Top Features of the Logitech G610 Orion
Cherry MX Family Mechanical Keys
The Logitech G610 Orion comes complete with the all-important mechanical keyboard that I am always seeking out. In order to play at my most efficient level, I need both the tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard as well as the audible response. With these two in tow, I don’t ever have to wonder if I hit the correct keys; I can play my games with confidence without ever having to glance down at my keyboard. This makes it so that I don’t ever misclick when I begin engaging my keys quickly in the heat of a battle. If I do mess up, it could cost me the game. The Logitech G610 Orion comes with the well-loved Cherry MX key switches that last much longer than standard rubber dome switches. These can endure up to 50 million keystrokes, promising a long life for me with this gaming keyboard. The linear and smooth responses make these keys perfect for rapid firing double and triple taps.
Full Media Controls
On top of gaming, I like to spend my time at my computer for a multitude of reasons. While it is true that most of my time in front of my PC is spent playing my favorite games with my friends, a lot of my time is dedicated to other media endeavors as well. I use my computer for the purpose of streaming video, music, and using services like Skype. With the Logitech G610 Orion, I have simple access to a full spectrum of dedicated media controls. These even work for gaming and allow me to control the background music I have going during my games without ever tabbing out of it. The Logitech G610 Orion comes with pause, play, and mute functions that put me in control of my audio. There is a roller bar that lets me skip to the next track or adjust the volume with ease which in my opinion makes this the best gaming keyboard 2019.
Personalize with Macros
Another important feature that I look for in my gaming keyboards is the ability to assign macros with ease. Macros and other key binds are imperative to my efficiency, and if I do not have those, I have to spend extra time fumbling to press a number of buttons in succession in order to perform the single action that the press of a key would normally provide. The Logitech G610 Orion allows me to customize the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard by assigning macros to them. It also allows me to change the lighting for every key which makes navigating my macros even simpler. If I want, I can turn off certain keys automatically when I enter a game which helps me to not accidentally click a button that might start up another program or throw me out of my game in another way. I’ve noticed that the game mode on this keyboard automatically disables the Windows key for me, too.
Customizable Key Lighting
Since I mentioned the ability to assign keys briefly a moment ago, I want to expand on that just a bit.The Logitech G610 Orion allows me to choose my level of customization down to a tee. I can light up the keys in any color or order that I need them to, assigning different colors to different actions, spells or macros in order for me to keep track of which is which with a simple glance down at my keyboard. I am also able to customize the brightness levels of each individual light to make some more prominent than others or to simply tone down the brightness altogether as not to make the Logitech G610 Orion too distracting while gaming. The included Logitech Software also allows me the ability to sync up these colors and light patterns with any of the other Logitech G units that I might own which is awesome.