Keen to spruce up the gamer peripheral market, Logitech G – the company’s gaming brand – has launched the Aurora Collection, a range of colourful equipment far removed from the industry’s obsession with many shades of grey.
The Aurora Collection consists of a new headset, two keyboards, a mouse, and various accessories aimed at customising your preferred aesthetic. Primarily aimed at women, the range is also for anyone wanting something different from the norm.
Logitech G735 Wireless Gaming Headset
Out of the box, the G735 Wireless Gaming Headset is the first Logitech G headset to include new customisable tech from microphone brand Blue. It means you can modulate your voice and save audio settings via the G Hub software and directly on the headset.
In keeping with the Aurora Collection’s ethos of catering to women gamers, the headset is designed to better fit smaller head sizes. It comes in a Mist White finish, which can be customised with accessories, and features RGB lighting. According to Logitech, you can expect more than 56 hours of battery life when the lighting is off, so it should stand up to marathon gaming sessions. The G735 headset connects wirelessly to PCs via a USB dongle using its low-latency Lightspeed technology. Plus you can connect to a Bluetooth device simultaneously and control the audio levels of both sources.
The G735 Wireless Gaming Headset is up for pre-order through Logitech G and other retailers for $399.95.
Logitech G715 and G713 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
One wireless and one wired, both keyboards are tenkeyless options made to take up minimal space on your desk. Similar to the G735 headset, the G715 keyboard has both Lightspeed and Bluetooth wireless connectivity – up to 25 hours via a rechargeable battery. Meanwhile, the G713 is for those who prefer a wired connection.
Each Aurora Collection keyboard comes in the standard White Mist finish, replete with RGB lighting. Importantly for mechanical keyboard users, they each offer three different switch types: Tactile, Clicky, and Linear. Again reinforcing the range’s focus on aesthetics, each keyboard comes with a cloud-shaped palm rest.
Available for pre-order, the G715 Mechanical Wireless Gaming Keyboard retails for $349.95, while the wired G713 version sits at $269.95.
Fast clicking, pretty microphones, and Aurora Collection accessories
Logitech G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse
Rounding out the Aurora Collection is the G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse, and a special edition Blue Yeti microphone release. Made for smaller hands, the G705 is a slender 85 grams, built to contour to users’ hands. It also uses both Lightspeed and Bluetooth wireless technology, lasting up to 40 hours with a USB-C rechargeable battery. Minimalist in comparison to other gaming mice, the G705 has a DPI button for quickly changing mouse sensitivity. It’s available to order for $149.95.
Made with content creators in mind, the special edition Blue Yeti USB microphones come in either Pink Dawn or White Mist. In addition to voice modulation, EQ, and Nvidia Broadcast Noise Removal features through G Hub, both mics also include exclusive Aurora Collection stream overlays in Streamlabs. Both mics will retail for $199.95.
As part of the Aurora Collection, you can also kit out the peripherals with eight new accessories. These range from keycaps, mouse pads, and earpads – many available in either white, pink or green.
I really dig the look of the Aurora Collection, although you’re paying a premium for the privilege. More accessories and colour options are a fun way to show a bit of personality through the gear you use. However, many stylish tech options tend to be for those who can afford them.