The Logitech G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard is a very solid product both in the design and construction, but in what it has to offer as well. While I typically prefer a stronger spring in my mechanical switches, the choice of Cherry MX Brown switches was a good one. There is a slight tactile feel when you hit the actuation point of the keys stroke, and no matter how hard you want to type, there is very little to be heard from the keys. A lot of that has to do with the fact that each of the key caps that are backed with brown switches also has a rubber O-ring installed to keeps the plastic of the key caps from clacking against the steel plate. Overall the experience has been a good one with the G710+, even if I just tinkered with the M and G-keys, I can see where it would come in handy for certain games or even just using them as a push to talk key for various VIOP programs.
The G710+ also offers 26-key rollover, but since I cannot make that many keys go down at once, I think that level is more than sufficient. When you mash eight keys at a time, all keys are recorded at once, and I noticed the anti-ghosting works well, too. I have had no issues with walking forward in game and not having a simultaneously pushed key get recognized. I know this is something that can be a real pain in the rear end with other "gaming" keyboards out there, but it seems that with the G710+, these issues do not exist.
On top of the general feel of the keys and the way in which Logitech implemented the actuation of the switches, you still have the software and G-keys to add in. I like that even with the obvious way of going through the software to set their functionality or input a Macro, you can also just hit the MR button and record functions to the G-keys on the go. Then to top it all off, there is the white LED backlighting which is controllable in its intensity, and is something I have yet to see offered in a keyboard unless it offered full RGB controls.
I have never really owned a Logitech product that I didn't like. I have used their mice and keyboard exclusively until I got to be a reviewer and had tons of parts thrown at me, and I was never let down or even had a product fail that I didn't already have four or five years of use with it first. I do believe that for right around $130 dollars, the G710+ is yet another product that should stand the test of time at my desk. There was nothing during my close inspection, during the tear down, or during my use of this mechanical gaming keyboard that would give me any reason not to fully recommend and support Logitech with this endeavor into mechanical keyboards with the G710+.
It seems that Logitech has built a very solid foundation for peripherals over the years, and none of that was lost with them delving into a slightly new market with this mechanical gaming keyboard.
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- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Logitech G710+ Gaming Mechanical Keyboard]
- Page 5 [The G710+ Continued]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [Inside the G710+]
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