Value and Conclusion
Overall we found the keyboard to be extremely well built, it included the standard set of features that gamers prefer on their keyboards such as backlighting, well designed media keys, and programmable macro keys with decent software. The Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches provide a wonderful typing experience, and are just as enjoyable while gaming. Most people do not realize the value of a mechanical keyboard until they begin to use one, at which point they swear off traditional rubber dome keyboards. The Logitech G710+ is definitely a contender, and would do well converting consumers to the ‘cult of mechanical keyboards’.
The Logitech G710+ is priced at a whopping MSRP and real world retail price of $149.99. The price tag makes it hard to justify, especially when considering there are cheaper keyboards with similar features available such as the Corsair K90, currently priced at $109.99. However, Logitech’s Gaming Software is much more refined, polished, and useful than that of its competitors in the mechanical keyboard market. Also, it is one of the few high end gaming keyboards that comes with Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches. If users do not have a preference towards MX Brown switches, and are not concerned with the quality of software, then a purchasing a cheaper alternative might be the recommended course of action. However, if the objective is a high quality, sturdy keyboard with well designed software and features, as well as an exceptional typing experience, the Logitech G710+ is well worth the money.
For the reasons listed above, we have decided to award the Logitech G710+ the Prosumer/Enthusiast Editor’s Choice award.
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