• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Keyboard Switches: ROMER-G
  • NKRO: 6-KRO
  • Interface: USB2.0
  • Weight: 765g
  • Pros:
  • Backlit keys
  • Compact
  • Cons:
  • Price

Compact Gaming Companion

Logitech has always been pumping out gaming peripherals for the masses, known for their many quality products and wide repertoire, Logitech has once again released a product that’s worth taking a second glance at. Together with the rise in popularity of mechanical keyboards, manufacturers have been pumping out their own variations of mechanical boards, and recently many of them have started manufacturing their very own mechanical switches.

The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn is a compact keyboard meant to give you more space to manoeuvre your mouse. Keeping only the keys vital to gaming, the Atlas Dawn is developed and optimised just for gamers. The G310 features Logitech’s very own ROMER-G mechanical switches which has fast switch actuation, which makes it the fastest Logitech compact mechanical keyboard. Along with these features, the Atlas Dawn has improved durability that can withstand intense gaming for a long time.

The Atlas Dawn comes in a regular cardboard box which shows its front view and explains the different features available on it. Packaging wise it was very simple, only providing the bare minimum of protection. But moving on to the keyboard, once we removed it from the box we jumped right into action. Seeing it on our desk, we agreed that the compact design is well done and the wrist rest on the left side of the keyboard is nicely placed to support our hand when we use the WASD keys.

The keyboard comes with blue backlit keys with adjustable levels of brightness, which can be customised further after you install Logitech’s proprietary software. With the additional software installed you can connect your smartphone to your PC with the Ark Dock, in which you can display your PC stats on your phone such as CPU usage, RAM usage, GPU usage and many other functions. You can also create a breathing effect through the Logitech software for the backlit keys to give it a nice glow.

Moving our focus on to the ROMER-G mechanical keys that Logitech have developed, they feel quite similar to membrane keys but you can feel that the actuation point is higher and there is also some slight tactile feedback. It feels comfortable to use during regular typing, and when used during gaming it is a lot more responsive than regular membrane boards. We had some mixed feelings over the curved keycaps, as it takes some getting used to. During gaming sessions, it fits around our fingers well, but when it comes to typing sometimes it gets in the way when we’re moving quickly across the keys.

CHIP CONCLUDE: If you’re looking for a new keyboard to upgrade from your regular old keyboard, the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn is worth taking a look at especially if you enjoy the feel of membrane keys. But if you’re not one to utilise all the extra features, there probably might be better choices on the market for a mechanical keyboard at this price point.

(previously published in issue November 2015)

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn