Logitech G910 Orion Spark Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Feb 07, 2020 at 07:49 am
Logitech G910 Orion Spark Picture
Test Methodology v0.8
7.1
Mixed usage
8.7
Gaming
0.8
Mobile/Tablet
6.8
Office
7.0
Programming
Connectivity Wired
Size
Full-size (100%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is an excellent gaming keyboard that features proprietary Logitech Romer-G Tactile switches. Unfortunately, while the keyboard offers great RGB lighting, it feels rather cheaply made and the keycaps have an unusual indented design that isn't for everyone and makes the overall typing experience a bit disappointing. It also has a half-wrist rest, giving the impression that this keyboard is only made for gaming since your right hand should be on your mouse rather than on the keyboard.

Our Verdict

7.1 Mixed usage

The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a decent overall keyboard. It has great mechanical switches, which are responsive and quick to actuate, which is amazing for gaming. However, the board is cheaply built and the half wrist rest isn't the most comfortable option to type on.

8.7 Gaming

The Logitech G910 is an excellent gaming keyboard. It has very fast actuation Romer-G tactile switches that have a very short pre-travel distance. You can set a lot of macros and it also features full RGB lighting, but the board seems a bit flimsy and cheaply made.

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0.8 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech G910 is a wired-only keyboard that isn't designed to be used with mobile devices.

6.8 Office

The Logitech G910 keyboard is a passable option for office work. This keyboard has mechanical switches that aren't too noisy, but its design offers mediocre ergonomics. It features half a wrist rest on the left side, making it uncomfortable and fatiguing to use your two hands to type on. The keycaps also feel cheap and have an unusual indented design that makes typing harder if you don't hit them in the center.

7.0 Programming

The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is an okay option for programming. It offers great backlighting and you can set a lot of different macros, but the overall typing quality and the build quality are quite disappointing. This keyboard is fatiguing to type on due to its half wrist rest and the board is entirely made of plastic.

  • 7.1 Mixed usage
  • 8.7 Gaming
  • 0.8 Mobile/Tablet
  • 6.8 Office
  • 7.0 Programming
Pros
  • Plenty of dedicated programmable buttons.
  • Short travel distance; great for gaming.
Cons
  • Cheap build quality.
  • Half wrist rest makes typing uncomfortable.
  • Indented keycaps make typing harder.

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Black G910 Orion Spark
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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
1.3" (3.2 cm)
Width 19.8" (50.3 cm)
Depth 8.0" (20.2 cm)
Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a rather big keyboard due to its full-size design and its non-detachable wrist rest.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G910 feels rather cheaply made when compared to other mechanical gaming keyboards. The frame is all made of thin plastic and the keycaps have an unusual indented design. They feel a bit cheap like the Razer Cynosa keys. The finish is prone to oily shines and fingerprints. For a better-built keyboard, check out the Razer BlackWidow Elite instead.

6.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
1
Wrist Rest Fixed

This keyboard doesn't offer great ergonomics. The wrist rest is fixed and is only useful for the left part of the keyboard. It looks like the wrist rest was only made thinking about gamers using their left hand on the board with the right hand on their mouse. This keyboard causes fatigue quickly when typing and is quite awkward for the right hand.

10
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color RGB
Brightness Settings
Yes
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes

The Logitech G910 has amazing backlighting. It features full RGB lighting, which you can control the brightness of on the board. There isn't much backlight bleed and the colors shine well through the keycaps' legends.

Design
Cable
Detachable
No
Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Connector (Keyboard side) Not Detachable

This keyboard has a long enough cable to reach your desktop setup without any issue.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Proprietary Receiver
No
Multi-Device Pairing
No
Battery Type
No Batteries

This is a wired-only keyboard and can't be used wirelessly.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Dedicated
Macro Programmable Keys
Dedicated only
Extra Controls
No
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad Yes
Windows Key Lock
Yes

The Logitech G910 has great extra features. It features dedicated media keys, a lot of programmable macro keys, and the ARX Dock for your cellphone. The stand itself doesn't do anything but you can use the ARX companion app to display in game stats or some PC temperatures and such. Note, however, that this dock doesn't charge your cell phone and the app is only useful for some games, and doesn't seem to be supported through Logitech G HUB, only the previous Logitech Gaming Software.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G910 Orion Spark keyboard
  • Manuals

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Romer-G Tactile
Feel
Tactile
Actuation Force
40.1 gf
Pre-Travel
1.40 mm
Total Travel
3.36 mm

This keyboard uses proprietary Logitech Romer-G Tactile switches. They have a small tactile bump before the actuation point, like popular Cherry MX Brown switches. They have a very short pre-travel distance, which is fast to actuate, but can be prone to accidental keystrokes as well.

6.5
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

Typing quality on this keyboard is just okay. The keycaps feel cheap and their unusual indents make it harder to press the keys if you don't hit them in the center as there's more resistance when typing.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Quiet

The typing noise on this keyboard isn't loud and should be suitable for an open-office environment without disturbing surrounding colleagues.

Software and Operating System
8.4
Software and Operating System
Software
Software Name Logitech G HUB
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
Yes
RGB Programming
Yes
Macro Programming
Yes
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
Yes

The Logitech G HUB software offers great customization options with the Logitech G910, but since the keyboard doesn't have any onboard memory, you'll always need the software to access your saved profiles.

7.2
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android No
iOS No
iPadOS No

This keyboard has decent compatibility as it's fully functioning on Windows and only the Scroll Lock and Pause keys don't work on macOS. Also, all keys work on Linux, but the software isn't available so you won't be able to customize the keyboard.

Compared to other keyboards

The Logitech G910 is a decent overall gaming keyboard that's designed for gaming. This shows due to its half wrist rest that's only made for the left hand, and the proprietary Romer-G Tactile switches by Logitech that have a very low pre-travel distance. It even has an integrated cellphone stand. However, this keyboard isn't the best for typing.

Corsair K95 PLATINUM
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Amazon.com

The Corsair K95 Platinum is a better keyboard than the Logitech G910 Orion Spark. You can set macros to all the K95's keys, it's better built, and its ergonomics are better. You can also save profiles on the onboard memory, which you can't do with the G910. The G910 features Romer-G tactile switches while the K95 has Cherry MX Speed linear switches, which have a shorter pre-travel distance.

Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB
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Amazon.com

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB is a better overall keyboard than the Logitech G910 Orion Spark. The G815 has a sleeker design and its noticeably better-built. The G910 features an awkward wrist rest as well. The G815 has GL Tactile switches while the G910 has Romer-G Tactile switches.

Razer BlackWidow Elite
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Amazon.com

The Razer BlackWidow Elite is a better gaming keyboard than the Logitech G910 Orion Spark. All of its keys are programmable rather than just a few dedicated macro keys. Also, it comes with a very plushy and comfortable wrist rest, and the board feels noticeably more durable. On the other hand, the pre-travel distance of the Logitech G910's keys is shorter and quicker to actuate.

Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED
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Amazon.com

The Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless keyboard that is well-built, offers a good typing quality, and can be used via Bluetooth with mobile devices, while the Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a gaming-oriented keyboard with RGB lighting, but its build quality is disappointing and its half wrist rest makes typing quickly uncomfortable.

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