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The G910 Orion Spark uses the same Logitech Gaming Software that they use for all of their gaming lineup. The basic look of the software hasn’t changed for a while but the do continue to update adding features and support for new products. Logitech’s software was the first to support multiple devices and set the standard for what peripheral software should do so going into my testing I had high expectations but also high hopes. When you open it up there is a large photo of the G910 right upfront. Down along the bottom we have all of the page options as well as a small photo of the G910. Where the small photo is you will see all of your plugged in Logitech devices here, it just happens that in my testing I didn’t have any other Logitech devices hooked up. Depending on what device page you are on it will change what page options you have down there.

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The first page is the gaming page. Here Logitech zooms in on the left side of the G910 where the G keys are located. Here we can click on a G key and set what you want the key to do. You can set macros, open programs, or anything else you can imagine. At first I thought you were limited to just editing the G keys but on the left you can actually select any key on the keyboard and edit its function. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t let you click the keys in the G910 image to do this though. Up top you can set profiles or even select games/programs that you want to activate specific profiles.

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With this being Logitech’s first full RGB mechanical keyboard, the lighting portion of the software was of course my biggest focus. To make things simple over on the left you can select from four different lighting modes. Each mode changes the options in the menu to the right as well as on the keyboard. You can program the lights individually in their freestyle mode, this lets you click on in individual keys or drag and select multiple keys to set to each color. The lighting zone mode is different that what I have seen from other manufactures, here you can make or select from zones and then set specific colors for each zone. Next is the commands mode where it will light up all of the normal game keys. You can also turn on the non-game keys in a different color or brightness if you prefer as well. Then Last is the effects mode where you can select from five different effects. Each effect has its own individual options as well so you can change things like the effect speed, colors used, and even the direction of the wave effects.

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Like SteelSeries and Razer, Logitech has also built into their software the ability to be able to record your typing and do heat maps of use. This is a great way to be able to see what keys you use the most when gaming and rearrange your mapping to be more effective. They have two modes here, one maps out how many times you click a key and the other shows how long you hold a key. This is important because in some games you might only click a direction key once but hold it down as you walk around.

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Because the Logitech ARX app runs through their gaming software there is also a setting page. Here when you setup the app it will pop up and ask you to approve the device. You can also manually connect, see and control all of the devices you have authorized, and turn the ARX service on and off all together. I love that they let you run it on multiple devices. As someone with a few tablets and phones it is nice to be able to program them all and just use whatever is close.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36732 22 Jun 2015 15:03
Today I take a look at Logitechs latest gaming keyboard and its new Romer-G keyswitches, enjoy!
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #36753 28 Jun 2015 18:36
I like my G910 for gaming. The key shape does work well for typical left hand only use of the keyboard...if you do not use macros.

I echo the sentiments with typing, however. I use my keyboard far more for gaming than typing, so the tendencies to hit the wrong or extra keys are not as much of an issue for me. It took me more than a few days to minimize those problems coming from the unique key cap design. I do like the quieter actuation of the Romer G switches coupled with the nearly non existent backlight bleed between keys.

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