Logitech - RGB G810 Orion Spectrum Gaming Keyboard - Black

Logitech Orion Spectrum RGB Keyboard: This keyboard's Romer-G mechanical switches respond quickly to your keystrokes to minimize lag time during fast-action game sequences. Plus, you can create a custom look with programmable intelligent RGB illumination.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Orion Spectrum RGB Gaming Keyboard
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (405 out of 419)

    Features


    12 programmable macro keys

    Let you customize your control.

    Romer-G mechanical switches

    Ensure fast, reliable command response.

    Dedicated media controls

    Allow you to make precise volume adjustments with the push of a button.

    Intelligent RGB illumination

    Enables you to create custom backlighting for an enhanced gaming experience.

    26-key rollover

    Keeps up with fast in-game action.

    USB 2.0 interface

    Establishes a reliable connection to your computer.

    Windows compatible

    For use with your existing computer.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for older geeks who don't need the "sizzle"

      Posted
      banjo
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Actually the "top of the line" G910 gaming keyboard was marked down to a lower price when I got this, but too much "gamer" stuff on the G910 and not for an 'older professional' who wants to appear more mature than his 13-year-old gaming son. IMO the G910 wasn't selling as well as hoped, and the G810 is (to me) the superior model in design, appearance, and performance. This G810 looks professional on the desk, has OUTSTANDING color display (note that the 'special' keys on the number keys are also illuminated -- missing on many of the other illuminated keyboards - aren't these ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) the ones you can never remember when typing in the dark?), no "bottom of the keys" light spillover that takes away from the illumination focus, superior engineering on the Romer-G switches (Check out the tour of the Romer-G factory in Japan on YouTube), and feels like a BRICK in the hand (a GOOD BRICK) with heavy-duty construction. The 3-way adjustable tilt and huge rubber feet on the bottom will keep this from sliding around on any desk, including glass-tops. The only thing that makes this look like a "gamer rig" is the FABULOUS and CRISP color displays... which are easy to see even with the lights on in the room > fully adjustable to get it just the way you want at home or at work. I may be an old-timer, but I don't mind showing off a little bit and this keyboard is an EYE-CATCHER when the lights start doing the 'wave' across the keyboard! I read all the reviews and fiddled with the keyboards on display and there seem to be "Logitech Nay-Sayers" who can't bear the idea of using anything other than the older design "cherry" keys. I have gone from manual touch-typing > to I B M Selectric > to I B M 'clicky' keyboard (still one of my favorites) > to membranes > to whatever-cheapo-keyboard Dell includes in their educational computers > to a Saitek PK17U Cyborg > to this keyboard. This one is the best by FAR! Re: keys... you get a little 'click' so the sound and some tactile/touch reinforcement for keyboarding (typing) is there, but not too loud and for me just enough to let me know I hit the key. Yes it feels different from the cheapo Dell keyboard i just unplugged and replaced, but every keyboard is different and this one feels like driving a luxury car! Speaking of my son, he is now looking over at my new keyboard and looking at his illuminated keyboard and I think I know what he will be asking for come Christmas. Fortunately, the box still had the promotion of free download and activation code for "The Division" so the kid has something to keep him busy until Santa Claus comes. If you are an old crab like me, but like a little 'sizzle' when using your computer and want to treat yourself to a smooth-as-silk keyboard... this is the one I would recommend. Leave the "whoopee" keyboards to the kids. PS - you can hit a quick button on the keyboard and turn off the light display if you want to turn off the light show for a while.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid keyboard

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

      After going longer than 10 years since my last mechanical keyboard,(an old clicky blue IBM) I wanted to get back into one again, but not something quite so noisy. I researched various Cherry MX flavors & figured that I'd prefer something like the browns or blacks.(reds were just too mushy feeling for my taste) While out shopping & trying to get a real hands-on feel of a mechanical brown or black keyboard at a store,(something I was unable to accomplish, due to store model availability) I came across some Logitech Orion models, with their Romer-G mechanical keys. The feel was great, so I got the G810 & never looked back. I would imagine that the feel is somewhere between a MX brown and MX black... It's a solid-feeling board & I really like the dedicated media controls on it, especially the volume wheel, pause & mute button! They are very convenient compared to many of the other high-end boards that you have to hit a function key+ to achieve the same. Two very minor gripes - It's fairly high, so you might want to have a small wrist rest.(although I'd never want the one like on the G910) I got used to it just fine without any rest at all. The other beef is that there seems to be a little hollow resonance that comes from the mechanicals under certain keys as you type, especially from the space bar. If you're listening to music, or working in a non-quiet environment, you likely won't notice it as you type, but it may bother some in a perfectly quiet setting. It's not enough to make me change my mind about it, though - I really like this keyboard! The LGS software add-on does a good job of letting you customize your key-colors, & you can even scan for games located on your hard drive & it will auto-load an appropriate keycolor map from its extensive game profile library to give you a quick leg up on customizing your colors. Or, you can create your own profiles from scratch. You can pretty much do anything you want to the keys, including per-profile individual key color control. Overall, there's a lot to like about this keyboard, & the LGS gives you unlimited customization possibilities.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I'm Keeping It

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

      Initially, I wasn't sure how long I would keep this thing. It lacks some key features I would have expected at this price point. It should have come with a wrist rest, on-board memory like so many other keyboards (including Logitech) and a usb port. The lighting configurations suffer from the lack of on-board memory. If you want to have RGB lighting stay dormant on system power-up, well that's a no go. I consider this a major oversight. The only other gripe I have about this keyboard is the metallic sound that emanates from the support structure located under the keys. Engineering should have applied some common dampening techniques to the metal plate structure within. In a quiet environment, you can hear a sheet metal 'bell' type tone that comes as a result of a the resonance coupling between the lower keys (especially the space key), the spring/mass system of the key assemblies and the support structure. I almost returned this beast because the pure nature of the tone was annoying as all get up. The keys themselves are superb with respect to action and way the lighting has been incorporated into the design. The volume roller is one of my favorite features and I have no complaints about the other media control buttons. They work fine and don't feel cheap like others have commented on in their online reviews. I don't miss the dedicated gaming function keys either. You can assign keys via the gaming control software as you please ... but again, if the unit had on-board, non volatile memory, this functionality could have been that much more powerful. With all that said, I'm keep it. I've tried too many keyboards and it comes down to trade offs. This unit delivers on typing performance and visual presentation. The resonance noise is tolerable although it's sort of unacceptable for a keyboard in the 100+ dollar range. Logitech engineers should have known better. I have read others who have modified their units to dampen the noise and I will be giving this a closer look once I am out of warranty. I would rate the performance and lighting a solid 5 but the design does have deficiencies so 3 is all I can honestly award at this point. Had the price been a lot lower, then a higher score could have been justified based on cost controls but at the time of this writing, this is the 2nd from the top offering from Logitech and should have included those missing features I've already mentioned, chassis noise notwithstanding.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The hyperbole is true

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

      I had read in a review for mechanical keyboards that buying one would "change my life." I've been a software developer for 20 years now, so I'm pretty familiar with a keyboard, and switches just did not seem as momentous as having your first child or taking a vow of silence in a monastery. I've used this keyboard for about 10 days and now feel qualified to make a comment about how changed my life has become. Frankly, I agree that mechanical switches has changed me. I'm not eating any better or exercising more, but I will definitely say that my typing has gotten faster and more accurate. I wish that I had purchased a mechanical keyboard long, long ago. The experience is that much better. When I was looking for a keyboard, I checked all of the sources to determine what switches to get. Web sites tell you how great Cherry MX switches are, so I was pretty set on getting Red or Brown until I went to Best Buy and tried the Romer-G switches. The Cherry switches felt decent, but I fell in love with the Romer-Gs. Cherry switches were REALLY loud (Red) or didn't feel satisfying (Brown). The Romer-G switches are not super-loud, but have a very satisfying actuation and overall feel. I'm really happy that I went with the Romer-G switches. As far as gaming goes, I can't say that I'm any better, but the lighting stuff in the Logitech Gaming software could really help. The ability to set colors for particular zones of keys is amazing. There are other bits that appear to be more of a gimmick, like waves of colors across the keyboard, that would be more distracting than anything else. I also use this keyboard to work, so maybe I'm a curmudgeon as well. Bottom line is that I wholeheartedly recommend a mechanical keyboard. I'm very pleased with Romer-G switches after checking out Cherry switches, but it would be a far better idea to see if you can try them all out before being forced to make a decision. I'm quite happy, however.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fully featured with exactly the right # of keys

      Posted
      makkura

      This keyboard is as fully featured as the other Logitech mechanical keyboards. Like all Logitech gaming equipment, Logitech's software suite allows editing the functionality of the device. For this board that involves the F1 - F8 key rebinds and a series of lighting features Key Binds - G Keys: It does NOT have dedicated G keys for key bindings but allows rebinding of the Function keys F1 - F8 on a per profile (eg: per game) basis. Lights - ALL the lights!: The lighting features allow preset animation and light 'flow' as well as reactive lights where lights change upon your key presses. You can also choose colors for certain kinds of sections of keys such as modifier keys or ASDW all the way down to simply giving each key whatever color you want. Game Reactive Lighting: Logitech and a few other companies have started getting data from certain games and allowing the keyboard lighting to react to events in the game. The first big game I know of for this keyboard is The Division. When the game starts up the keyboard lighting sets to sync with the game (this is a feature you can disable in the game, at the very least). The buttons tied to your abilities (eg: Q, E) change color when they are cooling down and when they are available. I think the board flashes red when your health is low. Personally it's an interesting feature but I'm not looking at my keyboard while I'm playing so I don't really notice it. If you're a big keyboard lighting fan, though, it's an awesome addition. Key feel: For mechanical keyboards, I've primarily used MX-Blues, MX-Clears, MX-Whites, and MX-Browns. The keys here feel much lighter than I'm used to. The Romer key switch is stated to have a 45 gram actuation force putting it on par with MX-Browns and MX-Reds. They state they are a tactile switch like an MX-Brown but I don't really notice it. Unless you have a light touch and are sensitive to the actual point, expect to bottom these out like an MX-Red instead. Overall it's a good board supported by good software. I'd suggest it for anyone looking at a G910 but not wanting the giant foot print along the bottom or just a few less keys to deal with.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome keyboard!

      Posted
      yale281
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I just got a chance to unpack and set it up. I also had the G710+ and Razer Blackwidow Chroma. The Logitech G810 beats both of them hands down. I was nervous about the Romer-G switches as compared to the G710+, but I'm adjusting just fine. Overall the G810 is much quieter to type on. The only thing that I could think of that could be improved is that Razer has a mode to let you "layer" the lighting effects. For example, create different colored lighting zones, then add a layer of reactive lighting on top. The Logitech Gaming Software only lets you pick between zone lighting mode, effects mode, and freestyle (static color) mode. There is no way to currently turn off the "G" logo lighting in the effects modes. I'd rather not have a super bright logo shining into my face. Anyway, this is everything I hoped for in a spiritual, understated RGB successor to the G710+. They even made the volume scroller wider and moved the "game mode" key out of the way to prevent accidental presses. You won't regret buying it :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Above average

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

      For the price, I would expect something a bit more sturdy and higher quality. It's a good keyboard but not great. I've had it for a few weeks under heavy use and there are a few things that bother me. I like the feel of the keys generally. I like the look of the keyboard and the simplicity. And I like that there are no macro keys to the left of the QWERTY keys. Oh, the volume dial is also a very nice addition. My main issue is with a certain aspect of the keys and I don't think it's something that I can get used to. If you strike the keys head on and straight down, the feel is great. If you push the keys in any direction as you're pressing them, you feel resistance like it is rubbing up against some wall. I'm not a perfect typist but I do type pretty quick and I've noticed this slows me down. Also, while gaming, I've had more mis-keys than before. Another less important fault is the sound that certain keys make. For my keyboard, the space and enter keys make a higher-pitched "key is loose" sound that is annoying especially since they are two of the most used keys. I've previously used Cooler Master and the Razer Chroma v2 so my experience is not crazy. I was intrigued by the Romer-G switches. I'll likely return this and try another keyboard.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for my puroses

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

      Compared to other mechanical keyboard the G810 is fantastic. For some the RoamerG switches are not the best option. They prefer the Cherry MX switches and with good reason those are fantastic. Currently I am using this keyboard in my living room, but take it with me when I need to work away from my home office. The qualities of the G810 that I like most are the divots in the keys, the per key back-lighting, and fact that the keyboard can be controlled from the Logitech software center. Since I use the Logitech G600 mouse at almost all my computers the G810 is a great pairing. On my main computer I use the G910. The 810 and 910 have basically the same layout causing less muscle confusion moving between two keyboards. The 810 also has a great build quality. It has weight to it and the volume roller does not feel cheep or plastic. The connecting cable for the keyboard is thick and well attached. I love the ability That said this G810 is not perfect. I wish there was an alternative to the ok Logitech gaming software. My only other niggle is that the keyboard goes back to the color changing pattern when I lock the screen on my computer. That could be something I have set wrong though and have not figured out yet. All in all this keyboard is great for someone who like the RoamerG mechanical switches, who doesn't want an as expensive 2nd keyboard that is similar to the G910 or who wants a gaming style mechanical keyboard without the Extra keys like the G910s G and M keys. The 810 does have those functions, but not the extra keys on the side and top of the board.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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