The Logitech K845 is a decent mechanical keyboard for office use. It has great build quality and okay ergonomics, but it lacks features like macro-programmable keys and customization software. While it doesn't have RGB backlighting, it does have a bright white backlight that helps you see your keys if you work in a dark environment. The Cherry MX Blue switches on our unit feel light and responsive to type on, and it's also available in a variety of switch types in case you prefer something quieter with a different feel.
The Logitech K845 is okay for gaming. The Cherry MX Blue switches on our unit have a fairly light actuation force and a short pre-travel distance, which results in a quick and responsive gaming experience. It has bright white backlighting that can be customized using the hotkeys. Unfortunately, no software seems to work with the board, so you can't set macros to any of the keys.
The Logitech K845 isn't designed for mobile or tablet use.
The Logitech K845 is decent for office use. It feels light to type on, so you shouldn't feel fatigued after a long day of work. The Cherry MX Blue switches on our unit are very loud, but it's available in different switches that may be better suited for an office environment. Unfortunately, it has only okay ergonomics as it doesn't come with a wrist rest.
The Logitech K845 is okay for programming. The Cherry MX Blue switches on our unit feel fairly light and responsive, thanks to the short pre-travel and the clicky tactile feedback. It has nice white backlighting that can be customized using the hotkeys. Unfortunately, no software seems to work with it, so you can't set macros to any of the keys.
The Logitech K845 is a full-sized keyboard that takes up some space on your desk. It's almost identical in size to the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard.
This keyboard has great build quality. It's mostly made of plastic with an aluminum top plate that feels nice and solid. The body has a slight flex to it, but it isn't noticeable when typing. The ABS keycaps have a rough texture for better grip, and some of the keys wobble when pressed, especially the Enter, Shift, Backspace, and Spacebar keys. There are five rubber feet at the bottom that do a good job of keeping the keyboard in place, and the incline feet shouldn't collapse when sliding the board around.
The ergonomics are adequate. Key spacing is pretty standard and doesn't feel tiring while typing, but sadly, it doesn't come with a wrist rest.
The Logitech K845 has fantastic backlighting. You can control the brightness of the white light and cycle between five lighting effects using the function keys. Although each key is individually lit, the function images printed on the FN keys don't light up and may be difficult to see in the dark.
It has a standard rubber cable that retains kinks from the packaging.
It's wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.
It doesn't have many extra features. You can control your media from the hotkeys, FN+F5 to F11. Unfortunately, none of the keys can be set to macros.
The Logitech K845 comes in a variety of switches, and our unit uses the Cherry MX Blue switches. They provide good tactile feedback and are clicky. They have a short pre-travel distance and require some force to actuate, but the overall feeling remains light.
It has great typing quality. The Cherry MX Blue switches give nice responsive feedback, and it doesn't feel tiring to type on. The ABS keycaps have a rough texture that makes them grippy, and the standard spacing of the keys don't result in more or fewer typos. If you don't like Cherry MX Blue switches, the Logitech K845 is also available in different switch types.
The Cherry MX Blue switches on the Logitech K845 are loud and might bother those around you in an office setting. It's also available in different switch types that might be quieter to type on.
This keyboard doesn't work with any Logitech customization software.
We tested the Logitech K845 full-sized keyboard in black, which is the only size and color available for this model. It's available in a variety of switch types: Logitech GX Red, Blue, Brown, Cherry MX Red, and Cherry MX Blue. Our unit uses Cherry MX Blue switches. You can see the label for our unit here.
The Logitech K845 is a decent full-sized mechanical keyboard for the office, but it's missing many of the features high-end keyboards have. However, this is expected for a budget mechanical keyboard. It doesn't come with a wrist rest, and it doesn't seem to work with any of the Logitech software, so you can't set macros or remap any of the keys. On the plus side, it does have backlighting and feels quite well-built. For other options, see our recommendations for the best mechanical keyboards, the best cheap mechanical keyboards, and the best Logitech keyboards.
The Logitech G413 and the Logitech K845 serve different purposes, as the G413 is designed for gaming and the K845 is designed for office. The G413 is only available with Romer-G Tactile switches, while the K845 has various Logitech GX and Cherry MX switch options. Since the G413 is designed for gaming, it has much lower latency and is compatible with Logitech's G HUB software. It also has macro-programmable keys, which the K845 lacks, but it's limited to the function keys only.
The Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard and the Logitech K485 are both decent office keyboards. The K845 feels better built, as its Cherry MX Blue switches require a bit more force to actuate a key, and it has backlighting. However, our K840 unit is fully compatible with macOS, and while it has customization software, there aren't many options.
The Logitech MX Keys is better for office use than the Logitech K845. The MX Keys' scissor switches on our unit are much quieter than the Cherry MX Blues on our K845 unit, so it shouldn't be loud in an open office. Also, it's wireless and has a multi-device pairing feature, has a lower profile, and it's fully compatible with both macOS and Windows. However, the K845 has a higher pre-travel distance, which should help prevent typos.
The Logitech G513 is a much better keyboard than the Logitech K845. Since it's designed for gaming, the G513 has some programmable keys, customization software, RGB backlighting, and a USB passthrough. It also has lighter and more responsive keys, and it comes with a wrist rest. However, the K845 has a higher pre-travel distance, which should help prevent typos, and it's fully compatible with Linux.
The Razer BlackWidow is better than the Logitech K845, although it's mostly geared towards gaming. The Razer has full RGB lighting, an extra incline setting, and it has outstanding software for customization. On the other hand, the Logitech feels better built, and you may feel less tired typing on it.