Today in our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review, we’ll take a closer look at their new keyboard. It’s the second variant of the Logitech G910. We’ll also be looking at the new Romer-G switches made by Omron, and how it compares to regular mechanical switches.
Logitech’s G910 Orion Spectrum is largely based on the infamous G910 Orion Spark. The G910 Orion Spectrum improved most of the issues that made the previous model pretty much obsolete.
The G910 Orion Spark still exists in the market, but how does it stack up against the new Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum?
The latter started hitting the market at the same price as the G910 Orion Spark. There are two major differences in terms of design, and it proves that Logitech does indeed listen to gamers.
The latest one kept most of its older sibling’s key features, but the design had some changes. It doesn’t look a lot different, but it became a little slimmer, lighter, and more compact.
For a long time, Logitech is known in the peripheral device market with the G series for gamers. They offer various cost-effective office peripherals like ultramodern gaming mice, keyboard, headsets, and even gamepads.
Nowadays, you can pick up the G910 Orion Spectrum for $99.99. Considering all the features and durability of the keyboard, is the pricing any good? Let’s find out as we discuss all with the said keyboard.
But before we dig deeper on its design and features, let’s first head to the packaging section.
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Packaging
Logitech’s gaming peripherals have always been made with high-grade materials and excellent price. Let’s see how they handled their products in the packaging section of our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review.
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum’s box is smaller than the Orion Spark. Also, you can easily tell that this model is a bit slimmer.
The box’s design style is very simple because of light blue colours, but gamer-looking because of the keyboard shown.
At the front, there’s an overview of how the keyboard looks like, as well as details of the Romer-G switches.
At the top, you’ll see the typical Logitech G series theme. You’ll also see the model on the right side and technical specifications on the left side.
At the bottom, you’ll see the model once more, the mechanical switch it uses, box inclusions, compatibility, and warranty period. Lastly, the box side shows the key features of the keyboard.
As seen, it features Romer-G switches, 16.8m customisable RGB lighting, macro keys, and ARX control integration.
Overall, the box came in a wide but thin cardboard box with narrow walls.
Logitech always looks forward to reducing the box’s size due to the shipping costs, but the level of shipping protection is acceptable. We’ll see more of how the product is protected as we open the box.
When we took off the cover’s actual box, we got a sturdy black box, where all the goodness is. As seen at the bottom side, you’ll get the keyboard itself wrapped in plastic, palm rest protected by the box and user documentation.
The packaging was kept simple, but it’s enough to properly protect the keyboard from any form of damages, especially during shipping.
Let’s now move to the design and functionality section of our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review.
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Review – Design and Functionality
As mentioned earlier, the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum is nearly identical in appearance when compared to the Orion Spark. It even features the same full-size keyboard layout, dedicated media controls, Arx smartphone dock, nine dedicated macro keys, and three swappable profile keys.
There’s also their typical Romer-G mechanical switches and 113-key rollover. While you might think that the differences in the said versions aren’t that significant, you’ll see why they’ve changed Spark’s name to Spectrum.
The G910 Orion Spectrum comes with a non-removable lightweight USB cable. In our opinion, the cable could be better if it’s removable, but it’s not much of a deal-breaker.
The first major design change from the old model is in the wrist rest. It has been completely redesigned, which isn’t a left-hand-only design anymore. This also makes it better in terms of the overall length of the keyboard.
You’ll still get the same set of macro keys on the left and top edges. Not only is this excellent for gaming, but also when you’re working. You’ll also notice that it’s a little slimmer, which benefits mostly gamers who don’t want their keyboards to sit too upwards.
Another major design change is its keycaps. Logitech replaced the keycaps with smoother and defined design with a few other minor tweaks & improvements.
You’ll also see how excellent the RGB looks with the see-through keycaps, where there isn’t much resistance.
There’s also that cool feature that benefits everyone, and it’s located at the back; an ARX mobile dock! Pull it out, and you’ll instantly have a smartphone holder, and it’s ideal for the ARX mobile app.
Let’s continue discussing further how these design changes also improved the features here in our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review.
Key Features of the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
Programmable G Macro Keys
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum comes with nine dedicated macro keys that help you quickly press combined keys without any hassle.
ARX Control Integration
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum works with ARX mobile app, which reveals your in-game stats for extra convenience. Gain a bit of advantage with your hybrid mobile dock.
Configurable RGB Lighting
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum supports Lightsync RGB that can be configured through the Logitech G Hub app. Select from a wide variety of different effects & colours and synchronise your keyboard with other Logitech Lightsync peripherals.
Dedicated Media Controls
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum comes with dedicated media controls & volume control wheel so that you can easily control media contents and in-game volume without tabbing out of your game.
Omron Romer-G Switches
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum also comes with Omron’s Romer-G mechanical switches. These will make you appreciate every keypress, making your overall typing experience better.
There’s also a lesser actuation point in these switches, which will help you gain an edge against your opponents in-game.
113 Key Anti-Ghosting
The Omron Romer-G switches on the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum supports 113-Key Anti-Ghosting, so you can easily press multiple keys without problems.
These are all the key features that you need to know about the keyboard.
Let’s continue and move over to the specifications section of our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review.
Compared to the Orion Spark with an aggressive gamer design, the Orion Spectrum gets a slimmer design. It measures 19.9 inches in height, 8.26 inches in width and 1.39 inches in length.
Since the keyboard comes with mechanical switches, it’s a heavy keyboard. At 1.5 kg, it feels sturdy and should sit firmly at your desk with its rubber feet.
The cable is typically the same as other Logitech keyboards which have 6 feet long cables.
It features Romer-G Tactile Key Switches, with an actuation distance of 1.5mm, a lessened actuation force of 45g, and a total travel distance of 3.0mm.
You can also configure the keyboard’s other features through the Logitech G Hub software, such as the RGB lighting and macro keys. Get the Logitech G Hub software here.
As such, Logitech provides a two-year Limited Hardware warranty for this keyboard.
Let’s now move on to the hands-on section of our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review and judge the keyboard’s overall performance.
Hands-on with the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
As we’ve seen from some gamers and reviewers, this keyboard performs the same at the last model. That’s pretty obvious, considering that it has the same design and uses the same software.
But you’ll notice that what’s changed is its ergonomics and aesthetic design. It offers it a slimmer design while adding a more refined wrist rest and smoother keycaps. In our opinion, these changes add up so much to how the users should feel, and it isn’t a bad thing.
It should also be more pleasant to use for long sessions, which gamers are looking for.
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum’s RGB lighting looks fancy, which means the lighting engine is pretty good. You’ll also notice that there’s no under glow to the switches, prioritising the lighting more on the keycaps.
Logitech even provided gaming profiles that stand out, making it one of the best RGB keyboards with under glow lighting. Overall, Logitech did an excellent job of improving the G910.
They also made the software easy to use. It should make everyone comfortable, especially for those who will set-up any Logitech gaming peripheral for the first time.
Now, it’s time to wrap up everything in the summary section of our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review.
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Review Summary
The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum keyboard isn’t just an improvement over the last model, but it’s also very comfortable to use.
We love how Logitech listens from the feedback of their customers. There were a couple of negative feedback with the G910 Orion Spark, but the Orion Spectrum saved the G910 from its demise.
The G910 Orion Spectrum easily became their new flagship keyboard, offering a slimmer and lighter design. It ditches the uneasy-to-use funky keycaps, making it much sleeker and refined. Originally, this is how a Logitech keyboard should feel.
Overall, we’re delighted with the keyboard’s features, as if it’s a new product. For those looking for a new Romer-G keyboard, the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum is for you, because of its keycaps.
In terms of the features and design, we can say that it’s on par with other gaming peripheral brands.
If you’d like to purchase one, visit their official website. At the time of this writing, the keyboard is out of stock but should be available soon.
Thank you for reading our Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum review, and we hope to see you on our next review.