Is that old pro-gaming keyboard you have finally breaking down from years of use, its blue backlight fading to teal (or worse) as the days go on? Are you ready to spend over $100 to get back in the game? Then you, ideal consumer, sound like a good match for Logitech's newest gaming keyboard, the G710+. "Plus what?" you ask? Well, it's a standard G-series performance keyboard from Logitetch, plus a white LED backlight, anti-ghosting tech, under-key dampening to help with all the clickety-clacketing, and a promised 50-million keystroke life span. A set of "G-keys" along the left side allows for assignable macros and scripts, should you need to suddenly maximize your APM mid-StarCraft 2 match (and let's be honest, you've totally been there) -- sadly, the G710+ only works with Windows Vista and up, so you'll have to maximize those actions exclusively on a PC for now.
The Logitech G710+ arrives at retail in the US this October for $150, and heads to Europe starting in December at an undetermined price -- check after the break for full specs and a quick demo video.
Logitech G-Series G710+
Logitech Delivers Mechanical Keyboard Gamers Deserve
New Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features High-Speed, Low-Noise
Mechanical Keys and Adjustable Dual-Zone Backlighting
for Lightning Fast, Whisper-Quiet Gaming
NEWARK, Calif. -Oct. 9, 2012 - Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the
newest addition to its G-Series line of high performance gaming products: the Logitech® G710+
Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Designed to help you focus on the game, this keyboard is tested and
tuned to deliver what gamers want: minimal distraction, rapid response, and complete control.
"The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard was created to meet the specific needs of
gamers," said Mark Starrett, senior global product manager for Logitech. "We road tested this keyboard
with professional gamers, partners, publishers, and everyday gamers like you and me, to ensure we've
created a mechanical gaming keyboard that exceeds expectations."
The keyboard's mechanical keys deliver gaming-grade responsiveness, featuring an actuation force of
45g and distance of 4 mm, and are optimized for rapid command entry. Additionally, the non-clicking
key switches have a built-in dampening ring underneath each keycap to significantly reduce the
distracting noise coming from your key presses without sacrificing responsiveness. The keyboard has
undergone a torturous testing process to help ensure durability, with a cycle life of at least a 50 million
The entire keyboard is backlit in white LED light, adjustable to one of four brightness levels, and can be
turned completely off. For better visibility of the WASD and arrow keys, their brightness can be adjusted
independently of the rest of the keyboard.
Using the newly updated Logitech Gaming Software, you can assign complex macros or intricate Lua
gaming scripts to the keyboard's G-keys – both on the fly and in advance – for up to 18 individual
functions per game. Plus, all 110 keys feature anti-ghosting and 26-key rollover to help ensure you can
execute complex key-commands with flawless precision. The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming
Keyboard is compatible with Microsoft Windows® 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®.ogitech Delivers Mechanical Keyboard Gamers Deserve - Page 2
"The first major event that I used the Logitech keyboard was at MLG Summer Arena," said NYJacky
from Team Curse. "I looked at my creep score after the tournament and it was higher than normal. Most
of the time you need to get used to a keyboard - this one you just slip into quickly. I would never, ever
think of using anything else."
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe
beginning in October and December 2012, respectively, for a suggested retail price of $149.99. For
more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.
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Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined
hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming,
social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and homeentertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the
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