Logitech G710+ backlit mechanical keyboard, £89.99 @ Amazon
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Logitech G710+ backlit mechanical keyboard, £89.99 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Feb 2014
Also available at PC World for the same price, so this might be a general price drop to clear out stock. A nice enough keyboard, has Cherry MX browns (with o-ring dampers) and a nice white backlight.
Despite the pictures, it has a UK ISO layout.

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Good find! Have some heat :))

Great price for this, I remember looking last September time and seeing it posted here for £130.
Edited by: "Stabilized" 10th Feb 2014

Hmm tempted

great deal...have some heat

what is the difference between a mechanical and a normal keyboard?

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stevensmellsreallyok

what is the difference between a mechanical and a normal keyboard?

Typing feel and long-term reliability, as well as a slight degree of customisation. Mechanical switches (especially the Cherry MX series) come in several models with varying types and strengths of tactile feedback, as well as 'quiet' or 'loud' feedback. The Cherry MX Brown switches in the G710+ are 'quiet' keys (still louder than regular rubber-dome keyswitches, but Logitech have added rubber O-rings to dampen this further) and are 'tactile' (they produce a 'click' feel when you press them sufficiently for the keypress to register). Mechanical switches are also somewhat more reliable than membrane switches, both because the moving parts are metal rather than rubber, and that you could, if you wished, replace indivual failed keys, something you cannot do with a membrane keyboard. This individual replaceability also means you can customise your keyboard, e.g. swapping out the switches for more tactile ones or more linear ones.

and to answer the question more directly: Mechanical keyboards have proper switches under each key. Normal keyboards have these rubber domes that push down on a sheet, making contact with another sheet.
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edzieba covers the benefits.

Great price, and i can't believe a mechanical keyboard deal reached 100º without being trolled.

Voted hot, got one of these for £100 from PC world over christmas, Not quite as solid feeling as some of the other mechanical brands, but still good for the price.

The orange ruins it for me. Otherwise would be an instant buy.

The CM Storm Trigger Z looks more appealing to me.

Alfresco

Great price, and i can't believe a mechanical keyboard deal reached 100º … Great price, and i can't believe a mechanical keyboard deal reached 100º without being trolled.



I think too many people are confusing "opinion not reflecting my own" as "trolling". It's okay, it's easily done.

Alfresco

Great price, and i can't believe a mechanical keyboard deal reached 100º … Great price, and i can't believe a mechanical keyboard deal reached 100º without being trolled.



http://www.brandwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/brandwatch/troll.jpg

It might be mechanical or whatever but it looks like a massive downgrade from my G510 in terms of number of mappable keys and no LCD screen/mini apps etc.

Greatest keyboard of all time

I got one last year and am now a mechanical key convert.. They aren't for everyone, but as far as mech keyboards go, this is the best I've had so far ( Cherry Brown MX switches + O-rings is a nice combination)..

It makes using your PC that little more interactive and you get a solidity about the keys that really feels nicer..

Heat from me!

Elevation

I think too many people are confusing "opinion not reflecting my own" as … I think too many people are confusing "opinion not reflecting my own" as "trolling". It's okay, it's easily done.



Nope, no confusion. I suppose, "If you spend £90 on a keyboard you need to get a life" could be considered an opinion, but I call it trolling.

Alfresco

Nope, no confusion. I suppose, "If you spend £90 on a keyboard you need … Nope, no confusion. I suppose, "If you spend £90 on a keyboard you need to get a life" could be considered an opinion, but I call it trolling.



Therein lies the confusion. As I say, not to worry, it's so easily done.

robo989

It might be mechanical or whatever but it looks like a massive downgrade … It might be mechanical or whatever but it looks like a massive downgrade from my G510 in terms of number of mappable keys and no LCD screen/mini apps etc.


NASA looks like a downgrade from a G510

edzieba

as well as 'quiet' or 'loud' feedback.



bah. Quiet is relative. Nothing worse than being on TeamSpeak, Skype or whatevs - and some unsociable g*t is banging away on his mechanical keyboard.

Please only buy this if you intend to never use it in a party And deffo not my party. Insta-ban for you!

I personally feel that the DAS keyboards are of a better quality for general typing, and mine has lasted me for 5 years of constant work without the need for any renovation whatsoever. Having said that, the Logitech is an excellent choice and great value at this price for gamers.

Some of CM Storm's QuickFire keyboards can be had for less than this if people are interested in getting a mechanical keyboard that is as cheap as possible, namely the Pro/Trigger/Ultimate (I have an Ultimate) or if you want a compact tenkeyless (no numpad) then the QuickFire Rapid isn't very expensive and also a great keyboard.

Though this is still a hot deal for this particular keyboard.

I have this keyboard and paid £120 when it first came out, it is a great gaming keyboard.

Does this have a soft, cushioned padded wrist rest?

Find it really annoying that so many of these high end keyboards have bog standard plastic wrist rests. A nice padded one is 100x better.

rofldinho

Does this have a soft, cushioned padded wrist rest?Find it really … Does this have a soft, cushioned padded wrist rest?Find it really annoying that so many of these high end keyboards have bog standard plastic wrist rests. A nice padded one is 100x better.



It's just plastic. Can't say I've ever felt the need for a cushioned wrist rest.

spadgey1

It's just plastic. Can't say I've ever felt the need for a cushioned … It's just plastic. Can't say I've ever felt the need for a cushioned wrist rest.



Thanks. Each to their own I guess, though if you've ever tried a genuinely good quality padded wrist rest I don't know why you would prefer plastic. It's like opting to sit on a hard plastic chair over a leather one in my view. My current keyboard, the Razer Reclusa, came with a nice padded rest, and that was only a £30 keyboard, but the feel of the rest is so much nicer than cold, solid plastic.
Edited by: "rofldinho" 11th Feb 2014
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