that particular model. I didn't think I could ever get used to all the different keys and how some were concave, some being plain and some at differing heights. I start from the perspective that Logitech has made great products that I have always liked in the past, and know that I usually can't go wrong (for my purposes) sticking with a known brand.
I had a really hard time deciding between the various Mad Catz, Razer, and Corsair gaming keyboards. Ultimately, my decision had to be made in conjunction with getting a new mouse as well. I ultimately went with this G910 Orion Spectrum and the G602 wireless mouse.
This combo gives me enough macros to utilize across all my games (mostly MMO). Although I realize there are new keyboards with more macro keys and combinations, as well as the same for the mouse, this keyboard and mouse satisfies my needs, even though I could've gone for a MMO specific mouse like the Corsair Scimitar or the Razer wireless chroma naga. In the end, I really didn't need that many extra macros on my mouse, and I saved a bit of money choosing the G602.
The G910 Orion Spectrum keyboard specifically has a really great feel to it. The Romer-G keys are very well made, I prefer them to every cherry-model key I've ever used, both with and without O-Rings. This keyboard is VERY quiet to me, and the pressure is 100% right for my typing style. This KB is also very good for general use other than gaming. (a problem I knew I would have if I got the G910 Orion spark)
The best features are the feel, the macro keys, the lighting, and above all else - the ARX dock. It's very nice to have my cellphone or tablet (or both) displaying various information as I game or work. The ARX apps are being developed by people that are VERY handy, and new ones are being developed. The community is a great resource. It's a feature that made the ultimate difference for me in my choice.
The combination of multimedia keys, macro keys, the ARX dock, the very nice and customizable lighting is very cool. Having said all of this, there are negatives.
The wrist rest is horrible. It doesn't fit well, made of a very, very flimsy plastic, and came off all the time. My solution was to use some removable mounting poster putty placed strategically on the underside of the rest so that it would not fall off or come apart from where it connects. Now it is rock solid stable. and is actually not a bad wrist rest, but for a keyboard that costs this much, it's not an improvement as they made with the keys on this model as opposed to the 910 Spark.
The keyboard is made of plastic, it will turn off some users, and some of the anodized aluminum keyboards out there are much more durable. However, I take care of my equipment, so the fact that this is made of plastic is not a problem for me. In fact, it weighs less, and as I use it on my lapdesk, it becomes a plus for me.
The big difference between this model and the Spark is that they redesigned the keys, and on this model, all have only a slightly concave depression that the fingers slide into as you type. It's really easy to get used to typing on it, the feel of the keys and the force to press them down is balanced just right, in my opinion.
Best of all is the ARX dock. I've got mine setup so I can dock both my phone on the keyboard and ALSO use my tablet beside my KB. One app monitors my PC stats while the other I usually have set for a multimedia remote or set to display my in-game macros until I get used to them.
It's best to go in-store and try out the feel of the keys, also get a feel of the way it's made in making your comparison of gaming keyboards. Feature-wise, it ranks up there with all other gaming KB's, and the ARX dock is super cool.
I would recommend this KB, but be sure you are prepared for dealing with the wrist rest (mounting putty is a great way to make it stable where it clicks into place to the plastic frame of the keyboard). All in all, placing my faith in Logitech has come through for me again, as I am sure this keyboard will last me a very long time.
I hope this in-depth review helps you to make your decision !
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Definite improvement over previous version
Posted by: GoodRobo from: on
This is a really nice keyboard. I was looking for something that wasn't really loud when I typed. This one seems to be a good mix of relatively quite keys but still getting the gaming performance of mechanical switches. It is definitely not as quiet as a membrane keyboard, but I'm happy with it.
All of the color changes are done via the software, so your keyboard will do the rainbow theme until you computer has completely booted up. It would have been nice to have the information stored on the keyboard itself, but this is such a minor issue, it doesn't take away much from the experience.
The keys are back to a normal feeling, concave design which was why I waited for this model to come out. The wrist rest is also a bit more of a polished design than the older version. Most things designed for gamers go for garish these days, which makes it difficult for those of us looking for gaming capable, but refined looks.
One thing that stood out as poorly thought out, is the ARX Dock,. It looks like you could dock your phone there and use it and keep it charged...NOPE, it's just a place to hold your phone while it uses up the battery. Your phone does not actually connect in any meaningful way to the keyboard via the dock, it's simply a holder.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ynchris from: on
I didn't buy this keyboard for gaming initially but I will use it for this purpose in the future. I use it to type code. I have an Anker mechanical keyboard which uses Cherry red, but it's not comparable to my G910. G910 is much quieter, and the keys give nice feedback so miss-type rate is exponentially lower. G910 also has tons of hotkeys scattered around the keyboard, which might be good for gaming. Also the volume knob and mute button are convenient for adjusting sound. The lighting effect is fantastic. There's no specific setups to be done, this keyboard is basically plug-in and use. There is an ARX dock that allows you to place your smart phone on it so keyboard information can be shown in an ARX app on your phone screen, but I never used it because if you dock your phone on the keyboard you won't be able to charge your phone. Hopefully Logitech will make it a chargeable-dock in the next generation. There is a complain though, that this keyboard doesn't come with any usb port. It would be perfect with this feature. Even though, G910 is still the best keyboard I've ever used and I give it 5-star.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DriftinTroLL from: on
This keyboard kept everything i loved about the orion spark and changed the two things i hated. Which were the wristpad and the god awful keycaps. Love this keyboard.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
My God It's Full of Stars!
Posted by: NavyAT1 from: on
Ok. I did a lot of research between this and the Corsair K-70. While I liked both of their tactile feel, the Logitech didn't have that overly "Clicky" feel to it. The other thing I really liked about the Logitech is that the RGB light does not spill out from under the keys. The light is only limited to the key letter / symbol. This proved to be more direct and less distracting while playing in a dark room . So yea.. I chose this one and after about a month of using it and really getting it configured I have decided I really like it a lot. Go buy one.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Tossinit from: on
Mainly FPS gamer. Coming from a Roccat and testing others, this keyboard is outstanding. The features really set it apart and the colors are so full and bright. I like the response of the keys. Was a little worried coming from cherry reds, but these have an addicting feel to them. Awesome product! Paired with the g502 it is a beast.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Nothing but good!
Posted by: Jeep2k from: on
There is nothing I can find about this keyboard that doesn't work as the manufacturer implied and intended. I really like the quite mechanical key switches.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great Gaming Keyboard
Posted by: Miswired from: Southgate, Michigan on
This was a first time "Gaming" keyboard purchase, and it was a great addition. The backlighting options are a nice touch (although a dedicated brightness key would have been nice). Would have given 5 star rating if it had not been for the lack of a dedicated brightness option, and the fact that keyboard key mapping must be done separetly for the keyboard if you change keys for game from default settings. Other than that, the keys are perfect and the programming options are robust enough for the most hardcore gamer.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great gaming keyboard
Posted by: Smokinjoe from: on
No problems with it other then it work very poorly if you spill you coffee all over it . lol
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Michael from: on
It was between this and the corsair k70. I had actually gone into the store looking for something different than either of those two options, but they didn't have it so my choice came down to these. I'm glad I chose this keyboard, it's awesome. You can serve rgb zones, patterns, or even each individual key. The software will tell you how often you press each key, how heavy, etc. You can program 3 different modes as well as program the g-keys. The typing took a few days to get used to since I switched from a membrane keyboard, but I'll never go back!