IN a dark room in an equally dark building atop a tall mountain in an undisclosed location Logitech engineers have been working hard to create a new keyboard named the G910 Orion Spark RGB, going incredible lengths of time without food and water, their mysterious chanting echoing across the valley. Okay, so maybe they aren’t up a mountain and locked in a dark room, but they have been hard at work, and claim that the new G910 is the “most advanced mechanical gaming keyboard in the world.”
That’s a big claim.
“This keyboard is the culmination of years of ongoing development by our engineering team, incorporating feedback from gamers and eSports athletes to develop a next-generation mechanical key,” said Vincent Tucker, director of Logitech gaming. “Our team was charged with developing a keyboard that truly improves the gaming experience, and Orion Spark delivers.”
The keyboard will use Romer-G mechanical switches which don’t appear anywhere else on the market. They have an actuation of 1.5mm, and Logitech claim the G910 will register your key strokes 25% faster than its rivals. They also say the keys are rated for an impressive 70-million keystrokes.
On top of that the lighting systems seems rather impressive, allowing you to individually light keys on the board, handy for marking important abilities. Naturally you can also opt to light the entire board, and set profiles so that the color will change depending on the game you’re playing.
In terms of extra buttons there’s nine to customise. Not as many as we’ve seen on other keyboards, but enough for most gamers.
Finally Logitech are touting their new ARX Control Technology, which works in tandem with Logitech Gaming Software to send a range of information to your mobile device. Early access to the code has already been granted to the likes of Valve so that they can come up with ways of utilising it. The G910 also features slide-out tray to sit your phone on.
So, how much will this goodness cost and when can you get it? The answers are a wallet destroying £159, and November of this year.