Mechanical keyboards, which are now popular among PC gamers, are usually on the heavy side and are pretty hefty. While users are quite taken by the good feedback mechanical keyboards usually generate, the size of the device is not an attractive aspect of the keyboard. But Logitech seems to have gotten around and solve the problem with its newest mechanical keyboard.
The hardware maker has unveiled its G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL mechanical keyboard. The new device retails for $130. According to Engadget, at 1.8 pounds the keyboard weighs half as much as its predecessor, the G910 mechanical keyboard. This makes the keyboard a lot more portable and easy to carry around. The G410 also boasts of registering key presses 25 percent faster than other mechanical keyboards. This is made possible by the Romer-G mechanical switches.
The new keyboard is also designed to withstand over 70 million keyboard strikes. This is around 40 percent more than other keyboards can handle. The Verge writer Vlad Savov has called the new keyboard a "visual and tactile delight" and has noted a very positive experience with the new keyboard. The keys light up in different colors once in use and they do not require too much force to be able to register presses, so users will be able to type accurately easily.
The softer touch does not produce the almost angry sounds other keyboards are making when users are typing away and it also feels very different from the shallow "chiclet"-like keys that are available today. Many tech websites have noted the observation. But the softer touch seems to make a cross between the thick keys and the "chiclet" ones.
The Logitech G410 is priced at $130 in the U.S. and €149 in Europe. The keyboards will be on sale beginning in October this year. No word yet on when the keyboard will be available in other parts of the world.