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Hooray! I guess?

I had a long chat with Logitech's PM today, and she mentioned that they are planning "a few sets of possible replacement keycaps" for users to exchange themselves. These will likely include normal flat keycaps, keycaps with different language characters, and maybe keycaps with different colors (for use with the white backlight G310). It's not a certainty just yet, but the feedback is overwhelming enough that they're very far down the development phase.

New keyboards will likely still ship with the "edgy" keycaps, so it's gonna be extra money paid if you want flat, normal ones.
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Forgive me for being skeptical, but do you have any confirmation of a timeline for these new key caps? I only ask because the ONLY thing preventing me from spending what I think is too much money on the 910, is the stupid key caps. I had a feeling it would cost extra, but I'd hate to bank on Logi offering them at a reasonable price when they know they have complete control of the market.
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Nope
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Forgive me for being skeptical, but do you have any confirmation of a timeline for these new key caps? I only ask because the ONLY thing preventing me from spending what I think is too much money on the 910, is the stupid key caps. I had a feeling it would cost extra, but I'd hate to bank on Logi offering them at a reasonable price when they know they have complete control of the market.

Nope. As I said, I was chatting with a product manager, and while they prepare the products, it would be the marketing team that ultimately decides if, when and where they become available.

A reference point that might be useful is that a set of spare G910 keycaps (all of them) costs USD24.99 before shipping. A full set of keys in another design should be somewhat in the same ballpark.
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Well I guess that is good news. It would still be nice to see some 3rd party keycaps.
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I did not mind the keycaps in my G910 but the keys where just so dam similar to membrane in feel. Nothing mechanical about them.
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I did not mind the keycaps in my G910 but the keys where just so dam similar to membrane in feel. Nothing mechanical about them.

Tidbits on this as well. Unsurprisingly, Logitech choose to collaborate with Omron because they don't want to be "controlled by one company" (obviously). That the ROMER-G feels like what it does, is basically the result of Logitech not wanting it to be a clone of any MX switch, and at the same time position it "somewhere between brown and red" in terms of tactile feedback, which they consider optimal for gaming.

Test results with the switches have received good feedback, so they decided to proceed as designed -- they were totally not expecting a response from the general public that "it feels like rubber dome", and are genuinely puzzled. A ROMER-G switch with a different tactile response is not off the tables, but it would likely be some time before that happens.
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Tidbits on this as well. Unsurprisingly, Logitech choose to collaborate with Omron because they don't want to be "controlled by one company" (obviously). That the ROMER-G feels like what it does, is basically the result of Logitech not wanting it to be a clone of any MX switch, and at the same time position it "somewhere between brown and red" in terms of tactile feedback, which they consider optimal for gaming.

Test results with the switches have received good feedback, so they decided to proceed as designed -- they were totally not expecting a response from the general public that "it feels like rubber dome", and are genuinely puzzled. A ROMER-G switch with a different tactile response is not off the tables, but it would likely be some time before that happens.

They are stuck in the past. They still think they are leaders in gaming keyboard but the age of G11 and G15 are long gone.
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I tried in a local store, I'm was shocked too. It feel too mushy doh.gif
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My replacement keycaps arrived today direct from Logitech® ($29.99 USD) It seems they now make replacement caps for the G910 Orion Spark® only.
The caps are cylindrical to replace the angular feel of the original. the set even comes with a key removal tool. I am very impressed, as it now feels more natural to type on this board.

Here are the old keys, and the box illustrating how it's all done:

Here is what the new keys look like close up,
Note: the stylized "G" key is now normal, which I prefer.
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