All in all, the Logitech G610 Orion Brown provides an alternative for those who wish to spend less money, who do not require RGB backlighting, or just those who prefer Cherry MX switches to Logitech's new Romer-Gs. Its looks are sleek and conservative, and it wouldn’t stand out terribly even in an office environment, though I wouldn’t call it elegant.
The cyber-looking font on the keycaps doesn’t fit the conservative styling of the case, and the white backlighting feels more functional than engaging. With only white LEDs, the various effects and patterns don’t look particularly interesting. It seems confused: it looks partly like a typing keyboard, but it’s compulsively marketed as a gaming keyboard.
Certainly not all typists will elect one of these for use at work, however. Because the keyboard is available only with Cherry MX Brown or MX Red switches, Logitech has rather limited its market potential with this keyboard. All three switches are lightweight (45gf) with little or no tactility, so keyboardists who prefer medium- or high-weight, clicky, strongly tactile, or ergonomic switches are therefore left behind. Moreover, although the board is built fairly well, it comes with little in the way of extra features for a board costing $120, being limited to the usual: media keys, a gaming lock button, high-key rollover, and not much else.
The keyboard offers Logitech's LGS software as well as its FRAPS-like Overwolf application. The software grants you significant key programming and macro capabilities, although it's hampered somewhat by a confusing interface and the fact that only the F keys are programmable.
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