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Logitech G815 Backlit Mechanical Clicky Gaming Keyboard - English


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  • Low Rider of Keyboards
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    from Best Buy US on August 20, 2019

    ---SETUP--- The setup of the G815 is quick and works as a plug and play device. The strength of this keyboard shines when you download the Logitech G Hub app for hardware accessories. ---FEATURES--- This keyboard features RGB with lightsync tech if you have other Logitech devices compatible with that, low-profile mechanical switches at half the height of regular keyboard switches for faster response time, extra thin (when compared to the G513 Logitech keyboard as pictured), USB passthrough, an easy-to-reach volume bar with media buttons, and 5 programmable G-Key commands. ---PERFORMANCE--- I’ll admit that at a glance, I thought slimmer meant I would struggle with typing and gaming. I’m glad I was proven wrong, as both felt like second nature quickly. Games like Overwatch, Call of Duty 4, and Hunt: Showdown felt extremely responsive and the lower profile of the keys made me feel like I responded quickly to unexpected situations. For games like Surviving Mars or RPGs like Skyrim, I enjoyed customizing the G-keys for often used shortcuts. Also, as a YouTuber, I appreciate being able to customize those keys for quick cut and paste shortcuts when video editing. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. It doesn’t come with the long padded wrist pad but if you don’t already have one, you won’t miss it. This keyboard comes in three versions: clicky, linear, and tactile. The review is based on the clicky version and the noise of each individual click is music to my ears. I was able to customize many of the colors and now they include special designs like the Matrix green # scroll or lightning simulated on the keyboard. What’s more, you can create your own design and share it. ---VALUE--- The price for the keyboard will be an investment for the daily PC gamer but you won’t regret your purchase. This is especially true if you use the same keyboard to edit video and images, thanks to the 5 programmable G-Keys. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this keyboard for PC gamers that want to hear a confirmed sound with they keyboard press while using less force to press the keys due to the low profile of them. This is a whole new level of competitive keyboard.


  • Another example of beatiful hardware
    by

    from Best Buy US on August 19, 2019

    First off, like quite a few people, I'm no fan of G-Hub. This is one of the worst software I've used in all the mainstream gaming accessories that I've ever used. LGS, while not as "pretty" was far more functional. When you open the box, you see this beautiful, thin, chiclet style keyboard with low keycaps and a slim profile. Even then it's a pretty heft KB. The unit I have has the GL-Clicky keys. While some might be turned off by the click it's really not that bad. It's about as bad as a brown switch with no gasket to cushion the clack of the keys against the plate. You might annoy co-workers or SO's so make they might be OK with the clickity-clack of typing. I really love the low profile and the low keys. I prefer more of a flat surface with gaming. The G815 doesn't come with a wrist rest, but I think it's low enough that it justifies not having one. The KB raisers on the back raise a little too high in my opinion; somewhere in the better feels more my style. I have a collection of 5 different mechanical keyboards and it includes an "ancient" M series I found at a yard sale. I have to say that this is the most fun to type on. The travel feels a less than on all my other KBs. It's almost like my fingers are gliding as I type this. Sure, this is marketed as a gaming KB but believe me when I say this could be 100% used in an office environment. I actually use Logitech gaming KBs and Mice at work. All those buttons and profiles come in handy. Now, the thing I hate - G-HUB. I really despise it. Lighting is not as configurable as my other main KB, but it does good enough. Customized lighting isn't essential, just fun to play with. What I hate is that I still cannot make one assignment and pick the apps I want to assign to it, like LGS did. Sometimes I make new assignments based on an old one and with GHUB you have to drag and drop profiles then edit. Supposed you decide that you like to have a different function for a button and change it on every game/app the assignment is based on. You now have to edit every assignment or drag, drop, click, delete, select the assignment again to make it default for that game/app. I've recently come across a problem where I can't even drag to the app I want to use an existing assignment with. My list is so long I can't directly drag the assignment to the right. I have to drag to another app, scroll, drag to another app, scroll, go back to the other apps, delete, delete, etc. and this is on an UW 34" monitor so my list is pretty long. I have assignments for apps and games. Like I said these Logitech gaming accessories are great for work and play. And again, I can't ding them much for the shotty software because it can improve. The last two updates and now my profile switching works fine. So I can only hope better things are to come. The G keys to the left can be assigned just about anything from single keystrokes to full macros. Just like previous Logi keyboards there are three memory banks and 5 keys so you can store up to 15 custom assignments. I've always found the gkeys too far out to use in most games, but have come in hand when doing things like crafting in MMO's. That about the most use the keys have gotten in games. The one good thing is that GHub is pretty much left alone after everything is set up and you can get back to enjoying the hardware. And yes, I think this keyboard is worth it. So don't get me wrong I still love Logitech devices and will keep buying them. I'll eventually forget about LGS and just get used to doing things the GHUB way and all will be fine. The G815 is now my main gaming KB and it's well deserved. I swear I can type on this all day without any problems. It's just so incredibly smooth!


  • Amazing Customization
    by

    from Best Buy US on August 19, 2019

    I’ve been a fan of Logitech products for a long time. They make fantastic products and this one is no different. The G-Hub app is a one stop shop for customizing both my mouse and the G815 keyboard. Design The design of this keyboard is probably my favorite part. It has a very minimalistic and clean design while still giving you all the essentials in a full-size keyboard. The black keys on top of the gray aluminum is a refreshing break from the black on black I’m used to seeing. The Logitech G-hub software gives you no short supply of RGB options either. The large selection of preset options lets you quickly customize various effects, including reactive presets like ripple. Carrying on with the design is the keys themselves. They use GL Clicky keys which put me in mind of the cherry mx blue switches. I type very well on the mx blues and the GL Clicky keys are no different. I also like the tactile feedback when gaming. You’re not really at any risk of hitting a key without knowing it. Gaming No issues with gaming. In fact, having the dedicated and programable “G” buttons leave a lot of room for customizing. When you do a lot of repetitive tasks in a game you can program keystroke macros or combinations using the G-hub software. Where some games have a lot of dedicated keys for certain tasks, you can reprogram those keys or combinations to the “G” buttons and keep your hand close to the WSAD keys. You can also use the “G” keys to launch programs and perform other hotkey tasks. There are 3 different “M” groups of dedicated “G” keys. To switch between the groups, simply press the dedicated key above the function keys and you can use up to 15 different macros or hot keys. I use the 3rd group to launch and control apps such as opening discord or toggling whether I’m recording or not using discord. I dedicate the first and second groups to my favorite games. Pressing the game mode button will de-activate keys you select in the G-Hub app to prevent any accidental keystrokes that will pull you out of the game. You can toggle this on and off in between matches to access background programs or just set one of the “G” keys to switch between open apps. Other Thoughts The sleek, thin design of the keyboard allows great portability, although the aluminum build quality still makes it a hefty boy. The usb pass through brings an extra usb from the back of your machine to the keyboard. The volume roller is smooth and allows quick control of volume. If I had to give one petty complaint, the white RGB color has a bluish hue to it. Not a deal breaker by any means.


  • Sleek and Stylish
    by

    from Best Buy US on August 19, 2019

    I love my G815. It woks great and is super responsive. It woks seamlessly with my other Logitech products and the GHUB software makes it easy to sync all my peripherals. It allows for easy setup of shortcuts as well as sync up lighting settings across all my Logitech products. I highly recommend this keyboard for anyone who wants a stylish gaming keyboard that doesn't sacrifice function for form.