Logitech has been making gaming and PC accessories for years, but has never ranged a mechanical gaming keyboard before. The Logitech G710+ changes that, with high-speed mechanical keys and gaming grade responsiveness.

In addition, Logitech boasts that its new keyboard is "whisper quiet", ensuring that late-night gaming sessions needn't keep up your husband, wife, children, flatmates, hamster, etc. Each key cap has a dampening ring underneath and is of a non-clicking design.

The mechanical keys are "superior to rubber-domed keys" and claimed to last up to 50 million keystrokes. They are also backlit, with white LEDs that have four brightness settings or can be turned off completely.

There are six G-keys that can be set with up to three macros per key, so therefore offer up to 18 different functions per game. The macros can also be set on the fly.

And, as this is a games-centric keyboard, it comes with a Game Mode switch that disables the Windows/Context Menu keys so that you don't have to worry about striking them accidentally during play.

The keyboard is also wired for speed and comes with dedicated media keys to alter the volume without leaving a game.

The Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard costs £149 and is available from www.logitech.com.