Nick Versaevel

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Review

Early in 2017, I decided to upgrade my gaming setup. I gave my old Logitech G510S to my wife and upgraded to a mechanical gaming keyboard. I’ve been using my Logitech G910 Spectrum for about a year now, and have been loving it. I was hesitant at first because I only had 1/3 of the dedicated macro keys and the G910 was using the new Romer-G switches. I watched a few reviews and heard some complaints about the keycaps as well.

 

This keyboard rocks.

 

The keys feel great to type on, the caps seemed off at first, but very quickly I got used to them and my typing speed went up while my typo rate went down. That’s pretty common when switching to mechanical keyboards in general though, what about the other features?

The G910 is also my first RGB keyboard. And luckily for me, my headset (G633) and new mouse (G90) also supported RGB. I’m a bit of a Logitech fan if you haven’t noticed yet. In actuality, I just didn’t want to have more than one software running to control my peripherals. With my current setup, I can control all of my peripherals with a single Logitech app. This also means that when setting RGB, I can sync the settings between all 3 peripherals. This in itself makes things much easier and “prettier” with the unison colour shifts. On top of that, when launching certain games the keyboard has the ability to light up certain keys depending on the bindings. When playing Mass Effect: Andromeda, the Andromeda logo blinks on the keyboard during loading scenes. And when entering a vehicle the lighted keys change to the ones bound for vehicle controls. This is probably one of my favourite features, and I wish the feature applied to more games.

Logitech G910 RGB Configuration

Media keys are also a must, which both the G910 and my old G510S had. I don’t think I could use a keyboard without media keys and a volume wheel these days. Even my Das Keyboard at work has these features. The media keys on the G910 feel great and work great.

If you liked the few keyboards that came out with LCD screens (like the 510S) then you’ll love the ARX feature of the G910. There’s a slot at the top of the keyboard that pulls out and allows you to rest your phone on it. If you install the ARX Control app on your phone, you can connect to the Logitech software on your PC over Wi-Fi. Then game information and statistics will show up on your phone. The only problem with this is that there are not a lot of ARX applets that I found very useful. I did try using this for a little while but found myself ignoring it most of the time. The most used feature for me was the system info so I could track RAM and CPU usage while in a game.

ARX Software Showing the System Applet

One feature that I have not used at all is the 4 profile buttons at the top left corner of the keyboard. I only use a single profile so far, so haven’t had a need to switch.

All in all, this has been the best keyboard I’ve used. And after a long year of gaming on it, there hasn’t been a single issue. There isn’t even visible wear on the keyboard, which in itself is impressive. I plan on using this keyboard for many years to come.

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