Logitech 6710+ Gaming Keyboard
Logitech’s G710+ is a mechanical gaming keyboard with a standard US I 04-key layout, plus six programmable macro keys along the left edge. There’s also a row of media controls along the top, including a volume wheel. The main 110 keys use Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches, which require fairly low activation force. The keys provide good tactile response when gaming, without an audible ‘click’. Still, they’re quite loud when you ‘bottom out’, as many do when tY ping quickly. Not as bad as a regular mechanical keyboard, thanks to Logitech’s design, but far louder than a regular rubber-dome keyboard. There’s anti-ghosting on all 110 keys, and 26-key rollover — meaning you could technically press any 26 keys simultaneously (yes, that would take three people), and the keyboard would register those keystrokes correctly. It’s great for games with complex movement controls, where you can end up holding ft Ve keys simultaneously, often outside
of the WASD cluster that cheaper gaming keyboards limit their anti ghosting features to. The six macro keys are easily programmable using Logitech’s G+ gaming software, but their positioning feels a bit ‘off. The keys are grouped in three pairs, and the spacing between pairs limits the number of m ac ro ke),Ts easily accessible by pinkie finger. The G710+ has white, adjustable-brightness backlighting, in two independent zones — the WASD and arrow keys, and the rest of the keyboard,. Sadly, Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock and ‘game mode indicator lights are always on maximum brightness — in the dark, they feel like LED flashlights pointed right at your eyes. If you often game in a darkened room, hesitate to recommend the G710÷. For FPSgarners wanting response and accuracy over quickly-accessible macro keys, it’s a winner.