Logitech quietly announced the G910 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard this week. To be honest, at first we couldn’t tell what the difference was between the G910 Orion Spectrum and the G910 Orion Spark.
At first we thought it was just a typo in their Twitter post, no way could Logitech’s mechanical keyboard line get even more confusing.
You spoke, we listened! The new G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical keyboard only available at Best Buy!
But apparently the G910 Orion Spectrum is actually a real thing and it does have a few differences from Logitech’s 2014 G910 Orion Spark keyboard. The new G910 Spectrum RGB mechanical keyboard is a Bestbuy exclusive that retails for $180 U.S the same as the other G910 board. So what does the Spectrum offer that the Spark doesn’t? Let’s take a look.
A New Simpler Wrist Rest
The over-the-top gamer wrist rest has been thrown in the garbage and replaced by a simple straight edged wrist rest. The new wrist rest looks better, comfier, and it even takes up less room. We think it’s a great improvement over its older sibling in every way.
Normal Feeling Keycaps
Logitech replaced the G910 Sparks’ funny keycaps with ones that will feel a bit more normal. The G910 Spark used concave or “facet” keycaps that were a big change for most people. The design was implemented to help give feedback on fingertip positioning but it was a change most people didn’t want. Ultimately they weren’t very well received so the new keycaps are flat like most keycaps you will see.
What We Think
Both of the changes are definitely welcome changes for almost everyone. Unless you’re one of the few who like the concave keycaps then the flat regular keycaps will be a welcome feeling. The wrist rest looks much better, less like a spaceship and more like something meant for a desk.
If you’re choosing between the two then we definitely recommend the new G910 Orion Spectrum RGB, for the same price it’s a no brainer. It’s only available at Bestbuy which is a little annoying but Bestbuy has many physical stores and good online shipping so it probably wont cause you too much trouble.
The G910 Orion Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard isn’t available for purchase quite yet. Logitech hasn’t given a definite release date, however the keyboard is available for pre-order now from their product page.
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