The Logitech G810 is the bigger brother of the superb G610 I reviewed back in 2016. Currently priced at £121 on Amazon it is around £20 more than the G610.
For the extra £20 you get two substantial improvements, firstly there is the full RGB with each key being able to produce 16.8 million colours.
Then there are the Romer-G mechanical switches, which have been developed by Logitech, especially for gamers. The switch itself has a spring inside, dual contacts to register the actuation, and a landing pad to soften the bottoming out of a keypress.
The design has a shorter travel distance, a higher actuation point of just 1.5 mm, and an actuation force of 45 grams. Logitech claims that the keys are therefore 25 percent faster, which should help responsiveness in gaming.
Logitech guarantees that the Romer-G switches will live for 70 million presses, which is 40 percent more than the 50 million keypresses that the Cherry MX keys are good for.
The aesthetic of the two keyboards is pretty much identical; they have the same dimensions, same weight and same key layout.
Both keyboards are matte black, but the G810 has a sort of velvety feel, which feels more pleasant when typing.
When it comes to using the keyboard, if you have previously used a Cherry MX Brown keyboard, you will be surprised about the noise and tactile feedback of these. They are far less clicky both in feel and sound then the MX Brown, they feel like the keys are dampened. If you are particularly fond of the traditional typing feel and noise, this may not be for you. However, once you get over the reduced noise, the typing experience is very pleasant, the responsiveness of the keys is fantastic, and typing on the G810 feels very natural. I did feel like I was typing faster on it, but this is most likely just in my head.
I am not a serious gamer, but I found the keyboard to perform well during faced paced games. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it improved my performance, but it certainly didn’t hinder it.