When it comes to modern games, particularly fast-paced MOBAs and FPS titles, speed is everything and milliseconds can make the difference between victory and defeat. If you have an eye on the prize then you'll want to ensure that your gaming rig is free of bottlenecks that'll stunt your performance.
And while there are obvious things to do to ensure that your PC's properly up to speed, such as fitting a fast GPU and CPU and adding a decent, low-latency monitor, there's one part of the equation that's easy to overlook: your keyboard.
The fact is that if you're using the keyboard that came bundled with your system, it's probably letting you down. Beneath every key lies a rubber dome that's slow to activate and barely provides anything in the way of tactile feedback. It's fine for everyday typing, but rubber dome keyboards are used because they're inexpensive, and they're not what you need when you need to perform in the gaming arena.
That's why when it comes to keyboards, mechanical models are the weapon of choice for pro gamers. Their mechanical switches respond faster, require less force to actuate and they'll last a lot longer, meaning that you won't suddenly find yourself with a dead key in the middle of a crunch match.
It's easy to get confused by the range of mechanical keyboards with their various switches and sometimes horrifying price tags, but it's just as easy to cut through all the jargon and pick a keyboard that'll help you raise your game and play brilliantly. What you need is Logitech's G810 Orion Spectrum mechanical keyboard, built with gamers in mind and chosen by the ESL as its official gear.
The secret to its amazing performance is in its Romer-G switches. Designed with speed and comfort as their top priority, they feature an actuation distance of just 1.5mm – up to 25% shorter and faster than the leading competitor. When speed counts, the G810 delivers.
It also delivers in comfort, with a low actuation force of just 45g that helps minimize fatigue over long gaming sessions, as well as a three-step angle adjustment that enables you to find exactly the right position for you.
The G810's cutting edge RGB backlighting is another feature that can help you get your game on. Combined with Logitech Gaming Software – with presets for over 300 top games – it'll light up the controls for whatever you're playing, ensuring that you can instantly find the command you need in the heat of battle, and custom macros mean that you can assign complex key combinations to the function keys to smoothly unleash devastating special moves.
Add to that a 26-key rollover that ensures you can hold down up to 26 keys simultaneously in the knowledge that every single stroke will be registered. The G810's mechanical switches are tested for 70 million keystrokes, ensuring that it won't let you down when it matters, and you have a best-in-class piece of kit that will be the centerpiece of any self-respecting gaming rig.
You know you deserve one, and the great news is that there's no need to save up for one. Unlike other mechanicals, the Logitech G810 won't break the bank. It's available now for just $129.99 with free shipping, so why wait?