I don’t know, is it just me or gaming keyboards becoming way too expensive?
Definitely not just me. What’s up guys, Today we have a really interesting keyboard from Logitech that g915 lightspeed Wireless, I feel like Logitech, is setting the new standard for what the low-profile keyboard should be in terms of the bass in terms of the switches
and the keycaps and they’ve done a lot of things right with this board and despite my favoritism towards TKL keyboards, you know because this thing is absolutely massive. I don’t like that form factor, but many people do in terms of our Twitter poll. As you can see, here, the majority of people prefer still full-size gaming ports for gaming,
and also an interesting fact. The sales for full-size boards versus TTL are like 90 percent for a full-sized board from Logitech, so it makes sense for them to focus on larger boards that people will actually buy instead of catering towards the really loud minority that want elk, including myself, and I Am hoping that we’ll see a low-profile TKL version of this,
but right now, full-size makes sense in terms of what large Tech’s selling and what are people requesting? Oh, there we go. This is the excel, I’m looking to welcome the O 11 excel by Liam Lee. Stepping it up with upgrades all around for enthusiasts builds with perfect radiator, spacing in the bottom on the side and the top with now a slightly wider main chamber for taller, GPUs and rear exhaust area.
The second chamber will hide all your cables and house hot-swappable drives for a complete package all around this is the 11 excel by Bailey, giving you room to grow as you guessed it based on the intro. The price point, I would say, is the caveat and would be the main turnoff from the mainstream consumer market because $ 250 it’s expensive. The g8 5, which is the wired version, is $ 199 and has a USB pass-through port, and is not wireless. So the wireless convenience is the $ 50 premium.
Now I want to focus my attention on the low profile nature of something like this, because they’ve done a fantastic job in terms of minimizing the actual frame size at the bottom, and that is because of the new GL switches. They come in three flavors, the linear, the tactile, and the clicky. As you can see in this shot.
Here we have the low profile switch on the right and height differences, pretty significant versus your standard mechanical switch on the left, and that is what allows them to create something that profiles like the G915 or G815. These have been co-developed with kale and it’s great to have three variations of this type of switch right at the start, but kale also has its own variations of the switch that will hopefully see more widely available in other keyboards. To this whole low profile, movement is starting to grow. As for the specs.
they all have a 50 gram, actuation force, 1.5-millimeter actuation points, and 2.7 million or travel distance, and that for a low profile, the keyboard is pretty incredible for your tactile and clicky switches. It feels really nice, while on the linear switch, I’m almost expecting it to be a little bit more travel distance because I’m guessing I’m used to that. As for the actual based on the keyboard, it is thinner than my iPhone with a case on it, which is pretty incredible.
I do like the aluminum frame and the little curved sidelines, but the edges of the frame are really sharp. So if you’re doing any flicks just be careful with the thumbs because it might be painful now some of you may be thinking. What’s the point of a low profile keyboard when the bass and the actual footprint is so large – and I agree with you in comparison to my ducky 1/2 SF like this thing – is like more than 2×2 sizes and that’s pretty much because we have additional G keys On the left side, we have five of them.
so you can record macros and stuff, and the actual forehead of the keyboard is pretty tall to accommodate those additional keys. Like your profile switches, your macro key, the connectivity, and the lighting, and the gaming key, and just to give you a comparison, how thin the keyboard is here is next to the ducky 1/2 SF, which is pretty low profile. In my opinion – and here it is next to the apex Pro, which is the larger and taller.
but we do have two height adjustments on the G915 and it puts it in the same height where the back is to like your standard, mechanical keyboard. It does give you a nice high elevation toe for typing when it’s completely flat. It almost feels like it’s built into the desk, but when you’ve raised it on that maximum level, it gives you a nice angle of adjustments, and typing it’s nice also because of this, you do not need the wrist rest.
because the bottom keys are so low To the desk that when they were trying to see if you need the wrist rest, it would actually cause you to fatigue and discomfort. So the desk is your wrist rest. I do like the dedicated media controls on the right side, plus a very smooth volume wheel. That has no tactility whatsoever and it seems like there’s a bit of a delay between when you actually touch the volume wheel and when that volume appears on-screen and windows.
And you can play around with it and see the volume wheel catching up to whatever you set it to, as for the keycaps, they’re incredibly low profile – and that is the third point that made the whole low profile nature of this keyboard, so good. The frame of the switch and the keycap, many of you probably expecting at keycaps for this price point they’re not, however, they’re extremely solid and sturdy there’s no flex whatsoever. We have the main key that shines through and it’s a beautiful nation because of the LED.
That is right underneath it, however, the secondary characters do not shine through. Therefore, they’re left blank, which is kind of nice, because there is no gradient in the illumination. The issue with the keycaps over is that they’re, almost proprietary and finding replacements is not easy, especially right now, with this whole early movement of low profile, keyboards.
and the switches in particular, and unfortunately, I broke one of the legs on the keycap. When I was inserting it back into the switch very gently, I heard a snap, my god now and unfortunately the N key is now super. Wobbly has no stability whatsoever without one of the legs on it. Interestingly, a large stick tells me: they’ve never had one break in their own internal testing. So that’s kind of interesting and if that happens to you if you are replacing keycaps or like removing them for cleaning or something that they do have support to send out replacement keys that you can purchase yourself.
Just keep that in mind by the way. I love the font. Super clean, nice boldness. This is the way forward for gaming boards. He also tells us they have a special coating on top of the keycaps to prevent them from wearing out the top layer because of finger oils I’ll keep you guys updated in a few from now make sure to follow us on social media. So the lighting is absolutely beautiful. Super bright, vibrant color, accurate to what you set the software, which is awesome.
and my only complaint here would be the m12 m3 keys, which are your profiles and they are set to yellow and they’re constantly yellow and they don’t correspond to user settings. The color your power on the keyboard with a switch in the top left. You charge it with a mic, USB port, and top right. No type-c, however, and the battery life on this thing is absolutely insane you’re. Looking about 1200 hours of continuous usage without any lighting on – and the lighting here, of course, is the culprit for killing battery life at full, the brightness you’re, looking about 30 hours of continuous usage or like you know, a full week on a normal basis, we do have the Brick with a low profile, USB receiver.
that has the G915 text on it, which is great, and when you need to charge your simply unplug, the cable plug it into a keyboard, and the whole system is designed for that receiver to remain somewhere in the vicinity Of the keyboard, because when you need that micro-USB cable, you can simply plug it in so the wireless aspect is super fantastic, especially for a keyboard that large not having a cable to worry about is great.
Of course, that comes with the price, but we also have a Bluetooth mode for connecting to other devices connected to my iPhone literally without any issues. So I can switch between Bluetooth and 2.4 gigahertz on my computer without any issues with a simple click of a button. I do like that we have a macro key on the keyboard itself.
Logitech G913 Driver Windows and Mac
Logitech G913 Software is Logitech Gaming Software and New Software for Gaming is Logitech G HUB
so you click that you select, which G key you want. First, you type in your command and you click the macro key once again to record that macro to the G. Key super simple on-the-fly macro recording.
Without needing the software and speaking of the software, I really enjoy G Hub’s nice and simple UI navigation in terms of setting your presets or customizing your lighting, / key, and key assignments. We can further customize those G macro Keys. Do and then the game mode. Interestingly, you can disable other keys outside your windows key in case you accidentally constantly pressing them and you don’t want to have them be registered in-game. This is something you can do now and so the keyboard and its the full state. I feel like is a really good low-profile example on the market in terms of the frame, the switches, the keycaps.
I don’t appreciate the large form factor, I’d like it to be smaller, to complement the whole compact, but that’s just my bias. Let me know if you agree with my only complaint here with the keycap legs where one of them broke, and I don’t know how I was very gentle with it and the replacements are not easily found and the volume wheelman. This thing is just it doesn’t have any tactility to it and there’s that weird lag in Windows. I do appreciate the game mode and disabling certain keys outside of your Windows key,
and the only thing that I don’t like about the frame is the really sharp corners because of the aluminum frame and where it meets that plastic frame as well. I wish that was rounded instead of the sidelines being rounded in terms of the switches, I love the tactile and the clicky for gaming, the clicking one in particular. It feels like a softer Razer green switch. The clicky point is soft, but it’s very pronounced, while the Browns feel really nice as well. I’m just really used to browns, while the linear, I feel like for my game style.
I prefer to have a bit more travel distance for the linear switch for my game style, but it’s nice to have all three flavors available. The new Hydra X series from Corsair is full water, cooling ecosystem with transparent blocks for RGB, goodness, and built-in flow indicators with soft and heart tubing available, and the full array of fittings. So you can design the perfect loop for you, hide your X by Corsair. Everything is linked below, and so it really comes down to whether or not you want such a low-profile keyboard. That is also massive. It’s kind of like a catch-22, but hopefully more custom.
Keycaps will be available in the market that you can swap these out in case they break and yeah. I’m a Dmitry thanks so much for watching. I am pleased with this one, except for it’s not from my playstyle in terms of being so large, but the switches, the switches.