Conclusion: When Logitech launched the G15 gaming keyboard well over 5 years ago it earned a place on my desk and stayed there for over 3 years without breaking a sweat and even though it's a membrane based keyboard it still works just as good as it did back then. Then came the G19 gaming keyboard again by Logitech which i still use and has worked flawlessly ever since.
Excerpt: Typically when people think about Logitech and their keyboards, most users will think of their keyboard and mouse combo-kits that you can buy off the shelf just about anywhere. If I was to reflect on just the keyboards I have seen in the past, while some had LCD screens, some allowed for programmable keys, and others offered back lighting, no matter what you were going to buy from them, all were based on rubber membrane switches.
Excerpt: You never really think about your keyboard when you’re using it. It either works, or it doesn’t, and you generally don’t give it much thought after that. I used to be part of the school of thought that said “$7 keyboards are all I need, thank you very much!” See, I’ve been using Apple keyboards for the better part of four years now. I like the chicklet keys, and they like me. I even went so far as to use an Apple keyboard on my Windows desktop.
Conclusion: Keyboard and mice are some of the most "individualized" components in your computer system. As such, different people will prefer different keyboard layouts, functions, and "key feels". In any case, mechanical switch keyboards are significantly more expensive than keyboards that use rubber dome or membrane switches, so consumers looking at this type of keyboard will spend more time evaluating them than they would a $10 generic keyboard, since a keyboard at this price...
Pros: Cherry MX Brown key switches nicely balance regular typing with gaming, Dual illumination zones highlight WASD and arrow keys, USB pass through, Heavy keyboard won't slide around under intense gaming, On the fly recording of simple macros
Cons: More expensive than competing keyboards, Only six macro keys available at any one time (without switching), Reversed standard/shifted legends, No documentation included with the keyboard
Summary: Logitech’s first mechanical keyboard doesn’t explore new boundaries nor does it really improve on what’s already established. However, a well thought-out form and useful features make the G710+ a very attractive option for those looking for a premium mechanical gaming keyboard.
Excerpt: Gaming keyboards are pretty diverse these days. Just about any type desired can be had. Mechanical keyboards, however, have come back into popularity in recent years. These bulky, heavy keyboards scoff at the status quo of super thin, sometimes non-responseive slabs of plastic. Sure. You can game on any ‘ol keyboard. But after playing with a mechanical one things are just different. Logitech hopes you’ll be won over with their latest, the G710+.