The Logitech G915 TKL is a premium wireless mechanical keyboard built for portability that is aimed at enthusiast gamers. The keyboard is compatible with both Windows and Mac, offering high-end features. A TKL or tenkeyless keyboard comes without a numpad that is otherwise completely the same as a standard one. So, it will be a bit more difficult to log in in Windows or enter numbers, but you will save a lot of space on your desk.
The G915 TKL can be customized with three switches that each have a distinct feel and sound – Tactile Quiet, Clicky or Linear low-profile mechanical switches. The keyboard frame is made of aluminum and steel and features per-key RGB illumination, five on-board profiles, dedicated media keys and the ability to reprogram keys via Logitech G Hub software.
In terms of connectivity, the keyboard can be connected wirelessly via Logitech LIGHTSPEED Wireless or USB wired. The keyboard can be recharged using the included micro USB cable, which is detachable. Logitech promises a battery life of up to 40 hours with backlighting on.
|Material||Aluminum Topcase Steel Base|
|Key Switches||Low Profile GL Tactile Key Switches Actuation distance: 0.06 in (1.5 mm) Actuation force: 1.76 oz (50 g) Total travel distance: 0.11 in (2.7 mm)|
|Features||Dedicated media control and edgeless volume wheel 33 ft (10m) wireless range|
|Lighting||LIGHTSYNC RGB, per key lighting|
|Connectivity||LIGHTSPEED Wireless Bluetooth|
|Battery||40 hours (100% brightness) Charging via USB|
|Onboard profiles||2 Lighting Profiles 3 Macro Profiles|
|Dimensions||368mm x 150mm x 22mm (L*W*H)|
The packaging comes in a Logitech branded cardboard box with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the keyboard and accessories are well protected. You have to download the Logi G Hub software manually.
The packaging includes the below:
- G915 TKL wireless gaming keyboard
- LIGHTSPEED USB receiver
- USB extender
- Micro-USB cable
- User documentation
The Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Keyboard can be connected via plugging in the included USB receiver dongle which enables wireless connectivity. Alternatively, it can be connected via the included USB cable which can also be used for charging via the micro USB port. Once connected, you can use the G Hub software or the top-row keys to switch between devices using Bluetooth.
Design & Performance
At a total height of 22mm, keycaps included, this is a slim keyboard and is lightweight at 810g. There is no wrist rest included.
In terms of color options, the G915 TKL comes in white and black. At the rear is a power switch and a micro USB port for charge and use. At the base are two retractable feet to tilt the keyboard. The included LIGHTSPEED USB wireless receiver can be stored in the back of the keyboard for additional portability.
The keyboard has a brushed aluminum top plate along with a steel-reinforced base. Along with its tenkeyless layout, the keyboard features dedicated connectivity, illumination and media control keys and a volume roller. There is also dedicated key for ‘Game Mode’ that disables the Windows key by default and lets you disable any keys you don’t need.
The Logitech G915 TKL can be customized with three switches that each have a distinct feel and sound – Clicky, Linear and Tactile. However, these are not hot-swappable once purchased.
In terms of lighting, the Logitech G915 TKL supports RGB and fully customizable per-key lighting across 16.8 M colors.
The G915 TKL uses oleophobic-coated keycaps designed to minimize fingerprints, that are smooth to touch. Our review model comes with the Clicky Switches which are quiet but provide a but satisfying typing experience. They also provide a snappy response time with a 1000Hz polling rate and actuation distance of 1.5mm. The keys also work great for multitasking, with a total travel distance of 2.7mm.
In terms of performance, the keystrokes are clearly audible, the buttons are very sturdy but there is less spacing between the keys which takes some time getting used to. When it comes to gaming, you will love these switches, the gently curved keys help a lot with hitting the keys perfectly every time and are very comfortable to use. You can also store up to five profiles in onboard storage – 2 lighting profiles and 3 macro profiles.
The click sound is quieter than traditional mechanical keyboards we’ve used. But for office use we recommend the Linear or Tactile switches instead. The keyboard offers an excellent typing feedback and an enjoyable typing experience. The keys are highly precise with enough resistance.
Software & Features
Adjusting the wireless lighting effects, profile settings and remapping the keys can be done via the Logitech G Hub software which you can download from Logitech’s website.
With G HUB software, you can create of light and color effects, create a pattern, or design your own lighting animations with the LIGHTSYNC editing tool. The software also lets you program commands, macros, actions, to the function keys, as well as set up to three on-board profiles but doesn’t not feature full-key remapping.
Logitech says a four-hour charge can take the keyboard from 0-100% and last 40 hours with full RGB backlighting. This proved true in our testing. With backlighting turned up to max brightness, we got about a week or so of battery time with 5-6 hours of usage every day. For battery saving, the brightness drops 50% keyboard’s been inactive for 1 minute and fullly turn off RGB when idle for 5 minutes.
The Logitech G915 TKL delivers great gaming experience and works very well for productivity at the same time. It’s ideal if you are looking for a reliable, ultra-premium TKL keyboard with both Bluetooth and wireless connectivity.
Some of the draw backs are getting used to the close spacing between the keys, the lack of a wrist-rest and the lack of full-key remapping.