The trouble with gaming keyboards is that they use some of the highest-quality parts in the business, but cram them into a product that would look absurd in anything but a teenager’s gaming nook. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum ($160), on the other hand, is an aesthetically pleasing RGB mechanical keyboard that feels great whether you’re fragging foes in Counter-Strike or typing the Great American Novel. Although the keys aren’t the best mechanical offerings on the market, the Orion Spectrum is an attractive, versatile peripheral with a fantastic interface and sensible extra features.
In an era when “gaming keyboard” is almost synonymous with “something a ’90s teen movie protagonist would find really rad,” the Orion Spectrum’s restraint is almost palpable. Rather than a behemoth covered in arcane patterns like Logitech’s G910 Orion Spark (19.9 x 9.6 inches), the Spectrum is a simple black accessory that measures 17.5 x 6.0 inches: a comfortable fit for most desktops.