The Logitech G610 Orion features the familiar Cherry MX key switch technology while having a smarter, and yet understated design. It has a more simplistic offering as compared to other keyboards on the market that screams “high-end.” It marks the departure from what would otherwise be the design offering of the company’s other gaming products as those have looks that are more outlandish, not to mention they are made brighter.
The Logitech G610 Orion Departs From the Company’s Outlandish Design for Gaming Peripherals
The Logitech G610 Orion can be purchased in two variants: one has the Cherry MX Red switches, whereas the other has Cherry MX Brown. Both of these models are top-notch, but it should be noted that both models differ from each other.
When you opt for the Red switch, it travels on a consistent path downwards, and there is no bump in the middle in which many other keyboards with Cherry MX switches have. This light touch and lack of bumps make this one of the quieter, if not the quietest model than many. It also feels faster than many others.
As for the Cherry MX Brown switches, these offer the more traditional offering. While they still have the same 2-millimeter actuation point as compared with the Cherry MX Red switches, there will be a noticeable bump in the middle of the pressing action. Therefore, you do get a more tactile feedback in which many would associate with mechanical switches.
It all boils down to preference when it comes to purchasing the G610 Orion. It’s either you want a more tactile feedback or a more silent offering. Nevertheless, both variants do offer a great feel to them. But the design is also one that can give you a “love it or hate it” kind of vibe. There are those that do want the very simple offering for a high-end keyboard that this keyboard projects, whereas there are those that want a model with more theatrics.
Aside from its overly simplistic design, the Logitech G610 Orion is also lacking in the theatrical department. There are other keyboards that have scrolling lights and other similar features, but this one has backlighting that is limited to one color – white. There is no RGB lighting system on this one, which might put off some. Furthermore, there are no dedicated macro keys. Therefore, this particular keyboard would cater to a rather specific niche in the market, and those are for the people who want a good performing unit without the need for bells and whistles.
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