Logitech has introduced a pair of latest mechanical keyboards, the G915 Lightspeed Wireless and the G815 Lightsync RGB, which use the corporate’s new low-profile Romer GL switches. Both function RGB lighting with assist for as much as 16.8 million colours and 5 programmable macro keys, whereas the G915 can be wi-fi, connecting to your PC through a dongle utilizing Logitech’s proprietary Lightspeed know-how.
The new Romer GL switches can be found in three variants — linear, tactile, and clicky —which might make them the equal of Cherry MX Red switches, Brown switches, and Blue switches respectively. Whichever variant you like, Logitech says the GL switches are half the peak of its present Romer G switches. It additionally claims that they’re 25 % sooner to press, because you don’t should press them down as far earlier than they actuate.
The wi-fi model of the keyboard, the G915, makes use of Logitech’s proprietary 2.4GHz wi-fi Lightspeed know-how to attach the keyboard to your pc. This means you’ll have to make use of a dongle slightly than with the ability to depend on your machine’s in-built Bluetooth, however in our previous expertise we’ve discovered that Lightspeed provides a very dependable wi-fi connection. When we’ve used the know-how with Logitech’s gaming mice, for instance, we’ve discovered that it’s capable of preserve a stable connection, even when utilized in a busy cafe stuffed with wi-fi units. Battery life is rated at 135 days with RGB lighting turned off, or 12 days with it turned on (primarily based on an assumption of eight hours of use a day).
Logitech isn’t the one firm to have developed a low-profile mechanical keyboard swap. Cherry, whose MX design is likely one of the hottest mechanical swap designs round, not too long ago launched a low-profile version of its MX Red switch that’s discovered a house in keyboards from Cooler Master and Ducky.
The Logitech G915 and G815 keyboards will likely be that can be purchased in some unspecified time in the future this month, priced at $249.99 and $199.99 respectively.