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Logitech Introduces G710+ Backlit Gaming Keyboard

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The newest addition to Logitech's G-Series gaming keyboards is an ultra-quiet mechanical keyboard.

The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard combines what is found in existing G-Series keyboards with the quiet operation found in mechanical keyboards. Logitech took noise reduction a step further by adding a built-in dampening ring to each key to further decrease noise distraction while gaming. The Logitech G710+ boats a life cycle of at least 50 million keystrokes and features an impressive 26-key simultaneous rollover.

The Logitech G710+ fits right into the G-Series family with six programmable G-keys, volume roller, and Game Mode switch. Additionally, the board includes an adjustable dual-zone back lighting feature which allows users to separately adjust the back lighting of WASD and arrow keys to easily discern them in low-light conditions.
                                                    


Pre-orders can be placed now at the Logitech G710+ product page for $149.99.

 

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    N.Broekhuijsen , October 12, 2012 10:17 PM
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    ...with the quiet operation found in mechanical keyboards
    Mechanical keyboards are quiet? Oh really?

    Anyways, I plan on getting one of these. I've been working with my current plank (Loyal to my G11) for around 6 years now, and it's nearing time for replacement. From what I've seen in the last few days about this board I'm fairly certain it'll be my next one! (Assuming of course, that my wallet agrees :p  )
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    N.Broekhuijsen , October 12, 2012 10:17 PM
    Quote:
    ...with the quiet operation found in mechanical keyboards
    Mechanical keyboards are quiet? Oh really?

    Anyways, I plan on getting one of these. I've been working with my current plank (Loyal to my G11) for around 6 years now, and it's nearing time for replacement. From what I've seen in the last few days about this board I'm fairly certain it'll be my next one! (Assuming of course, that my wallet agrees :p  )
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    casualcolors , October 12, 2012 10:23 PM
    Why buy a mechanical from Logitech, when you could buy one for a lower cost from a company that actually has a reputation for producing reliable mechanical keyboards? Also this keyboard they've shoved out looks tacky as hell.
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    bystander , October 12, 2012 10:25 PM
    casualcolorsWhy buy a mechanical from Logitech, when you could buy one for a lower cost from a company that actually has a reputation for producing reliable mechanical keyboards? Also this keyboard they've shoved out looks tacky as hell.

    Do any of these other mechanical keyboards have gaming software for macros and back lit keys? This is currently a market I don't think has been filled until now.

    That said, I'd rather use a G13 rather than a keyboard for gaming with macros.
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    dragonsqrrl , October 12, 2012 10:31 PM
    bystanderDo any of these other mechanical keyboards have gaming software for macros and back lit keys? This is currently a market I don't think has been filled until now.That said, I'd rather use a G13 rather than a keyboard for gaming with macros.

    The Corsair K90 and Razer BlackWidow, to name two.
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    getochkn , October 12, 2012 10:32 PM
    Any decent gamer or person who took typing should be able to find 4 keys. If you can't find WASD and keep your fingers there for gaming, lights aren't going to help you.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , October 12, 2012 10:35 PM
    TheCapuletI'll never understand why neither Razer nor Logitech will use industry standard switches instead of covering it all up so we have absolutely no idea what the keys feel like until I start typing. Buy a mech keyboard from someone who has the decency to tell you what it is that you're buying.

    They already mentioned, they are MX Brown switches! :D 
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    bystander , October 12, 2012 10:37 PM
    dragonsqrrlThe Corsair K90 and Razer BlackWidow, to name two.

    It's logitech's first, so it is something they needed. Their boards get a lot of complaints for not having one.
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    misterawsome , October 12, 2012 10:39 PM
    i like my G110 i got for $50 better.
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    deadlockedworld , October 12, 2012 10:42 PM
    bystanderThat said, I'd rather use a G13 rather than a keyboard for gaming with macros.


    I just wish there was better software support for my G13. They should pick a platform and put resources into it.
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    echondo , October 12, 2012 10:45 PM
    I'd much rather have a Ducky keyboard with LED backlights.

    But these macro keys would be nice for some extra keys on more advanced shooters.
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    dudewitbow , October 12, 2012 11:10 PM
    bystanderDo any of these other mechanical keyboards have gaming software for macros and back lit keys? This is currently a market I don't think has been filled until now.That said, I'd rather use a G13 rather than a keyboard for gaming with macros.


    Ducky Shine and Ducky Shine 2. Known to be one of the most cutomizable Mechanical Keyboards due to choice of LED color(1 had Red, White, Blue, Yellow and Purple, 2 has the previous + green i believe) as well as a wide choice of switch colors(Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Taiwanese version has green caps). The keyboard itself has the caps lock as ctrl switch as well as alt and windows button switch. Built in lightning modes(reactive, full lighting and has settings to save any lighting profiles you like). the only thing it doesnt have is extra keys for self created functions i think.
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    bystander , October 12, 2012 11:11 PM
    deadlockedworldI just wish there was better software support for my G13. They should pick a platform and put resources into it.

    Their software support is the main reason I use it over Razer's Nostromo n52. The Lua scripting gives you options that Razer did not have in the past and I don't think they have now.

    All their devices tie into the same script, so it makes it very easy to have all your devices work in harmony. Here is an example of a script I use, rather than macros only (this lets me change m states by mouse, keyboard or g13, run multiple macros together and have logic in my macros). I had a Rift script that almost played for me.
    http://www.logitechusers.com/game-profiles-macros-discussion/14412-ll-project-part-2-a.html

    If it wasn't for the Lua option, I'd still be using the Nostromo n52.
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    pharoahhalfdead , October 12, 2012 11:29 PM
    I wish they would come out with a wireless backlit keyboard. The only one that I know if is their k800 or whatever, but it's not media oriented, it's rather plain.

    As far as Logitech quality, it's not very good from my experience. Iin 7 years I went through three mice bcuz they stopped working, and am now on my fourth (G700). One keyboard gave up the ghost, now I'm on my second and looking for a third. I had a speaker system that gave lots of problems after about two years, the subwoofer would go in and out, and some of the speakers stopped working. I've had the G930 headseat for less than a year and a half, but the pleather on the ear padding has torn away on both sides, and (my fault on this) a fall from off my head broke the microphone (unuseable). I've tried Microsoft and Creative products but the feel and layout were never to my liking.
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 13, 2012 12:45 AM
    Its about time Logitech got in the Mechanical KB game. Now we see if they figured out how to keep the paint on their keys.

    the more people making mechanical KBs, the better (Cheaper) for me.
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    bystander , October 13, 2012 1:04 AM
    itsnotmeitsyouIts about time Logitech got in the Mechanical KB game. Now we see if they figured out how to keep the paint on their keys.the more people making mechanical KBs, the better (Cheaper) for me.

    The paint on the keys shouldn't be an issue. On their back lit keyboards, the lettering is clear plastic to allow for the lighting to show. So they don't use paint on them.
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 13, 2012 1:13 AM
    bystanderThe paint on the keys shouldn't be an issue. On their back lit keyboards, the lettering is clear plastic to allow for the lighting to show. So they don't use paint on them.


    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/187741286_5eaa6834e7.jpg

    like this one?

    they have had issues in the past. first gen G15. apparently they RMAd a bunch of Kbs tho. If they are actually doing doubleshot molding like the Deck Legend, then this kb is a real contender...
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    bystander , October 13, 2012 1:26 AM
    itsnotmeitsyouhttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/ [...] 6834e7.jpglike this one?they have had issues in the past. first gen G15. apparently they RMAd a bunch of Kbs tho. If they are actually doing doubleshot molding like the Deck Legend, then this kb is a real contender...

    I believe their newer keyboards do not use paint anymore. My G110 does not have paint on the keys.

    I just popped off my alt key to take a better look, and it has a clear plastic inside molded to black plastic for the main portion of the key. I assume this is what you mean by doubleshot molding.

    My mistake, it is painted, but seems to be high quality paint at least. I've used this for a couple years with no sign of losing paint, but I have heard of that issue from older Logitech keyboards.
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    ojas , October 13, 2012 3:32 AM
    AnandTech did a review of this recently:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6358/logitech-g710-mechanical-keyboard-and-g600-mmo-mouse-capsule-review
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    Anonymous , October 13, 2012 5:19 AM
    I would love to buy this but I really need 30 simultaneous keys. Anything less than 30 just doesn't get the job done.
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 13, 2012 5:22 AM
    sotruI would love to buy this but I really need 30 simultaneous keys. Anything less than 30 just doesn't get the job done.


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