Logitech announced the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard, using a new exclusive mechanical switch, developed in partnership with OMRON.
The keyboard features intelligent RGB backlighting, adjustable via software, and the new Romer-G mechanical switch. At the time of writing, the switch-type is exclusive to the mech, sports an actuation point of 1.5mm, and is supposedly rated at a 70million click lifespan (over the 50million Cherry standard, or the Razer's 60million rating). As for the feedback, it seems Romer-G is in part similar to the Cherry-MX Brown switch, using a soft-spring and a tactile bump at the actuation point, but no clicky sound.
“This keyboard is the culmination of years of ongoing development by our engineering team, incorporating feedback from gamers and eSports athletes to develop a next-generation mechanical key,” said Vincent Tucker, director of Logitech gaming. “Our team was charged with developing a keyboard that truly improves the gaming experience, and Orion Spark delivers.”
As one might expect, the mech comes with 9 programmable G-Keys, which can be assigned game-controls and macros. Orion Spark supports up to 27 commands across three-profiles.
G910's Orion Spark backlighting can be individually customized from a palette of 16.8 million colors. The key colors can be used to keep track of spells and other in-game actions, changed to match the set-up, or used to create custom-lighting profiles for each game. The LED is located centrally within each switch, so each letter is evenly illuminated.
To further integrate custom functionality to the lighting, Logitech provides a SDK to allow game developers to create customized applets to deliver content unique to the game. Devs like Valves have already been given early copies and are working on Steam integration for some of their games.
Orion Spark also features a pull-out tray that supports most iOS and Android devices.
Orion Spark is expected to be released this November, for a suggested retail price of $179.99 / €179.99.