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Ask a PC gamer what sort of keyboard works best and they’ll more than likely tell you something that makes a sound. While those are normally big and clunky, Logitech has found a way to shrink them down.

If you’re a big gamer on Windows and need the speed that only a mechanical switch will provide, an entrant from Logitech could do the job if you’re after that solid clack-clack-clack sound and speed from a keyboard in a smaller than normal form factor.

The keyboard is the G310, and it’s a slightly smaller keyboard made for gamers who don’t want to take up as much space, but are still after the proper switches that make noise and tell them when a button has been pressed.

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There aren’t any macro keys on this model, nor is there a number pad, so you’ll be able to get more mouse movement in with the mouse of choice, and there is a dose of backlighting so you’ll be able to do all of this in the dark of the night.

“Having a keyboard that is compact and lightweight was important, but it also had to be durable and comfortable for hours of gameplay,” said Ujesh Desai, Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of Gaming.

“The G310 Atlas Dawn uses our custom Romer-G mechanical switches so it can withstand the wear and tear of intense gaming, which is perfect for our eSports players.”

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You don’t have to be an eSports player to appreciate mechanical switches either, because with a durability that allows the keyboard to last up to 40 percent longer than other keyboards, it might even outlast the computer you’re using it on.

Pricing for the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — yes, that’s its real name — comes in at $179.95, and you’ll find it in computer and electronics retailers in August.

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