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Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 07, 2022 at 08:58 am
Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Picture
9.2
Gaming
6.1
Mobile/Tablet
7.4
Office
7.6
Programming
7.4
Entertainment / HTPC
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Full-size (100%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a low-profile, full-sized gaming keyboard with low-profile switches and keycaps. It's packed with features like dedicated macro keys, multi-device pairing, and full RGB backlighting. Unfortunately, only the dedicated macro keys are programmable, so you can't remap other keys. It feels comfortable to type on even without a wrist rest, and it comes in three switch variants: GL Tactile, GL Clicky, and GL Linear. We purchased our keyboard with tactile switches, which are light to press and provide okay typing quality. Logitech also offers a G915 TKL version of this model, and while we haven't tested it, we expect it to perform similarly.

Our Verdict

9.2 Gaming

The Logitech G915 is an exceptional keyboard for gaming. The low profile switches are incredibly responsive and provide nice tactile feedback, and the keyboard has extremely low latency. The dedicated media controls allow you to adjust your audio without minimizing games, and the dedicated macro keys are a great addition. Also, if you like gaming in a dark room, the full RGB backlighting is a plus.

Pros
  • Exceptionally low latency.
  • Low profile switches feel very responsive.
  • Fully customizable RGB backlighting.
  • Dedicated macro keys.
Cons
  • No included wrist rest.
6.1 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech G915 is unremarkable for use with mobile devices. While you can connect this keyboard via Bluetooth and nearly all of its keys function with most operating systems, the keyboard isn't very portable, as it's rather large and heavy. However, it has a multi-device pairing feature, so you can pair it to your smartphone and computer at the same time, which can be convenient.

Pros
  • Supports Bluetooth and pairs with up to two devices at once.
  • Rechargeable battery advertised to last 30 hours.
  • Feels sturdy and well-built.
Cons
  • Some keys don't work on iOS and iPadOS.
  • Software isn't available on Android.
  • Fairly large and heavy.
7.4 Office

The Logitech G915 is a decent keyboard for office use. The low profile nature of the keyboard makes it comfortable to type on, even without a wrist rest, and the GL Tactile switches on our unit are light to press and unlikely to cause any fatigue, even over long periods. However, the short pre-travel of these switches can cause more unintended keystrokes, resulting in more typos.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Typing noise is minimal.
  • Shouldn't cause fatigue, even after long periods of use.
Cons
  • No included wrist rest.
  • Typing quality is only decent.
  • short pre-travel may lead to more typos.
7.6 Programming

The Logitech G915 is good for programming. The dedicated macro keys are easily programmable, and you can store up to 15 macros on the onboard memory, which is great for those working on multiple computers. However, keep in mind that you can't assign macros to any key. The typing experience is okay, but you may make more typos than usual, as the keys have very short pre-travel.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Fully customizable RGB backlighting.
  • Dedicated macro keys.
Cons
  • No included wrist rest.
  • Typing quality is only decent.
7.4 Entertainment / HTPC

The Logitech G915 is decent for HTPC use. You can connect it easily to your TV via Bluetooth, and its full RGB, individually-lit keys are easy to see in the dark. It also has dedicated media keys, making it easy to pause, play, and adjust the volume of your content, but without a trackpad, you'll need a mouse to navigate the user interface.

Pros
  • Fully customizable RGB backlighting.
  • Supports Bluetooth and pairs with up to two devices at once.
Cons
  • No dedicated trackpad.
  • Poor color mixing.
  • 9.2 Gaming
  • 6.1 Mobile/Tablet
  • 7.4 Office
  • 7.6 Programming
  • 7.4 Entertainment / HTPC
  1. Updated Feb 04, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Jan 20, 2020: Review published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
0.8" (2.1 cm)
Width 18.7" (47.5 cm)
Depth
5.8" (14.8 cm)
Depth With Wrist Rest
N/A
Weight
2.26 lbs (1.027 kg)

The Logitech G915 is rather large, as it's a full-sized keyboard and has an added column of dedicated macro keys on the left. If you prefer a more compact design, there's also a smaller, TenKeyLess version called the G915 TKL.

8.0
Design
Build Quality
Keycap Material ABS

The build quality is great. It has a metal frame and hard plastic backing. It exhibits some flex due to the thinness of the board, but it's fairly minimal. Although the keycaps are doubleshot, which is great for the durability of the key legends, they're made of ABS plastic, which can pick up oils from fingers easily and tends to develop a shine over time. The keys also wobble slightly, but it isn't too noticeable during regular use.

Note: Our unit's frame has a slight upward arch. However, we're not sure if this is a manufacturing defect or if it was damaged during shipping, so your experience may vary. The score has been adjusted accordingly.

7.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Minimum Incline
Medium Incline
Maximum Incline
Wrist Rest No

The Logitech G915 has good ergonomics. It has two incline settings, and the feet have rubber pads to prevent slipping. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a wrist rest; however, its low-profile design makes it very comfortable to type on without it, and it's unlikely you'll experience significant hand fatigue even when typing on it for long periods. If you prefer bigger keyboards that come with a wrist rest, check out the Corsair K95 PLATINUM.

9.6
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color
RGB
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes
Color Mixing
Poor
Effects
Yes
Programmable
Yes

This keyboard has full RGB backlighting that you can customize within the Logitech G HUB software, which allows you to adjust the lighting for each key separately. Sadly, it has trouble displaying pure white, as even though the image looks white, there's a visible blue tint in person.

Design
Cable & Connector
Detachable
Yes (Wired Mode and Charge)
Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Connector (Keyboard side)
Micro USB

This keyboard uses a micro-USB cable to charge. You can also continue to use the keyboard while it's charging. If you prefer having a wired-only keyboard, check out the near-identical Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB.

9.5
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Multi-Device Pairing
2
Proprietary Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED has fantastic wireless versatility. You can pair it with two devices at once (one device via the wireless USB receiver and the other via Bluetooth). Logitech claims it takes about three hours to fully charge and has up to 30 hours of battery life with the backlight at maximum brightness.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Dedicated
Macro Programmable Keys
Dedicated only
Trackpad / Trackball No
Wheel Yes
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad Yes
Windows Key Lock
Yes
Lock Indicator Caps Lock

The Logitech G915 has an excellent set of extra features. There are dedicated media controls on the top right and a column of dedicated macro keys on the left. You can also save up to three different profiles via the G HUB software and switch between them using the M1, M2, and M3 buttons on the top left of the keyboard. You can have a custom set of five macros for each profile, which means you can end up with a potential total of 15 macros. Also, the MR button lets you record a macro without using the software, and the wireless connection and Bluetooth buttons let you switch between paired devices. If you'd prefer a keyboard where every key is macro-programmable, consider the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G915 keyboard
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Wireless USB receiver
  • USB extender
  • User guide
  • Logitech logo sticker

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
GL Tactile
Feel
Tactile
Operating Force
54 gf
Actuation Force
51 gf
Pre-Travel
1.6 mm
Total Travel
2.7 mm

The Logitech G915 is a low-profile mechanical keyboard. Our unit has GL Tactile switches, which feel light and responsive and offer great physical feedback. If you'd rather have a different switch type, this keyboard is also available with GL Clicky or GL Linear switches. If you're interested in a keyboard with low-profile switches that have a stem compatible with Cherry keycaps, check out the Logitech MX Mechanical.

6.5
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The Logitech G915's typing experience is only okay. The low-profile keycaps are ABS plastic, which can develop shine from the oils on fingers. Also, some users will find the keys bottom out quickly, which may feel odd for those who aren't used to it. We tested the GL Tactile switches, which provide a nice tactile bump to indicate when you've registered a keystroke. The overall typing experience is light, responsive, and doesn't cause fatigue when typing for a long time. However, the short pre-travel can also cause you to register more unintentional keystrokes, leading to more typos than usual. If you like the low-profile switch and keycap design but prefer a better overall typing quality, check out the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Quiet

Typing noise with the GL Tactile switches is quiet and shouldn't bother people around you, but we expect the GL Clicky switches to be louder.

10
Typing Experience
Latency
Latency Wired
1.3 ms
Latency Receiver
1.9 ms
Latency Bluetooth
8.9 ms

The Logitech G915 has remarkably low latency. It should feel responsive enough to satisfy gamers in any genre.

Software and Operating System
10
Software and Operating System
Software & Programming
Software Name Logitech G HUB
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
Yes
Cloud Sync
Yes
Macro Programming
Software and Onboard
Ease Of Use
Easy
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
Yes

The Logitech G915 has outstanding companion software. It allows you to customize the RGB backlighting on a per-key basis and reprogram the dedicated macro keys, but keep in mind that you can't rebind any other key on this keyboard. The onboard memory can only save up to three profiles, but the G HUB software lets you save as many as you want. There's also cloud sync storage available, though it requires a Logitech account. Take note that the software only recognizes the keyboard while using the receiver or the cable, and it won't if you're using a Bluetooth connection.

Note: We didn't experience any issues using the software during our testing. However, many users online have reported various problems trying to use the Logitech G HUB software, including but not limited to startup issues, freezing, and failures to recognize certain devices. If you'd like to share your experience using Logitech G HUB with this keyboard, feel free to leave us a comment in the discussions section.

8.5
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Partial
iPadOS Partial

The Logitech G915 has excellent compatibility. While the keyboard works with every operating system, the G HUB software is only available on Windows and macOS. Also, a few keys don't work on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, like the Scroll Lock, Pause, Print Screen, and Context Menu.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED wireless mechanical keyboard is available with three different types of switches. We tested the variant with GL Tactile switches, but you can also get it with GL Clicky or GL Linear switches. Also, there's a TenKeyLess version of this keyboard without a Numpad, the G915 TKL. While it's available in black with the same choice of switches as the full-sized version, there's also a white colorway unique to the G915 TKL that's only available with GL Tactile switches. We haven't tested the G915 TKL, but we expect it to perform very similarly to this keyboard.

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Logitech G915 is an outstanding, low-profile gaming keyboard and is among the best gaming keyboards we’ve tested. It also comes with an excellent set of extra features. Unfortunately, you can only reprogram its dedicated macro keys. Also, the low-profile keycaps are made of ABS plastic, which some may find disappointing, especially given the premium price point of this keyboard. While its proprietary low-profile switches are incredibly responsive-feeling, they may not be for everyone as they bottom out more quickly than traditional switches.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best wireless keyboards, and the best Logitech keyboards.

Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are near-identical keyboards, but the G815 is wired-only, while the G915 is wireless. They're available with the same switches and offer the same outstanding gaming performance. You can use the G915 with its USB dongle or over Bluetooth, and it has a multi-device pairing feature, which means you can use it with mobile devices, and you can pair to multiple devices simultaneously. On the other hand, the G815 has a USB passthrough, which the G915 lacks.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are two fantastic wireless gaming keyboards. Even though the Logitech's low-profile switches have a shorter total travel distance and lighter operating force, the Razer provides a much better typing experience. The Razer also has better build quality, and all its keys are macro-programmable, while the Logitech only lets you reprogram the dedicated macro keys.

Corsair K100 RGB

The Corsair K100 RGB and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are both fantastic gaming keyboards with different features. The Corsair is a wired keyboard with a USB passthrough, and the Logitech is a wireless option with multi-device pairing. They each have dedicated macro keys, but you can reprogram every key on the Corsair, which you can't do with the Logitech. The Corsair is available with two types of linear switches, while the Logitech is available with either tactile, clicky, or linear low profile switches.

Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a better wireless gaming keyboard than the Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED. It feels better built, and it features RGB backlighting, which is great if you play games in the dark. While the G915 has an extra incline setting, the G613 comes with a non-detachable wrist rest, which the G915 lacks. The G915 is available GL Tactile, GL Clicky, and GL Linear switches, all low-profile switches. On the other hand, the G613 is only available with Logitech Romer-G tactile switches.

Logitech MX Keys

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is better overall than the Logitech MX Keys, but their differences come down to their uses. The G915 is a wireless gaming keyboard with mechanical switches, full RGB backlighting, and dedicated macro-programmable keys. Also, it has much lower latency to provide a more responsive gaming experience. The MX Keys is designed for office use with very quiet scissor switches, a great typing quality, and Bluetooth pairing with up to three devices at once.

SteelSeries Apex Pro

The SteelSeries Apex Pro and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are exceptional gaming keyboards. The SteelSeries has a better build quality and more features, including an OLED screen and the ability to customize the pre-travel distance of every switch. Every key is macro-programmable on the SteelSeries, while you can only reprogram the dedicated macro keys on the Logitech. On the other hand, the Logitech is a wireless keyboard, allowing you to connect with any Bluetooth-compatible device, and it's available with low profile tactile, clicky, or linear switches, while the SteelSeries has linear switches only.

Razer Huntsman V2

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless gaming keyboard, while the Razer Huntsman V2 is a wired gaming keyboard. The Logitech is a full-sized, low-profile keyboard. It's available with proprietary low-profile linear, tactile, or clicky switches. You can connect it wirelessly via its USB receiver or Bluetooth, and you can pair it with up to two devices at once. On the other hand, the Razer is a high-profile board with a wrist rest. All of its keys are macro-programmable, unlike on the Logitech. Additionally, the Razer has an 8000Hz polling rate, slightly lower latency, and standard-size switches. It's available with either Razer Linear Optical or Clicky Optical switches.

Razer Pro Type Ultra

The Razer Pro Type Ultra and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are wireless boards designed for different uses. The Razer is an office keyboard with a wrist rest and white-only backlighting. You can pair it with more devices via Bluetooth, and it comes with a unifying receiver that you can connect to a compatible mouse. It's available with Razer Yellow switches only, which are linear and standard-sized. On the other hand, the Logitech is a gaming board with RGB backlighting, dedicated macro keys, a game mode key, and dedicated media controls. While the Logitech is available in more switches, it's only available with low-profile switches, which some people may not like.

Logitech MX Mechanical

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech MX Mechanical are both low-profile, wireless mechanical keyboards. However, the G915 LIGHTSPEED is a gaming keyboard, while the MX Mechanical is an office keyboard.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed are both wireless gaming boards. The Logitech is a full-size board with dedicated macro keys, dedicated media keys, and a volume control wheel. It's available with GL Tactile, GL Clicky, and GL Linear switches, all low-profile switches. If you prefer standard switches, the Razer comes with clicky Razer Green and linear Razer Yellow switches. While the Razer's 60% compact size means it doesn't have dedicated macro keys or media keys like the Logitech, all its keys can have macros set to them. Both boards have incredibly low latency.

Keychron K3 (Version 2)

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED and the Keychron K3 (Version 2) are both wireless, mechanical keyboards with some key differences. The Logitech is a full-size keyboard designed for gaming use. That said, it has significantly better latency, dedicated macro keys, and companion software to allow you to customize your settings. On the other hand, the Keychron is a compact, 75% board better suited for office use. It has low-profile switches and keycaps, and it also comes in hot-swappable variants.

ASUS ROG Claymore II

The ASUS ROG Claymore II and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are both wireless gaming keyboards. The Logitech has Bluetooth and can pair with two devices at once, while you can only use the ASUS wirelessly with its USB receiver. The Logitech has dedicated media keys, and its latency is lower than the ASUS', especially over a wireless connection. However, it's available with low-profile GL Tactile, Linear, and Clicky switches, which some people may not like. On the other hand, the ASUS has a USB passthrough, a modular numpad, and you can set macros to any key on the board, unlike the Logitech. The ASUS is available with linear and clicky ROG RX Optical Mechanical switches.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog

The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are very different keyboards. The Razer is a wired-only keyboard that features Analog Optical switches, while the Logitech is a low-profile, wireless keyboard that's available with tactile, clicky, or linear switches. The Razer lets you customize the pre-travel distance, perform two actions in one keypress, or use the keyboard like an analog joystick. On the flip side, the Logitech has an extra column of dedicated macro keys and a multi-device pairing feature. The Logitech has better compatibility because it can be used with mobile devices and has software support for macOS.

Keychron K1

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED and the Keychron K1 are both low-profile, wireless mechanical keyboards, but they're designed with different uses in mind. The Logitech is a full-sized gaming keyboard with dedicated macro and media keys and companion software to customize its settings. It also has much lower latency, which is great for gaming. That said, the Keychron is a smaller, TenKeyLess keyboard that is versatile enough for gaming but isn't designed solely with gaming in mind. It can also be paired with up to three devices, whereas the Logitech can only pair with two. Each keyboard is available with clicky, tactile, and linear low-profile switches. The Logitech is also available in a TKL size.

Razer Pro Type

The Razer Pro Type and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are for different uses. The Razer is a full-sized productivity keyboard, while the Logitech is a low-profile keyboard intended for gaming. The Razer has white-only backlighting and is only available with tactile Razer Orange switches. You can rebind or program macros to any key on the Razer. On the other hand, the Logitech has full RGB backlighting and is available in either GL Tactile, GL Clicky, or GL Linear switches, all of which are low-profile switches. Unfortunately, you can only rebind or set macros to the dedicated macro buttons on the Logitech.

Logitech Craft

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech Craft are both low-profile wireless keyboards, but they're designed for different purposes. The G915 is a low-profile mechanical gaming keyboard with lower latency, full RGB backlighting, and dedicated macro keys. It's also available in either tactile, clicky, or linear switches. On the other hand, the Craft is a non-mechanical, low-profile keyboard intended for office and productivity use. It has standard scissor switches and can be paired with three devices simultaneously, while the G915 can only pair with two.

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