Logitech G Announces Orion 610 Brown and Red Mechanical Keyboards

Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2016 - 07:48 AM |
Tagged: orion 610, mechanical keyboard, logitech g, logitech, gaming keyboard, cherry mx red, cherry mx brown

Logitech has announced a pair of new mechanical keyboards today, with the Orion 610 Brown and Red. Those familiar with mechanical keyboards will probably guess from their names that these are using Cherry MXswitches, with the MX Brown and MX Red switches in the respective models.

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The keyboards also offer customizable LED backlighting, and while they are not RGB (these keyboards are white LED backlit), each individually-backlit key can be customized with different brightness levels. There are also options to change the lighting patterns and synchronize with other Logitech G products using the Logitech Gaming Software.

Here are the specs from Logitech G:

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 153 mm x 443.5 mm x 34.3 mm                    
  • Weight: 1.2 Kg (without cable)
  • Cable length: 6 feet    
  • Cherry MX Key Switches:
    • Actuation distance: 2mm
    • Actuation force: 45g
    • Total travel distance: 4mm

System Requirements

  • Optional LGS download works with Windows 7 and higher
  • Powered USB port
  • Internet connection for optional LGS download

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

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Macro functionality is available via customization of the F1 - F12 keys, and the keyboards feature dedicated media controls as you would expect. So how much will these cost? Retail for the Orion 610 Brown and Red will be $119.99.

Source: Logitech G

March 17, 2016 | 08:48 AM - Posted by ddg4005

Looks like Logitech is reserving its Romer-G mechanical key switches for their higher-priced keyboards. It's probably cheaper for the company to use Cherry MX switches for the less expensive models (and they need something that slots into that $120 dollar price range).

March 17, 2016 | 09:12 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Probably, but Romer-G is nothing special.

March 17, 2016 | 09:48 AM - Posted by rock1m1 (not verified)

This is awesome. Good for people who love MX switches but also love Logitech at the same time. G810 is fantastic and this one is just the same with MX switches.

March 17, 2016 | 12:05 PM - Posted by Zabojnik

Again with no wrist rest option? Okay then.

March 17, 2016 | 02:04 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

It would be really nice if they had red and blue led variants also.

Keyboard is awesome and in the right price range, but white does not go with my red/blue themed setup.

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