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Logitech reveals the G410, a portable mechanical keyboard aimed at gamers

By midian182
Sep 29, 2015
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  1. Logitech has unveiled the G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL, a lightweight mechanical keyboard aimed at gamers that does away with the numeric keypad in order to make the device more compact and portable.

    Designed by the Logitech G gaming division, the company claims that gamers have been calling for a smaller mechanical keyboard that would be ideal for LAN parties. The G410’s tenkeyless design means it can be easily transported and is the ideal device for those with limited desk space. Its small form factor also enables users to have the mouse closer to the keyboard, meaning they don’t have to stretch out as far to the right when moving the mouse. Logitech says this compact design brings users hands closer together for improved comfort, which is particularly important for low DPI-gamers.

    The keyboard uses Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches which the company claims can register key presses around 25 percent faster than those found on standard mechanical keyboards (they have a 45 gram actuation force and a 1.5mm actuation point, making them easier to press than most Cherry keys). Romer-G’s also have a durability rating of 70 million keystrokes, 40 percent more than some rivals, according to Logitech.

    The keyboard comes with individually customizable RGB keys. These don’t just make the G410 easier to operate in low light; Logitech's software lets users assign different colors to each key to help them remember specific actions in games. The can be a useful feature in genres such as MMOs, where a lot of keys get used.

    Another feature of the G410 is the removable Arx Control dock, a small plastic holder for smartphones or tablets. The idea being that a device in the dock can run the Android/iOS Arx Control app and act as a second screen to display in-game information and vital statistics.

    “We worked closely with gamers of all ages and our eSports teams to create this ultra-light keyboard that is durable and comfortable. The result is something that we think meets the needs of eSports athletes, but is also great for younger gamers looking to buy their first gaming keyboard,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech.

    The Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL will be priced at $130 when it launches in the US and Europe in October.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,320   +709

    I've been saying since the color PDA days that a second screen dock for mobile devices makes all the sense in the world. However, they blew it on the keyboard. No numpad? On a gaming keyboard - seriously? Congrats, its now useless for hard-core sim players and left handed people. They might as well have included CoD and LoL overlays. And at $130 dollars its not going to "younger gamers" first anything.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    There are plenty of TKL mech keyboards to choose from at far more palatable prices, You have to be a Logitech nut to cough up for this.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
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  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    An even more expensive G310, just what we wanted.
     
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  5. Justin579

    Justin579 TS Rookie

    What isn't portable about any keyboard?
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Are you going to use those exact words when you post your review of it? :D
    If you do, unless you procure your test units yourself, you shouldn't count on Logitech sending you review samples for future testing, until they stop sulking.
    PS. It's a good thing you don't review Apple products because one bad word about them or their gadgets and you'll be ostracized... forever. They never forget or forgive.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    I didn't like the G310 so I won't bother with the G410. Typically I really like Logitech products but the G310 wasn't one of them, we tell it like it is at TechSpot and ironically that results in us being called bias more often than not. No comment on the Apple products.
     
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