Logitech this morning took the wraps off their latest gaming keyboard, the G810 Orion Spectrum, an RGB mechanical that seems to nail the sweet spot between aesthetic and features.
The best part is that the Orion Spectrum is one of three mechanical keyboards that will, beginning Feb. 8, come with a copy of Ubisoft's upcoming living world shooter Tom Clancy's The Division.
The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum and Logitech G910 Orion Spark game bundles are expected to be available in the U.S. beginning Feb. 8 for a suggested retail price of $159.99 and $179.99 respectively. The Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum, Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum and Logitech G910 Orion Spark game bundles are expected to be available in Europe beginning Feb. 8 for a suggested retail price of €159, €189 and €199 respectively. It appears the Atlas Spectrum deal is only in Europe.
As part of the promotion, Logitech is also updating its Arx control applet and created a custom lighting profile for The Division, which is due out on March 8.
I had a chance to go hands on with the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum at a recent event in New York City.
Like the Atlas Spectrum and Orion Spark, the Orion Spectrum uses Logitech's Romer-G mechanical switches and includes robust lighting options.
Where the Orion Spark felt a bit too over the top in its presentation, and the tenkeyless Atlas Spectrum felt a bit too stripped down, the Orion Spectrum seems to have found the perfect mix of performance, features and sleek design.
The full-sized board has almost no logos or badging, just the recently redesigned G logo in the top left corner of the board. While there are no dedicated macro keys, the function keys can be used to serve as macros. The board also has physical controls for media, including a roller for volume. The board's solid base lacks the pinging I found so annoying in the Atlas Spectrum.
We'll have a full review of the keyboard later this month, but make sure to check out our reviews of the Atlas Spectrum and Orion Spark in our mechanical keyboard guide if you're considering picking one up for the copy of The Division.