LOGITECH G810 ORION SPECTRUM
The G810 Orion Spectrum is a compact mechanical keyboard with a simple black plastic housing that is matte on the top and glossy on the sides. Inside there's a steel plate for stability. The G810 makes good use of available space with dedicated media controls at the top right, which includes a volume scroll wheel. On the bottom of the keyboard, two feet let you adjust the typing angle between 0, 4, and 8 degrees.
The G810 uses Logitech's Romer-G switches, which are made in Japan by Omron, and are rated for 70 million keystrokes, making them more durable than both Cherry and Kailh switches. The switches are non-clicky and have a low 45g actuation force (the same as Cherry MX Browns and Reds) and a very light tactile bump. The switch has a short actuation point of 1.5mm (MX Browns are 2mm) and travel from actuation point to bottoming out is also quite short – we estimate total travel to be about 3mm. Compared to MX Browns, the Romer-G switches feel a little softer, almost like Browns with dampening rings. The keyboard features 26-key rollover and anti-ghosting.
Romer-G switches use a unique stem, so unfortunately the keycaps aren't easily replaceable. On the plus side, the default keycaps feel fairly standard, with a comfortable sculpted curve.
The G810 runs on Logitech's Gaming Software, which you can use to easily reprogram certain keys, link games to custom profiles and play with the keyboard's full RGB backlighting. The software will automatically scan your system for installed games and create profiles for them. The G810 doesn't have dedicated macro keys, but with Logitech's software you can program macros or key commands and bind them to F1 through F12 instead.
Lighting can be configured on a per-key basis, or you can opt for patterns such as a rainbow wave that passes along the keyboard. You can also have the keys change color when you tap them. Customization isn't quite as deep as what you get with SteelSeries, Razer or Roccat, but most of the basics are there.
In the top-right corner, you'll find dedicated media keys.