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Logitech's new G310 Atlas Dawn mechanical keyboard looks very familiar

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 23 Jul 2015, 5:45pm

Logitech's new G310 Atlas Dawn mechanical keyboard looks very familiar

 It's hard not to compare the G310 Atlas Dawn to the G910 Orion Spark. Both keyboards look similar and use the Romer-G switches and keycaps. Image source: Logitech.

When we reviewed the Logitech G910 Orion Spark mechanical keyboard, we thought that it was a great mechanical keyboard. The Romer-G mechanical switches are actually pretty good, the keycaps that guided your fingers great and the backlight bright and clear. Safe to say, we came away from our review of the G910 Orion Spark pretty impressed with it and hoping for more keyboards with the Romer-G switches. Looks like somebody at Logitech was listening.

The company's newest mechanical keyboard is called the G310 Atlas Dawn. Besides having a really cool name, the Atlas Dawn also makes use of the Romer-G switches that were last used in the G910 Orion Spark. In fact, the Atlas Dawn is heavily reminiscent of the Orion Spark. Take a look below.

Here's a picture of how the G910 Orion Spark looks like.

This is what the Atlas Dawn looks like. Image source: Logitech.

Make no mistake, we're not complaining about the looks though. It's just something we'd like to point out.

Since the Atlas Dawn uses the Romer-G system, that means it also comes with the concave Romer-G keycaps, just like the one found on the G910. These keycaps are angled slightly at the sides, which guide your fingers down to the button. It may sound gimmicky, but from our experience with the G910 Orion Spark, it actually works. Also due to the the Romer-G system, the backlights are centered in the middle of the keys, which makes them clearer and brighter.

The new keyboard will also have Arx Control integration, an optional piece of software that users can use to customize the keyboard. Arx Control works with a mobile device and uses it as a second screen, to display secondary information like performance statistics and media controls.

The G310 Atlas Dawn is touted to be ultra light and compact, due to it being a TKL (Ten Key Less) keyboard. TKL keyboards don't have Numpads, which is one of the main differences between it and the G910 Orion Spark. The other difference is that since the Atlas Dawn is smaller, it also doesn't have the space for the numerous macro keys that can be found on the G910.

The G310 Atlas Dawn measures a 114 x 85 x 35 mm, weighs a measly 765 grams and costs $178. It'll go on sale end of July, so watch out for it in stores in the next few days.

Source: Logitech

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