The best games have always been fast and frantic — try a bit of the original Doom or Quake deathmatch to see just how quickly you could get yourself killed back in the old school gaming days. Games today, though — especially competition-level MOBAs like League of Legends and FPS games like Overwatch — are even faster, demanding that players make tactical decisions at lightning speed and act on them immediately. So, you really can’t afford to be playing on a kit that’s going to slow you down.
That’s why pro gamers need top quality gear that’s tuned for ultimate responsiveness. Just a few milliseconds can make the difference between sweet victory and humiliating defeat. And while you might not be playing for esports stakes, you still don’t want to be saddled with a setup that’s leaving you at a competitive disadvantage.
Your keyboard’s a much-overlooked element in your gaming rig, and if you’re playing with the cheap model that came bundled with your PC then you could be losing vital milliseconds with every single key press. What you need is a mechanical keyboard, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better all-round winner than Logitech’s G810 Orion Spectrum.
It’s a professional-level gaming keyboard for everyone, packed with amazing features at a price that won’t break the bank. The first thing you’ll notice about it is its stunning RGB backlighting. In conjunction with Logitech Gaming Software you can set every key to be any color you want, light up the entire keyboard with dazzling rainbow effects and synchronize them to other Logitech G devices, and always be sure of what keys you should be using in-game, with only the ones you need lit up.
The G810’s surface-mounted LEDs are designed to minimize light leakage and provide bright, focused lighting, and they’re positioned so as to improve connection strength and reliability over standard key switch-mounted backlighting. They’ll make your gaming rig stand out amongst the crowd at your next gaming weekender, and the great thing about the G810 is that it offers performance to match its glorious lighting effects.
The secret of the G810 Orion Spectrum’s incredible responsiveness lies in its mechanical switches. Most mechanicals use industry-standard Cherry MX switches, while the G810 instead uses Logitech’s own Romer-G switches. Designed with gaming in mind, they feature low-force, short-travel actuation that means they respond to your key presses up to 25 percent faster than the standard mechanical keyboards, helping minimize fatigue when you’re playing for hours on end.
Romer-G switches are also built to last. You don’t want to run the risk of a single key failing on you in the middle of a game, and you can be sure that this won’t happen with the G810 Orion Spectrum. Its switches are tested to 70 million key presses, so you can play in the knowledge that they’ll keep on delivering results for years.
The rest of the keyboard matches the quality of the switches and backlighting, too. It features dedicated media controls so that you can manage your in-game music at the touch of a button, its matte surface texture means that it won’t get messed up with ugly fingerprints, and if you’ve ever found yourself having to untangle a rat’s nest of wires round the back of your PC then you’re sure to appreciate its braided cable.
Every aspect of the G810 Orion Spectrum is precisely engineered for quality and performance, and yet it all comes together at a reasonable price: It can be yours for just £111.99/$159.99, with shipping included. If you want to take your gaming to the next level then it’s an essential piece of gear, so why wait? Get one before your next opponent does.