By now I’m becoming a dab hand at all of this mechanical keyboard stuff, having this as my third one. I’ve only just realised, however, that the colour of the switches is probably one of the most important things I should have spoken about. Incidentally, the G610 has red ones.
Red switches are the hair-trigger ones -- which explains why I’ve made so many typos recently. However, I’ve quickly gotten used to the red switches, and enjoy the keyboard much more than going back to my wireless Logitech keyboard.
Getting the G610 out of the box, it was accompanied by a manual and nothing else. That was pretty surprising, as I don’t think I’ve opened a box recently without a couple of books, a warranty and a quick start guide popping out.
The keyboard is quite hefty with a great solid design, none of the keys feeling loose and no gaps in the panels. As well as the full QWERTY keyboard, it has buttons for Gaming Mode, Brightness, Mute, Media (play, stop, fast forward, rewind), and a volume wheel. The wheel is quite long and very sensitive, and due to the position of my mouse I can easily reach it without letting go if needs be. My mouse actually has volume controls on it, but that’s neither here nor there.
Due to the black colour of the keyboard, the literal worst colour you could choose to print under the Caps Lock light et al, would be black. So although you can see they keys very well in a dark room, due to the white backlight which pulses across the keys, you can’t actually see what each of the three Lock lights is indicating unless you shine a light directly on the keyboard.
Apart from that, and the very light key switches, I’ve enjoyed the Logitech G610. It remains firmly in place due to its weight, and the rubber feet underneath. The keys are responsive and don’t feel spongy whilst typing, and none of the extra buttons are in the way whilst typing. The media keys are a bonus, though I’ve always liked having them on keyboards -- if you don’t like them, you don’t have to use them.
If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard, the G610 is a good one. It doesn’t have some of the issues I’ve come across with other makes, such as the keys feeling too tall. You can adjust the brightness of the backlight easily, so even if you don’t like it there’s an option for you. A few more colours wouldn’t have gone amiss, but the white is fine. In all a good, responsive keyboard.
Logitech G610 Keyboard Review
If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard, the G610 is a good one.