Logitech adds G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to G-series
By Dave LeClair
October 10, 2012
Logitech's G-series keyboards have a new member of the family. The brand new G710+ is a mechanical keyboard, which tend to be preferred by hardcore gamers. Mechanical keyboards offer quieter keys, and this G710+ is no exception.
The mechanical keys feature an actuating force of 45 grams (1.6 oz) and distance of 4 mm, which is great for high performance gaming. NYJacky from Team Curse tested the device and he claims it actually improved his scores in an MLG tournament while being easy to adapt to.
The keyboard has six customizable keys on the side that can be set up for various functions, depending on the game being played. Users can assign complex macros or intricate Lua gaming scripts to the keyboard’s G-keys. These can be entered in advance or on the fly. These can handle up to 18 complex functions for each game.
All of the 110 keys on the G710+ feature anti-ghosting and 26-key rollover, which assists in executing complex commands as quickly as possible. The entire keyboard is LED backlit with white lights, with four adjustable brightness settings. The arrow and WASD keys' lighting can be adjusted independently, which helps highlight these important gaming keys.
Logitech tested this keyboard with professional gamers and casual gamers alike. This is important because not all gamers play MLG, and some features on an advanced keyboard are unnecessary and actually hinder the use of the keyboard.
The keyboard is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. It is expected to launch later this month in the U.S. and in December for Europe. It will retail for US$149, which is $50 below Logitech's popular G19 model. Interested users can preorder the keyboard directly from Logitech.
The video below shows all of the features of Logitech's new keyboard.