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Logitech G815 Lightsync RGB Review

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The Logitech G815 might have delighted reviewers with its RGB lighting, high build quality, and programmability, but its wobbly keys proved unfit for typing. They also liked its super low latency, but its lack of wireless connectivity and missing wrist rest disappointed them.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB is a premium wired gaming keyboard that was first available in mid-2019. It is a full-size keyboard measuring 18.7 by 5.9 inches, with a total of 104 keys. The G815 is also pretty thin, and its keycaps are made of ABS plastic. Its incredibly low latency of 1ms makes it one of the best keyboards for gaming, as this guarantees rapid responsiveness.

It also has RGB backlighting, a feature that it has in common with many highly rated gaming keyboards. Its lighting sequence can also be customized through the Logitech G Hub software, and its brightness can be controlled directly on the board. While this might be exciting for gamers, users who aren’t moved by backlit keys would be better off checking out our Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard review.

Regarding ergonomics, the inclines on the G815 can be adjusted, but if you’d rather have a keyboard that includes a wrist rest, our Logitech K350 review might be of interest.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Logitech G815 impressed reviewers with its RGB backlighting. They could customize the lighting sequence during testing and liked that they were pretty bright. Experts from Trusted Reviews hailed the G815’s aluminum-magnesium build as high quality and were also pleased that the keyboard offers five programmable G-keys.

Testers from Rtings also praised the low 1ms latency on the G815 and found that its typing noise was pretty low when they opted for the GL Tactile key switches. It’s got an edge over the Corsair K60 since its keyboard has onboard memory, but if you’re interested, you can go through our Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile review and make your own comparisons.

As far as typing is concerned, reviewers concluded that the G815 is disadvantaged because of its wobbly keys. The Microsoft Surface Keyboard is a much better option, so if you spend a lot of time typing, make sure you read through our Microsoft Surface Keyboard review. Testers also didn’t like its lack of wireless capability and missing wrist rest.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Customizable RGB lighting
  • Programmable macro keys
  • Super low latency
  • Great build quality
  • Low typing noise

Reason to Avoid

  • Wobbly keys are not great for typing
  • No wireless capabilities
  • No wrist rest

Logitech G815 Lightsync RGB Specs

Battery LifeBattery LifeWired
Customizable LightingYes
FoldableNo
Form FactorForm FactorFull size
Key Switch BehaviorTactile
Keyboard TechnologyMechanical
Max Wireless RangeWired
Palm Restn/a
Spill ResistantYes
Touchpadn/a
WirelessWirelessn/a
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityWired

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The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB is a premium wired gaming keyboard that was first available in mid-2019. It is a full-size keyboard measuring 18.7 by…

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB is a premium wired gaming keyboard that was first available in mid-2019. It is a full-size keyboard measuring 18.7 by 5.9 inches, with a total of 104 keys. The G815 is also pretty thin, and its keycaps are made of ABS plastic. Its incredibly low latency of 1ms makes it one of the best keyboards for gaming, as this guarantees rapid responsiveness.

It also has RGB backlighting, a feature that it has in common with many highly rated gaming keyboards. Its lighting sequence can also be customized through the Logitech G Hub software, and its brightness can be controlled directly on the board. While this might be exciting for gamers, users who aren’t moved by backlit keys would be better off checking out our Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard review.

Regarding ergonomics, the inclines on the G815 can be adjusted, but if you’d rather have a keyboard that includes a wrist rest, our Logitech K350 review might be of interest.

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC is a wired keyboard, while the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless keyboard. However, the G815 is equipped with a rechargeable…

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC is a wired keyboard, while the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless keyboard. However, the G815 is equipped with a rechargeable battery, while the G915 is not. The G815 also has a lower latency of 1.0ms compared to the G915, which has a latency of 1.3ms.

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC uses GL Tactile key switches, while the Logitech G513 uses Romer-G Tactile switches. As a result, typing quality on the G513…

The Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC uses GL Tactile key switches, while the Logitech G513 uses Romer-G Tactile switches. As a result, typing quality on the G513 is better than on the G815. The G815 has a lower latency of 1ms compared to the G513, which has a latency of 1.9ms. If it still sounds interesting, we’ve covered it in our Logitech G513 review, so feel free to read through it and see what else it has in store.

The Logitech G815 has 109 keys, while the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum has about 110. The K95 RGB Platinum also comes with a detachable palm…

The Logitech G815 has 109 keys, while the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum has about 110. The K95 RGB Platinum also comes with a detachable palm rest while the G815 does not, and it also has six macro keys while the G815 has five.

Battery Life

Wired

Wired

Wired

Customizable Lighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Foldable

No

No

No

Form Factor

Full size

Full size

Full size

Key Switch Behavior

Tactile

Tactile

Linear

Keyboard Technology

Mechanical

Mechanical

Mechanical

Max Wireless Range

Wired

Wired

Wired

Palm Rest

n/a

Yes

Yes

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Expert Score

84

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88

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True Score

84

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
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    Category Trust Rating

    92
    The Logitech G815 is an excellent gaming keyboard that has very low-profile keys with a… Read More

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  • Trusted Reviews
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    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Logitech G815 Lightsync RGB is a premium wired mechanical gaming keyboard with a price… Read More

    By:

    Shaqil Hossain

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