Logitech announces Romer-G-based G310 mechanical keyboard

July 24, 2015 // 11:37 a.m.

Tags: #g310 #g310-atlas-dawn #g910-orion-spark #gaming-keyboard #keyboard #logitech #mechanical-keyboard #romer-g #tenkeyless

Logitech - or Looitech, as per its latest re-branding exercise - has announced a new mechanical gaming keyboard featuring what it claims are exclusive switches: Romer-G.

The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, to give the peripheral its full name, is a tenkeyless design - meaning it lacks the number pad array of a full-size keyboard, while retaining the cursor keys and Home block - and is based on what the company describes as 'exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches,' first introduced on the G910 Orion Spark keyboard and offering a finger-feel closest to the Cherry MX Brown. These, Logitech has claimed, beat the usual Cherry MX mechanical switches on performance and longevity, offering a 1.5mm actuation point for a response time some 25 per cent faster than the competition along with the promise of a 70 million actuation lifespan.

'Having a keyboard that is compact and lightweight was important, but it also had to be durable and comfortable for hours of gameplay,' claimed Ujesh Desai, vice-president of Logitech's gaming division, of the launch. 'The G310 Atlas Dawn uses our custom Romer-G mechanical switches so it can withstand the wear and tear of intense gaming, which is perfect for our eSports players.'

The keyboard also features a brightness-adjustable back-lighting system, an integrated smartphone dock designed for use with the company's Arx Control software to offer second-screen functionality, and 'performance facet keycaps' which have an angled scoop-like shape designed to improve tactile feedback and fingertip positioning accuracy.

The keyboard is due to launch in the US next month, priced at $180 (around £116, excluding taxes); UK pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed. More information is available on the company's Malaysian website.
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