Logitech has unveiled the G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It may come as a surprise to some that this is the company’s first mechanical input device in their 30+ year history. Logitech says the board combines high-speed non-clicking key switches with a dampening ring underneath each keycap to reduce overall noise, a typical complaint among certain mechanical boards.
The board uses keys with an actuation force of 45g and a distance of 4mm. It is backlit with white LEDs that are adjustable to one of four brightness levels or can be disabled completely. Additionally, the brightness of the arrow and WASD keys can be adjusted independently for better visibility when gaming.
Durability shouldn’t be a concern as Logitech claims the G710+ has undergone significant torture testing with professional gamers, partners, publishers and everyday gamers. As such, the board has a life cycle of at least 50 million keystrokes.
Anti-ghosting and 26-key rollover means gamers will be able to enter complex keystrokes without having to worry about commands going unregistered. With the included Logitech Gaming Software, it’s easier than ever to program complex macros or Lua gaming scripts. The board accepts up to 18 individual functions per game.
The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard will be available in the US this month before launching in Europe sometime in December. The board carries a suggested retail price of $149.99 and supports Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.