Pros: Custom Romer-G keys, RGB lighting, ARX Dock was quite useful, G keys, nice feel for gaming.
Cons: Feels a bit cheap given the price point, non-customisable key caps, Windows 10 media key issues, not very good for extended typing.
Now I know it has been a while since my last update, sorry about that. So I decided to bring a peripheral into the game, again. |
So here it is, the G910 from Logitech.
Let's have a quick look at the specs of this board!
Romer-G Mechanical Keys
Full RGB Lighting
Two included wrist rests
Height: 505 mm (19.9 in)
Width: 243.5 mm (9.6 in) / 210 mm (8.3 in)
Depth: 35.5 mm (1.4 in)
Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Cable: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Key Switch Durability: 70 million mm (19.9 in)
Now, if you just read those measurements and thought "That's a pretty big keyboard." Well, you're not wrong. The G910 is sized so that it will take most of your desk space. Easily.
Let's take a look at it!
The box it comes in.
The inner box with everything in it.
...and the board itself!
The keyboard comes well packaged, secured with moulded plastic and the USB cable underneath.
With my custom lighting profile, it looked like a Christmas tree!
A few issues I do have with the board, one, being that you cannot have NO wrist rest (there must be one fitted or you're left with a weird plastic membrane) and another is that the wrist rest never really sits in place properly, always seems a bit loose.
The keys and board itself feels nice, albeit having a slightly plastic feel to it, something that Logitech's other products (F710 Wireless controller, top right in above picture, and the G700s) do not have. Considering the price paid for this kind of keyboard ($200AUD, PC Case Gear, Product Link: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29401&cPath=257), I would expect something similar to that of the Corsair Gaming series of keyboards, using brushed Aluminium.
Like I said, it will take a fair bit of your desk.
It does look very nice sitting there.
As you can see there, 9 available G keys for any game macros.
Using the colour wave option available in the Logitech G-Series software made it come alive. Not literally, thankfully.
Other issues with the board, like the media control lights not working under Windows 10 which I found quite weird, and the board was not very well designed for any type of typography. I found my fingers were actually getting sore when using it to type for extended periods of time. Then again, this keyboard is a bonafide gaming keyboard, and fits the G-series criteria perfectly.
Besides that, the keyboard is fantastic to use and looks kickass!
The small issues, however, seriously held it back for me.
End result: 5/10. Lacking in many areas. The build feels cheap and the RGB seems like it's purpose is for the value.