Logitech G610 Keyboard Review
Orion’s appearance is almost identical to that of the previous Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum keyboard. Although Orion Spectrum has full RGB lighting and Romer-G switches, Orion has white backlighting and Cherry MX Red or Brown buttons. It creates a refined design, directly without interruption. G610 is a full-size keyboard with discrete media controls and looks the equivalent at home in the office or a game corner.
The most significant advantage of Orion compared to other latest Logitech keyboards is the inclusion of the original Cherry MX key. There is no denying that the Romer-G switch is comfortable, responsive, and durable, but nothing beats the real deal.
Orion runs on Logitech Gaming Software. Even though the software is impressive, as usual, you probably won’t use it that much. Orion has no additional macro buttons and no RGB lighting, so the creation of macros and their use profiles is limited. You can replace the regular key with a macro command, but if that is your main concern, there is a keyboard that better suits your needs.
As far as lighting goes, you have several options, although Orion will not replace the full RGB line of Logitech soon. You can choose several pre-programmed effects, such as light waves on the keyboard, or keys that light up each time you hit it. You can also program which keys are lit and which remain dark, which can help highlight. Brightness can also be adjusted. These are several simple choices, but the software does a good job controlling it.
The usual caveats for full-size keyboards apply, however. Because Orion does not have an additional macro key, users who rely on it (for hardcore MMOs, for example) may require a larger and more expensive keyboard. Because the function keys can double as a macro button, however, moderate to high-level playback is still more than possible.
Orion is a keyboard without extra luxury, getting better and worse. Features such as RGB lighting run on the curb, facilitating lower price tags and sleeker software. The refined design and G610 discrete media keys are as fun as the G810, and the Cherry MX key is, to make the inevitable play on words, cherry above.
However, Logitech missed a great opportunity by not offering a Blue or Green switch, and the lighting effect felt a little excessive on a grayscale. Orion works well in the field of compact gaming keyboards, but it’s also rather simple. Whether you see it as an advantage or a weakness will depend on your taste and budget.
The Bad > No Blue or Green options, Lighting effects seem superfluous, Feels like a stripped-down G810
The Good > Authentic Cherry MX keys, Cheaper than full RGB keyboards, Discrete media control buttons
Conclusion > Recommended for E-sport gamer with Tight budget.
Logitech G610 Keyboard Specification
|Connection Type||USB (corded)|
|USB Protocol||USB 2.0|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock|
|USB Ports (Built-in)||None|
|Backlighting||Single color (white)|
|Special Keys||Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, Media Keys, Backlight toggle, Game/Windows Key, Mute Key, Volume wheel|
|Other Features||Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Switches|
|Cable Length||1.8 m (6 ft)|
|Keyboard||34.3 mm (1.4 inches)||443.5 mm (17.5 inches)||153 mm (6 inches)||1259 g (44.41 ounces)|
Logitech G610 Keyboard Manuals
Logitech G610 Keyboard Driver
Logitech G HUB
Logitech Gaming Software(64-Bit)
Logitech Gaming Software(32-Bit)
Logitech G HUB(Mac)
Logitech Gaming Software(Mac)