The Logitech G915 is a wireless mechanical gaming keyboard which is available since August 2019. Its design and main features are essentially identical to those of the Logitech G815, the two keyboards primarily differ in their mode of connection (wireless vs USB).
Improving a Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Logitech started gathering experience with wireless mechanical keyboards as early as August 2017. Their first model, the Logitech G613, caused mixed feelings among the community – while Logitech provided a really fast wireless mechanical keyboard, it had quite a steep price tag (UVP $149.99) for a keyboard without even an illumination. The Logitech G915 is now the manufacturer’s second attempt on a wireless mechanical keyboard and brings a lot of enhancements compared to the G613.
The G915 is usually connected via the included Lightspeed receiver which needs to be plugged into an USB port. This way, a high signal rate is established. Alternatively, the keyboard can also use Bluetooth which is a bit slower though. Since the method of connection can be changed by simply pressing the according button, the Logitech G915 is ideally suited to be used by more than one device. The keyboard features full RGB illumination, every key can individually be illuminated by one of about 16.8 million colors. As one would expect, there are of course various effects and animations available. The illumination can be synchronized with other devices that support Logitech’s Lightsync. In contrast to the G613, there are no more AA batteries required, the Logitech G915 comes with an integrated battery. According to Logitech, this battery is supposed to last about 30 hours of gaming with maximal brightness or up to 135 days each with 8 hours of usage (overall more than 1000 hours) when the illumination is disabled.
The Logitech G915 is not only a wireless mechanical keyboard, it is also packed with lots of features. The gaming mode makes it easy to enable/disable the windows key (and any further requested keys) and ensures a worry-free gaming experience. The Logitech G Hub software is used to configure possibly multiple lighting profiles and program the five macro keys (G1-G5). Furthermore, the keyboard offers dedicated media controls including an edgeless volume wheel.
Many Choices: Clicky vs. Tactile vs. Linear
Logitech’s new GL switches have their premiere with the Logitech G915, along with the G815 which has been introduced at the same time. The Logitech GL switches are low-profile switches that are about only half the height of a traditional switch. Thus, they make a very thin overall construction possible, resulting in a total height of the keyboard of only 22 millimeters. Three kinds of GL switches are available: GL Clicky refers to switches with traditional click sound and tactile bump. GL Tactile only provide tactile but no audible feedback. And last but not least, GL Linear offer a smooth key stroke without any audible or tactile feedback. There is no general recommendation for which switch to choose, it’s mostly a matter of personal preference.
G915 TKL: Make it Tenkeyless
A tenkeyless variant of the keyboard is available since June 2020. The so-called Logitech G915 TKL drops the numpad and the macro keys from the standard version to obtain a smaller size. With its length of 368 mm (15.2 in) it requires only little space on the desk and is easy to transport. The compact keyboard is equipped with a new battery which is supposed to provide up to 40 hours of gaming (with the illumination set to full brightness) with a single charge. Apart from these differences, the two keyboards are almost identical: both the G915 and G915 TKL feature dedicated media controls, RGB illumination, wireless Lightspeed connection and Logitech GL switches of your choice.
Tech Specs for Logitech G915
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June 29, 2020
"The Logitech G915 TKL is an excellent keyboard with great specs and it’s also very comfortable to use. It’s high price means this won’t be for everybody, but if you can afford it and want a low-profile board, this is a great option."
May 29, 2020
"You're really going to have to squint to look past the price of the Logitech G915 TKL, but if you can manage that feat you'll be greeted with a superb wireless, low-profile gaming keyboard."
December 6, 2019
"Swift and stylish, the Logitech G915 Lightspeed has it all - it sets a new benchmark in gaming keyboards. Only its super-steep price keeps it from snagging an Editors' Choice."
September 19, 2019
"There's no doubt that the Logitech G915 offers a brilliant wireless experience with some great switches. They've built a sturdy product that ushers in a new era for Logitech. That said, I'd recommend the G915 in a heartbeat if it wasn't for one thing - its price."
August 15, 2019
"Pick up the Logitech G915 if you want a top-of-the-line wireless gaming keyboard with no compromises. However, avoid it if you can't stomach the $250 price tag."
August 15, 2019
"The Logitech G915 is the best low-profile mechanical keyboard I’ve used yet. It is feature rich, offers great battery life even with full RGB lighting, and its new switches will quickly win over doubters. For $249 I wish it was more programmable and included a wrist rest, but it’s a great entry from Logitech nonetheless."