How To Choose the Best Gaming Keyboard

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Test Results

Design

Logitech G715 Top Picture


Size


TenKeyLess (80%)


Height


1.5″ (3.7 cm)


Width


14.6″ (37.1 cm)


Depth


6.2″ (15.8 cm)


Depth With Wrist Rest


10.6″ (27.0 cm)


Weight


2.14 lbs (0.970 kg)

The Logitech G715 has a TenKeyLess design that frees up extra space on your desk for mouse movements while gaming. If you’re interested in a similar wireless gaming keyboard with a TenKeyLess design that’s available in a wider range of colorways, check out the Logitech G PRO X TKL.

Logitech G715 Build Quality Close Up


Keycap Material


PBT

The Logitech G715 has a great build quality. Its plastic chassis is very solid and exhibits minimal flex, and the metal top plate has no flex. The keycaps are made of double-shot PBT plastic, and the legends are shine-through to allow the RGB lighting to be visible. Underneath the board, the six rubber feet do a good job of keeping the board in place, and there’s a storage compartment for its USB receiver. Unfortunately, some of the modifier keys lack stabilizers altogether and wobble very noticeable during use.

This keyboard also has a plastic modular plate that covers the top plate. Logitech offers this top plate in three different colors for some personalization. It attaches using a series of magnets, so it’s easy to remove and replace, but it does feel a bit flimsy.

Logitech G715 Side Picture


Curved/Angled


No


Split Keyboard


No


Key Alignment


Staggered


Minimum Incline


2.5°


Medium Incline


4°


Maximum Incline


8°


Home Row Height


31.1 mm (1.2″)

The Logitech G715 has two incline settings and includes a wrist rest. The cloud-shaped wrist rest has a fake leather coating, so it adds a nice grip and feels pretty plushy. It doesn’t attach directly to the board, so you can place it wherever feels the most comfortable.

Logitech G715 Customizability Overview


Replaceable Cherry Stabilizers


Yes


Stabilizer Fixation


Plate-Mounted


Spacebar Stabilizer Size


6.25u


Size Of Right Mod Keys


1.25u


Hot-Swappable Switches


No


Switch Stem Shape


Cherry MX Style


Switch PCB Socket


Soldered


North-Facing Cherry MX Interference


Yes

If you’re interested in a similar wireless gaming keyboard that provides significantly better hardware customizability, check out the Keychron Lemokey L3.

Logitech G715 Backlighting Picture

Logitech G715 Brightness Max

Logitech G715 Brightness Min


Backlighting


Yes


RGB


Yes


Per-Key Backlighting


Yes


Effects


Yes


Software Controllable


Yes

The Logitech G715 has individually-lit keys with full RGB backlighting that’s customizable on a per-key basis. There’s also an LED strip around the frame of the keyboard that provides an underglow effect, and you can also program this strip in the software.

Logitech G715 White Shot

Unfortunately, the color mixing isn’t great as the keyboard displays pure white with a strong blue hue.


Connectivity


Wireless


Detachable


Yes (Wired Mode and Charge)


Length


6.0 ft (1.8 m)


Connector (Keyboard side)


USB type-C

The Logitech G715 includes a basic rubber USB-A to USB-C charging cable that retains kinks from the packaging.


Bluetooth


Yes


Bluetooth Multi-Device Pairing


No


Proprietary Receiver


Yes


Battery Type


Rechargeable

The Logitech G715 has good wireless versatility. You can connect it with one device using Bluetooth and one device using its USB receiver. Logitech advertises a battery life of between 25 and 30 hours with the backlighting on full brightness, though this is subject to change depending on your usage.


Dedicated Macro Keys Count


0


Onboard Macro Programming


No


Macro Programming With Software


Yes

Logitech G715 Extra Features


Media Keys


Dedicated


Trackpad / Trackball


No


Scroll Wheel


Yes


Control Knob


No


USB Passthrough


No


Numpad


No


Windows Key Lock


Yes


Lock Indicator


Caps Lock

The Logitech G715 has a few extra features. Along the top of the keyboard, there are dedicated media keys and a volume knob to easily control your media. There’s also a ‘Game Mode’ toggle to disable the Windows key, but you can alter this function to disable any key you want using the companion software.

Logitech G715 Bundle Picture

  • Logitech G715
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • USB receiver
  • Receiver extender
  • Cloud wrist rest
  • Logitech sticker
  • User documentation

Typing Experience


Key Spacing


19.0 mm (0.748″)

The Logitech G715 offers a great overall typing experience. The PBT keycaps feel really nice to type on, and the larger modifier keys, like the spacebar and enter, feel very stable. The smaller modifier keys, like ALT, TAB, and CTRL, for example, lack stabilizers entirely, so they have some very noticeable wobble and rattle a bit when pressed. The keys are well-spaced, and thanks to the included wrist rest, you’re well-supported while you type, meaning you won’t feel wrist fatigue. You also won’t feel finger fatigue as the switches are pretty light to press, and the tactile bump doesn’t take too much force to get over. However, the switches do feel a bit scratchy, so if you want a smoother typing experience, you can add a bit of lube.


Average Loudness


55.5 dBA


High Pitch Clicks


No

The Logitech G715 with the GX Brown Tactile switches is fairly quiet to type on. Since the modifier keys lack stabilizers, there’s a bit of extra rattle during use, but it isn’t too distracting.


Switch Name


GX Brown Tactile


Switch Type


Mechanical


Feel


Tactile


Analog


No

The Logitech G715 uses Logitech’s proprietary GX switches and comes with your choice of Brown Tactile, Blue Clicky, and Red Linear switches.

Logitech G715 Key Switch Actuation Graph


Operating Force


59 gf


Actuation Force


52 gf


Pre-Travel


1.9 mm


Total Travel


3.9 mm

The Brown Tactile switches have a short pre-travel distance and an operating force that feels fairly light. As these switches aren’t pre-lubed, they do feel a bit scratchy.

Performance

Logitech G715 Single-Key Latency Graph


Best Connection


4.5 ms


Best Connection Std Dev


±0.5 ms


Wired


4.5 ms


Receiver


5.9 ms


Bluetooth


11.7 ms


PCB (Estimated)


2.7 ms

The Logitech G715 has outstanding latency when connected in wired mode or with its USB receiver. It’s well-suited to handle any gaming genre, and you won’t notice a delay while gaming.

Logitech G715 Multi-Key Latency Graph


Connection Evaluated


Receiver


Key Press


6.0 ms


Key Release


9.1 ms

Logitech G715 Multi-Key Raw USB


Connection Evaluated


Receiver


USB Polling Rate


1,000 Hz


Effective Update Rate


1,000 Hz


N-Key Rollover (NKRO)


Yes


Multiple Keys Per USB Report


No

Logitech G715 Chord Split Graph


4 Chord Split Delay


6.6 ms


8 Chord Split Delay


9.7 ms

Software and Operating System


Software Name


Logitech G HUB


Software Windows Compatible


Yes


Software macOS Compatible


Yes


Onboard Memory


Yes


Profiles


6+

The Logitech G715 uses Logitech G HUB software for customization. You can remap keys, program macros to the F1-F12 keys, and assign a G-Shift button to enable another layer of programming. There’s also a feature to set the “Game Mode” to disable keys other than the Windows key, and you can fully customize the RGB lighting. These customized settings can be saved to the keyboard’s onboard memory and accessed on systems that don’t have the G HUB software installed.

There weren’t any software issues during testing, but many users online have reported various problems trying to use the Logitech G HUB software, including but not limited to startup issues, freezing, and connection issues with some devices. If you’d like to share your experience using Logitech G HUB with this keyboard, feel free to leave a comment in the discussions.


Windows


Fully Compatible


macOS


Fully Compatible


Linux (Ubuntu 22)


Fully Compatible


Media Key Compatibility


Windows, MacOS & Linux

The Logitech G715 is fully compatible with all desktop and mobile operating systems since all buttons work as intended. However, the G HUB companion software isn’t available on Linux or any of the mobile operating systems.


Android


Fully Compatible


iOS


Fully Compatible


iPadOS


Fully Compatible


Media Key Compatibility


Android, iPhone & iPad

This keyboard’s companion software isn’t compatible with mobile operating systems. On Android devices, the Windows key brings up voice assistant. On iOS and iPadOS devices, the Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, and Insert keys don’t work.

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