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G915 TKL: TKL at its Finest

Logitech has come out with a refresh of their G915 keyboard, this time in a TKL layout. If you've seen the G915 keyboard, you'll know that it is a spectacle of a keyboard. 5 G-keys, multimedia keys, RGB, an incredibly thin frame, and more all lead to the G915 being the most technologically advanced keyboard of 2020.

As you can see, the G915 TKL gives you way more desk space, completely eliminating the not only the numpad, but also the G-keys. However, I personally never used either of those things. The G-Keys might be useful for full-time graphic editors but I never found a use for them there or in gaming. The numpad is used mostly for calculations, and in my opinion, they should never be present on a gaming keyboard at all, as they are cumbersome and unnecessary to most people. I mean, if you really needed there are numerous numpad options out there that you can plug into your PC.

I love that they didn't go too small and eliminate the extra keys at the top. They add tons of functionality, and also look great. The infinite volume roller is especially nice, adding a professional look while giving precise control. The aluminum finish reflects light and gives a premium effect to the board.

The switches are marketed as Logitech's own "GL" switches, but if you take off the keycap and look at the housing you can see they are actually Kailh low-profile, or at least a minimally modified version of them. They feel nice, although it definitely takes time to get used to them after months and years of typing on deep mechanical keyboards, especially my lubed red switches. It's definitely more tactile than typing on scissor switches, however.

Many people are knocking the G915 TKL for not including a wrist rest, but the keyboard is so thin most don't need a wrist rest, and if you did have one in would have to be quite thin. The whole board is extraordinarily thin, catering to the minimal aesthetic Logitech is known for. And they did this without sacrificing any functionality, unlike some other companies (COUGH COUGH APPLE BUTTERFLY SWITCHES COUGH).

There is no noticeable latency thanks to LIGHTSPEED technology, and honestly if there are people still doubting the legitimacy of eSports-grade wireless tech they should go look at how many eSports players use the G Pro Wireless. The finish, as you might be able to tell, is a sleek and sturdy aluminum that prevents the thin board from bending too much.

Overall, this is a super impressive keyboard, and there is really nothing bad to speak of, unless you dislike low-profile switches. Although this is a hot-swappable board, a low-profile PCB cannot fit normal mechanical switches, which is rather unfortunate. Luckily, there are many low-profile Kailh switches, but some just need that deep "thock" sound. The only other bad thing to speak of is the price. This keyboard is a vomit-inducing $230, which is well above most other retail keyboards except the Apex Pro, and twice the price of the superb Huntsman TE. It's even more money than some custom keyboard builds. So, I would think twice before buying this board. However, I think this the perfect TKL board that hits all the checkboxes: multimedia keys, wireless, sleek design, durable, great feel, and more. If you're searching for the perfect TKL board, and need wireless, this is certainly the board for you.

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