Logitech - Orion Red G610 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with Backlighting - Black

Level up your gaming computer with this Logitech gaming keyboard. Dedicated media controls let you play, pause or pump up the volume on your favorite games, and Cherry MX mechanical key switches offer a more responsive typing experience. With individual lights on each key, this Logitech gaming keyboard provides customizable light patterns for enhanced gaming.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Logitech Orion Red G610 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with Backlighting
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (313 out of 328)

    Features


    Light customization

    Choose your level of customization by selecting and personalizing each individual key light.*

    Time-honored Mechanical Cherry MX switches

    Provide linear keypress for rapid-fire actuation, rated to over 50 million keystrokes and actuate precisely for a reliable gaming experience.

    Media control at your fingertips

    Provides dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause, and mute music and videos instantly.

    Easy personalization

    Allows to assign custom button macros on F1 through F12 to customize your favorite game.*

    Press all the buttons

    Provides 26-key rollover. So you can press a huge number of keys plus modifier keys (Control, Alt, Shift) in any order and still get exactly what you intended.

    Find your comfort zone

    Three step angle adjustments allow you to set your keyboard to 0, 4 or 8 degrees for the angle right for you.

    USB 2.0 interface

    Establishes a reliable connection to your laptop or desktop computer.

    Windows compatible

    For use with your existing computer.

    *Logitech Gaming Software required


    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    3.9

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great keyboard even for non-gamers

      Posted
      MitchInOmaha
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I went to Best Buy looking for a premium keyboard and looked and looked and couldn't find anything but the usual mushy $25-40 keyboard by Logitech & Microsoft. I asked one of the associates and he asked if I'd seen their gaming keyboard; I had not. I had originally picked out a different product with per-key full RGB backlighting. Although that was pretty cool, I was surprised to find out that it actually had two USB cables (one for the keyboard and one for the onboard USB port -- which turns out is just an extension off the 2nd usb pigtail). Though I really liked the keyboard, I realized I really didn't care about the per-key full RGB lighting, and the 2nd USB pigtail really annoyed me (I was connecting it to a laptop with only a single USB port). So I returned it and picked up the Logitech G610. The Logitech G610 has only white lighting, and I *think* it might have per-key lighting options, but that's just not what I really care about, so I've not checked into it. They keyboard is still doing the slow rolling wave as configured right out of the box. I've never been a media keys user, and almost all of these premium keyboard have dedicated media keys. I was surprised how quickly I fell in love with the rolling volume control. I love that it's right here and I don't have to control volume on screen with the mouse. In fact, the media key and rolling volume control are some of my favorites. Gaming keyboards each have very specific make and model of keys in them, each with a different feel. I can't keep track of Cherry (brand) "brown" from "red" and it even seemed that some of the products had Cherry "speed" keys in them (the first one I bought and subsequently returned). Although I can't remember which model keys are in this keyboard, I can tell you that they are particularly smooth and easy to use; especially fast to type on. They're almost too fast; I'm still getting used to the keyboard and sometimes get keystrokes out of sequence, or even accidentally type another key (or double-tap a key) because of how easy this keyboard is to type on. The keys are smooth with no particular tactile or audible feedback. On the other hand, they're also fairly quiet to use. Originally, my goal was to find a bluetooth keyboard (to go alongside my bluetooth mouse) because I didn't want to have to plug anything into my laptop when using it at my desk. The wireless requirement kinda went away when I discovered a number of other devices that I wanted to connect via USB (to a laptop that has only a single USB Type A port), so I pulled out one of my powered USB hubs and now the keyboard is just one of the devices attached to the hub. In the end, I much prefer the performance of this keyboard over the convenience of not having to plug anything into my laptop. The G610, although in the gaming department, doesn't have any of the notable extras that gaming keyboards often have (like the extra rows of function keys, or programmable keys on the left side). This keyboard is very much the traditional 101-key of yesteryear, with the standard 12 function keys across the top, the ESC key set apart in the top left, the traditional inverted-T set of arrow keys and the 2x3 arrangement of insert/delete, home/end, and pg-up/pg-dn, and the convenient 10-key on the far right. I've been using a Microsoft Natural keyboard for so many years (which moved some of the standard positions of keys), so I'm still getting used to where some of the keys are. Seems like I routinely, accidentally hit the F11 or F12 keys while browsing, which of course, do crazy things like go full screen or open debug panels in the browser. Overall, this is a fantastic keyboard with a great feel in the traditional 101-key layout.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

      Posted
      WildBil52
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been using the Logitech Proteus Core Gaming Mouse (now called the G502 Proteus Spectrum) for a few years now and I've always loved Logitech's gaming mice. Their track record on Mechanical keyboards has been hit and miss. Some of their previous Orion keyboards have had odd design decisions like concave keys. Also, in a works where Cherry is the ubiquitous choice for a quality microswitch that comes in a variety of flavors, the Logitech exclusive "romer" switches were an odd marketing move. I was considering the Corsair K90 RGB or the K70 but this keyboard was on sale for $59 so I took a chance on Logitech and I am very happy. ALL of my previous worries about Logitech Keyboards have been reversed. The Keyboard has a VERY hefty feel to it. The USB cable is braided and very thick. The lighting effects can be adjusted using the Logitech Gaming software ( I like that there is one piece of software for both the keyboard and mouse). I have played several games and tyed a bunch with it and it feels fantastic though will take a little getting used to since the Logitech K330 Keyboard I am migrating from has a much shorter travel distance on the keys so I will spend a few weeks with more typos than before. Typing feels very fast on this keyboard. It's hard to explain but its almost like on my old keyboard the additional force required to press each key down slowed me down and after typing for a long time, my fingers would get fatigued. Not so fatigued that they hurt or anything like that, but now that it takes almost no force to type, when i go back to the old keyboard it's Night and Day. Great Keyboard, Highly recommended, especially if you can get it under $99 Pros- Plain Black minimalist design (more of a personal preference of mine than a pro for everyone) Very hefty feel, thick rubber feet so the keyboard doesn't budge 2 levels of height adjustment Logitech Gaming Software is intuitive, Macros are awesome Volume adjustment wheel is huge, easy to find without having to take eyes off monitor Cons- No RGB-Doesn't seem like a huge deal but if you game a lot, its nice to load the profile for a game and have certain keys be lit up so you know where all your options are Thoughts- Would be nice if the USB cable were longer for cleaner cable run options for folks with large desks

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent No Frills Keyboard

      Posted
      aarondr
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      There are a lot of mechanical keyboards to choose from these days. Many of them are focused on gaming, with lots of additional features and buttons. Depending on your genre of games, you may desire these features, but if your needs are more mixed usage these may simply be a distraction or affect touch typing. The G610 Orion fills that need. The G610 Orion is a great example of a solid keyboard, good build quality, with a few solid gaming features. Despite being marketed under the gaming name, the G610 doesn't screen gaming. The backlit keys are a nice solid white, which looks very professional. The backlight is adjustable to several levels. It does sport some gee-whizz backlighting features, such as wave, breathing, keypress, and star effect. These are fun, and execute smoothly. The backlight is further customizable through software. While these features are definitely more gaming focused, they don't distract from the core capabilities as a keyboard. The layout of the keyboard is excellent. The core keys are pretty standard. The volume roller is an excellent touch, and much better than a knob or buttons. The Cherry MX Reds are a love it or hate it kind of key - I am getting used to them. But other than a few extra low-profile media keys, there aren't any extra distractions. The casing is plastic, but feels quite solid. If you're looking for a keyboard that isn't RGB flashy with 160 keys - this is a great candidate. Do consider the Reds vs the Browns. I got the Cherry MX Red version on sale, but the brown version rarely goes on sale due to the keys popularity. This is a great keyboard, no matter which key-type.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not for Sudoku

      Posted
      user
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Not a gamer, I needed to replace the standard backlit keyboard. The backspace key on my Logitech K740 began malfunctioning after too many online Sudoku games. I use external mice and keyboard with my laptop. Decided to try gamer’s version, designed to handle a lot of abuse. K740 keys are tested for 10 mil strokes, this model for 50 mil strokes. Sudoku uses the backspace key more than all other keys for all other computer uses combined. So my replacement criteria were 1. Resilient backspace key and 2. The backlight. Unfortunately, the most gamer’s keyboards have crazy multicolor backlights. I was happy to find this one with simple white color. And that is just about all positive that I can say about this model. The backlight works in annoying waves. They can be turned off only by downloading software and keep it opened with all startup programs. More unnecessary software clutter. After getting used to the quiet keyboards, this loud clicking model is something that I would need to get used to again. I suppose the abuse proof mechanical keys cannot be made quiet. The rough, fingerprint proof surface of the keys is not the best for my style of quick sliding over the number keys while trying for speed records of Sudoku. Feels like a sandpaper. Also, the high rise of mechanical keys relative to the low rise of touch keys is something that keeps slowing me down. I was ready to return the keyboard when I tried the mechanical rolling audio volume control. What a delightful experience in comparison to holding the volume up/down keys… Just for that feature alone I decided to keep the keyboard. Then I went on to try music videos on YouTube. Dead silence on all my favorites. Only video works. Checked online, found out that this model does not and will not support YouTube videos. Never knew that audio playback function is keyboard dependent. Oddly, the audio with some videos work, some don’t. For my needs, this model is then virtually useless. Returned it with regrets. Still, that mechanical audio volume control should be standard on all external keyboards… I will miss it… A lot… Bought another K740 instead.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I was looking for

      Posted
      jkjorgie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I researched mechanical keyboards for probably 6 months before deciding to purchase this keyboard. My main purpose in purchasing a mechanical keyboard was to get one I could use for gaming, but also use at work without drawing too much undue attention. For me, the pros of this keyboard are the following: - Keys are responsive enough for gaming, but the Cherry Red switches aren't so loud that I disrupt my coworkers - Keys are back-lit, but the light is clear and not other gaudy colors that would be inappropriate for work (even though the rainbow colors are super cool when gaming) - Keyboard looks pretty generic overall. You probably wouldn't think the keyboard looked strange at all in an office setting unless you were familiar with the big Logitech gaming logo on the top corner. - Gaming mode button is easy to use and convenient - Music controls are nice - The volume control wheel is especially nice - Price point is good - Durability/quality of this keyboard far outperforms any other non-mechanical keyboard I have ever purchased I can't really think of any cons whatsoever. This keyboard is literally exactly what I wanted. I do plan to purchase another Logitech mechanical gaming keyboard at some point that is a bit more flashy, but when I do, I will leave that one at home for gaming and this one at work instead of hauling this one between both places.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A solid mechanical keyboard

      Posted
      Patpcs1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Works well as a quality mechanical keyboard - it clicks (there are quieter mechanical keyboards) but some like the clicks - it is backlight - a nice feature, but you must install the (free) Logitech app or it may go into display mode fading the lights or doing bizarre things. - it is incredibly responsive - fast for typing, but half presses you got away with in a cheap keyboard will be detected. A tiny learning curve, but way better once learned. - cord is thick and braided - avoids damage, but makes it a bit less flexible. - no USB hub - some keyboard offer a port or 2, but this does not. Fine, but one feature that would have been nice. - game mode button disables Windows key. A perk for gaming, but u till you learn what it does you might be hitting your windows key repeatedly wondering why it doesn't work. - solid media controls with a good quality feel, especially to the volume roller. All in all, this is a solid mechanical keyboard. I bought it for work, not gaming, and am happy with my purchase. If you want colors or a USB hub included look elsewhere, but otherwise this provides a very solid backlit mechanical keyboard experience for a reasonable price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Keyboard Upgrade

      Posted
      Gamer1489
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Years and ages, I've used what's referred to as membrane keyboards. They're the ones everyone's machines come with and what you're stuck with at work. Even the "ergonomic" keyboards use the same fixture behind the keys. If you're sick of that nonsense and need something more real, tangible and FAR easier to type on, this is the most no-frills mechanical keyboard you'll find without breaking the bank or getting one of those audacious gaming keyboards with all of the lights and nonsense designs. The white backlight is simple and helpful, the rotating volume control is precise and feels amazing, and the keys are just sublime. Typing is a breeze and it doesn't take much pressure to get what you want. Even if you pound each key out, this keyboard keeps going and going. The only bad thing is that if you don't want to install the Logitech Software, the only back-light effect will be a wave going across the keys instead of a consistent back-light, as it ought to be. Other than that, the USB cable is cloth shielded and the keys can be easily changed, if you need to. I highly recommend this as I use it at work every day and it's survived for months now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Gaming Keyboard

      Posted
      MovieNutForever
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this keyboard as a replacement for a keyboard I'd had for almost 20 years. A lightning strike apparently killed my old keyboard, so I needed a new one. I had been interested in getting a gaming keyboard, and this one seemed to fit the bill. I wasn't interested in the backlighting, but I must say that I like it. The G610 has white lighting only; the multi-colored lighting might be neat to have, but it significantly increased the price, so I went with the white. The Logitech software allows you to control the lighting, even create custom profiles for different games. The key response is excellent, much better than my old keyboard. I barely have to touch the keys, which took some getting used to. I also like the "Gaming" button, which turns off the Windows key. I was always hitting that on my old keyboard, which would kick me out to the desktop. Sometimes I could go back to my game, but other times it would crash the game and I'd have to reload. Now, I can turn it off and not worry about that happening. Overall, I really like the G610 and look forward to owning it for the next twenty years (barring any more lightning strikes).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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      The G610 Orion deploys familiar Cherry MX key switch technology in a smart, understated design.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Will Greenwald on June 7, 2016
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      Although they pack few fancy features, Logitech's G610 Orion Red and Brown keyboards offer simple, reliable performance that mechanical keyboard enthusiasts will appreciate.Full Review
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    • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Marshall Honorof on April 4, 2016
      Logitech G610 Orion Review — Cherry On Top
      The Orion is a keyboard with no fancy extras, for better and worse. Features like RGB lighting go by the wayside, facilitating a lower price tag and more streamlined software. The G610's dignified design and discrete media buttons are just asFull Review


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