Logitech’s first mechanical keyboard, the G710+, is packed with features: 110 anti-ghosting keys, 26-key rollover, dual-zone five-level adjustable backlighting, six programmable macro keys (which can store up to three macros each), dedicated media control keys and a Windows button lock key to prevent accidental tabbing out of your game. As a nice touch, the media control panel also has a scrollwheel for quickly adjusting volume.
The G710+ uses a combination of matte grey and shiny black plastic, capped off with angled edges and a bold, contrasty orange border around the Macro keys. An optional keyboard rest is included, but is a little undersized and too low profile to add much comfort. The G710+ requires two USB ports to use, but you gain one of them back thanks to a USB passthrough port located at the back of the keyboard that lets you plug in other gaming equipment like your mouse or headset.
The G710+ offers dual-zone backlighting controlled by two separate keys. One key controls the WASD and arrow keys, while the other adjusts the rest of the keyboard. Each set of backlights has five levels of brightness, giving you the option to illuminate the WASD keys brighter for increased visibility, while still having backlighting available on the rest of the keys. Cranked up to maximum, the backlighting is among the brightest available. The G710+ utilizes Cherry MX Brown switches, which are tactile with a noticeable bump midway through the key press that lets you know when the switch has been triggered. The keys themselves are soft and light, with a reasonably short throw. Each key also features a small dampening ring underneath it that makes the keyboard a bit quieter than the rest of our mechanical keyboards.
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The row of G macro keys on the G710+ are highlighted in bold orange.
The G710+ has a dedicated scrollwheel for quickly adjusting volume.