The Logitech G610 Orion Red and the Logitech G610 Orion Brown are two mechanical keyboards from Logitech that feature Cherry MX Switches. The previous two mechanical keyboard models from Logitech (G910 Orion Spark and G810 Orion Spectrum) featured Romer-G Switches, the proprietary switches from Logitech. With the G610, customers now have two more options to go with Logitech and Cherry MX Switches (The G710+ also featured Cherry MX Switches).
G610 vs G810
The Logitech G610 is actually very similar to the G810 Orion Spectrum. The design of these keyboards is basically the same. Both use a full-size layout with numpad, have identical media keys and no dedicated macro keys. You can assign macros to the function keys though. The two main differences are the used switch types (the G610 boards feature Cherry MX Switches, the G810 board feature Romer-G Switches) and the illumination. The G810 features full RGB illumination and the G610 only offers white backlighting. But even though it’s only white backlighting, it still can be customized with the Logitech Gaming Software.
G610 Orion Red vs G610 Orion Brown
The only difference between these two models is the type of switch they use. The G610 Orion Red features Cherry MX Red, the G610 Orion Brown features Cherry MX Brown. The characteristics of these two switches can be found in our switch types guide.
Tech Specs for Logitech G610 Orion Red / Brown
Mechanical Keyboard Score
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August 7, 2016
"It's light on features, but the typing experience is second-to-none."
June 7, 2016
"Although they pack few fancy features, Logitech's G610 Orion Red and Brown keyboards offer simple, reliable performance that mechanical keyboard enthusiasts will appreciate."
April 26, 2016
"As it stands, there’s almost no better entry point for users looking to step up to a premium gaming keyboard or a more dependable office companion."