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