The Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless is considered one of my favourite gaming keyboards of all time, however its nearly equivalent wired sibling, the G815 Lightsync, comes a really shut second. It’s the keyboard I’ve had on my desk for months now, principally as a result of it has the added bonus of USB passthrough for my mouse – and the excellent news is that it’s £50 off over at Amazon UK as we speak, taking it right down to its lowest value ever.
It’s the tactile swap mannequin that’s on sale as we speak (which is Logitech’s model of the traditional Cherry MX Brown swap), dropping from £169 to an all-time low of £119, based on my Amazon value tracker. There’s additionally a clicky swap model (which is most akin to a Cherry MX Blue), however sadly that is nonetheless £140 at time of writing.
Admittedly, the tactile model has additionally been fluctuating between £140 and £169 this previous month or so, spending most of January to May on the higher finish of the size earlier than dropping right down to £140 for nearly all of June and July. It’s had just a few blips again as much as £169 throughout August, nevertheless it has, for essentially the most half at the very least, been round £140 these final couple of weeks reasonably than its full £169 value. Either manner, no matter whether or not you wish to say it’s £50 off its historic value for a lot of the yr, or simply £20 off what it’s price most lately, £119 remains to be a reasonably nice cut price for this tremendous svelte, low-profile gaming keyboard – and a lot better than paying £209 for its wi-fi G915 sibling.
Its design is strictly the identical because the G915, so that you get the identical slim, aluminium chassis and double-height ft around the again, in addition to a stunning quantity wheel within the prime nook, devoted media keys, 5 devoted macro keys on the left hand facet and 4 onboard profile buttons. Plus, you get the added aforementioned bonus of an additional USB port in your mouse, which isn’t current on the wi-fi model.
Now, I’m certain lots of you’ll have alarm bells ringing over these 5 macro keys down the facet of the keyboard, and I, too, am usually not a fan of this both. Previous keyboards I’ve examined with macro keys down the facet have usually resulted in my fingers typically getting confused after I attain for the Ctrl and Shift keys with out trying, which finally ends up resulting in a variety of errors. Happily, I’ve by no means had this downside on both the G815 or G915, as there’s simply sufficient of a niche between the primary keys and the row or macro buttons to maintain them separate. If it had been an issue, I’d have rapidly switched to a distinct keyboard for my day-to-day work.
Alas, the identical deal isn’t out there at Amazon US proper now, as all fashions of the G815 Lightsync price their ordinary $193 proper now (though Best Buy do, the truth is, have the clicky model for a reduced $180 in the intervening time). That’s nonetheless a bit simpler on the pockets than shelling out $250 for its wi-fi G915 sibling (or $238 for the tactile model from Best Buy), however I’d in all probability advise US people to attend till Amazon Prime Day to see if it will get an even bigger low cost earlier than taking the plunge.