Top Best 25 Tenkeyless (TKL) Gaming Keyboards in December 2021

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Razer - Huntsman V2 TKL Wired Optical Purple Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
Description

Unrivalled responsiveness has never looked this lean. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL—a tenkeyless optical gaming keyboard with improved acoustics, near-zero input latency, and other high-end features to ensure a compact form factor geared for full-sized performance.

6 Features
  • Razer™ Clicky Optical Switches: Enjoy quick, snappy keystrokes that sound satisfying and feel lighter than traditional mechanical switches— with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Detachable Type-C cable: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments, as a cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DylanCarey, 10 out of 10
    Who needs a number keypad anyway!?

    Perfect for gaming if you want your arms closer together, takes a bit to get used to not having the number pad but overall I’m very happy with it

    Oct 29, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Grandma, 10 out of 10
    Gaming Keyboard

    Christmas gift, grandson ask for, hope he likes it

    Oct 15, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Luke, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard

    This is my favorite key board nice pulsh wrist rest, Better than the raser balckwidow by far. By the way the purple clikey keys are a little nosiey, But feel the best in my personal opinion. Get the red keys if your looking for a little less noise.

    Oct 05, 2021 12:33
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard in my opinion

    The best keyboard really love for my games mostly play fortnite

    Oct 03, 2021 11:18
  • 10score
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    Razer - Huntsman V2 TKL Wired Optical Red Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Unrivalled responsiveness has never looked this lean. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL—a tenkeyless optical gaming keyboard with improved acoustics, near-zero input latency, and other high-end features to ensure a compact form factor geared for full-sized performance.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Linear Optical Switches Gen-2: Improved with sound dampeners for an even quieter typing experience, the smooth, consistent switches are now also more responsive with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Detachable Type-C cable: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments, as a cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JK201, 10 out of 10
    Razer Huntsman Tournament edition v2

    Great keyboard! Had a razer huntsman mini, until I started to miss having the f1-f8 keys, along with the arrow keys. I have been seriously considering upgrading to this keyboard for a few weeks, and pressure ended up getting the best of me. Turns out it was a good decision. The keyboard has the same switches as my huntsman mini which in this case is the red linear switches. I can now game more comfortably and it allows me to have better functionality when it comes to productivity. It’s also really quiet, which is what I need considering that my room is right by my parents room. Props to Razer for creating this product. It’s definitely something we’ve all been waiting for for quite a while. I’m glad it’s finally here. Would highly recommend. If you can find it on sale, you’re in good shape, but be aware, the price is pretty steep. But if the price increase means upgrades from the last tournament edition keyboard, then I’d say it’s worth it.

    Nov 10, 2021 17:44
  • Review by ithriveontacos, 10 out of 10
    Portable and quiet

    I use this for work and gaming. The detachable USB C cable makes it super easy to take to the office. Many may not like the feel of the dampened keys but I find them absolutely perfect. Would love to have a Hyperspeed option but this is still amazing.

    Nov 13, 2021 23:59
  • Review by StillWaiting, 10 out of 10
    Finally.

    Finally a decent tkl keyboard from razer. Switches are the same as the mini.

    Sep 24, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Jordan, 10 out of 10
    10/10 would buy again

    Very good keyboard if you like quick and quiet keyboards. The lighting is a little bit dull on the standard key caps, but I upgraded to the phantom key caps and it looks beautiful!

    Sep 24, 2021 18:40
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    Razer
    Razer - BlackWidow V3 TKL Wired Mechanical Gaming Yellow Linear Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. Mean performance in a leaner form—enter the Razer BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless. Continuing an iconic legacy, this compact gaming keyboard is armed with our world-renowned Razer Mechanical Switches and powered by Razer Chroma RGB, for a level of precision and personalization beloved by gamers worldwide.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Yellow Mechanical Switches: These linear, silent switches produce extremely smooth keystrokes with no tactile bump and include sound dampeners to reduce its already low sound profile even further.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma RGB: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects to choose from, personalize the keyboard and enjoy greater immersion with dynamic lighting effects that trigger as you game on Chroma-integrated titles.
  • Compact form factor: The tenkeyless design allows for easier positioning to get your setup just right, and is ideal for gamers who prefer a minimalist desktop.
  • Cable routing options: The keyboard is designed with grooves that allow you to neatly tuck in its cable and feed it out in any direction, so you can keep your desktop clear of clutter and mess.
  • Fully programmable keys: Make your execution and gameplay more efficient by mapping your desired functions via Razer Synapse 3, and tweak the keyboard to suit your playstyle by creating and saving unique profiles and macros.
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan: Enjoy a level of reliability catered for competitive play, with a design equipped to handle intense, regular usage.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KemoCybr, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommendable

    Highly recommendable this baby is. It was a hard decision to let go of my other TKL (one of those with a duck as the logo and still great) but I had to try those Yellow switches. Now, I'm a big fan. They are amazing to the touch with the PBT caps (not mentioned in the product description) and feel very solid. I've been on a hunt for the perfect gaming TKL keyboard and I have found it, now matching my DeathAdder mouse to complete my Razer set. And for the price you get, for me, the best TKL money can buy.

    Nov 10, 2021 12:48
  • Review by Gidrah, 10 out of 10
    Hidden gem, a BW V3 TKL with YELLOW switches!

    Honestly I was skeptical this product even existed as I couldn't even find it on Razers own website so I ordered a V2 from amazon, but after receiving this I returned the V2 immediately. The boxed switches are an upgrade in every way to the V2. They feel nicer to type and game on and have better stabilizers so you don't get that wobbly feel the older switches have. My only complaint is the open top design. The sharp edge of the ctrl key kinda brushes against my palm during use but its something I can adjust to. I think im just too used to the old sunken in key design the V2 and older blackwidows have. The V2 also has a wrist rest that I personally didn't like while this keyboard does not.

    Overall if you want a V3 with the best razer yellow switches and don't mind the open top design this is a pretty solid prebuilt keyboard. Check out Too Much Tech's keyboard tier list video on Youtube if you're looking for something more customizable or better quality like a Ducky One 2 RGB TKL or a GMMK Pro.

    May 26, 2021 20:38
  • SteelSeries - Apex Pro TKL Wired Mechanical OmniPoint Adjustable Actuation Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Deliver winning strokes with this SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL mechanical gaming keyboard. The compact size helps save space on your desktop, while onboard memory stores frequently used macros and RGB lighting settings. This SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL mechanical gaming keyboard features a detachable wrist rest and adjustable switches for added comfort during marathon sessions.

    6 Features
  • USB pass-through port: Compatible with most mice, wireless headset adapters and cell phones.
  • OmniPoint Adjustable mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Palm rest: For comfortable use.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Axel, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard

    Best keyboard I’ve had I can piece control kids so easy and fast, only complain is the key caps I HIGHLY RECOMEND that you buy after market pbt key caps because the apex pro ones are abs and get really shiny In a day of using

    Feb 22, 2021 10:38
  • Review by Max15, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Keyboard

    Really great keyboard strongly recommended it for pc gaming and work. Especially with the adjustable switches they make a great gaming and work use. I also recommend getting the steel series key caps. Best Buy sold them and they made a night and day difference.

    Oct 20, 2021 11:57
  • Review by ebowlin, 10 out of 10
    Awesome keyboard for gaming!

    After seeing the hype of this keyboard and seeing that it sells out very quickly, I was able to snag one from bestbuy, got it the next day and WOW, this keyboard is AWESOME. The keys click very smoothly and the feature where I can change the response time of the clicking of the keys amazes me. I recommend this keyboard to ANYONE. 110/10

    Jul 24, 2020 12:24
  • Review by Kargeaux, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    With I would have gotten the one with the number pad but this is way better than any Corsair keyboard I’ve used in the past!

    Mar 06, 2020 15:44
  • Review by Eric89, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard of the decade!

    Simply the best! Omni point is very unique and a lot more smooth than mx silver. The only competitors are probably custom made ones

    Jul 04, 2020 01:46
  • Review by Coocreps, 10 out of 10
    Of the best purchases I have made

    I have been using the keyboard for 1 week and I feel very comfortable with it, without a doubt it is a very good purchase

    Jun 12, 2020 19:12
  • Review by Xarky, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard

    Its good for the overall use and since I have the steelseries engine I can customize it from there. When I play with it I feel how smooth the gaming is when I use it and generally everything about it.

    Jan 15, 2021 16:50
  • Review by lesliea, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard!

    This keyboard is by far my favorite keyboard ever. I went from a Razer Cynosa Chroma, a Razer BlackWidow Elite, to this keyboard. It does take a little bit of adjusting because Steelseries makes their own custom sized keycaps but the feel of this keyboard is really nice and extremely smooth.

    May 01, 2021 01:51
  • 9.8score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins Core TKL Wired Mechanical Tactile Aqua Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Exert complete control over your game with this HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard. The HyperX Aqua tactile switches offer durability and precision for everyday gaming, while three adjustable keyboard angles ensure comfortable operation. This HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard has a compact profile for portability, and RGB-backlit keys allow customization.

    6 Features
  • HyperX Aqua mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Multimedia controls: So you can adjust audio settings while in-game.
  • Adjustable keyboard height: So you can set the keyboard where it is most comfortable for you.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Glad I purchased

    Great build quality. I was surprised to see the top and bottom of the case were not plastic. I can imagine people would dislike the weight but I would feel better about having this in my bag than the usual plastic frame boards.

    Jun 30, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Christian, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Great keyboard and amazing price. Feels so durable with its design.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:49
  • Review by LivingDeadGirl, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful

    Great keyboard very happy with it but I’m definitely missing numeric keys on the side cause of habit but otherwise perfect, oh and I wish it was wireless but cord was long enough.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Kevin57, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard

    Great for gaming has software to change the colors too pretty easy to use. Uses type c cable to you can probably replace with other ones you got

    Oct 03, 2020 15:07
  • Review by 69King, 10 out of 10
    Worth a lot

    This is exactly what I want. I’ve tried more than 10 mechanical keyboards. Including Razer, Logitech. This one has the best experience and the keyboard itself has good quality and shape.

    May 02, 2021 12:22
  • Review by JRnTX, 10 out of 10
    A solid keyboard

    Already love these keyboard after a few days. The keys have a great tactile feel to them. The case is solid. This a great lower cost alternative to the corsairs and logitechs that are on average $50 more.

    Jun 28, 2021 08:26
  • Review by Angel, 10 out of 10
    HyperX Gaming Keyboard Review

    So, let me give you a bit of backstory. I had a Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 before I got this keyboard. Felt in love with my first keyboard, but there were some things that I wanted different. Firstly, my first keyboard was full size, had Cherry MX Speed Silvers, and it was all white. So then I did some researching on finding a new keyboard that was all dark but a bit smaller for my desk to give me more mouse space. I went through a lot, from Logitech, Corsair, Razor and even Red dragon, but then I saw this one and realized it was the best one for me. This keyboard is all around great, I love the switches, these Aqua switches are just the best if you want tactile switches that aren't too loud. Very solid price point for this item, however I got this on sale for only $80 when it was $90 originally. I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone who wants something different, and also I will leave a vid, hopefully it works :)

    file:///C:/Users/agdia/Videos/Logitech/LogiCapture/2021-06-18_12-40-28.mp4

    Jun 18, 2021 13:00
  • Review by nelly, 10 out of 10
    Such a crispy keyboard

    I am beyond satisfied with this keyboard, I wanted a quiet clicky feel and sound (tactile) which is why I went with the tactile aqua switches. Linear switches (cherry) are also nice but it just didn't give that feel that tactile switches do, and man does this keyboard feel so good. It's so satisfying to feel, hear, and look with its amazing RGB. It's also ten keyless (TKL) which makes it more compact and gives me more room on my desk and for aesthetics. It was so good that I had to get white pudding key caps to look even better.

    Nov 03, 2021 03:05
  • 9.8score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 TKL Wired Mechanical Brown Tactile & Quiet Mechanical Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    The Apex 7 TKL keyboard has mechanical switches that guarantee 50 million keypresses using quiet brown switches for a soft tactile feel. An integrated OLED Smart Display with on-board storage and an unbreakable aluminum alloy frame make it a standout mechanical gaming keyboard.

    6 Features
  • Brown Mechanical Gaming Switches: Durable mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 50 million keypresses.
  • OLED Smart Display: OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more.
  • Five On-Board Profiles: Software-free customization for saving up to 5 unique profiles locally on the keyboard, from game to game and on-the-go.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Unmatched customization with 16.8 million illumination colors per key.
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: Aircraft grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ROrtiz, 10 out of 10
    Great help, great employees

    Phenomenal service and a good keyboard. Originally had a defective product and Best Buy took care of me on getting the manufacturer to swap me for a working model.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    This is a great keyboard for gaming best I’ve had so far a must have for gamers the buttons are really responsive steel series makes great products for gaming the best out there

    Jun 15, 2021 09:42
  • Review by BigJay, 10 out of 10
    SteelSeries Legend is LEGIT

    TKL version makes the compactness ideal for desktop use. Response time from key to screen are great. Magnetic wrist/hand rest bar is an added bonus.

    May 23, 2021 08:12
  • Review by Roland, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard.

    Great got it early was easy to set up and get started. I use it on my PC and PS4 I love how universal it is.

    May 10, 2021 14:38
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Works excellent

    Works excellent. The keys sounds very satisfying. I love it

    Jan 01, 2021 19:18
  • Review by Camj, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great keyboard and definitely recommend switching to pudding caps!

    Apr 16, 2021 17:39
  • Review by ApexKB, 10 out of 10
    ApexKB

    Excellent product. My son liked it very much. Built solid. Would recommend it to anyone who’s in gaming.

    Dec 18, 2020 20:54
  • Review by EMartinez, 10 out of 10
    Recommend

    It was absolutely perfect, my son (21)loved it. Highly recommended.

    Dec 25, 2020 15:22
  • 9.8score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 TKL Wired Mechanical Blue Tactile & Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    The Apex 7 TKL keyboard has mechanical switches that guarantee 50 million keypresses using clicky blue switches so you can feel and hear exactly when a key registers. An integrated OLED Smart Display with on-board storage and an unbreakable aluminum alloy frame make it a standout mechanical gaming keyboard.

    5 Features
  • Blue Mechanical Gaming Switches: Durable mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 50 million keypresses.
  • OLED Smart Display: OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: Aircraft grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Unmatched customization with 16.8 million illumination colors per key.
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: A simple magnetic solution for easy and secure attachment, full palm support, and a durable soft touch finish.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ROrtiz, 10 out of 10
    Great help, great employees

    Phenomenal service and a good keyboard. Originally had a defective product and Best Buy took care of me on getting the manufacturer to swap me for a working model.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    This is a great keyboard for gaming best I’ve had so far a must have for gamers the buttons are really responsive steel series makes great products for gaming the best out there

    Jun 15, 2021 09:42
  • Review by BigJay, 10 out of 10
    SteelSeries Legend is LEGIT

    TKL version makes the compactness ideal for desktop use. Response time from key to screen are great. Magnetic wrist/hand rest bar is an added bonus.

    May 23, 2021 08:12
  • Review by Roland, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard.

    Great got it early was easy to set up and get started. I use it on my PC and PS4 I love how universal it is.

    May 10, 2021 14:38
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Works excellent

    Works excellent. The keys sounds very satisfying. I love it

    Jan 01, 2021 19:18
  • Review by Camj, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great keyboard and definitely recommend switching to pudding caps!

    Apr 16, 2021 17:39
  • Review by ApexKB, 10 out of 10
    ApexKB

    Excellent product. My son liked it very much. Built solid. Would recommend it to anyone who’s in gaming.

    Dec 18, 2020 20:54
  • Review by EMartinez, 10 out of 10
    Recommend

    It was absolutely perfect, my son (21)loved it. Highly recommended.

    Dec 25, 2020 15:22
  • 9.8score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 Ghost TKL Wired Mechanical Red Linear Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - White
    Description

    The Apex 7 TKL - Ghost keyboard has mechanical switches that guarantee 50 million keypresses using linear red switches for smooth movement from top to bottom without any bump, allowing for lightning-fast actuation. An integrated OLED Smart Display with on-board storage, double shot PBT pudding keycaps and an unbreakable aluminum alloy frame make it a standout mechanical gaming keyboard.

    9 Features
  • Red Mechanical Gaming Switches: Guranteed for 50 million keypresses, bkue switches are known for their clicky snap-action keypresses so you feel and hear exactly when a key registers
  • OLED Smart Display: Adjust settings and see-on-the-fly info straight from your game, music, or Discord… all without tabbing out of your game
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: A simple Magnetic solution for easy and secure attachment, full palm support, and a durable soft touch finish.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: The Series 5000 metal frame is manufactured for a lifetime of unbreakable durability and sturdiness.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Millions of color options and reactive typing effects make you the designer of your ultimate setup.
  • Dedicated Multimedia Controls: A clicklable metal roller and media keys allow you to adjust volume and settings on the fly: change bightness, rewind, skip, pause and more, all at the touch of a button.
  • USB Passthrough Port and Cable Routing: Avoid crawling behind your desk: insert a flash drive, wireless transmitter, or USB device directly into the keyboard, and choose where the cable exits the keyboard.
  • Three-way cable routing: The frame has built-in channels that allow you to choose from three places for your cable to exit.
  • 100% Anti-Ghosting with 104 Key Rollover: Never lose a keypress, even in the heat of battle. 100% anti-shosting means the keyboard will register every single keypress, no matter how fast inputs are made.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by happycactoos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent mechanical keyboard update from SS

    As a mechkeyboard enthusiast, this is my full critical appraisal of the Apex 7 TKL.

    PROS:

    - solid, sturdy, and (perceived to be) durable, aluminum frame with hard plastic back cover

    - <5% frame flex

    - not too heavy, not too light; has a good weight to it with a premium finish and detailing all around

    - keyboard profiles / configs can be loaded onto the keyboard and accessed without the need for the SS Engine software to be running always

    - top right corner OLED and function keys makes it easy to switch profiles / configs

    - volume control knob is the perfect minimalist replacement for keyboard volume shortcuts / dedicated larger volume control buttons

    - minimal branding that doesn't stand out horribly / isn't an eyesore

    - compact layout and design providing for a very stylish looking TKL keyboard

    - QX2 red switches (aka Gateron reds feat. SteelSeries) are incredibly smooth with (imo) <10% total scratchiness, feeling better than Cherry MX Reds I have used with other keyboards -- subjective note: SS QX2 & Gateron Reds might just be my favorite reds overall

    - very appropriate red switch key-noise levels, not very loud -- will update if keys break-in even more

    - smooth top keycaps that offer wonderful fingertip-feels

    - fantastic LED brightness and quality; beautiful colors and no flickering

    - USB cable passthrough & illuminated usb passthrough port

    - clean, non-gamery font that works with many aesthetics

    - quality rubber feet with one adjustable height preference

    - comes with a matte, smooth feel rubber wrist rest that remains well attached to keyboard via magnets

    - 5/5 for gaming, 4/5 for typists (but you'd also have to be a typist that enjoys red switches) --- I wrote this whole review on my Apex 7 TKL and I gotta say, I love typing on it.

    CONS:

    - $130 is a little up there. Maybe $110 would be more reasonable, but this is truly a great keyboard and I have no buyers remorse -- (personal disclaimer: I am frugal, but I find this keyboard worth it)

    - only comes with ABS keycaps, so key shine will eventually set in after a very long period of use

    - illuminated white USB passthrough port creates mild amounts of light that I wish I could get rid of while playing at night -- can't find any way to turn off white LED USB port illuminator??

    - LED backlight bleed from top row of function keys will mildly illuminate the back half of your desk when using high brightness levels

    - (subjective) OLED screen with configs selector very minorly throws off the aesthetics of the TKL keyboard

    - USB cable is durable and thick, but it doesn't have a lot of bend/give to it, so bends tend to hold and it creeps up over the edge of the back of my desk because of its lack of flexibility

    - software is <10% of the time glitchy / has limited lighting controls -- NOTE: this keyboard is less than 1 month old, currently, and SteelSeries is already updating lighting controls. This point should be nulled within a couple weeks

    I tried to be as objective as I can with this review, and from a detached view, I'd say it hits a minimum of 4 to 4.5 stars for the overall population of keyboard shoppers. For my preferences and what I look for in a keyboard, I think it's a solid 4.5 to 5 stars. I have some minor gripes about this keyboard, but then again, any product in this world can technically always "be better" than what it is. The ONLY thing that actually bothers me a bit is the white LED illuminated USB port on the back left because it makes my desk a little less dark when writing or gaming in the dark. However, for what this keyboard is, I think it's a great step up from their M750 TKL and an EXCELLENT TKL keyboard overall.

    Jul 12, 2019 16:15
  • Review by Gill, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful keyboard

    Such a great keyboard with many features. Overall it could have been the best keyboard on the market but it is not a Apex pro and does not have Omnipoint switches. Besdies that if you dont care for omnipoint(being able to adjust your “click depth”) than this is a great choice. It looks amazing and the steel series GG software is easy to understand and use.

    Oct 24, 2021 16:36
  • Review by RonK, 10 out of 10
    Quality keyboard

    Excellent lighted keyboard with mini display that's handy for showing system vitals. Software enhances many games with colored key prompting.

    Nov 01, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Dingle, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard!

    Switched from a logitech keyboard and can totally tell a difference in the build quality of the steelseries. Software is easy to use for customization. Would recommend to anyone.

    Jul 26, 2019 17:13
  • Review by Highqualityvacum, 10 out of 10
    Apex 7 tkl

    This keyboard is great it is mechanical and high speed one of the best perchases I’ve done in a while.

    Dec 13, 2020 22:23
  • Review by victor, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    This keyboard its absolutely awesome! 100% recommended.!!

    Aug 22, 2019 21:38
  • Review by madhaddy, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Keyboard

    Upgrading from a previous 10 key Steelseries keyboard and I'm loving the TKL. I'm already used to the Steelseries red switches from a previous keyboard. No complaints here. The media key and volume wheel are simple and intuitive. I honestly don't use the OLED too much but it's there. Just be sure to not set a static image as all Steelseries OLED screens are prone to terrible burn-in. I've experienced this with other products. My only complaints are: A keyboard at this price point should ship with doubleshot PBT keycaps. There are plenty of options out there.

    I personnaly went with a Ducky pudding set which means function keys won't match and the font is quite different. The other complaint is that the wrist rest, at least for me, is useless. I could never get it comfortable. Other than that, a great keyboard!

    Oct 16, 2020 14:01
  • Review by DOULOS1337, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard!

    I have really enjoyed this keyboard! Bestbuy is always great about helping and having a great selection! This keyboard plays very nicely for my style! Very heavy duty feeling and the RGB on steel series keyboards are amazing. Also the little screen in the top right that I can put my gamer tag on is a fun little customizable piece! Highly recommend. Just make sure you have 2 USB ports available as it takes one for signal and one for power.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:46
  • 9.6score
    Logitech - G915 LIGHTSPEED TKL Wireless Mechanical GL Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with RBG Backlighting - Black
    Description

    G915 TKL is a new class of wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with three selections of low-profile GL switches and pro-grade 1 ms LIGHTSPEED wireless. Capable of delivering up to 40 hours of non-stop gaming on a full charge. Fully customizable per-key and advanced LIGHTSYNC RGB technology to synchronize lighting with any content.

    9 Features
  • LIGHTSYNC technology: Provides RGB lighting that synchronizes lighting with any content. Personalize each key or create custom animations from ~16.8M colors with Logitech G HUB software.
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless technology: Delivers pro-grade performance with flexibility and freedom from cords. Creates a clean aesthetic for battlestations. Delivers 40 hours on a single full charge.
  • 40 hours of game time on a single charge: Low battery warnings at 15% on the keyboard battery LED and via pop-up notification in the Logitech G HUB software. Quickly recharges in 3 hours.
  • Low profile mechanical switches: Offer the speed, accuracy and performance of a mechanical switch at half the height.
  • Dedicated media controls: Provide convenient and easy control to quickly play, pause, skip or mute your media.
  • Tenkeyless design: Provides more room for mouse movement. Store the USB receiver in the back of the keyboard for additional portability.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy: Delivers incredibly thin but rigid and durable design.
  • Connect to multiple devices via LIGHTSPEED or Bluetooth: Toggle between high-performance LIGHTSPEED wireless via USB receiver and Bluetooth - quickly and easily.
  • Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers: Works across a wide array of computers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    I LOVE This Keyboard. The Best I've Tried.

    So, lets break down this ridiculously long title. Logitech G915 TKL is the product name. TKL stands for tenkeyless which means it doesn’t come with a number pad. Which is great for “eSport Athletes” as it gives your mouse more room to do its thang. There is also the Logitech G915 which is the full-size version of this keyboard that comes with a number pad. Both come with LightSpeed Wireless. Which in short is super-fast wireless tech that will allow you to game at the same levels as wired keyboards. RGB means it supports 16.7 million colors that you can adjust for each key. Last mechanical means the switch it uses. This keyboard supports linear, clicky, and tactile. More on that later.

    PACKAGING:

    Starting off with the packaging which I don’t always mention. But in this case, this product comes in at a premium price which means you want a premium opening experience. Which I am happy to report is excellent. It’s probably the best keyboard opening experience I’ve ever had. With it being a TKL wireless keyboard you may be traveling with it which means you can use this box which is also small and compact to ensure nothing damages it.

    LET’S GET NERDY:

    Keyboards are usually simple. You plug them in VIA USB and then you type away. The most complicated they get is by adding Bluetooth and trying to figure out which switches they are using (membrane, mechanical, or optical)? But this one is an over achiever and comes with both Bluetooth and LIGHTSPEED wireless. Along with your choice of three different low-profile mechanical switches.

    It comes with Bluetooth 5.0. To connect to the Bluetooth is simple. It DOES NOT require a dongle to be plugged into the device. There are two buttons on the top left of the keyboard. The first got hit by Voldemort and got imbued with magical powers and has a lightning bolt with waves behind it for LIGHTSPEED. The second right next to it is the Bluetooth logo. If you have not paired the keyboard to another device before once you press the Bluetooth button it will go into pairing mode while flashing blue. Then you go through the normal process. I did it on my iPad and iPhone and it had me put in a code on the keyboard followed by the enter key to fully pair it. If you want to pair it to another device, you hold down the Bluetooth button until it flashes (the lights on the keyboard will flash) and then you can connect to a new device. However, if you want to connect back to the first device you need to forget the connection on both devices and then go through the pairing process from scratch again. For my iPad I had to forget the device, turn off Bluetooth, turn it back on and then it would work. Which is disappointing at this price point. I would expect it to be smoother in transitioning from device to device.

    Last up we have the low-profile mechanical switches. Logitech calls their version “Low Profile GL Switches” which are incredibly similar to Kailh low profile chocolate switches. Which they worked in conjunction with. The only differences I was able to see between the two switches were that the GL switches have slightly lower overall travel at 2.7 mm compared to 3.0 mm. They come in three flavors. Red for linear, Brown’s which are tactile, and white clicky switch. All three actuate at 1.5 mm with a total travel of 2.7 mm with 50 grams of force. I think they are rated at 70 million clicks. They are mechanical switches which means that they do have a debounce delay and can develop double clicks. The Kailh chocolate switch has a debounce delay window of up to 5 ms so I assume these do as well.

    BUILD QUALITY/AESTHETICS:

    It sports a brushed 5052-aluminum alloy top plate that joins a steel-reinforced base. The bottom, top, and back are all made of high-quality plastic. With a lot of pressure, I was able to get just a very slight amount of bending. It feels ridiculously premium. The best I have ever felt. On the top right you have an aluminum-crafted volume wheel. This too feels incredible. It uses a light amount of force to scroll with. It has mild/moderate amount of pressure which is equal throughout the whole thing. It scrolls infinitely. If you shake it left to right, there is ever so slightly some wiggle. You cannot press it. Going left to right. You have your LIGHTSPEED toggle which if you press while it is on LIGHTSPEED will notify you of battery level via the battery light. Which changes color based on how much battery life you have left. Next to that is the Bluetooth, then Game Mode, then Brightness control. Which comes in at five stages (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 0%). They are covered in a rubber material. They take a mild to moderate amount of pressure to actuate with a tactile bump that feel remarkably like membrane keys. They are not even when pressing down on them. So, if you come in on the side you can feel one side depress before the other. The RGB lighting on it isn’t equal like they are for the normal switches but just as accurate as the rest of the board. Overall, this is the worst part of the keyboard for me and I just don’t think it fits well with the premium feel of the rest of the keyboard.

    Up next is the keys themselves. They are coated with oleophobic which is meant to minimize fingerprints. They feel good but they seem to wiggle a bit more than other keyboards. Your F1 – F4 keys are used for macros. With F4 being the recording and F1, F2, and F3 storing that info. In the top middle of the keyboard you have the battery indicator and notification if you are on caps lock or not. You cannot and I repeat cannot edit what each key does on this keyboard. You can only edit the F keys. So, for example if I want my right arrow button to be left mouse click I cannot do that. But I can assign left mouse click to be F12.

    On the back you can raise the keyboard at either 4 or 8 degrees. It also has a small slot that you can slide the dongle into. It does not come with a wrist rest. I don’t know why you would need one though as this is so low profile that a wrist rest wouldn’t really do anything more than what your desk is.

    Some shortcuts that you can do on the keyboard are by holding the FN key you can press F1, F2, or F3 to go through onboard memory profiles which include lighting. You also have two dedicated lighting profiles that you can access by holding down the lighting key and pressing “8” or “9”. To record a macro you press FN and F4.

    PERFORMANCE:

    I chose the clicky variant as that is my favorite type of switch. The clicks themselves are quiet. Especially, in comparison to Blues or Razers Clicky Opto-mechanical switch. They sound the same as the Opto-Mechanical switch just a lot quieter. I don’t think this would bother people in an office environment. As for the tactile bump it is very light. To the point I can barely feel it. I would have preferred this to be a bit more noticeable.

    For the LIGHTSPEED WIRELESS. On Human Benchmark I scored the same whether I was in Wireless or Wired mode. I also played Apex Legends, Escape From Tarkov, and GTAV and noticed no problems with latency, drops, or issues.

    As for Bluetooth. I didn’t play any games. But noticed no lag while typing. I got 113 WPM on a typing test. To switch back to LIGHTSPEED it takes about a second. To switch back to Bluetooth, it took 2 - 3 seconds. So, it is fast. I was pleasantly surprised. It was the same when going from the off position to the on position. Last, I was able to use all my saved lighting profiles and normal profiles in Bluetooth mode.

    Up next is battery life. They report that it is up to 40 hours with lighting on max. Or 135 days if lighting is off and you game for 8 hours a day. Which breaks down to about 1,080 hours. For me personally, I used a single color (orange) at maximum brightness and purposefully did not turn the keyboard off at night or when I left my computer. Using it like I normally would with a lot of typing and some gaming it went from 100% to 70% in 7 days and it reports I still have 28 hours left. So, I would rate the battery life as excellent.

    As for lighting. It is fantastic. It gets nice and bright. It is also accurate and shows orange and purple well. Logitech G Hub never froze or crashed on me. However, it is not user friendly at all and trying to figure out how to do something simple is tedious and often cannot be done. Which makes your ability to be creative with the lighting limited to just changing static colors and having simple profiles. At this price range that can leave a slightly sour taste in the mouth. Since I haven’t tried their other keyboards, I can’t say if that is a design flaw for this keyboard since it is wireless or because they just have limited overall potential.

    PROS:

    - Looks, build quality, features, switches, lighting, scroll wheel, size/shape/weight, performance, battery life, feel.

    CONS:

    - Cannot adjust individual keys. Only the F keys.

    - The top buttons feel a bit mushy and not as premium as the rest of the board.

    - Sell your first and second child expensive.

    - G HUB is not user friendly and limits what you can do. But it sure looks pretty.

    - Cannot customize the lighting as much as some other keyboards such as Razer or Corsair.

    - Bluetooth switching isn’t as smooth as I would like.

    Jun 27, 2020 01:14
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard for gaming and everyday use

    Keyboards are sort of a collector’s item for me. have a nice collection of them because I’ve been searching for the ideal mechanical keyboard for gaming as well as my everyday uses. Mechanical keyboards are widely popular with gamers worldwide, but they can also be great for regular computer tasks. So, for a number of years I have been testing out a variety of keyboards trying to find one that has a lengthy battery life, connects wirelessly to my MacBook Pro and Windows laptop, is compact in size, provides a remarkable clicky sound and feel from the keys, and, of course, built-in RGB backlight. The most recent keyboard I’ve tried out is the G915 TKL from Logitech. It’s a tenkeyless Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that features LIGHTSPEED wireless technology.

    The Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is designed to enhance the gameplay experience for gamers. It features low-profile mechanical switches (half the height of standard mechanical switches) and is made with aircraft-grade aluminum for durability. Users have the choice of three different switches — Clicky for tactile feedback, Linear for smooth keystrokes, and Tactile for a discernible bump. On a single charge, the G915 TKL can have up to 40 hours of use time and it provides low battery warnings at 15% via the keyboard LED indicator and a pop-up notification from the G Hub software. The keyboard has dedicated media controls for easy access to play, pause, advance, rewind or mute your media.

    There is a G915 keyboard that includes the number pad, but part of the reason this keyboard was developed was to provide more room for mouse movement while gaming. The keyboard is designed to work with a wide array of computers included both Window and Mac operating systems. This is one of the reasons I continually seek out new keyboards. I want to have one that can work seamlessly with my Windows laptop (used exclusively for gaming) and my MacBook Pro (used for both gaming and productivity). I don’t like having to bounce back and forth between two keyboards when I switch between systems. The G915 TKL provides me the option to switch back and forth between systems easily with either the Bluetooth connection or the LIGHTSPEED Wireless USB receiver.

    SOFTWARE

    Logitech provides a software package called “G Hub” for users to customize their keyboard experience. This is pretty typical for gaming keyboards and even though I use my for ‘everyday’ use and not just gaming, I had some fun customizing different profiles and changing the function keys around. I do want to point out that in order to use the functionality of G Hub you must remain connected to it. That means, you have to be connected using the LIGHTSPEED wireless feature either through the USB receiver or by direct wired connection through the provided Micro USB cable.

    I found it interesting that Logitech does not have the G915 TKL or its predecessor listed as support keyboards in the list for G Hub. Once I figured out that Bluetooth mode was incompatible, I didn’t have any issues with using G Hub. Therefore, I assume that Logitech just hasn’t updated their compatibility list in a while.

    One of the main features I really appreciate with the G Hub software is the dashboard. With the dashboard, you can view all the details of your connected devices and make quick updates to firmware with just a few clicks. The main settings you can control within G Hub (at least for the G915 TKL) include:

    LIGHTSYNC: The ability to customize lighting effects and control how they are displayed on your computer.

    ASSIGNMENTS: This was probably the feature I had the most fun with. Within Assignments, you can map the F keys to control different system commands, create macros, assign actions (if available), place commands on a specific key, and even drag/drop system controls onto the keyboard.

    GAME MODE: The third main feature within G Hub for the G915 TKL was customizing Game Mode. This feature really just allows you to ignore keys for gaming that normally ‘get in the way.’

    FORM

    Because I like to keep my desk set-up clean and free of clutter, I LOVE the low-profile nature of the keyboard. It sits approximately one inch tall and doesn’t have a large case surrounding the main keyboard. I really love this design choice. The media keys are a nice touch, but since you can customize your F keys in the G Hub software, they could essentially be eliminated. There is a scroll wheel included for the volume control and a place on the underside of the keyboard to store the USB receiver when it’s not in use. I also really like the choice to use aluminum for the case because it makes the keyboard lightweight while still being very robust and well-weighted. There are small feet that angle the keyboard approximately 4º, which is great for typing and gaming.

    As far as the switches go, my personal preference is usually geared towards Blue switches or switch types that are similar. The mechanical switches that are included in the G915 TKL are Logitech’s advanced mechanical switches designed specifically for gaming. They are called “GL” and they come in a few varieties. Since I typically prefer the Blue switch variety, GL Clicky is the version I chose for this keyboard. It has a gentle tactile feedback when you press down on it and the best ‘clicky’ sound as you type.

    The keyboard does not come with a key puller and from what I’ve read, isn’t really designed for easy key replacement. One article I found stated that the legs beneath the keys are easy to snap off and it may be unlikely to find replacement keys if they get broken. For that reason, I did not include a photo beneath the key caps as I didn’t want to chance ruining the keyboard for future use.

    The lighting effects are stunning on this keyboard. It shows off vibrant colors and the brightness can’t be beat. I love that you have the option to customize these effects (even on a Mac) to your specific preference. One of the reasons that I love being able to customize the lighting effects is because the RGB settings can greatly effect the battery life of the keyboard. That said, I typically keep my keyboard at 100% brightness (what can I say? I like colored lights) and I’ve still been very happy with my battery life.

    ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

    One of the features of this keyboard that really surprised me was the fact that it charges with Micro USB and not USB-C. Since most modern devices are moving toward USB-C as the ‘standard’ for charging and connectivity, it’s really shocking that such a state-of-the-art keyboard like the G915 TKL would take such a monumental step into the past for it’s main method of external charging and connection. Now, if you look at other Logitech gaming peripherals it’s clear that they haven’t embraced it as a charging standard yet, but I am still going to wonder why because other Logitech products have embraced USB-C.

    Another feature that would really make Mac users happy is if this were a ‘true’ Apple keyboard. Even though the keyboard works with macOS computers, it doesn’t have Mac keys included. While this is a very minor criticism, I feel like it’s something that would really make this keyboard spectacular for all users.

    JUST PLAYING AROUND

    When it comes to gaming, this keyboard is the best option around for one big reason — timing. Thanks to the ultra slim profile of the keyboard, a gamer’s travel distance is much shorter than traditional mechanical keyboard. It’s also great to have lag-free wireless connectivity thanks to the LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. With that wireless boost, users can actually move a decent distance away from the computer and still have a lag-free experience. Another factor that makes this keyboard ideal for gamers is the absence of the num pad and G Programmable buttons. The full size G915 measures in at 475mm wide and the TKL version is only 368mm wide. That big of a difference does make it easier for gamers to coordinate between the keyboard and mouse in an action scenario.

    EVERYDAY FUNCTIONALITY

    In addition to gaming, the G915 TKL is also an amazing daily-driver. It’s comfortable to type on and because of its compact size it is perfect in an active workspace. I know that throughout the day I will sometimes spread out paperwork and other items across my desk. With that in mind, it’s wonderful to be able to have a smaller footprint on my desk so that I can still work actively and not have to rearrange my desk in order to do it. As far as typing speed goes, I was able to average around 60WPM on the G915 TKL. This is slightly slower than I normally type at, which is an average of 65WPM. I think this has more to do with getting used to the keyboard. The keys are comfortable to type even after long periods of time and long-form documents.

    PRICE

    There is no doubt that this a premium mechanical keyboard and you will pay a premium price for it. At $230 (at the time of publishing), the G915 TKL is currently Logitech’s second highest priced keyboard - second only to its predecessor, the G915. There are certainly more expensive mechanical gaming keyboards out there, but most of them that are of the same caliber as the G915 TKL are between $150-$200. As an afterthought, I don’t think the price would bother me so much if USB-C were used over Micro USB.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    I’ve been very happy with the G915 TKL. It’s got remarkable battery life and despite the fact that it uses Micro USB to charge, it’s a very solid keyboard for any type of use. Aside from the price, it’s probably the best wireless low-profile keyboard around and gamers should be incredibly excited about it since Logitech is answering a call that has been out there for quite some time. I can recommend this amazing keyboard to any type of user. It is worth the investment.

    Jun 25, 2020 14:21
  • Review by BarackObama, 8 out of 10
    Exquisite Keyboard That Comes with a Price

    The Logitech G915 TKL is here and provides some of the best features a keyboard can have. This keyboard is made with high-end materials that provide the user with a sense of quality. This keyboard is made with an aluminum alloy that provides great durability and a beautiful finish. I was incredibly satisfied with the build quality of this keyboard.

    Prepare to pay a hefty price for this keyboard! This keyboard has many notable and useful features, but the keyboard is not worth 230 dollars. Logitech could bring the price down to a more affordable price so others can have access to this masterpiece.

    The G915 TKL provides the user with 40 hours of battery on a single charge. A bit more than the full G915 which will provide about 30 hours. The low-profile switches and thin keyboard provides the user with comfort and a greater typing speed. The G915 TKL has 3 GL switch versions. This one is the GL Clicky Switch and wow does it click! If you are a lover of the traditional “clicking” sound, this keyboard is for you. There is also a dedicated slot on the back of the keyboard for the USB receiver, an excellent design choice. The keyboard has both wired and wireless connections. The wireless connection is done with either Bluetooth or the provided USB receiver. The keyboard is still using micro USB and there are newer keyboards that have already moved on to USB-C. Why is Logitech still using micro? Many devices, from phones, tablets, and even laptops have already moved on to USB-C. USB-C is the future, Logitech should adapt and move on as well.

    The keys are customizable and programable by using the Logitech G Hub Software that is available on both Mac OS and Windows devices. But this software is a horror show. For a company with really great products, the software is a joke. The software is not user friendly and one can have a hard time getting around. There are many bugs with the software and clearly, there is not a lot of time spent improving it.

    Overall, this keyboard is truly beautiful and nice to the touch. The price is a bit appalling but the features and build quality make up for it. If you have the money, buy it! You will not regret it. Pair the keyboard with the Logitech G903 Gaming Mouse(https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gaming-mice/g903-hero-wireless-gaming-mouse.910-005670.html) for the ultimate experience! I will leave Logitech with a couple of suggestions:

    -Switch to USB-C

    -Make the keyboard more affordable

    -Improve the Logitech G Hub Software, seriously, the software needs urgent attention.

    Jun 23, 2020 02:36
  • Review by Batlacit, 10 out of 10
    Wireless without compromises

    There are a lot of mechanical keyboards on the market that feature advanced features catering to gamers and people looking to show off their design chops. There are slightly less mechanical keyboards on the market allowing people who want to enjoy the superior typing experience provided by a mechanical board without needing to worry about running a wire back to your computer. There is surprisingly little overlap between the two groups. But the G915 manages to fit into that narrow little sliver of the Venn diagram, and does so with surprising aplomb.

    One of the first things I noticed on taking the keyboard out of the box is how well built the whole thing is. While the bulk of the keyboard is still plastic, the machined aluminum top plate gives it a surprising amount of heft and rigidity for how thin it is. The G915 is barely larger than some of the portable Bluetooth keyboards I've seen being sold for use with smart phones, and yet there's barely a hint of deck flex or any kind of fitting gap in the seams. Even better is the fact that they've found a way to include integrated storage for the keyboard's RF dongle, a particularly important addition seeing as it sticks out far enough that I don't think I'd be comfortable keeping it plugged in on a laptop if I wanted to throw the whole setup into a backpack to take along with me.

    In using the keyboard for typing and gaming, I've found its performance to be very good overall, though perhaps not quite matching some of the larger boards I've tried. The short travel distance you get with the low profile switches makes for a very responsive board overall, though there will likely be a little bit of adjustment time required if you're using to typing on a full size mechanical as it's very easy to use too much force and end up banging away at the keys. Unfortunately in testing my keyboard, one of the tactile "clicky" variants, I also discovered that the switches' actuation point where they register a key press is slightly shallower than the tactile bump meant to provide feedback. There's easily enough tension in the spring to keep this from being a problem if you're just resting your fingers on the home row or WASD keys during normal use, so I don't think this is likely to be a serious problem for most. But if you're the kind of gamer who habitually rides a key just shy of the actuation point, it's worth considering that you might have a bit of a hard time doing it with these particular switches.

    Speaking of reaction time, let's talk about transmission delays. It's commonly accepted by many that wireless peripherals in general have to contend with a certain amount of latency that can make them either unreliable or simply less desirable for gaming purposes. Having tried it in all three modes (Wired, bluetooth, and Logitech's proprietary Lightspeed wireless) I can confirm that latency and reliability do not appear to be significant issues. Wired and Lightspeed modes are rock solid, though admittedly you might encounter some issues with the latter if you don't have a relatively unobstructed path between the keyboard and the receiver. In recognition of this, they thoughtfully include an adapter which can turn any standard micro-USB cable into an extension that can bring the receiver out onto your desk. There is admittedly some noticeable lag in Bluetooth mode, but despite my best efforts I couldn't get it to drop any keypresses. But if you're determined not to risk it,, plugging the keyboard in with a micro-usb cable will immediately switch it over to wired operation.

    So, now that I've adequately covered all the technical performance, let's talk about the creature comforts. The keyboard can be set to elevations of 0, 4, and 8 degrees using the integrated feet, and as one might expect from a product designed to maximize your desk space there isn't an integrated wrist rest. Media controls are more than adequate, with a nice large wheel to use for volume control or whatever else you might want to configure it for using Logitech's G-Hub software. There's also options for two different key mapping profiles (with the default gaming mode disabling common problem keys such as the windows and context menu buttons) and support for full per-key lighting profiles that work in both Lightspeed and wired modes. Switching the keyboard over to Bluetooth will bring up a standard rainbow cycle, and you can control the brightness or turn off the backlight completely with a dedicated button on the top of the keyboard. There are also three macro buttons (sharing space with the F1, F2, and F3 keys) as one would expect on such a board. The only thing that's missing is built in integration with other desktop RGB ecosystems like iCue or Aura Sync - though there's always the chance that it could be added at a later date.

    Overall, the G915 is an excellent keyboard and arguably the first mechanical board I've seen that could really qualify as portable. Thin and small might not be for everyone, but Logitech has really done it right here.

    Jun 22, 2020 09:31
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Quality and LIGHTSPEED

    Logitech - G915 TKL Tenkeyless LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming GL Clicky Switch Keyboard with Back Lighting is one nice keyboard. I have many Logitech products and they do not disappoint. They always a quality product for a reasonable price.

    In the box you get an LIGHTSPEED connector cord, the keyboard and a quick start paper. The keyboard surface is aluminum so it will be very durable I think the black looks great with the keys and RGB! The keyboard is put together very well.

    The keys have a great feel for typing and gaming. The keys are not incredibly loud which is a plus in my books.

    The customization of the lighting per key is more confusing and difficult to set up the way you want. You have great flexibility but it can take some time to set up.Custom animations are a little more complex than other RGB keyboards I have used.

    The gaming experience is top notch! There is great response time and you cannot tell it is wireless.

    The volume controls are amazing and work well. It is nice that the volume bar cannot be spun to no end.

    Switching connections between Bluetooth and LIGHTSPEED connector is seamless. Switching works very well between the two. My personal experience the Bluetooth connection had a slight delay. LIGHTSPEED is the way to go for the best response time (they say 1ms).

    The battery life has been incredible. This is also true with the RGB going the entire time.

    You can customize the G keys. However, I have not tried that feature out yet.

    I give this 4.5 stars (rounding up to 5 as I cannot pick 4.5). The customization of the RGB could be a little simpler in my opinion. But I am sure many of you will love the flexibility and invest the time to make it perfect for you.

    Jun 27, 2020 20:00
  • Review by JMan, 8 out of 10
    Solid, comfy (and expensive) wireless TKL

    I own the full-sized Logitech G815 clicky but my keyboard sits on the smaller segment of an L-shaped desk and I have to angle it slightly diagonally to fit. I wanted to give the G915 TKL clicky a try for more space, less wires and better comfort . Like the 815, the 915 TKL is constructed of a thin metal body and low profile keys. The biggest obvious difference between the two aside from the 915 being wireless is the smaller TKL design of this keyboard. Despite being pretty thin, it has good weight to it and feels solid and substantial. The TKL version also jettisons the hardware macro keys.

    The setup guide wasn’t helpful at all due to vague confusing pictographs, invalid URLs and lack of context with each step. The guide includes a URL that appears to lead to a dedicated G915 TKL support page but actually dumped me onto the general Logitech support page. Clicking on the G915 TKL from Logitech’s main support page did the same. At the moment at least, the support page for this specific keyboard doesn’t appear to be live but the G-hub companion software is available. The pictographs in the guide instructed me to connect the lightspeed receiver to the USB extender, connect the extender to the included USB cable and connect the cable to the computer. It made no sense whatsoever but with no additional explanation nor resources available for clarification, I did it anyhow before realizing it was totally unnecessary. Setup is actually super easy without the guide:

    - Connect the lightspeed receiver directly to the computer

    - Power on the keyboard via the switch on the back

    - Enable the wireless button on top left of keyboard and you’re done.

    - Another option is to pair the keyboard to a device using the bluetooth pairing button. This process is especially useful for Mac users and anyone preferring Bluetooth over a USB receiver. Thankfully, Bluetooth setup is illustrated much more clearly in the guide

    I downloaded and installed the G-hub software from the G815 support page and was happy to see a release note indicating it had been updated for use with the G915 TKL. G-hub installed without issue and works perfectly fine with the 915 TKL. Through the G-hub software I can set key lighting and animations and assign key commands, actions or macros. The G-hub software also indicates remaining keyboard battery life and there is also a low battery indicator light on the keyboard itself. The keyboard can be powered off if desired when not in use to preserve battery life.

    The per-key RGB lighting is impressive. The keys are bright, vivid and easy to identify. The shift characters aren’t illuminated but it isn’t a huge deal for me personally. The keys have a comfy feel, solid tactile feedback and don’t require a lot of actuation force to register a stroke. The volume rocker also moves smoothly and accurately. The “clicky” key sound is just loud enough to offer audible reassurance of a keystroke without being overly loud or annoying. That being said, it’s not silent and like any clicky switch keyboard, could still potentially annoy others, especially a roommate. The low profile keys have a little more play than my full-sized keys but I personally have no issue with the feel while typing or during gaming sessions and see no drop off on my typing speed. Wireless performance has worked fine so far with no noticeable latency. It is a very pleasant and comfortable keyboard to use for both gaming and typing.

    The G915 TKL is a decent TKL keyboard that packs a lot into a small package. Leading the short list of cons is price. Two hundred plus is a lot to pay for a keyboard, particularly when there are some really nice wired and wireless TKL keyboards available for less than half the cost of the G915. That’s not saying the G915 isn’t worth it. Pricing is subjective and only the purchaser knows whether or not it is worth it to them. I’m merely saying if low latency wireless isn’t an absolute necessity, there are many other very nice, similarly designed TKL keyboards out there costing much less. For example, I have another TKL keyboard made by a different well-known manufacturer that I use with my gaming laptop on the go. It is similar in build and quality but is wired and has linear switches although tactile switches are also available. Both keyboards are about the same length, weight and thickness but my other TKL has full sized keys and is slightly narrower measuring top to bottom (see pics). It also sells for less than half the price of the G915. Aside from being wired, it’s pretty similar to the G915 in nearly every other aspect. The G915 TKL is nice and offers industry leading lag free wireless but if understandably outside a particular budget, is far from the only option available. The other con is the use of micro-USB. On a keyboard costing this much, I expected to see USB-C. It’s kind of like finding fake wood trim in a new Rolls Royce. My overall rating, it it were allowed, would actually be 4.5 stars with a half-star knocked off for price, micro-USB and the lack of support at release.

    Jun 21, 2020 09:45
  • Review by Titan5178, 10 out of 10
    Thin, Light, Awesome!

    I’ve been using the Logitech G915 TKL for a week now and it AWESOME!

    Looks-wise Logitech killed it! It’s sleek, thin, light, and with a beautiful brushed aluminum finish. I have it paired with the excellent Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse and the combo looks stunning on my desk. I love how the wireless gives me the freedom to easily tuck it away if I want to do something like reading or scribbling in a notepad on my desk. Both the keyboard and the keys are low profile making the whole thing is about the thickness of a closed ultrabook laptop.

    I’ve used the keyboard for writing emails and technical documents for work and can say easily that my typing speed does not feel impaired in any way as it is on some other gaming keyboards. In fact, I think my typing is even more fluid. I have the “clicky” model which does make a satisfying click whenever you press a key. Honestly, it is not any louder than any previous mechanical keyboard I have used in the past but probably would not be appreciated in a quiet office.

    Performance wise the LIGHTSPEED technology does not disappoint. I’ve tried to use Bluetooth wireless keyboards in the past for gaming but they do not work well for fast-paced shooters or games that require multiple keys pressed at the same time. I knew from my time with the G Pro mouse that wireless technology in games CAN feel just like wired and I can easily say the same for this keyboard. This week I’ve played some of my favorite games including Satisfactory, Fortnite, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I never once had an issue with a missed keystroke or anything. For the real test I tried the 2016 version of Doom which is a super-fast paced first person shooter. No problems there either.

    The keyboard does include Bluetooth with a dedicated button that will let you connect between the LIGHTSPEED dongle or Bluetooth connection. While I didn’t try the Bluetooth feature for gaming I am finding it incredibly useful for my tablet which is sitting next to my PC. I can simply pause my game, hit the switch, type out an email, then switch right back to LIGHTSPEED on the PC. It’s one of those features that now I don’t think I could live without.

    Of course, it wouldn’t be a gaming keyboard without RGB lighting! All of which can be controlled through the G Hub software. With the software installed you can not only control every aspect of the lighting down to individual keys but also create game profiles and macros.

    With just a week’s time I don’t have too much data on battery life. It needed a charge on the second day after taking it out of the box. However, I did not charge it prior to first use. Since then I’ve been on my PC for at least 10 hours a day and I still haven’t had to plug it in. One thing I do wish is that the keyboard had a USB-C port instead of microUSB for charging. I hardly have anything that still uses microUSB and in a few years that port will be completely obsolete.

    Ok – so I’m trying to think of some cons…but there’s really close to none. The microUSB port is minor. I do have one wishlist item if Logitech engineers ever read this and that is to allow the LIGHTSPEED mouse and keyboards to work with just one dongle. On the plus side though there is a storage nook on the underside of the keyboard to store the dongle.

    Pros

    Performance

    Thin and Light

    Excellent for Gaming

    Multiday Battery Life

    Customizable RGB

    Bluetooth for Second Device

    2 Year Warranty

    Cons

    No USB-C

    Could be Noisy in quiet settings

    Overall – Highly recommend, in fact I’ve already had one friend buy this keyboard after I told him about it!

    Jun 29, 2020 09:22
  • Review by Bigdame, 10 out of 10
    I love it

    I took a chance on i was scared at first because of the price. But once it came I seen why it was $229 its the best the battery life is so good in one week the battery life only went down 5% its a nice and heavy the buttons feel amazing!

    Jun 20, 2020 07:14
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 TKL Wired Mechanical Red Linear & Quiet Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming rig with this SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL mechanical gaming keyboard. An integrated OLED display makes changing settings easy and gives you an edge by streaming helpful information from games in real time. This SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL mechanical gaming keyboard has advanced mechanical switches that make inputs smoother and more accurate.

    7 Features
  • Red Mechanical Gaming Switches: Durable mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 50 million keypresses.
  • OLED Smart Display: OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: Aircraft grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Unmatched customization with 16.8 million illumination colors per key.
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
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  • Review by happycactoos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent mechanical keyboard update from SS

    As a mechkeyboard enthusiast, this is my full critical appraisal of the Apex 7 TKL.

    PROS:

    - solid, sturdy, and (perceived to be) durable, aluminum frame with hard plastic back cover

    - <5% frame flex

    - not too heavy, not too light; has a good weight to it with a premium finish and detailing all around

    - keyboard profiles / configs can be loaded onto the keyboard and accessed without the need for the SS Engine software to be running always

    - top right corner OLED and function keys makes it easy to switch profiles / configs

    - volume control knob is the perfect minimalist replacement for keyboard volume shortcuts / dedicated larger volume control buttons

    - minimal branding that doesn't stand out horribly / isn't an eyesore

    - compact layout and design providing for a very stylish looking TKL keyboard

    - QX2 red switches (aka Gateron reds feat. SteelSeries) are incredibly smooth with (imo) <10% total scratchiness, feeling better than Cherry MX Reds I have used with other keyboards -- subjective note: SS QX2 & Gateron Reds might just be my favorite reds overall

    - very appropriate red switch key-noise levels, not very loud -- will update if keys break-in even more

    - smooth top keycaps that offer wonderful fingertip-feels

    - fantastic LED brightness and quality; beautiful colors and no flickering

    - USB cable passthrough & illuminated usb passthrough port

    - clean, non-gamery font that works with many aesthetics

    - quality rubber feet with one adjustable height preference

    - comes with a matte, smooth feel rubber wrist rest that remains well attached to keyboard via magnets

    - 5/5 for gaming, 4/5 for typists (but you'd also have to be a typist that enjoys red switches) --- I wrote this whole review on my Apex 7 TKL and I gotta say, I love typing on it.

    CONS:

    - $130 is a little up there. Maybe $110 would be more reasonable, but this is truly a great keyboard and I have no buyers remorse -- (personal disclaimer: I am frugal, but I find this keyboard worth it)

    - only comes with ABS keycaps, so key shine will eventually set in after a very long period of use

    - illuminated white USB passthrough port creates mild amounts of light that I wish I could get rid of while playing at night -- can't find any way to turn off white LED USB port illuminator??

    - LED backlight bleed from top row of function keys will mildly illuminate the back half of your desk when using high brightness levels

    - (subjective) OLED screen with configs selector very minorly throws off the aesthetics of the TKL keyboard

    - USB cable is durable and thick, but it doesn't have a lot of bend/give to it, so bends tend to hold and it creeps up over the edge of the back of my desk because of its lack of flexibility

    - software is <10% of the time glitchy / has limited lighting controls -- NOTE: this keyboard is less than 1 month old, currently, and SteelSeries is already updating lighting controls. This point should be nulled within a couple weeks

    I tried to be as objective as I can with this review, and from a detached view, I'd say it hits a minimum of 4 to 4.5 stars for the overall population of keyboard shoppers. For my preferences and what I look for in a keyboard, I think it's a solid 4.5 to 5 stars. I have some minor gripes about this keyboard, but then again, any product in this world can technically always "be better" than what it is. The ONLY thing that actually bothers me a bit is the white LED illuminated USB port on the back left because it makes my desk a little less dark when writing or gaming in the dark. However, for what this keyboard is, I think it's a great step up from their M750 TKL and an EXCELLENT TKL keyboard overall.

    Jul 12, 2019 16:15
  • Review by Gill, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful keyboard

    Such a great keyboard with many features. Overall it could have been the best keyboard on the market but it is not a Apex pro and does not have Omnipoint switches. Besdies that if you dont care for omnipoint(being able to adjust your “click depth”) than this is a great choice. It looks amazing and the steel series GG software is easy to understand and use.

    Oct 24, 2021 16:36
  • Review by RonK, 10 out of 10
    Quality keyboard

    Excellent lighted keyboard with mini display that's handy for showing system vitals. Software enhances many games with colored key prompting.

    Nov 01, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Dingle, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard!

    Switched from a logitech keyboard and can totally tell a difference in the build quality of the steelseries. Software is easy to use for customization. Would recommend to anyone.

    Jul 26, 2019 17:13
  • Review by Highqualityvacum, 10 out of 10
    Apex 7 tkl

    This keyboard is great it is mechanical and high speed one of the best perchases I’ve done in a while.

    Dec 13, 2020 22:23
  • Review by victor, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    This keyboard its absolutely awesome! 100% recommended.!!

    Aug 22, 2019 21:38
  • Review by madhaddy, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Keyboard

    Upgrading from a previous 10 key Steelseries keyboard and I'm loving the TKL. I'm already used to the Steelseries red switches from a previous keyboard. No complaints here. The media key and volume wheel are simple and intuitive. I honestly don't use the OLED too much but it's there. Just be sure to not set a static image as all Steelseries OLED screens are prone to terrible burn-in. I've experienced this with other products. My only complaints are: A keyboard at this price point should ship with doubleshot PBT keycaps. There are plenty of options out there.

    I personnaly went with a Ducky pudding set which means function keys won't match and the font is quite different. The other complaint is that the wrist rest, at least for me, is useless. I could never get it comfortable. Other than that, a great keyboard!

    Oct 16, 2020 14:01
  • Review by DOULOS1337, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard!

    I have really enjoyed this keyboard! Bestbuy is always great about helping and having a great selection! This keyboard plays very nicely for my style! Very heavy duty feeling and the RGB on steel series keyboards are amazing. Also the little screen in the top right that I can put my gamer tag on is a fun little customizable piece! Highly recommend. Just make sure you have 2 USB ports available as it takes one for signal and one for power.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:46
  • 9.6score
    Razer - Huntsman Tournament Edition TKL Wired Optical Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Enjoy a whole new level of comfort for your fingertips with this Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition TKL Gaming Keyboard. The tenkeyless minimal design ensures easier positioning and maneuverability for optimum PC gaming. This ergonomically designed Razer Huntsman tournament edition keyboard is easy on your wrists, giving you an edge over the competition.

    8 Features
  • Razer Synapse 3: Unlock advanced options from commands to device lighting effects powered by Razer Chroma.
  • Anti-ghosting keyboard with 10-key rollover: Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.
  • On-board memory: Allows creating up to five profiles via hybrid on-board memory or cloud storage.
  • Linear optical switches: This keyboard provides faster switch performance and longer life span of up to 100 million clicks.
  • Aluminum top plate: Adds increased sturdiness with a smooth, satisfying touch.
  • Compact form factor: Allows for easier positioning and maneuverability to get your setup just right.
  • Detachable USB Type-C cable: Plug and play with minimal fuss as you move from tournament to tournament. The secure latch ensures that the cable stays connected throughout gameplay.
  • Windows and Mac compatible: You can use it with your existing computer.
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  • Review by Danh, 10 out of 10
    Amazing TKL Keyboard

    The 1.0mm actuation point is extremely noticeable. I barely press down and it registers to my computer. The keys feel and sound extremely amazing. I enjoy typing and gaming on this keyboard more than the razer green switches or any other ones that they have released.

    Oct 15, 2019 00:43
  • Review by Vincent, 10 out of 10
    Great TKL Keyboard

    Prior to purchasing this keyboard, I had a Corsair full sized keyboard. I was looking for something more compact. I contemplated getting the razer mini but I’m glad i went for this one. The mini was far to small for my liking. The tournament edition felt comfortable for my hands and provided more real estate for my mouse. Would recommend for those looking for a ten keyless keyboard.

    Aug 21, 2020 16:52
  • Review by WestPro37, 10 out of 10
    Razor Keyboard is awesome-connects to PhillipHue

    So far It’s a great keyboard! Has been amazing. Love the sound the keys make and you can better feel keystrokes . I still haven’t figured out everything the software has to offer, but I am working on connecting it to my Phillips hue Lightstrip Plus (and eventually getting more Hue lights, possibly another Hue Play setup like I have connected to my living room TV), and making my entertainment area connect to the rest of my smarthome. All of the possible customization and integration features is what made me choose the Razor over other brands.

    Feb 19, 2021 22:14
  • Review by Lipe, 10 out of 10
    Excellent and Silent!

    almost zero noise, shine bright rgb and extremely sensitive when you press a litte bit more than a soft touch it`s get activated.

    very impressive i could even get better results playing fps games.

    Oct 22, 2021 22:33
  • Review by Itadori, 10 out of 10
    Razer Keyboard

    it was overall a smooth transaction, was able to find the keyboard that fit my play style, they offer a huge variety but 60-70% keyboards are more my thing.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:27
  • Review by Carmatati, 10 out of 10
    This Keyboard is OP

    I took a deal and I really lovely with this Keyboard thats so fast for any game. Its feel so nice to press especially when I play Warzonne.

    Jun 05, 2021 15:53
  • Review by UnsayingSmile, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Awesome for a second keyboard I run dual pcs for stream and its very responsive and compact

    Jan 30, 2021 20:21
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Video games

    it is an excellent product works like none my children love it and we all enjoy playing video games together.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:54
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - G915 LIGHTSPEED TKL Wireless Mechanical GL Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    G915 TKL is a new class of wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with three selections of low-profile GL switches and pro-grade 1 ms LIGHTSPEED wireless. Capable of delivering up to 40 hours of non-stop gaming on a full charge. Fully customizable per-key and advanced LIGHTSYNC RGB technology to synchronize lighting with any content.

    9 Features
  • LIGHTSYNC technology: Provides RGB lighting that synchronizes lighting with any content. Personalize each key or create custom animations from ~16.8M colors with Logitech G HUB software.
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless technology: Delivers pro-grade performance with flexibility and freedom from cords. Creates a clean aesthetic for battlestations. Delivers 40 hours on a single full charge.
  • 40 hours of game time on a single charge: Low battery warnings at 15% on the keyboard battery LED and via pop-up notification in the Logitech G HUB software. Quickly recharges in 3 hours.
  • Low profile mechanical switches: Offer the speed, accuracy and performance of a mechanical switch at half the height.
  • Dedicated media controls: Provide convenient and easy control to quickly play, pause, skip or mute your media.
  • Tenkeyless design: Provides more room for mouse movement. Store the USB receiver in the back of the keyboard for additional portability.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy: Delivers incredibly thin but rigid and durable design.
  • Connect to multiple devices via LIGHTSPEED or Bluetooth: Toggle between high-performance LIGHTSPEED wireless via USB receiver and Bluetooth - quickly and easily.
  • Compatible with Windows and macOS: Connect via LIGHTSPEED on devices with a USB port and Windows® 7 or later, macOS® X 10.11 or later. Connect via Bluetooth® on Bluetooth enabled devices with Windows® 8 or later, macOS® X 10.11 or later, Chrome OS™, or Android™ 4.3 or later, iOS 10 or later.
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  • Review by hahanson, 8 out of 10
    Great Looks, functionality - and a Hefty Price

    Let me get this out of the way -- I love this keyboard! I wanted something with a clean look that requires little real estate, and the G915 TKL (TenKeyLess) fits perfectly. With swappable Blueooth or Wireless dongle support, it's easily moved from PC to PC whether taking to to work or a LAN party. The low height and small footprint allows a very comfortable position with plenty of room wild mouse movements when gaming.

    The build quality is excellent. While it's ultra thin, it's also surprisingly heavy, and feels very solid with its aircraft-grade aluminum alloy top plate on a steel-reinforced plastic base. There's a storage location for the wifi dongle, and has two flip out feet for elevating the keyboard to two different angles. It is one of the most expensive TKL keyboards - even keyboards in general, but it certainly looks and feels the part.

    The keys themselves have a premium feel even though they are made from plastic. They attach to the frame via Logitech’s low-profile GL mechanical switches, which are available with either tactile, clicky or linear switches. I chose the tactile switches. The switches have a subltle "bump" before actuating which gave it a solid feel. The switches are silent, but the keys make a bit of noise when pressed. Nothing distracting, however. Overall typing experience is great, though it might take some time getting acclimated as the keys are close together and there keyboard ends at the edge of the space bar.

    The low-profile switches were fast and responsive during gaming, and the Lightspeed wireless connection was fast and reliable. I never notices any input lag, and in 6 hours or so of gaming I never experienced a missed key input or dropout.

    If you're concerned about battery life a the G915 TKL is a wireless keyboard, you needn't worry. Logitech claims the battery life is good for 40 hours, and after about 12 to 13 hours of mixed usage with the RGB lights on full, the G-Hub software shows over 75% life left. I never used the on/off switch located on the back of the keyboard. You can also set the RGB lights to start breathing red when the battery is low.

    The G-Hub software is bit complex, but it offers extensive functionality over the keybard. You can program each keys lighting value as well the the logo and media keys. There are also preset RGB effects and even a setting for effects dictated by your screen or even your audio.

    You can also program macros, but they keys themselves share functions with the "normal" keys, and uses an "FN" option (the full size G915 has separate "G keys").

    This is a great keyboard -- one I would consider the ultimate if you're looking for a small form factor wireless keyboard. I would go as far as saying this is the best one out there and the one you should get -- if you can afford it. Keyboards in general seem to have gotten ridiculously costy, and price is the only reason I did not give the Logitch G915 TKL a 5 star rating. I still love this keyboard though.

    Jun 25, 2020 16:52
  • Review by JC1503, 10 out of 10
    Impeccable Design & Stunningly Beautiful!!

    G915 TKL Logitech Gaming KBD

    Impeccable Design & Stunningly Beautiful!!

    I’ve got a couple of gaming KBD’s and really love them but Logitech has created a masterpiece with the G915! The designers that designed this KBD make it obvious that this was a labor of love for them! It's so apparent in every detail.

    I got the G915 box and was immediately impressed with the packaging. The sleek coated heavy cardboard with beautiful graphics and the precision in the way the KBD is presented when you lift the lid, previews the quality of the build and the performance to come in this KBD. It’s a note to me the consumer that they are bringing their “A” game. No short cuts here. Even the cable it comes with is quality. Again, no short cuts.

    The brushed metal body is gorgeous and so sturdy and solid and again, just strikingly beautiful. It’s a compliment to my desk and computer and with such a sleek, low profile footprint for a gaming KBD it’s so refreshing. I don’t know how they pulled that off! The risers on the back of the bottom of the KBD are also a nice touch. They are metal instead of cheap plastic and adjust to three different heights. 1. Flat lowest profile. 2. a medium rise and 3. a full rise. I like the legs all the way up to slightly lean the KBD forward. Ok. so this KBD looks great but what about the performance.

    A wireless gaming keyboard at the same performance level as a wired gaming KBD? Can it be?? It was hard for me to believe that prior to trying it out for my self. Now, I am sure that there is some tech ultra geek out there that will argue all day that there is a difference but I was looking for a lag and could not find it. From high end gaming to using the multi media buttons for music playback (which are awesome) and I am telling you, it is as fast and consistent and reliable as any wired gaming keyboard I have EVER used. Logitech calls it “Lightspeed” and they are spot on.

    You can connect this G915 KBD either through a traditional usb transmitter aka “lightspeed” plug provided, bluetooth or use the cable provided if you should ever run out of battery charge and need to keep playing while charging. You can also switch modes from the wireless usb transmitter to bluetooth by pressing a button on the actual KBD. Using bluetooth frees up a usb port which is kind of nice. Out of curiosity, I used bluetooth to connect to my tablet and phone to try to play games and could not play games but was able to type ect. I was hoping to use this KBD on COD mobile to annihilate the competition on the mobile platform. Guess COD app would not allow for that! Oh well.

    The feel of the keys is impeccable. I never really liked the loud clicky sound of a gaming KBD but I really liked the feel and the options that gaming KBD gave me as a gamer. It’s the only way to play really. I have the Tactile model of the G915 TKL which gives me the feel and options of a gaming KBD with a quieter profile. I really like how Logitech has taken the position of the three lines (the GL Clicky, GL Linear & GL Tactile). It should allow for this amazing KBD to really match up with gamers preferences.

    I also really liked Logitech’s G HUB. This is where you can assign all the macros, adjust color profiles and patterns and explore other products. The GHUB software was fast and responsive and super easy to navigate and make the changes to the settings. Logitech really kills it with this amazing KBD… super responsive, top notch build and materials, sleek and compact great software, runs for 40 hours on a charge…It has it all!!!

    Jun 20, 2020 16:33
  • Review by MrProteinshake, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Best keyboard I have ever used. Taking into consideration I am used to using the Apple Magic Keyboard, I decided to give mechanical a shot and I went with this one, extremely low profile and the tactile switches are perfect for someone like me, a college student who types paper, and who codes/programs all day. Do your self a favor and buy this keyboard. Yes it is priced a little high but it is high quality, you get what you pay for. Online reviews say it “raddles” if you shake it but who is honestly going to be shaking it. If you do not want a TKL, you can also opt for the regular G915, same exact thing, just bigger (number pad, function buttons and a bigger volume wheel).

    May 18, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Spencer, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard I’ve Used

    Absolutely blown away by the feel and quality of this keyboard. Typing on it feels amazing and never gets old. This is a solid keyboard, 100% worth the hefty price. I’ve had no connection issues either and everything feels really smooth. 10/10

    Nov 20, 2021 21:43
  • Review by Pcgamer1749, 10 out of 10
    Top tier

    I have owned several different keyboards, this one took the primary spot... love the tactile low profile keys. Playing games/typing is great. I love the thin size. Battery life is @ is aprox 70 hrs on the light settings i have...this keyboard is my fav keyboard ive ever owned.

    Nov 06, 2021 06:55
  • Review by Pewpew, 10 out of 10
    Great KB

    When i tried the sampled the keyboard they had on display at bestbuy, out of all of them this one was i felt was best to me. I kept thinking about this keyboard for few days and finally pulled the trigger. Wireless is a plus for me too.

    Jul 17, 2021 04:03
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!!

    I started out with the Black color way that wasn’t a tkl but really wanted the white color way as it made the rgb’s pop a lot more and bring out the color of this board. It works really well and the battery life is great, plus the G-Hub software is really neat and you can customize the rgb in a ton of ways. I look forward to using this keyboard for the years to come.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:29
  • Review by JeesusCroisst, 10 out of 10
    Top of the line!!

    I have 2 rigs setup and have used all Razer, Corsair, Steelseries setups etc...but without a doubt this is my favorite kb to date! I got it on "sale" for around $200. Still a little too much, but overall this is a 5 star product! Im using with the G Pro wireless mouse

    May 21, 2021 18:19
  • 9.4score
    CORSAIR - K70 RGB TKL Champion Series Wired Mechanical Cherry MX Speed Linear Keyswitches Gaming Keyboard with 8000Hz Polling Rate - Black
    Description

    The CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Mechanical Gaming Keyboard will carry you to victory with a compact tenkeyless form-factor, pro-level performance powered by CORSAIR AXON hyper-processing technology, and world-renowned CHERRY MX keyswitches. Win in style with a durable aluminum frame and dynamic per-key RGB backlighting, and flip the tournament switch to instantly disable macros and swap to distraction-free lighting. PBT double-shot keycaps with 1.5m-thickness resist wear, fading and shine for years. Powerful iCUE software on both PC and macOS enables custom macro programming and key remaps, while dedicated media keys and an aluminum volume roller offer convenient control over media. The K70 RGB TKL is a portable powerhouse thanks to a detachable USB Type-C cable and 8MB onboard storage for up to 50 profiles, so you can easily take pro performance to your next competition.

    11 Features
  • Built for Champions: CORSAIR CHAMPION SERIES products are designed for and tested by top esports professionals – helping to carry you to victory with a competition-grade keyboard featuring a portable and space-saving tenkeyless form-factor, a detachable USB Type-C cable, and a tournament mode switch.
  • Powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology: Transmits your inputs to your PC up to 8x faster than conventional gaming keyboards with 8,000Hz hyper-polling.
  • Take on the Competition in Style: A durable and refined aluminum frame is illuminated by fully programmable dynamic per-key RGB backlighting to sport your team’s colors or create your own personalized lighting effects.
  • Tournament-Ready: Flip the tournament switch and focus on winning those critical games, automatically swapping to distraction-free static backlighting and disabling accidental macro activations.
  • PBT Double-Shot Keycaps: A precision-molded keycap set with a standard bottom row layout resists wear, fading, and shine, with 1.5mm thickness for rigid stability.
  • 100% CHERRY MX SPEED RGB Silver Mechanical Keyswitches: Offer lightning-fast response times with a 1.2mm actuation distance, registering keypresses up to 4x faster than standard mechanical gaming keyboards with CORSAIR AXON, and are guaranteed for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Detachable and Durable Braided USB Type-C Cable: Makes the K70 RGB TKL easy to take on the go and connect anywhere.
  • Dedicated Media Keys and Volume Roller: Convenient media keys and a signature CORSAIR aluminum volume roller let you take command of your media without interrupting your game.
  • Powerful iCUE Software: Compatible with both Windows and macOS, enables dynamic RGB lighting control, key remaps and macro programming, and exclusive integrations with select games that turn your system’s lighting into an extension of the action.
  • Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and 100% Anti-Ghosting: Ensures that every keypress registers, no matter how fast you play.
  • 8MB of Onboard Storage: Store up to 50 onboard profiles with custom macros and your own uniquely vibrant RGB lighting effects with up to 20 lighting layers.
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  • Review by WyldeBlue, 8 out of 10
    Stellar performance/features for gaming-on-the-go

    This is now the 4th Corsair RGB Cherry-MX based keyboard I’ve owned and used for home, work or travel. I’ve tried the K95 RGB w/MX Reds, K70 RGB MK.2 w/MX Reds, K95 RGB PLATINUM XT w/MX Speed Silver, and now the new K70 RGB TKL w/MX Speeds for travel. I originally came to appreciate the smooth, linear travel of the MX Reds for regular office typing, and of course, extra-clicky gaming action on my main rig. But last year I tried out the Speed Silvers in the K95 Platinum XT and eventually found the transition to the MX Speeds to be a very enjoyable one. If you’re like me and had never tried Speed switches before, you’re likely to feel as if the shallower key travel and lower actuation force make things feel almost *too* sensitive—I spent a week or so with lots of double strokes and accidental characters appearing on screen. But once I trained myself for a lighter touch, I found the Speed switches to feel better and more natural for gaming (more responsive) and for productivity (less fatigue from lighter keystrokes).

    With the recent acquisition of a new gaming-friendly, but USB-A portless, ultraportable laptop, I was in the market for a more travel-friendly USB-C gaming keyboard that I could take on the go when I needed to do some serious typing for work as well…enter the new K70 RGB TKL. This is not a mini or undersized keyboard; its keycaps and layout are proportioned exactly the same as a full-sized Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 (comparison shot below) with the 10-key area simply omitted to make it more compact. Corsair’s trademark captive, chunky, and dual-headed USB cable has been replaced by a much thinner 6 ft. braided and removable USB-A to USB-C cable. While this makes stowage and travel more convenient, the TKL dispenses with any pass-thru ports or USB hub functionality, so you’ll have to find another port on your rig for your mouse or controller/dongle. There is also a handy and lockable “tournament switch” on the back that turns off all macros, key assignments, iCUE functions, and lighting effects for distraction-free gaming during serious tourneys (you can specify a single keycap color for the tournament mode via iCUE). Finally, Corsair added its latest Axon “hyper-processing” to the TKL giving you an astounding key polling rate that runs from 125Hz/8ms all the way to a staggering 8000Hz/0.125ms. I can’t imagine who could possibly spam a keyboard that quickly but the power is there if you need it. Note that iCUE warns that AXON hyper polling above 4000Hz/0.25ms uses additional system resources and that a “higher-end” system is required to operate up to 8000Hz.

    Other than those new additions, the K70 RGB TKL is about what you would come to expect from a Corsair RGB mechanical keyboard. Though compact, the keyboard feels substantial and reassuringly solid with an all-metal body. When you want to show off, you get per-key RGB lighting, and iCUE-based customization as well as four onboard memory storage slots for key assignments/shortcuts, macros, switch debounce time settings, and lighting effects that will work even when iCUE isn’t running. Unlike the K70 MK.2 or the K95 RGB PLATINUM XT, the K70 TKL's spacebar does not feature any raised textures or cross-hatch pattern; its surface is matte smooth just as the rest of the PBT double-shot keycaps. However, Corsair does include a key-puller with gun-metal colored, textured, and specially contoured WASD and MOBA keys in the box. There are two pop-out legs near the back to increase keyboard elevation, however, there is no wrist rest included; the leading edge of the aluminum frame simply curls away after the bottom row of keycaps. Given that this is marketed more as a portable “battle-station ready” keyboard, this omission is understandable; but the wrist rest is missed nonetheless when using the keyboard at a stationary position for work/productivity.

    Thankfully, Corsair retained its dedicated media playback keys over on the left-hand side, as well as the mute button and giant cylindrical volume roller on the right. The roller in this K70 is a bit stiffer than the one on my other Corsairs, but I still believe their roller is the easiest and most intuitive way to control playback volume on a keyboard, especially because you don’t have to fiddle with individual VOL+/- buttons or reorient your hand to a vertical volume knob. Finally, there are a few keys near the top to cycle between onboard profiles and adjust RGB brightness, as well as a lock-out button that you can configure in iCUE to keep you from activating the Windows key during gameplay, as well as disabling ATL-TAB, ALT-F4, or Shift+Tab as you’d like. About the only thing I’m not totally wild about on the new K70 TKL is the typeface Corsair used on the keycaps. Compared to the K70 MK.2 (and the K95), the TKL’s keycap font is smaller…not hard to see, but still noticeably smaller; and yet Corsair decided to cram all the shift-text next to the primary characters rather than below them. I suppose it kind of helps keep "LED clutter” down because you only have light shining through the tops of all the keycaps, rather than some keys featuring illumination in the middle as well, but it just makes some of the keys look a bit more crowded to me, despite the fact that the lettering itself is appreciable smaller and thinner.

    With each new iteration of Corsair’s iCUE, I see plenty of online chatter about the client being buggy, bloated, or hard to use. Personally, I've never found it too taxing to configure key assignments or macros; the iCUE dashboard can actually be very informative for performance/temperature monitoring; and the new “scenes” function that synchronizes all supported RGB components at once is kind of handy if you’re not ready to sink a lot of time into customizing the lighting effects, patterns, and timings for each individual LED source. However, I do have a few words of caution for MSI Mystic Light users.

    At least as of this writing, the latest version of iCUE 4.9 did not always play nicely with the latest version of MSI’s Dragon Center 2.0.103 & Mystic Light 1.0.1.15 (themselves sometimes regarded as hot messes, so YMMV). Mystic Light has 3rd party support for Corsair keyboards, LED strips and fans; however, the keyboard effects are rudimentary at best. If you plan to program for more elaborate lighting patterns/zones, you’ll want to turn off Mystic Light’s “overwrite third party RGB software support” in the settings tab and do what you will within iCUE. However, that didn’t ALWAYS work for me. Even w/Mystic Light’s override turned off, changing the K70’s polling rate or unplugging and replugging the keyboard immediately dropped all iCUE lighting support, sometimes not even resolving with a restart. I troubleshot iCUE for ages trying to figure out why all my keys were red (or off entirely) despite creating layers of RGB customization and sensor displays in iCUE.

    Then I reversed my thinking--turned off Mystic Light and tried controlling the MSI’s onboard RGB zones and headers with iCUE (hey, there’s even a picture of my Z490 on the iCUE dashboard so Corsair MUST be on top of things, right?). Not so much. I started adjusting the mobo LED behavior in iCUE and suddenly ALL onboard LEDs and headers (not just the Corsair headers) turned off completely. Eventually I had to clear the CMOS before any LEDs on the mobo or fans were working again. While troubleshooting the issue, I found that iCUE could probably use a bit more optimization when it comes to supporting MSI motherboards. In my rig, the iCUE client occupies about 275MB of RAM with 0.1-0.8% CPU usage (not bad overhead). However, the iCUE service for MSI motherboards occupies a measly 2.2MB of RAM, yet it was routinely responsible for between 8-11% CPU usage even at idle. The only way I could finally settle on reliable LED control across all my devices and not needlessly add a 10% spike to CPU usage/heat was to disable Plugins support within iCUE as well as 3rd party support in Mystic Light. Hopefully with time these issues will iron themselves out (and maybe that much CPU overhead doesn't bother you anyway???); but for now, I don’t have QUITE the fully synchronized light-show I was hoping for between my tower, fans, and keyboard.

    These minor frustrations aside, I’m still very happy with the K70 RGB TKL. It does primarily what it sets out to do with typical Corsair aplomb and rock-solid build quality. If you’ve been eying a more compact, travel-ready, but still serious gaming keyboard with cutting edge features to support even the most hyper-competitive gaming environment, the K70 RGB TKL should definitely be on your short list.

    Apr 03, 2021 08:40
  • Review by JayDubsFL, 10 out of 10
    top notch keyboard without the extra space

    Want a top notch keyboard but don't need all the extra room taken by the Ten-Key keypad? You''ve come to the right place!

    This keyboard is RGB illuminated, with each key being capable of being individually setup. Additionally, the keys are not only capable of being static illuminated, but capable of animated lighting to match that of the rest of your system.

    The keyboard doesn't have the programmable function/macro keys on the left like a lot of gaming keyboards do as well. This combined with the lack of the ten-key keypad on the right amounts to a full-sized setup that is roughly 14 inches wide.

    Up top you have the usual media keys for controlling payback in addition to illumination, personization, and annoyance-key lockout keys (shuts off the Windows keys so they don't interfere with gaming). In addition you have a mute and volume roller in the upper right.

    Keys are Cherry MX silent switches - makes for a pleasant typing experience regardless whether you are gaming or in an office environment - you won't drown out the sounds of virtual combat or cubicle neighbors with the sound of your typing! Key-presses are smooth but give enough feedback that you know whether you've pressed something or not.

    For those who compete, there's a switch on the rear of the keyboard which locks down the keyboard to a red lighting and disables any macros you've setup as many competitions require.

    Keyboard attaches on the rear with a USB-C plug running to a USB-A on your PC. I do miss the USB pass-through that many full-size keyboards (including other Corsair models) have, but the reduction in size for me makes up for the loss that feature.

    The iCue software is fun to use to customize the lighting setup of the keyboard, although I do admit on at least one other recent Corsair model I've run into issues occasionally run using iCue to install firmware updates into the keyboard. There are not updates for this model yet so I can't speak to whether there will be issues or not.

    All in all though, another fantastic Corsair product! 5 stars all day long!

    Apr 06, 2021 12:10
  • Review by Indiaj0nes, 10 out of 10
    A Cut Above!

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    Corsair K70 TKL keyboard is an excellent , very well built mechanical keyboard which is very responsive and highly customizable through the ICUE software. It also has an 8MB memory for saving your profiles and customizations so that your keyboard can be portable and used on any computer.

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    What's in the box

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    Corsair K70 TKL keyboard

    Braided Type C cable

    Freebie keycaps

    keycap puller

    Build Quality & Features

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    This keyboard has a phenomenal build quality. The keyboard is made of combination of plastic and brushed aluminum with no flex. Underside of the keyboard has rubberized anti slip pads and it also includes pull out legs.

    The keyboard also has brightness adjustment, media controls and windows lock with a volume scroll control.

    It has a tournament switch which will disable the macros and will set it to static color.

    The switches are cherry mx speed and they are linear switches. However, they are a little noisy for regular use and would have preferred a clicky.

    It also has a 8MB onboard storage to carry your customizations with your keyboard.

    iCUE software is excellent in customizing the RGB color, speed. It also lets you customize the tournament mode.

    The polling rate can go up to 8k but i did not notice any difference between the default 1k vs 8k.

    Note that this is not a full sized keyboard and it is missing the number keys and i kind of like the size and do not miss the num keys at all.

    Playing Call of duty was a no lag - super responsive experience and i think although this is a pricy one, for the build quality and features, it is worth it.

    Apr 20, 2021 22:41
  • Review by Gamerzuech, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Great gaming keyboard. Build quality is out the roof along with the sound and feel of the keyboard. The only thing that might bug some people is that the rgb lighting of the keyboard is a little on the dim side.

    Sep 04, 2021 06:02
  • Review by Christopher, 10 out of 10
    Legit Fire

    This is the second Corsair keyboard I have tested out. The first was the K95 and now it smaller only out of convenience little brother the K70 TKL Champion Series.

    Out of the box the K70 TKL is a thing of beauty! The keys are evenly lined with a gray and slate finish. The board is heavy enough that even while slamming around to make my character move faster you know, the board does not shift. But the weight is not so heavy that my backpack feels any heavier than it normally does with all my other gear. The keys are an absolute pleasure to stroke. The Cherry MX gives you that hardcore feel. But the magic is actually the onboard storage processor called AXON. I am not one of those lighting fingers player that moves like Barry Allen, but I do get "Ghosted" keystrokes from time to time when I am in the zone and my fingers are moving as quick as the mind. For me it happens at one of two times, when my hands and wrist are in optimal playing position above the keyboard and not resting and my downstroke is too quick, and I do not press long enough or deep enough for the board to register. Or when I am trying to strafe, and I am holding two keys down and trying to gently lift in rhythmic unison to make my dude do the motion without the mouse. However, with Corsair's board having the AXON technology. I have not experienced any ghosting. I have also found that I do not have to give myself a hand or finger cramp because even the slightest touch will register. These factors also give me an edge and allow that millisecond deciding factor to go my way when I am playing well enough for that to matter. Next, the board does have a detachable USB to USBC which I thought I was not going to like until I put it in my bag and was like “OK that is why.” Then there is the iCUE software download from Corsair (free) that allows on board modifications and Marcos modifications. The onboard key assignments just means that you can change or remap a certain key (i.e., spacebar to slide). I have a couple of keys unbound too and moved to other keys. When I play a certain FPS because I was always throwing utilities due to how I rest my hands. Marcos is a bit trickier and takes some computer intelligence. I have made my \ key open a streaming site. This is done by input paths to happen once a key is pressed. In this case mine starts with \ opens chromes, which then opens the website I want and poof I am there with one keystroke. There are much broader things you can use Marcos for as well and I will let you just figure those out to suit your gaming needs. The iCUE lighting features are almost limitless. iCUE lets you map colors to regions of the board or even specific keys. I plan on making a smiley face that I am going to display next time I play a comp. Then finally the differentiator, the Tournament Mode Switch. I am not an esports pro, am, or even novice; what I am is a guy that likes the Fun of it and will go, watch, or play in esports tourneys. I am not really good enough to be a threat, but I am good enough to be a nuisance :) That said, I have never seen a Tournament switch. This switch when flipped to engaged noted by an orange light will lockout any of those fun little features that I just shared iCUE will let you do on the K70 to make the K70 completely stock and completely fair. I am a fan and when I host or participate in small events, I will make it a rule or ask that it be a rule, that if you play on a board that can be modded that you must have the switch or play on cyber waste keyboard (a keyboard shipped with new computers, basically trash).

    This is the keyboard you will see all the good ones using and me, period the end!!!!

    Apr 12, 2021 02:44
  • Review by veritech13, 10 out of 10
    QUALITY KEYBOARD!

    I have had the pleasure of using this keyboard for over a few weeks for gaming and regular pc activities.

    The gaming aspect, in no particular order...i love the following:

    The responsiveness of the keys, is amazing, fairly quiet, just enough travel to be satisfactory and keep you from hitting the wrong keys.

    I love the texture of the keys, they are very smudge and print resistant. The programmable keys are also a great help, the iCUE software is not for everyone but i have yet to have a bad experience and i use it to control the mouse, ram and keyboard.

    The tournament mode is also very cool, it disables the color patterns and certain keys so that you can concentrate on the gaming, i really didn't find myself using it much but when i did it did provide a little extra help when it got competitive.

    The media keys are very useful, the ability to play or pause at the click of a button and the rocker volume button is amazing. FUNNY how the small things made media enjoyment much better...it's the little things.

    The portability is also nice, a smaller keyboard that focuses on what you need. I realized i didn't need the ten key but it only took a week or so to realize i didn't miss it much.

    I also love the bright RGB colors, it shouldn't matter much but it looks pretty good.

    I am trying to think of the negatives and i guess the addition of assigned macro keys would have been nice but not necessary.

    I also wish it had a wrist pad.

    I truly enjoyed the keyboard thoroughly for all things PC.

    Apr 04, 2021 08:06
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Best Gaming Keyboard to date

    Corsair has really gone out of their way with what this keyboard and iCue can do. iCue lets you create up to 50 "profiles" , in the program. The 8Mb of onboard storage does create a limitation on the amount of hardware saved profiles, but should be sufficient for most people. With each profile you can create different software based lighting effects and one hardware based lighting effect. Each Lighting effect can have several different layers (20max on the hardware), the different layers let you select different or the same keys to create an unlimited amount of lighting effects. Here you can overlay colors and manipulate each layer's opacity and lighting effect. There are several different animated effects to choose from too. Each profile can also be linked to a specific game or program, so that when that profile is selected it will launch the associated game/program.

    The keyboard has an onboard memory of 8MB where you can store several different profiles including lighting effect, applications, key assignments, and macros.The number of profiles is only limited to complexity of each profile and the remaining storage.

    The macro capabilities of this keyboard are pretty impressive too. Just for the fun of it, and test how much data I could put into 1 macro, I typed out a whole paragraph.iCue recorded all my typing, and even recorded all the pauses in my typing as well, so that when it was played back, the paragraph typed out exactly as I had done it originally, right done to the timing. This can be very helpful for automating different types of tasks in games or websites. However, if you don't want the pauses or "delays" included, you can select to have all of them removed. Delays can later be inserted at random or set inverals, baseds on your needs. The app and feature is very accommodating.

    The Axon hyper-processing maxes out at 8000Hz Hyper-polling where possible, not all systems are recommended to use the full 8000Hz because it can be very taxing on the system's resources.Luckily iCue will notify you if your system does not recommend that feature, but you can most likely pick 4000Hz which is nothing to sneeze at. Most people will not even notice the difference in the polling rates, typically most gaming keyboards run at 1000Hz and that is sufficient for most all games. Because not all systems are capable of running at 8000Hz, the default polling rate is set to 1000Hz, and must be changed in the "device settings" to get the higher speeds.

    ****Because this keyboard version is new in Corsairs line up, there is not much for documentation on the complete directions for all it's features. I am hoping to give enough information here to help with that. Most of the features you can get the jist of by experimenting with iCue, and looking at the "Key" descriptions in the manual, but the biggest questions are how to save hardware effects and use them. They just recently updated iCue to work with this keyboard, so the layout is slightly different. Once you have created your own profile with all the options you want, it will be saved in the app on your pc/device, but to save it to the keyboards onboard memory you must select the "device settings" tab and look at the bottom portion of that window. Here you will see the "onboard memory", from here you can overwrite a profile or create a new one with all your current settings and preferences. Once your new profile is saved to the memory you can activate it directly on the keyboard while it is connected to any device, even if iCue is not installed on it. The other portion of this neat feature, is the question on how to activate it. The profiles themselves can easily be switched to using the "profile" button that looks like a person's torso above the F10 key. There is no indicator or display to let you know which profile you are on. They are activated in the order they were saved, and will re-scroll the list as many times as you want. The missing direction here is how to activate your saved "hardware lighting" effects, just hold down the "FN" button and press "`" (the tilde key). If you are in the correct profile you will get the effect you want. You can always select any of the 10 preset lighting effects by holding the "FN" button and pressing any of the regular number keys (not the top row numbered function keys).

    macros could be used to help out with tedious tasks, for example in Minecraft. If you wanted to recreate a small structure several times on your map, you could record a macro of you creating the structure, and then activate that macro in the next spot you want it created. There you will have a perfect replica anywhere you want, providing you stocked up on the required materials.

    The optional gaming keycaps included in the box are actually very nice, and give just enough difference in feel to provide a slight advantage when finding and using those keys. All the keys on the keyboard are PBT which is one of the most durable materials for keys out there, and in my opinion offer a superior grip feeling anyway. The included gaming keycaps have slightly raised edges and a more pronounced grip pattern to further this advantage.

    Most people looking at this keyboard should already know this, but "TKL" = Tenkeyless , which simply means there is no number keypad The "Champion Series" title comes from a set of features based on the input of several esports professionals over the years. The biggest features include the Cherry Silver switches, compact layout, Windows lock key, PBT keycaps, contoured FPS and MOBA keycaps , 8000Hz hyper-polling rate, and a tournament switch.

    The tournament switch shuts off any and all customizations for macros, key assignments, and lighting. It provides a solid background light( by default is red, but can be changed), to cut down on distractions. It also locks the Window's key to prevent accidental key presses, which could remove you from your game.

    The media controls are dedicated keys located along the top of the keyboard, and offer the basic controls for music or videos. The mute button and volume scroll are located to the top right. The volume scroll has a little resistance to it, to prevent from over scrolling and accidentally maxing your volume out.

    The keyboard itself is actually pretty heavy, which I prefer, it gives the keyboard a sense of durability and helps prevent the keyboard from shifting around on the table during intense games. The aluminum body and the 1.5mm thick PBT keycaps only add to the durability of the unit. The included cable is a 6ft USB-C cable. With the cable being a USB-C, it makes this keyboard more portable, in that you can simply unplug the cable from the top of the keyboard, and leave it connected to your pc. Then you can use any length USB-C cable to connect it to any other device. Because of its compact design, I will place it on my lap for a more comfortable typing experience when I'm not gaming.

    When I am gaming, this keyboard is incredible, it is ultra fast and accurate with every game I have tried. I don't have to waste time bottoming out every key either. The increased polling rates make rapid firing a breeze, even turning around is seamless. Everything about this keyboard is super responsive, and dead on.

    There are two reasons this keyboard is so quick. One is the Axon Hyper-Processing technology which can increase your polling rate up to 8 times faster than other gaming keyboards. The second reason is the MX Cherry Silver switch that all the keys have. The Silver switch is MX Cherry's fastest switch they have ever made, primarily because of the shorter actuator distance. Cherry's typical gaming switches ( ie, the Red ) have a 2mm actuator distance, the Silver's is only 1.2mm. Making the switch extremely fast and responsive. Sometimes it feels like I haven't even touched the key, but it still registers. Finally a keyboard that works as fast as my fingers, and should never miss a beat with the NKRO(full N-Key rollover) and 100% anti-ghosting (meaning all keys will register no matter how fast they are pressed). Of course all this speed can be muted by other factors, like the games software or internet speeds.

    The keyboard does not come with a wrist pad, but I would definitely recommend getting one. Corsair offers one specific for this model, but if you already have one handy it might just line up fine.

    There is also no water resistance rating on this keyboard, so even though Corsair offers a 2 year warranty, it will be voided from water damage, so keep your drinks at a distance.

    Overall this keyboard is just fantastic, the performance is off the charts. It offers everything a casual gamer and professional gamer would want. Plus it has an unlimited amount of customizations available to keep everyone happy.

    Apr 12, 2021 18:22
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Amazing TKL gaming keyboard

    Corsair just plain makes the best keyboards out there for gaming and literally everything else in between. I've used my K95 Platinum since it's release and still will continue to use it. Enter the K70 TKL and wow, amazing gaming KB for all my moba and FPS needs.

    In the box you'll find the keyboard itself (no wrist rest), keycap puller, replacement keys for FPS and MOBA games, and the USB A to C cable. Btw the keys themselves on the board are Cherry MX.

    iCue immediately recognized the keyboard and added it to my profile (see pic). 100% customizable using iCue with personal profiles and lighting effects. Even if you plug into a PC or whatever without iCue or just not compatible with it, you can still create a profile and save it to the KB itself (up to 50, Lighting up to 20) as it has 8MB built into it.

    Tournament switch is nifty, as I haven't used it yet. Flip the switch and it becomes tourney compliant and makes the lighting static to just 1 color to avoid distractions. All macros and customizations are disabled until the switch is turned off.

    It took me a little bit to get used to a TKL design as I am way too used to the K95. After a couple of days, it just became natural to use it. Been playing CoD, PUBG, Outriders and LoL. Keys are super responsive and feel great. Not too clicky or loud. The build quality is superb, aluminum frame with plastic and looks great. Compared to my K95, it is insanely light, but not in a bad way.

    Need a TKL board? I would recommend the K70 in a heartbeat.

    Apr 09, 2021 22:22
  • 9.4score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins Core TKL Wired Mechanical Linear Red Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Get a more satisfying typing experience with this HyperX Alloy Origins Core mechanical gaming keyboard. The mechanical switches offer fast, responsive inputs and satisfying tactile feedback, and the sturdy aluminum body ensures stability. This HyperX Alloy Origins Core mechanical gaming keyboard has adjustable feet that offer three tilt levels for maximum comfort.

    3 Features
  • Adjustable keyboard height: So you can set the keyboard where it is most comfortable for you.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mcpeen, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard for a great price

    I really like this keyboard. I've never cared for the full-sized 104-key keyboards, I always smack my mouse into the side of the numpad.

    When my favorite keyboard started showing signs of giving up the ghost (Qisan MagicForce 68 -- I still love it but it has some issues that were increasingly frustrating), I knew that I wanted a replacement board that's tenkeyless with mechanical linear switches that don't wobble, and ideally connects via USB-C with assignable per-key RGB that doesn't have a bloated nightmare for a software controller. I also preferred to pay less than a hundred dollars.

    When I was researching reviews on YouTube and reddit, I saw that the Alloy Origins Core was getting consistent mentions about quality and value.

    This board could cost twice the price and people would probably buy it, especially with aqua switches. Admittedly, I've never tried the aqua switches, but from the reviews I've read, people seem to really like them. The red switches, which are closest to my preferred black switches, feel great, and the RGB shines really nicely through the keys. The caps bottom out really nicely with a solid 'thonk,' and it's not unbearably loud or rattly. I added my rubber textured WASD keycaps, and I was able to find a color scheme that doesn't clash too much. I always flip my spacebar because I find it to be more comfortable, so that might look odd in the picture. The backplate is aluminum, and it has a nice heft to it. I wasn't planning on using the angled feet, but the shorter legs ended up feeling quite comfortable for my posture.

    Lastly, the HyperX Ngenuity software just got an update, and it's delivered thru the Windows Store rather than a sketchy download. It's responsive and intuitive, and it looks like new features are being added all the time. It was trivially easy to add colors to each key. The community manager seems to be active on reddit and responsive to feedback too, so that's a bonus. You can have a bunch of software profiles, and then map three profiles to the presets on the function row for easy switching.

    Figuring out how to remap keys took a bit of trial and error, but I found a workaround for some issues I encountered. (If you need to swap functionality of two keys -- for example, I swapped Escape and backtick/tilde because I'm used to 60% boards -- I had to map Key 1 to a random key, map Key 2 to Key 1, and finally use the random key to enter the key in the remap function for Key 2, and then delete the random key remap to reset to default)

    HyperX was just acquired by HP, so I'm hoping that they continue to make solid, high quality products.

    Jul 14, 2021 10:38
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Such a good feel

    Best keyboard I’ve ever purchased. HyperX keyboards are on the pricey side, but you pay for what you get. They feel so comfortable to use, and they look incredible. I got the HyperX white pudding keycaps as well, and the combination is insane. Would 100% buy again.

    May 07, 2021 15:16
  • Review by Jcar, 10 out of 10
    #1 Gaming Keyboard

    Super fast and very nice, I will buy it again if I needed

    Jun 06, 2021 12:52
  • Review by Lovemycoffee1, 10 out of 10
    My favorite gaming Keyboard;feels and looks great!

    Setup- Really easy to setup you pretty much just plug it in then your good to go, to change the RGB colors or key bind you can easily do it with their program called HyperX NGENUITY.

    Performance- This is my first official gaming keyboard, the size is great and makes it a lot easier to game on. The way the keys feels is great, they don't make too much noise but at the same time sound really good. I changed the key-caps around with the HyperX White Pudding key caps. They make the RGB look a lot better and the white color matches my setup.

    Any Problem's- I haven't really had any issues with this keyboard at all. Everything is really easy to use and very responsive.

    Overall I really love this keyboard; at first I bought the HyperX Alloy FPS, but returned it when I noticed they had this one for pretty much the same price. This one uses aluminum body compared to the Alloy FPS which uses a different one. I would for sure buy this keyboard again and I suggest you get the HyperX pudding key-caps to go along with it. If you do get the key-caps make sure to get it from BestBuy or amazon; HyperX direct took a while to arrive. I was able to completely customize the RGB to my liking which I loved.

    Hope this helps someone :)

    Oct 15, 2020 18:56
  • Review by imJaeThough, 10 out of 10
    Great TKL keyboard.

    Wanted more room on my desk, so this TKL design is perfect for that. This keyboard is super solid, the design of it makes it beyond easy to clean unwanted debris from between the key caps. I'd imagine it's just as easy to switch key caps and switches, but this is perfect for me as is. It's touchy and responsive but not mushy feeling. The detachable cord is a plus. I love the per key illumination as well. Excellent keyboard for gaming and every day use. The software for the RGB is pretty good and you can save 3 profiles directly on the keyboard. To be honest, j would've paid at least 120 usd for this keyboard. Got it for only 70 usd.

    Jan 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by HyperXLogi, 10 out of 10
    Looks great, Feels Great.

    This is a solidly built keyboard and looks great especially after adding the White Pudding Keycaps!

    Feb 20, 2020 17:49
  • Review by Velixir, 10 out of 10
    Well Made Keyboard

    Excellent keyboard that is made out of premium materials. I love how the keyboard is made of aluminum and is metal from top to bottom. The HyperX red switches are very responsive. Added some pudding caps from HyperX and the led lighting is fanstastic. I highly recommend this keyboard.

    Apr 26, 2021 18:40
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    Favorite Keyboard ive owned

    Love the ten keyless design how sturdy the keyboard is with its metal base, i switched keycaps for hyperx keycaps to make the lighting pop even more and it just looks amazing. I wanted a quieter mechanical keyboard since i came from a razer keyboard that was waaaaaaaaaaay too loud. The braided detachable type c cable is great for being on the move. 10/10 keyboard.

    Jan 03, 2020 20:15
  • 9.4score
    ROCCAT - Vulcan TKL Compact Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard with Titan Switch Linear, RGB Lighting, and Anodized Aluminum Top Plate - Black
    Description

    The ROCCAT® Vulcan TKL is a tenkeyless variant of the award-winning Vulcan family. This smaller form factor means gamers have room for a larger pad and can use a bigger range of a mouse movements, ultimately giving them greater accuracy. The linear Titan Switch Mechanical delivers the industry’s best in speed and responsiveness. The switch adds to a comprehensive feature set that gamers know and love. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce fatigue. Impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate, switches rated to 100 million keystrokes, dedicated mixer-style audio controls and per-key AIMO RGB lighting.

    11 Features
  • The Best Made Better: The award-winning Vulcan is re-imagined in a tenkeyless form factor, without compromising on the award-winning design and features the range is known for. Everything you expect in a smaller design.
  • Tenkeyless Form Factor: A relic from the office, the tenkeyless form factor lets you game in a more natural, comfortable position whilst allowing for a larger pad and a bigger range of mouse movements thanks to the keyboard taking up less desk space, improving your
  • Tournament Ready: The introduction of a detachable USB-C cable provides users with easier portability and ability to use a custom cable. The on-board storage of a tournament profile ensures you hit the same top performance at home and away.
  • Titan Switch Mechanical Linear: Designed and built entirely by ROCCAT engineers, the Titan Switch Linear features an actuation point of 1.4mm for a total travel distance of 3.6mm. It is our fastest switch – 30% quicker than standard – and both crisp and responsive.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: The keyboard is reinforced by an aircraft-grade aluminum layer to make it extra strong and durable. Titan switches are designed to keep dust and dirt out, helping to keep it in top condition.
  • AIMO INTELLIGENT LIGHTING ENGINE: Transparent switch housing lets AIMO shine brighter and makes it its best showcase yet – and it looks even better when teamed up with other AIMO devices
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and mute button allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Technology optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT’s proprietary lighting eco-system connects compatible devices present vivid lighting scenarios right out of the box, without the need for extensive configuration. The Magma’s top plate fully illuminates in 16.8 million colors for a stunning AIMO showcase.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    A best in class compact, mechanical keyboard

    This keyboard represents one of the better gaming keyboards in this form factor on the market right now. For a compact, high quality, excellent performing keyboard, you cannot go wrong with this keyboard. Here are the pros and cons of my experience thus far.

    Pros:

    -The keys themselves, as red linear switches, are absolutely stunning in their feel, look, and function. They have low profile keycaps that seem to curve inward--cradling your fingertips with every key stroke. Roccat claims that these have some sort of reinforcement in them to reduce side-to-side play and I can absolutely attest to that being true. I have had no less than 4 red linear switch mechanical keyboards, and these keys are the first among them to feel this strong and resistant to side to side play.

    -Low profile, compact footprint. If you are looking for a small, easily portable keyboard for competitive gameplay or precise typing on the go, this is an amazing option. It is so low profile in fact, that even with my bad wrists, I do not feel that a wrist rest is necessitated to type with this for extended periods of time. The fact that it is detachable from its USB-C cord too makes it easy to clear space off my desk if I need it, which leads us into the next pro…:

    -It is compatible with any USB-C cord!!! I tested this, and the keyboard worked with any USB-C to USB-A cable I had. That means, that if you are running a clean home desktop setup and you don’t want to be unplugging your cords from the computer itself all the time, you can leave the cord plugged in to the desktop and easily pack up this keyboard with any other USB-C cord that is compatible with the device you want to hook it up to. I am half-tempted to take this keyboard between work and home as it is so much nicer to type on than the awful membrane keyboards there. With how easy this is to plug and unplug, that is a distinct possibility!

    -The AIMO lighting option is super cool. I actually don’t even know where to begin to explain it better than Roccat’s website can, but I am really enjoying it as part of my rainbow vomit computing setup! For the other lighting options though, I have explored the Roccat Swarm lighting software, and I cannot seem to find any evidence that this has individual RGB programming for each key. It seems to be relegated to pre-programmed lighting zones. This is not a huge deal to me, but something that I want others to be aware of.

    -High quality materials. Roccat cut no corners here. The brushed aluminum top of this keyboard is gorgeous. The plastics of the keyboard are not flimsy at all and are a silky, matte finish--befitting a more grown up gaming keyboard. The hinges of the feet of the keyboard are firm and snappy, something I noticed when I first messed with them. All in all, the build quality of this keyboard is outstanding.

    -Unlike some manufacturers, I appreciate the placement ROCCAT chose to put some of the FN secondary options on various keys. For example, on this truncated keyboard, I find that I appreciated the choice of turning the Windows shortcut key on the left into an FN key, making it easier with my natural typing position to navigate some of the FN media keys. This was done by the way by selecting FN and END together.

    Cons:

    -Only the most sensitive ears will notice (the same ones that noticed the mosquito ring tone back in like 2005-2008 that all the kids would play during classes), but there is a very high pitched low-buzzing noise that my specific keyboard is emitting, similar to coil whine. I have tested it, and the source seems to be from the LED lighting of the keyboard. When I turn off the LED lighting, the noise disappears. The brighter the LED lighting, the louder it is. I was able to get down the brightness to a certain level where the noise was no longer emitting. This could be unique to my unit and I am sure that if it is something that bothered me enough, Roccat would stand behind there warranty and replace it. Frankly, I do not think most people will notice this and the issue is eliminated altogether with a headset while computing or gaming.

    -The space bar on my unit does have a distinct metallic ping on the rebound from its pressed in position. This may reduce with break-in time, but it is worth mentioning.

    Overall, pros and cons placed into consideration. I will give this keyboard a huge thumbs up. I am thrilled to have it as part of my gaming arsenal, and it is further evidence that Roccat knows what they are doing in the gaming industry!

    Oct 23, 2020 13:40
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    A truly great keyboard with great lighting!

    The ROCCAT keyboard is a sight to behold, with a premium build quality, bright RGB lighting, and an intuitive app (SWARM) that can be used to customize the various features.

    The top of the keyboard has a machined like finish, in a darker metallic gray look, with a turn dial for volume control, and simple push button for mute. This makes it easy to control volume on the fly, with minimal need to look down to figure out where it is. The keys are also backlit very well, with brightness controlled either through the function key on the keyboard or using the SWARM app provided by ROCCAT (you will need to download it from their site). On the underside, you will find the small raiser feet to lift the keyboard at an upward angle.

    In the box you will find the keyboard, a USB C to A cable, and the guide/warranty cards. Plugging in the keyboard into the PC, and it is immediately recognized, with LED’s lighting up in a flow pattern. Installing the app gives you additional functionality, such as setting individual profiles, enabling macro’s for use in specific games, or creating your own. The SWARM software even allows to individual key assignments to be changed, or for tying a macro to a key press.

    The customization options are so numerous, it is difficult to include all of them, but suffice it to say you can make the keyboard do almost anything with ease. There is even a way to enable “Sound Feedback,” which is not something I’ve seen with other customizable keyboard software. You can enable click, typewriter, beam, and a sci-fi setting. All of which provide an audible sound played over your speakers while typing. While this feature isn’t required, it makes typing fun; I’m actually using the keyboard in “typewriter” sound mode as I type this. You can even adjust the volume so it’s not too loud when you turn the audio up on your normal listening. It should be noted that the keyboard sounds will not work for any keyboard (at least in my testing) except the ROCCAT Vulcan line of keyboards, or those supported by the app.

    The keys themselves have a satisfying type noise on their own but aren’t so loud that they’ll disrupt those around you. While this does lack a “10 key,” I don’t imagine many purchasing this for accounting or calculating purposes. They illumination settings in the SWARM app provide 7 pre-set lighting options; including: Wave, Snake, Fully Lit, heartbeat, breathing, fade, and a ripple setting. All of these provide a nice lighting display and are great for most users. There is even a way to add your own custom themes, where you can set lighting for different keys, and even some “Zones” like the “WSD” keys into a specific effect; in this case, heartbeat, fully lit, or breathing. You can also select individual keys with multiple being selected by holding the “CTRL” key on the displayed keyboard, and custom colors selected from either the presets, or using the color wheel. This can be done for every single key on the keyboard, except for the turn dial used for volume control (mute button can be).

    This keyboard, however, has a neat feature called “AIMO” which uses some sort of intelligence to create a “state-of-the-art” lighting display. It presents like a fluid press, with a natural ripple taking place near the keys being pressed. For instance, while playing a game that uses the WSD keys for movement, you will notice those keys being lit up in a fluid flow and growing outward to the keys surrounding the area. The natural breathing like flow is unique among other lighting settings but is predictable when pressing keys while playing. You will notice various shades of colors take place as you type or press keys in games. While I am not sure I understand the scenarios, I found that the keyboard began responding to the predictable presses I was making in games, with lighting flowing around the keys I pressed the most. I cannot begin to describe just how great this lighting system feature is, as I prefer it now to any other settings on my keyboard. It’s not your normal blinking or breathing effect and is a nice change in lighting on a gaming keyboard. The AIMO feature is also compatible with other ROCCAT products, and all act in a unified way, which makes online streaming fun!

    Overall, I cannot express enough how great this keyboard is. There are plenty of features shared across all keyboards, but the ROCCAT Vulcan stands out among every keyboard I have ever owned. The customization features alone make this a great recommendation, and the AIMO lighting system surpassed any expectation I had when using it. I can honestly say, this is now my favorite gaming keyboard.

    Oct 19, 2020 14:33
  • Review by buckbabes, 10 out of 10
    Premium Feel, Compact, Well Thought out Design

    I've tested a lot of keyboards in the last year and I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for mechanical keyboards. In my opinion they're the best keyboards for gaming and typing. This week I tested the new ROCCAT Vulcan TKL wired mechanical keyboard.

    Out of the box I could immediately tell this keyboard was well thought out. The top of the keyboard base has a nice brushed aluminum plate with polished edges. The switches are exposed and have thin keycaps, which allow for maximum lighting beneath them. There are media controls which allow me to quickly adjust volume or mute my computer and best of all there is no number pad or extra extra media keys. This is especially nice because it keeps the keyboard size compact.

    While using this keyboard to game the keyboard was very responsive. One thing I liked about it was the feel of the keys. I noticed that I didn't have to bottom out the keys to get a response. a half press would register as key press. Another thing I liked was that the lighting profiles are static. Other keyboards would lose their lighting profiles as soon as the software was shut down.

    Which brings me to the topic of software. This keyboard uses a software called Swarm to control lighting profiles, remap keys and load custom gaming profiles. The Swarm software was easy to install, easy to use and worked well with other ROCCAT products.

    Overall in my opinion, this is a good keyboard that will fit most people's needs for work and play and it has my recommendation.

    Oct 22, 2020 14:17
  • Review by IronHorseGPS, 10 out of 10
    Gaming Keyboard that takes you to the Next Level!

    The ROCCAT - ROCCAT® Vulcan TKL Compact Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard - Black is the new standard in gaming keyboard. Style, Class, functionality, tactile responsiveness, visually stunning yet simplistic; everything you need to take your game to the next level. Crush your opponents with the advantages you will gain with the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL!

    I have tested several keyboards over the past few years and I have to say this one impressed me. Definitely in my top 3 recommended gaming keyboards. I loved the sleek style this keyboard brought to my desktop. The LED backlighting is awesome, yet not too bright to distract from your game. The mechanical keys are different than the tactile keys, but exceptionally responsive, fast, and accurate. I wasn't sure I would like the know-style volume control on the physical keyboard, but found I used it often and it was quick and effective at changing volume when needed or when the sound of the game was too loud or quiet.

    I even tested this keyboard with a MacBook Pro for comparison with the PC and PC Laptops. Surprisingly, while specifically designed for Windows OS, it performed flawlessly, except where the "Command" key was necessary such as copy and pasting from the keyboard. I did find that you must used the provided cable or the keyboard will not respond or register with the computer (Tried an Apple Branded USB C to USB C with not luck)

    PROS

    - ROCCAT Scores big with design, style, and funcationality

    - Solid build using real metal giving it sturdiness and reliability for years to come

    - Excellent layout

    - Mechanical Keys boasting over 50 million keystroke life

    - Responsive in both Windows and Mac OS

    - Effortless setup, plug and play

    - Physical knob for volume was actually useful

    CONS

    - Not having a full keyboard with 10-key pad is a bit of a downside if you were to use this keyboard beyond gaming

    - Must use the provided braided USB A to USB C cable

    Nov 04, 2020 22:24
  • Review by RoccatVulcanRGBwormMode, 10 out of 10
    Mr. DIT's ROCCAT Vulcan TKL RGB keyboard review.

    For the price, this product is amazing. It is a great TKL with easy to use RGB software, very responsive and clicky mechanical keys, the volume nob is very responsive, it's just an all-around great TKL keyboard. Great job ROCCAT! I am serious looking at your products for future purchases.

    Jul 16, 2021 15:58
  • Review by hotice, 10 out of 10
    Great feel and design with awesome lighting!

    I love the size, feel, layout, and features of the Vulcan TKL! It's a great keyboard with a well thought out efficient design and it has lots of software customizable with features giving a lot of value for the money in this gaming keyboard.

    Design

    I like the space saving choices on this keyboard. There are no dedicated media control buttons, other than volume and mute. I am glad they kept the volume and mute. The top of the keys are very short, vertically. This isn't a bad thing, it just lets more light out - I think it's very cool! There's very little room above the function keys, keeping the overall dimensions small. The volume dial is great! While it isn't really special or creative in theory it's very well implemented with soft and quiet yet has a solid click-click-click feel (not sound) as you turn it. You can make a large change in volume very quickly or one notch very easily too. Even the simple but brilliant fact that instead of having a caps lock like on the caps lock key or somewhere else on the keyboard the key just changed color to white when it's on! I was impressed when I noticed that!

    Feel

    The keys have a great feel. While the top of the keys seem smaller the space from center to center seems to be normal as I like typing on it and don't have any problems with the key size or design. The keys don't need to go the whole way down to activate them, there is a lot of travel if you do. It's a great typing experience though. The Titan mechanical switches seem great to me! Key presses are fast and responsive, also giving a good feel.

    RGB Lighting and Swam

    The lighting looks very bright on this keyboard! You can turn it on or off, change the setting, or adjust the brightness on the keyboard itself. Install the Swarm software for full customization. Just a bit about Swarm...Besides customizing the keyboard lighting, Swarm lets you assign macros, remap keys, set a hot key to launch an application, or even start a timer. There are tons of built in macros for lots of games or you can make your own. One interesting feature is AIMO which they refer to as an "intelligent lighting system" or "living light". It's very cool! When enabled, which it is by default, the keyboard automatically does different cool things as you type. For instance it may light the keys you just typed on differently for a short time. It just changes and does different things. They call it "organic" in the way it works and that's a fair way to describe it. I like this because rather than going through all the different preset options or making your own it does some very cool things on it's own without just running the same pattern continuously. I posted two pictures of a quick gaming layout I made with the Swarm key illumination settings. I'm not sure the pictures do it justice but they give you a good idea of what the lighting looks like and how much light you can see from the side.

    Oct 21, 2020 21:47
  • Review by Keith, 10 out of 10
    Perff

    Great keyboard for a good price you can fully customize it and it’s perfect for gaming!

    May 07, 2021 16:49
  • Review by JohnnyBoomz, 10 out of 10
    As therapeutic as it a technical masterpiece

    I’ve seen Roccat products used by streamers and at Best Buy stores in the PC Gaming section, but until very recently, I have stuck to mainstream brands on the market for years.

    What a refreshing change this Vulcan TLK keyboard is!

    The spacing on each key allows for the most precise keystrokes my fingertips have had the pleasure of striking. The key caps are square, but concave in the middle to the perfect degree.

    What I find & mention as therapeutic, and never considered as a lifetime gamer, is how little effort and distance you need to press the keys for them to register. Its a total game changer that I don’t think I will revert from.

    It's actually helping to relieve soreness at the base of my middle finger (left hand) from pressing/holding the “W” key a few million times over the last 20 years because so little effort and quick response. Lightning quick!

    While you can totally plug & play this with any computer out the box ASAP; downloading the Roccat Swarm software to manage profiles, lighting, firmware updates is a must.

    The technical design and features of the software accentuate an already beautifully illuminated, and keyboard layout for a gaming setup. Really nice software again and expect an update that requires you to unplug/replug for a moment for the firmware to take.

    On the note of plug, while the cord is not braided, it feels sturdy, and plugs in the keyboard via USB C. I love that.

    There is a “sound feedback” option that is really neat where you can make the keyboard click or sound like an old fashioned typewriter (though speakers or headphones)...it just has so many neat features and functions.

    Infinite light combinations with some cool AIMO intelligent lighting that I have to say is pretty smart. I usually have a solid color, but this is working really well w/ my Alienware rig and the random flowing colors just mesmerise me.

    The DJ style volume knob is pretty cool too. I love this keyboard!

    Going to have to switch over to mouse and mousepad ASAP.

    Oct 27, 2020 21:37
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - G915 LIGHTSPEED TKL Wireless Mechanical GL Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with RBG Backlighting - Black
    Description

    G915 TKL is a new class of wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with three selections of low-profile GL switches and pro-grade 1 ms LIGHTSPEED wireless. Capable of delivering up to 40 hours of non-stop gaming on a full charge. Fully customizable per-key and advanced LIGHTSYNC RGB technology to synchronize lighting with any content.

    9 Features
  • LIGHTSYNC technology: Provides RGB lighting that synchronizes lighting with any content. Personalize each key or create custom animations from ~16.8M colors with Logitech G HUB software.
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless technology: Delivers pro-grade performance with flexibility and freedom from cords. Creates a clean aesthetic for battlestations. Delivers 40 hours on a single full charge.
  • 40 hours of game time on a single charge: Low battery warnings at 15% on the keyboard battery LED and via pop-up notification in the Logitech G HUB software. Quickly recharges in 3 hours.
  • Low profile mechanical switches: Offer the speed, accuracy and performance of a mechanical switch at half the height.
  • Dedicated media controls: Provide convenient and easy control to quickly play, pause, skip or mute your media.
  • Tenkeyless design: Provides more room for mouse movement. Store the USB receiver in the back of the keyboard for additional portability.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy: Delivers incredibly thin but rigid and durable design.
  • Connect to multiple devices via LIGHTSPEED or Bluetooth: Toggle between high-performance LIGHTSPEED wireless via USB receiver and Bluetooth - quickly and easily.
  • Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers: Works across a wide array of computers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jestro88, 10 out of 10
    A new member of my Lightspeed family...

    As a pretty avid gamer that spends a lot of time hovering over a keyboard and mouse, I’m pretty picky about what I use in that regard. In the last 4-5 years, I landed solidly in the Corsair camp, and was (until recently) rocking a K70 Rapidfire keyboard along with iterations of their M65 mouse. Well-engineered stuff with a form and feel you get used to, and after time, need. I first dipped back into the Logitech pool a couple of years ago with their G502 Proteus Spectrum (wired), and immediately found a mouse that felt ‘right’ in my hand, with lightning fast response and an ergonomic feel that I just felt wedded to, buttons where I needed them, responsive and it just fit my palm right…I like it so much that I bought a second and put it in storage in case the form factor changed too quickly or it broke. Turns out that mouse became a legend, and didn’t change…it evolved into something spectacular- the Lightspeed G502 Wireless. I upgraded last year to that model, and went full-Monty with the Lightspeed charging mousepad, and there is not a chance I’m looking back with that type of premium feel and performance. Lightspeed is a game changer, the technology has addressed the fundamentals of latency and speed in a manner that just doesn’t beg any further conversation on wired connections.

    That being said- while the predicate was set with my mouse conversion process, and I believed my level of expectations would be met, I’m not going to lie…I loved my K70 keyboard. It has a linear switch that really is a sweet spot for me in an ever-growing mechanical keyboard enthusiast world where the clicky-er, the better. It was also a well-engineered keyboard, of high quality materials and with a premium feel. I was not as ready to move on, but….Logitech Lightspeed, so why not?

    Out of the box, the keyboard has a presence. Weird thing to write about something that strives to be more compact and untethered than normal- and I didn’t even glance at its G915 wired predecessor- but this keyboard combines polished looks and a sleek stance with some pretty undiminished features that stand out to me. It’s thin body, with milled aluminum finish up top and plastic underside is pretty heavy. Smaller does not mean lighter, and I actually like the additional heft. The thin body housing also really plays up the architecture of the elevated switches and low-profile keycaps- I chose linear switches as that is what I was migrated from, and that action is most pleasing to me after testing various switch types. I do feel that this is one area that Logitech could stand to lose on without improvement or lessening the proprietary design; my son owned a G910 Orion Spectrum board, and always was on the lookout for new or custom keycaps. Logitech had proprietary Romer-G switches that really made it hard to find compatible quality cap replacements. I fear with this unique design of low-profile caps sitting on Logitech switches that those options will not be available, or if they are- abundant. Corsair made a kit of available keycaps to replace common gaming keys (WASD, SHIFT/Control) that were different colors/textures, and that was a real neat feature you either got or could purchase aftermarket. As of now, I don’t see much of anything to replace broken keycaps, or to just swap out the set because I want to. Broadly, however, I can’t say enough about the general typing experience. Strokes are precise and as expected, and there is zero lag or latency issues- this may as well be wired. While the new TKL condensed layout took me a bit to get used to (I’m coming off a full keyboard with a wrist rest) and find my comfort with the new condensed typing real-estate, the layout is just as good as the overall design. There was no sacrifice on the layout of the base and function keys, the ESC has a welcome separation from both, and the added rubber buttons up top covering wired/Bluetooth/lighting options on the left and media functions/volume wheel on the right are in reach and at the same time small form-factor. Crazy that you can feel both ways. Rounding out the actual physical components, the keyboard comes with a braided USB connector that can affix to the wireless dongle to for a wireless experience, or you can connect directly to the back of the keyboard itself via micro-USB connection. This is the second area I can’t really say shines- the industry is moving towards unification in USB-C connectors for both power and data, it makes zero sense to use micro USB any longer, unless there is an engineering component that requires it that I am missing.

    Lighting was vibrant and I already had the Logitech G Hub installed from my mouse and mousepad purchase- the software immediately picked up and identified the TKL keyboard, and within seconds I was synched across three devices with my preferred LED experience. The G Hub software is pretty well laid out, even for someone like me that doesn’t get too deep in the weeds on customizing. You can customize your LED experience using either preset LED profiles, or you can create a key-by-key custom one from scratch. It also allows you to customize the profiles for individual games. Macros are also easily crafted and implemented, as the lack of M keys was necessary for the form factor. I’ve found the G hub software to be great, and so far it has no conflicts with my other LED programs (iCue and Asus motherboard programs).

    From an overall performance and expectation standpoint, the Logitech TKL keyboard absolutely kills it, Lightspeed is the real deal, and to date you will be hard pressed to get any level of similar performance while cord-cutting on an accessory level. I absolutely swore by Corsair 4 years ago, and didn’t expect a challenge from many peers in the category for my attention or dollars, but Logitech surprised me, twice. In less than a year. You want a high performance that rivals or beats wired experience, a precise engineered build that challenges the aesthetic, and a premium feel for your gaming dollars? Take the risk with this one, you definitely get what you pay for and like me, you probably won't look back.

    Jul 01, 2020 18:18
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    Compact size without sacrificing any features

    I’m a huge fan of wireless keyboards. I tend to just prefer the look of a nice clean clutter-free set up with having too many cables to manage. When Logitech unveiled the G915 TKL I was hooked. Small footprint, clicky keys, and lightning customizations as is the big wired brother. It looks like the G915 TKL was going to meet all my needs to replace my old basic wireless keyboard.

    Design:

    Normally I don’t use words like good looking when describing a keyboard but the design language that Logitech uses for the G915 let’s just say minimal without going over the top. The brushed aluminum deck with a metal volume knob complimented by the soft rubber texture keys looks amazing next to your pc device. It’s not cheap but Logitech made sure you felt your money was well spent. There is some heft to it, not a cheap hollow feeling like my previous keyboard. It’s a very well designed keyboard without having any wasted space. I’m digging this sleek low profile design. If I had one complaint it would have to be the Micro USB charging instead of Type C. Why did Logitech feel the need to go that route on a device that costs a lot who knows. There really should be no reason in 2020 for a high-end device to still come out with Micro USB charging.

    Features:

    The G915 TKL does come in 3 flavors which are: Clicky, Tactical, and Linear. Differences between them come down to your preference of the audible click and tactile feedback. Clicky being the most audible and feedback, Tactical with a gentle bump and some tactile feedback. I went with the Linear option. The reason I went with this route is that I also utilized my keyboard for work and other productive stuff. The Clicky version for me would have been distracting during conference calls. Linear in my opinion still provides some subtle feedback and audible noise too so it’s not silent at all. It’s like typing on a normal keyboard but with slight feedback to it. If you prefer the tactile feedback I would suggest going with the other 2 options. For me, this was a good compromise of both worlds. Another standout feature for me was having the ability to connect via Bluetooth besides the lightspeed wireless dongle. I was able to utilize my keyboard with my iPad Pro 12.9 and Galaxy Tab S6 device via Bluetooth. For those situations, you’re not gaming there's no need to look for the wireless dongle. Logitech does provide storage space behind the keyboard for the wireless dongle to be stored. You also have the option to use it as a wired keyboard. It is not a gaming keyboard if it doesn’t include some RGB LED lighting. Logitech calls it Lightsync RGB which allows you to change the color of each key individually. According to the tech specs you have access to 16.8m color combinations. Keys are brightly lit for the most part (more on that later) and colorful too. Almost all the keys are lit except for the Lighspeed Logo volume knob. Downloading the G Hub gives you plenty of customization options. I probably spent at least almost an hour playing around with it. You have your default presets for effects like for example Fixed, Cyle, Color Wave, and Ripple. You can also adjust the rated speed down to the milliseconds and brightness levels. Freestyle allows you to come up with some nifty custom effects and colors. Last but not least is the animations. Some of the options you available are Contrastic, Lightning, Ocean, and Red White and Blue. Besides the animation, you can even adjust the Cycle of the colors down to the rated speed. It’s like the Burger King of LEDs have it your way lol. Logitech G Hub also allows you to customized the commands keys. If you prefer to use alt+tab for another use instead of switching between apps you can do that. There’s plenty of key combinations you can assign for other use instead. Macros are also supported here. There’s so much you can customize I could probably write a short novel about it. Last is the game mode that allows you to disable any of the keys you select when you set it in game mode. It’s useful if you keep accidentally hiting certain keys during your gaming marathons. So yeah Logitech allows you to adjust every aspect of this keyboard to your liking.

    Typing and Gaming Experience:

    Since this a low profile compact mechanical keyboard there was an adjustment period compared to the taller keys on my previous device. Not only that but since I was used to the full keyboard layout and not the tenkeyless layout I was also making more typing mistakes. After some usage and finally settling down to the new layout, my typing experience improved greatly. For the gaming aspect for the most part I was fine playing the only issues I had was getting used to the directional keys since I was used to resting my fingers on the numerical keypad. I did not notice any lag while playing wireless using the lightspeed dongle compared to my previous wired gaming keyboard. If your susceptible to lag make sure to use the lightspeed dongle. Overall after spending some time with it I was very satisfied with the gaming experience and productive experience too.

    Battery Life:

    If you have the bells and whistles turned battery life comes out to around 40hrs with a discharge rate around 36mA. Turned of the fancy LEDs lighting discharge rate drops down to just 1mA battery life getting a huge boost at around 1124 hours. So yeah that’s a huge difference. To help out and not leave you hanging dry Logitech does include some battery saving modes. Low Battery Mode activates at 15% or low. What this does is changes the animation to breathing red, fixed red, or just have the Logo breathing red. If you prefer just shut off the lighting to preserve battery life. Inactivity settings allow you to dim the brightness to 50% after 1min or up to 15mins. You also the ability to shut off all lights after 1min to up to 15mins. You still have the option to shut off battery saver mode. A full charge from 30% or below will take around 3-4 hours.

    Shortcomings:

    Besides the Micro USB charging is the lack of lighting for the shift keys aka alternate keys symbols. In a dim or dark environment, it’s hard to see those symbols. Even setting the LED color to white and full brightness I was still having a hard time seeing those alternate symbols. I understand at the end of the day it’s a gaming keyboard but still, at least use a brighter color shade on them so they can stand out without even any lighting.

    Overall:

    If you’re in the market for the jack of all trades wireless gaming keyboard you cannot go wrong with the G915 TKL. Just make sure to pick the right one for your key preference. For some not having the numerical keyboard could be a con. Logitech did an amazing job with bringing out a compact, slim mechanical keyboard without sacrificing functionality or features for the sake of style. I highly recommend the G915 TKL for your gaming needs and office work too.

    Jun 24, 2020 17:46
  • Review by elitegangsta, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Gaming Keyboard

    Look and Feel

    Upon unboxing, you'll first notice the high quality look and feel of this keyboard immediately. The body is wrapped in a grey metal and they keys are plastic, yet extremely firm and solid. The included USB cable is cloth braided and also feels of high quality. They keyboard is clean and simple with only what is necessary for functionality and nothing more. The keyboard itself is on the smaller size due to it's lack of a numpad. I personally love numpads, but I also appreciate the closeness this keyboard can get to my mouse. For gaming, this is more important as "w, A, S, D" keys in my left hand feel closer to the mouse in my right hand and gives an overall better experience.

    They keypress feel is absolutely amazing. It is a nice balance between "clicky" but not overly obnoxious and smooth. They keys register immediately and have very little travel before the press is registered. This helps immensely when gaming as every fraction of a second matters, and can be the difference between a win and a loss.

    This keyboard has full RGB illumination and can be set to pulse, wave, rainbow, or static color. This is able to meet any custom build decor, lighting scheme, or style.

    Functionality

    This keyboard has plenty of features but none of them are for the sake of features. Everything is well thought out and makes logical sense (no pun intended, but Logitech seems to be bringing their name to the forefront here!). You have a standard QWERTY keyboard with number keys above and function keys. You have prtsc, scrlk, pause, home, ins, etc... off to the right and full sized arrow keys. The only thing missing is the redundant num pad given the number keys above.

    There is a volume scroll wheel above the prntsc, scrlk and pause keys. This is easy to reach and I've found adjusting volume to be a treat using this wheel. It is rubbery and grippy in feel and simply works. To the left of that is a mute button, forward, backwards, play and pause. The center has a battery indicator light that turns red when it is close to needing to charge and green then happy. To the left of that is lightspeed, which is Logitechs proprietary technology for enhancing wireless connectivity when using their included dongle. To the left of that is brigtness, game mode, bluetooth and lightspeed toggle. That's it. Clean and simple with only useful keys.

    The companion software which Logitech calls "G Hub" is both PC and Mac compatible, though it works much better on the PC. I found on the mac, I had to continually launch the app after sleep to trigger my preferred light setup, otherwise it would default back to the standard rainbow affect. It also obviously has a "Windows" key and no "CMD" key. It's certainly meant for a PC, but works on a mac with little issue.

    This software allows you to check battery life, map custom keys, change the lighting effect and enable game profiles. Game profiles are where it's at with this setup. You can illuminate ONLY the keys necessary for the specific game you are playing, and when changing the mapping in the game, it talks back to the software and changes your profile. Compatible games are even mapable from the G Hub software. Many games come pre-configured out of the box and ready to go with no tweaking or setting up. Counter-Strike GO for example is one such game. You can even disable the keys that are not needed so if you accidentally hit a key it won't disrupt your game.

    Battery life last about a solid two days between charging from my experience. Charge times take about 3 hours until fully charged between cycles.

    Wireless response is excellent, especially with the Lightspeed technology. I found there to be little to no noticeable lag between key presses, something I don't find often with wireless keyboards. When you do need to charge, simply plug in the included USB cable and the keyboard will operate off the wired charge.

    If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard, do yourself a favor and highly consider this option. It works exceptionally well for gaming, but it also an absolute joy to simply type and work on throughout the day. I've been using it for both 9-5 work as an IT professional and gaming in the evenings. Both tasks have not made me want to switch back to my old keyboard even once. I've used it between my macbook pro and custom gaming rig and it has works great on both platforms. It also pairs nicely via my Surface Laptop 3's bluetooth without use of the dongle. This is an extraordinarily versatile keyboard to put it simply.

    Well done Logitech! Another fine product to add to your already amazing arsenal.

    Jul 01, 2020 16:33
  • Review by SamG, 8 out of 10
    Great Compact Keyboard

    I’ve been using the G815 GL Clicky keyboard for the past 10 months and I’ve really enjoyed using that keyboard since it provided a good gaming experience while still maintaining a low profile and relatively understated look. With that experience I knew the G915 TKL was essentially going to be the same plus wireless and minus the tenkey and that mostly holds true. The keys feel just a little cramped compared to the G815, but overall this is a great compact and low profile keyboard.

    Getting connected with the Lightspeed receiver was easy and I haven’t had any issues with the connection on my PC like I’ve had over Bluetooth and other wireless receivers. From what I can tell though each Lightspeed device does need its own receiver, which is a little disappointing since I also use the G703, but I can forgive that because the connection is so reliable. The G Hub is easy to use for modifying the keyboard lighting and assigning commands.

    It’s difficult to tell and it may be partly due to adjusting to the tenkeyless layout, but it does feel like the keys on the G915 TKL are ever so slightly closer together than they are on my G815. The GL Linear keys I like a little better for typing compared to the GL Clicky keys, but they feel just a little mushy by comparison. It’s nothing that hindered me much and I do appreciate how much quieter they are (to be fair, the Clicky keys are audible by design). Though I haven’t tried them yet, I get the sense the GL Tactile may be my sweet spot. I am a regular tenkey user at work and not having that does make things like keying my Windows PIN in or hitting the enter key just a little awkward, but space savings are tremendous. The G915 TKL is over 4 inches shorter than my G815 and takes up significantly less real estate on my desk, not to mention the fact that I don’t have to route a big braided cable across my desk anymore. Battery life so far seems excellent, though it’s disappointing that Logitech is still using Micro USB instead of USB-C in 2020.

    The volume and media controls are good. Volume is adjusted on a knob, which is knurled and very satisfying to use. The other media controls are on rubber buttons that I didn’t like too much on the G815, but feel slightly improved here. The programmable G keys from the full size keyboards are gone on the TKL version, but I never used those anyway so it’s not a huge loss for me.

    Overall I’m happy with the G915 TKL and will be using it as my main keyboard from now on. I will say that you should buy this for how compact it is and not as a cost-savings thing as the full size G915 is only $20 more. If you’re not familiar with the GL switches I’d also recommend trying them out in store to see which one works best for you.

    Jun 20, 2020 16:41
  • Review by MoGJ, 10 out of 10
    Sleek Gaming Keyboard

    After looking for a nice sized gaming keyboard for a while, I saw the G915 TKL and decided to try it out. It is an aluminum, polished, sleek looking keyboard! Although it does not have the number pad on the side, it is nice for those whom want a smaller, thinner keyboard and would enjoy it's portability. Adding on to the portability, they included a nylon type cable for charging and a small hole on the back of the keyboard for storing the small USB dongle when traveling. All in all this is a polished, clean looking keyboard.

    Nice additions of this keyboard include being able to use the keyboard via the USB dongle or via Bluetooth, having a volume spinner and play buttons to control sound, and the extra features Logitech has offered in their keyboards like specific lighting animations. Logitech, via their G Hub app, allows for you to change the colors of each individual key and to create color animations. Something you can get very creative with! Its a nice touch.

    Coming in three different variations, you can choose from Clicky, Tactile, or Linear switches for the G915. I personally favored the Linear switch for the fast clicks, no bump, and modest sound making keys versus the Clicky (louder sounding keys) and Tactile (bump feeling when pressing down on the keys and slight more noise) switches but to each their own. I can directly say the key response on the Linear switch is fantastic and have sped up reaction times for me when playing games or during regular typing. My only gripe to this keyboard would be Logitech not adding custom macro buttons like on the bigger sized G915. You can still customize the F1 - F12 keys via their G Hub application but it would've been something nice to have added on. Still, this is a tradeoff for how compact this keyboard is and the battery life. This keyboard lasts a total of 40 hours while on 100% brightness! When compared to the larger G915, the larger keyboard lasts 30 hours on 100% brightness.

    Overall, this is a beautiful looking keyboard with everything I was personally looking for (looks great, small sized keyboard with regular sized keys, and has nice touches like individual key color assignment and volume spinner). It is also very thin and what can I say, its definitely a product you can buy and fall in love since it's something you would use every day!

    Jun 27, 2020 15:37
  • Review by CaliSense, 10 out of 10
    Love it and you might too!

    One of the best keyboards out there. If you do not like using wrist rests then this is a good option. It keeps your wrists from harsh angles. The battery life is good, I've charged it once in the last two weeks and I use it every day for gaming and productivity. I have the linear red switches and though they are quiet I think I would prefer the tectile browns. Love the RGB but Logitech software isn't the most friendly. The overall build is amazing. It feels solid and firm but the key caps have a bit of a wobble that bothers me as keyboard enthusiast. If I shake the keyboard you can hear the keycaps move. ALSO, it's not worth $250+, try to get it on sale if you can. No keyboard is worth that much unless its custom made.

    Jan 05, 2021 17:43
  • Review by xupr4, 8 out of 10
    Sleek design, connectivity and switch feel

    Great tenkeyless keyboard. The new Lightspeed technology makes it to where there is little to no delay while it is on wireless mode. The shell is made of aluminum which makes it sturdy and makes the keyboard have a clean look. On the top you get media buttons and also the buttons that let you choose what kind of connection you want the keyboard to have to your PC. The Logitech software offers many things such as set up of macros, lighting, and game mode (which pretty much prevents accidental key presses). Also the red switches are easy to press compared to my other keyboard with Cherry MXs and are on the quieter side.

    Cons

    -My biggest complain is that this keyboard still uses a micro USB while many others have made the transition to Type C

    -Battery life is not great but it will last you a little longer if you have your RGB off or low which is pretty disappointing. I would see my self charging the keyboard every 3 to 4 days depending on how much i use it, which can become annoying.

    -Brightness on the keys are low even on the highest setting. I am not sure it is because of the keycap design or the LEDs dont emmit a strong light.

    Overall the keyboard looks nice, it's small, and offers great wireless connectivity, but a better battery, a type C charging port, and brighter RGB would make it a recommendable keyboard

    Jul 01, 2020 21:34
  • Review by Mukman, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Keyboard

    Daughter loves her new gaming keyboard.

    Much smaller footprint than the previous one.

    She loves all the lighting options on the keys..almost endless customization.

    The first thing we noticed when taking this out of the box was how heavy and well made it feels. Aircraft aluminum on top of a solid build.

    We got the Linear Key option (quieter keys)

    Pro's:

    Volume wheel - I wish all keyboards had this.

    Dedicated Audio buttons

    No key delay

    Easy set up

    Programmable buttons for game actions

    Dedicated connection buttons

    Low Profile

    Wireless - (up to 40hr battery life)

    USB, Lightspeed Wireless or Bluetooth connection options

    Cons-

    GHUB software a little clumsy

    Pricey

    Overall, if you are a gamer looking for a low profile, wireless, high performing keyboard, you will be pleased.

    I cant speak for durability yet, but I am assuming it will be good as it is made by Logitech.

    Jun 23, 2020 09:47
  • 9.4score
    ROCCAT - Vulcan TKL Pro Compact PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Optical Titan Switch, AIMO RGB Lighting and Detachable USB-C Cable - Black
    Description

    ROCCAT’s award-winning Vulcan keyboard series has made a giant leap forward with the introduction of a tenkeyless variants. More and more gamers are recognizing that the number pad represents a relic from office days and is almost never used while gaming. This new generation is growing up without the sentimentality for traditional form factors. Instead, they’re uniquely aware of the benefits of tenkeyless: less desk real estate taken up by their keyboards means they can have a larger pad and use a bigger range of a mouse movements, ultimately giving them greater accuracy. The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro gives gamers the award-winning feature set of the original Vulcan in a smaller form factor. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce typing fatigue. Enjoy impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate, with switch housings designed to resist the dust build-up that typically affects mechanical keyboards. The addition of a detachable USB-C cable provides users with easier portability, especially with the on-board storage of a tournament profile for the same top performance at home and away. Dedicated mixer-style audio controls, and per-key AIMO RGB lighting round out a gaming powerhouse. The ROCCAT® Vulcan TKL Pro also boasts the prized linear Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is the first in the industry to engineer an optical switch that has a familiar mechanical key stroke feeling. This technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision – a pivotal competitive advantage.

    10 Features
  • Award-Winning Design: The award-winning Vulcan keyboard is re-imagined in a tenkeyless form factor, without compromising on the award-winning design and features the range is known for. Everything you expect in a smaller design.
  • Tenkeyless Form Factor: A relic form the office, the tenkeyless form factor lets you game in a more natural, comfortable position whilst allowing for a larger pad and a bigger range of mouse movements thanks to the keyboard taking up less desk space, improving your aiming accuracy.
  • Tournament Ready: The introduction of a detachable USB-C cable provides users with easier portability and ability to use a custom cable. The on-board storage of a tournament profile ensures you hit the same top performance at home and away.
  • Optical Speed, Linear Mechanical Feel: ROCCAT’s new linear Titan Switch Optical equips you with the mechanical keystroke feel you know and love with speed and performance you’ve never experienced. It harnesses the speed of light that recognizes each keystroke cleanly, distinctly and with zero delay.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: The Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard is reinforced by an aircraft-grade black anodized aluminum plate to make it strong and durable. Thanks to the contactless Titan Switch Optical it offers twice the industry standard in switch durability that lasts for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and mute button allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Our advanced anti-ghosting technology is optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT® AIMO RGB produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colors right out of the box. It also syncs with other compatible AIMO products for illumination scenarios that flow from device to device.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kelby, 8 out of 10
    Stylish Performer

    ---- Summary ----

    Pros:

    - Exceptional gaming performance

    - Stylish and compact design

    - Highly customizable lighting

    - Feels durable and sturdy

    - Detachable, braided USB cable

    - Dedicated volume control dial and mute button

    Cons:

    - Keys feel a bit too small for typing

    - No wrist rest

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    Design:

    With its compact tenkeyless (TKL) and low-profile design valuable desk space is freed up, yet the Vulcan TKL Pro makes a statement. Its build quality is admirable, and I like the look of matte black keys with a brushed aluminum backplate. The braided USB cable, mute button, and volume control dial are nice touches that are subtle but appreciated. The stylish design is further enhanced by the numerous key illumination settings that can be customized in the ROCCAT Swarm app. More on that later. Although I wouldn’t describe the Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard as ergonomic, its low-profile does make typing on it somewhat comfortable for short periods of time. However, if you’re doing a lot of typing, I wouldn’t recommend it as a daily driver. I think the main reasons I don’t enjoy the typing experience is the lack of a wrist rest and the somewhat small key size. There’s a fair amount of space between the keys, so I wish some of that space was utilized for a larger key size, and a detachable wrist rest would’ve been a nice add on to this great keyboard. With that said, I recognize the Vulcan TKL Pro is designed for gaming, so I didn’t feel that these typing related drawbacks should significantly affect my rating. I’m happy to report that gaming on it is a fantastic experience, and I have no complaints about the design in that regard. If your priority is typing effectively and comfortably, I wouldn’t recommend this keyboard, but if your priority is gaming performance, look no further.

    Gaming Performance:

    ROCCAT’s “Titan Switch Optical” delivers impressive responsiveness. I’ve used the keyboard while playing several different games, and each keystroke is always recognized without delay. There’s no “ghosting” either. I’m a fan of the sturdy, mechanical feel, and I think the level of performance is as advertised. Extensive use and long gaming sessions are no problem for this durable keyboard. My gaming performance may waver, but the Vulcan TKL Pro’s does not. Based on my positive experience using this keyboard, I trust that each keystroke will deliver a lightning-fast response, and that’s exactly what I look for in a gaming keyboard.

    Customization:

    All the customization options for the Vulcan TKL Pro reside in the ROCCAT Swarm app. It’s a quick download from ROCCAT’s website, and I had no issues installing the app or the recommended keyboard driver update. The key illumination options are extensive. There are several color themes to choose from that can be applied to the entire keyboard or specific keys, or you can fine-tune the color scheme using RGB number codes. Additionally, there are several lighting patterns/effects, and these can be customized for the entire keyboard or specific keys as well. The Vulcan TKL Pro also features AIMO intelligent lighting, which unifies AIMO-compatible devices and allows lighting effects to “jump” across devices. I wish I could test this feature out, but the Vulcan TKL Pro is the only compatible device that I have so far. Nonetheless, I like that the extensive lighting customization options allow me to make the keyboard look exactly how I want it. Other customization options include key assignments, character repeat, and sound feedback. These all work as designed, but I personally don’t like the sound feedback, which plays customizable sounds through your computer speakers upon pressing a key. The reason I don’t like it is the slight delay between keystroke and sound feedback. I prefer the natural sound that the keyboard itself makes. Overall, when it comes to customization options, there’s nothing more I could ask for.

    Verdict:

    Gaming on the Vulcan TKL Pro is fantastic, and it looks stunning. From aesthetic to performance, it’s easy to see that a lot of thought went into the design and engineering of this keyboard. I think it’s just shy of a five-star product due to the keys being a bit too small for typing and the lack of a wrist rest. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that the Vulcan TKL Pro is a contender for one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. If gaming performance is your priority, get this keyboard, but if typing effectively and comfortably is a dealbreaker for you, look into other options. Keyboard preferences vary from person to person, so if you can get your hands on one at a store before purchasing, that may help you make the decision.

    Oct 25, 2020 15:42
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    LOVE HOW IT LOOKS – GREAT FOR GAMING

    REVIEW: ROCCAT® VULCAN TKL PRO COMPACT OPTICAL RGB GAMING KEYBOARD

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    LOVE HOW IT LOOKS – GREAT FOR GAMING

    Perfect ascetic design. All in all, it is a very good keyboard and worthy of a test run for your gaming rig. Even my wife (who generally cares less about my computing gadgets) thought it looked cool and wanted it for her computer. I love the compact design and footprint (see pic to see how much smaller than my full size office keyboard). I love the analog control knob for volume. You can customize the colors to be / do just about whatever you want. The software is a lot more user friendly than another leading LED gaming keyboard. The inclusion of Arrow and Page keys is brilliant vs a full numeric keypad.

    FAVORITE FEATURES

    - Attractive Small Footprint

    - Full Stroke Keys with strong resistance

    - Arrow and Page Keys

    - Full Control of all keys for unique colors

    - Analog Volume Control

    - Dedicated Function Keys (sometimes not found on small keyboards)

    - Detachable USB-C cable. Such a good but simple idea

    SETUP:

    We temporarily went off the rails here. Before any testing, I always update to the latest drives and firmware. On the first installation of the SWARM software, the installer crashed. I rebooted and tried again, this time the installation completed, but it would start SWARM. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling it still would not work (SWARM would not load). I found a forum that said you needed to manually delete the directory where it installs and then try again. This time it worked. Once I fired up SWARM it found the keyboard and updated the firmware. So we are off and running.

    As mentioned, customizing the lighting was super easy with “predefined groups” of keys like “function”, “arrow” and so on. Once I had the keys and effects to my liking, I saved them to my default profile and selected “auto configure”. Now when I boot up, it loads my profile and assigns the right colors to the keys.

    Here is my pet peeve with LED keyboards. I HATE RAINBOW PATTERNS. I don’t want to see them ever. When the computer is booting, I have to wait until windows is loaded before the RAINBOW stops. Also, when the computer goes into screen saver mode the keyboard goes back into RAINBOW mode. I will allow that I might not be doing something correctly, but WHY WHY WHY won’t it save the default profile in the keyboard and leave it alone. Almost all but the most expensive LED keyboards have this behavior, so this is not taking away from the ROCCAT, I just wish it had this feature. (no points removed from review)

    USING THE KEYBOARD and FEATURES

    As for gaming, I tested this on Doom and Battlefront II. It worked great, I had no errors or misfires or ghosting.

    Again it a gaming keyboard, first and foremost and it does a great job in the respect. I think it keeps up with mechanical keyboards costing nearly 2X. I can highly recommend this for Gaming.

    I had strong hopes to use this as my everyday keyboard, but I can’t. Keeping in mind keyboards are a personal preference as well as muscle memory. The keys are (or seem) smaller than normal full size keys. There is room for larger keys, but instead they chose wider separation between keys (more air gaps). As a touch typist, I could not get use the smaller keys. I also found that for a “fast” keyboard, I was constantly missing letters as I typed. This could be because the keypress is pretty firm, or the small keys I’m not sure. It seemed that about every 4th letter it missed what I typed. My other “gaming” keyboard is full on mechanical (not simulated) and I’ve never had the issue of missing letters. I could probably get used to it, but I did not take to it right away.

    The other feature I tried but quickly disabled was the digital sound effect for key clicks. It is a great idea, but the effects could not keep up with my typing and it was throwing me off. The effect would occur a fraction after I pressed the key. In the end, it was just noise for the sake of noise. A tiny speaking in the keyboard would have been better assuming it was faster at making the noise closer to the keypress.

    OVERALL RECOMMENDATION

    I think it is a great keyboard, well made, with good software and granular control over lights. For gaming, you would have a hard time finding a better keyboard at this price. If you want mixed use keyboard, and are a strong typist, you might have to look at different units.

    For keyboards, speakers, and monitors, you really need to test these hands on.

    Oct 23, 2020 16:18
  • Review by DJSmooth, 8 out of 10
    ROCCAT who??—Exceptional gaming peripherals

    Overview—So let's be frank, before getting my hands on the Roccat Vulkan TKL Pro I wasn’t even aware Roccat was a thing. Later after doing a little research I learned it is a name from Turtle Beach, a name I’ve come to love for their headsets. Fast forward to review day, I learned Turtle Beach had acquired Roccat in mid 2019—knowing that really helped me understand the why’s to my ignorance.

    Anyway, the Vulkan TKL Pro is a heavily geared gaming keyboard, with it’s numeric keypad out of the picture for better mouse movement space. Beautiful, permanent, keycaps and dust proof key base. RGB backlit keys with a wide array of color choices/lighting patterns. It makes for a great gaming keyboard. Just be aware that the software side of things is a bit wonky, which I’ll cover further below. It 100% works flawlessly but configuring things is more complicated than it should be.

    Design—It’s brushed aluminum faceplate is a beautiful addition to the keyboard. The keycaps have a contrasting appearance from the faceplate making them slightly easier to see in an overly bright desk environment. The USB-A to Type-C is a braided but sturdy cable measuring roughly 5.5’. With a weight of 1lb 6.6oz it comes in as a very light, but sturdy keyboard.

    One thing I’d really like to point out that I am not a fan of. The volume and media controls could have had better placement. For one, the volume is a knob which reminds me of a Dj’s mixer more than anything. It feels out of place going from key presses during a game to lifting your entire hand off the keyboard to adjust the volume. A series of 6 buttons in the upper corner would have been a better option for me. It allows for the use of the index, middle, or ring finger over the thumb to control volume.

    Performance—The optical switches are quick and responsive, which makes great for gaming. However, I see that the key switches have a slight delay of about ⅛” before a keypress is registered. It isn’t bad, in my use case of typing, this is a benefit rather than an issue. Nor for gaming do I feel bogged down between keypresses. This goes for FPS, RPG, and platformers. It’s smaller frame makes for better placement on both desk and from yo9ur hands for more intense pvp matches. The last point I;d like to mention is that several of the FN (Function) shortcuts tend to have a delay. This most likely ties into the software aspect of things but do wish to point that out here.

    Software—So finally, the area I’ve had the most issues with. For starters, the swarm software features a rather un-intuitive interface. Mapping keystrokes for example, and other shortcuts have yielded little progress. You drag & drop and apply your settings, execute your keystrokes and get nothing. Only a specific set of keystrokes have worked for me and others, well no. The sound effects are a nice novelty addition. For the entire time of ownership I’ve used the clicking sound that triggers every time you press a key on the keyboard. Do note, only the Roccat keyboard will trigger a click. If you have more than 1 keyboard plugged in as I do your other keyboard will not trigger any click. Last but not least, most looking into these types of keyboards want that cool looking RGB functionality. Want pulsing light to flash across the keyboard? You got it! Next you want all blue keys permanently lit? You got it! Next you want a custom set of rules to flash your keys in a certain pattern using a specific set of colors? You don’t got it!!!

    The RGB customizations aren’t endless with Roccat’s Swarm software. There is a very low ceiling here. The presets are a little better as far as customizations. The only preset locked into being just that is the “Snake” preset which doesn’t allow any customization options other than speed. I’ve found that the default AIMO Intelligent Lighting preset is the best preset I like, everything else fells rather lacking.

    Conclusion—This was a tough one to weigh out and would definitely be a 5 star product. All-in-all, the Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro is a great gaming keyboard if you can get past the lack of customization options in your layout as everything else regarding the keyboard is of stellar quality. Software may see future updates which can potentially make your keyboard into an amazing piece of gaming gear.

    NOTE—Tested on both Windows 7 & Windows 10

    Oct 30, 2020 19:39
  • Review by Anonymous, 6 out of 10
    Wonderful hardware, but useless software

    Note: I purchased the wrist rest separately elsewhere

    I loved the keyboard itself, but I ended up replacing it for reasons I’ll cover in the Cons below.

    PROS

    - Incredibly buttery smooth switches and stabilizers. I’m not sure if they’re factory lubed or something, but I would bet money that you won’t find any non-custom keyboard with keys that feel this frictionless.

    - Beautiful keyboard in-person. However, you’ll see hotspots out of the corners of your eyes if you shift around in your seat too much, since there’s nothing diffusing the LEDs on the switches, and they’re mostly exposed.

    - Very vivid RGB.

    CONS

    - The software is extremely limited in what kind of control it allows you to have over the board. You can’t actually remap anything. You can change what some of the keys do when “Game Mode” is enabled in the sense that you can disable the key during Game Mode. You can also change the Caps Lock to function as “Easy Shift”, which is just Roccat’s version of something like Hyper Shift or G Shift. Holding this key down allows you to have access to alternate keys for part of the board, but only letter keys, and only as far over as the F key for some reason (So, QWERT, ASDF, ZXC. I don’t remember if V, G, and T are included or not, but I don’t think so.). They don’t let you change the Easy Shift functions of any other key. Actually, 1-5 might also be included, but I can’t remember. I was hoping I could remap my Caps Lock to something like CTRL, as I really didn’t find holding Easy-Shift (Caps Lock) down and pressing something like E as something that felt practical. When I first got the board, Easy Shift seemed to work across brands, and essentially holding it would activate Hyper Shift on my Razer MMO mouse, but they patched that out in any update for some reason, and it never worked again. This is a really terrible and convoluted solution to remapping keys.

    - The software felt like you bought a cheap knockoff keyboard at a premium price. It was super dated-looking and feeling.

    - The keys are a semi-glossy ABS, which shows natural hand oils very easily. I didn’t have the keyboard long enough for it to develop any permanent “shine”, or for any of the legends to wear off/down, so I can’t really confirm or deny anything to that nature. It’s not worth replacing the keys with normal PBT keycaps since it really ruins how good the switches underneath the keycaps feel (I tried it with some keycaps I had because I was curious). Roccat doesn’t seem to sell replacement keycaps for these Vulcan boards either as far as I could tell. They might be replaceable through your warranty, but they don’t give you any Avenue to get white keycaps for their TKL boards, for example (they don’t make a white version of the TKL keyboards for whatever reason).

    - Some like the volume knob, but I always felt like I was forcing myself to use it to justify its existence. Also, the keyboard’s backplate was metal, but the knob was a rigid plastic, and it felt kind of tacked on as a result.

    - The mute button that’s next to the volume knob can’t be remapped to anything else and didn’t really seem like something I wanted on the board after initially feeling like it would be nice to have. Also worth noting, after about a month of having it, i came over to my desk after a workout, but before getting a shower, and reached across the keyboard and I saw a single drop of sweat land on the mute button and got worried about it, but told myself there was no way it was enough to get down into the board, so it’ll be fine… Sure enough, the mute button would randomly toggle every once in a while and mute my sound periodically…

    I ended up replacing the keyboard mainly because I didn’t like that I wasn’t able to just remap keys (especially since I never use caps lock and that’s prime real estate when it comes to gaming). It felt like Roccat was actively limiting the usefulness of the board through the software. Eventually, I would have had to replace the keyboard regardless due to the issue with the mute button, but the missing ability to remap was the reason I chose to get a different brand entirely. Coincidentally, as it turns out, Logitech doesn’t let you remap their keyboards anymore either, so I returned that one and got a Corsair one, since they let you remap anything all the way down to the hardware level. Of note, if you care about remapping, Razer has onboard hardware profile storage and allows you to store most key remappings to the profiles, but the remaps don’t actually work without their software running in the background anyway… that’s a whole other topic though.

    May 07, 2021 16:57
  • Review by mskelbel, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming keyboard

    WOW! This is a pretty sweet keyboard! It's low profile, but the keys are tall so it doesn't feel too low. The volume is fast and easy mixer style knob and a mute button beside it. I really like the style. The keys have linear optical switches and it rates at 100 million stroke life cycle! That's pretty fantastic!!! The travel distance is super nice too with a very satisfying click with each touch and the keys just feel good. They are full size keys with decent spacing and doesn't feel crowded at all. It comes with a detachable USB-C cable if you're into custom cables. Oh, and this one is TKL: ten key less, giving more room for mouse movement. The really awesome lighting is AIMO intelligent so that it will sync with other devices that are AIMO compatible. The transparent switch housing makes the lighting on this keyboard gorgeous! The one downside I see with this keyboard: the oils on my fingers show on the keys a lot more than I would like. (No, I haven't eaten around my keyboard yet.) I love the closed off system so that it's easy to clean, just by tilting it to allow crumbs to slide right off (if you do eat while you game.) Overall This is a pretty solid keyboard and I'm very happy to have it.

    Oct 28, 2020 13:08
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Premium in Every Sense of the Word

    This keyboard is amazing. As soon as I removed it from the box I was already impressed.

    Build quality is great. It’s a compact size so no number pad to the right like some larger keyboards provide, but there is plenty of space around the rest of the keyboard. It feels spacious and I never feel cramped when using this keyboard. It feels super premium and dense. The key travel is great, and each key has the same feel throughout. The RGB lights are nice and bright, but not blinding.

    It has some nice function keys on top to control music, and a great little dial to control volume levels. It took me a minute to get used to this keyboard since I was using a larger keyboard prior to this one, but now I wouldn’t go back to the other larger gaming keyboard I have. This one just feels so great to use. Plus, it takes up less real estate on my desk, which is a nice bonus.

    Oct 27, 2020 10:48
  • Review by PhillipB, 10 out of 10
    Really nice TKL wired keyboard.

    Nicely built. Medium weight. Not too plastic not too heavy.

    Keys stand up and looks really nice. Lights at the base of each key has clear plastic to show off LED lights nicely.

    Ran on window 10 with no problems.

    Used swarm software to customize light pattern, macros, delay time, sound feedback, etc is really cool...

    Swarm also has presets for certain games. And had my favorite Rainbow 6.

    Volume control is easy to use dial.

    Comes with everything needed to use.

    I would recommend this product.

    Oct 27, 2020 23:17
  • Review by Doosty, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard

    This keyboard is nice. The rgb is cool to mess with. The app for it is easy enough to use as well. The keys are noisy compared to mechanical switches. My headset blocks them out and no one can hear them through my mic so it’s a nonissue. The lack of ten key saves some desk space as well.

    Aug 21, 2021 16:56
  • 9.4score
    CORSAIR - K63 TKL Wired Mechanical Cherry MX Red Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with 100% Anti-Ghosting & Full Key Rollover - Black
    Description

    Get ultimate gaming performance with this Corsair K63 gaming keyboard. The gold contact Cherry MX gaming keyswitches have 100 percent anti-ghosting with full key rollover, so all your keystrokes are registered no matter how fast you play. Dedicated multimedia controls on this Corsair K63 gaming keyboard let you adjust audio during game play without interruption.

    6 Features
  • 87 keys: Offer a comfortable typing experience.
  • Keyboard controls: Include keys for mute, macros buttons, play/pause, stop, previous track, next track, volume, and more.
  • Cherry MX Red mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Full-N-key rollover: Keeps up with fast in-game action.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC compatible: For use with your existing computer.
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  • Review by AlexM, 10 out of 10
    Great gamer board

    It’s a real good board. Doesn’t make much noise and response is great.

    Nov 09, 2021 21:00
  • Review by Edison, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Nice, quiet and responsive. Bought it because my last one was way too loud and a friend of mine had recommended I try this one. I'm glad he did. Corsair knows their stuff. I have had no issues with this keyboard.

    May 15, 2021 05:13
  • Review by Milton, 8 out of 10
    Good for gaming

    My first time ever buying a mechanical keyboard, and wow big difference from my old one. It feels much better than I expected. I use it for gaming and feel that the response time is good. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is because the space bar button keeps popping up. Have to press hard on it to have it clip back into place. I do like the tenkeyless, because it helps me move my mouse around and my arms aren't too spread out.

    Jan 22, 2021 16:22
  • Review by suem, 6 out of 10
    Corsair needs to address an issue with these

    I love corsair products but my luck with their keyboards has been abysmal and I wish I could track down why. They just suddenly one day lose their minds and start typing gibberish instead of the proper key. And yes I've played with the language settings in windows no avail. I've heard various theories on the issue, some say it's their software and you have to clear out the garbage to revive the keyboard but I have tried that repeatedly no luck. Corsair seems to be annoyingly silent on the issue even after quite a few people discussing the same thing. There is a "clear" function key combo but it doesn't fix the issue for me. Gaming keyboards have onboard processing and some memory for macros etc. Sorry I just can't keep spending 80 bucks and more all the time. I keep buying one once in awhile hoping they've solved the problem but no luck yet.

    Nov 25, 2020 00:56
  • Review by MasterFool, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!

    I purchased this keyboard due to limited space on my desk and it did not disappoint. I love the quality of this keyboard and the small footprint. I highly recommend this keyboard to anyone who needs a 10-keyless option.

    Sep 06, 2020 14:53
  • Review by Keyboard, 10 out of 10
    Very nice!

    Perfect for serious gaming without it getting in the way of the mouse.

    Apr 24, 2020 18:07
  • Review by CChenalds17, 10 out of 10
    Great entry-level keyboard for typing and gaming

    I went with the K63 as my first mechanical keyboard after reading a lot of reviews, and it did not disappoint. Everything in the keyboard works great (quality, feel, lighting. software), and it comes at a very reasonable price. The only cons are things I wish were included (detachable cable, full RGB lighting, two adjustable heights), but the lack thereof does not make this keyboard any worse. I highly recommend the k63 for anyone looking to get their first mechanical keyboard and enjoys the feel of linear switches (most suited for gaming but work just fine for typing).

    Pros:

    - Solid plastic frame

    - Adjustable height

    - Keycaps feel great and feel like they will last a while

    - Love the textured space bar

    - Love the dedicated media keys

    - High quality Cherry mx-Red switches

    - Included 3 levels of brightness

    - Included turn off windows key button

    - Lighting looks and works great

    - Very cool lighting effects with the iCUE software

    - Reasonable price

    Cons: (all not deal breakers)

    - Would have loved a detachable cable

    - Would have been cooler with full RGB lighting

    - Would have liked two adjustable heights instead of one

    Sep 12, 2020 21:17
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    best gaming keyboard w/o number pad u can buy

    i bought this because i had to play pc while sitting in bed for a while. No joke. I wanted a wireless keyboard that i could almost sit on my bed while playing. i needed a wireless keyboard and wanted one without the number pad that was shorter in length- this worked great and the rgb option is cool - i wish i had gotten the red color but i actually have the blue. corsair is amazing

    Apr 10, 2021 02:10
  • 9.4score
    Razer - BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition TKL Wired Mechanical Green Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Chroma Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Bring your gaming skills up to tournament levels with this Razer BlackWidow keyboard. Its mechanical key switches provide speed, precision and responsiveness while playing e-sports, and the compact design lets you easily transport it to events. This Razer BlackWidow keyboard's durable military-grade metal construction holds up to intense use and long sessions.

    9 Features
  • Immediate response: The Razer Instant Trigger Technology immediately sends the signal to your system, canceling any need for a debounce delay. Thanks to this instantaneous response, you get industry-leading speed for an unfair advantage no matter what game you're playing.
  • Detachable braided fiber cable with cable strap: Offers stable and convenient USB connection to your PC, makes the keyboard perfect when traveling.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma: The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse.
  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 80 million keystroke lifespan: Provide optimized actuation and reset points so commands are executed exactly as they should - with blazing fast responsiveness.
  • Anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover: Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording: Provide additional comfort during gaming sessions.
  • Ergonomic wrist rest: Specially designed for the BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition, this wrist rest features ergonomics that ensure that no matter how intense your gaming marathons are, you're always comfortable.
  • Tournament-grade precision: Designed specifically for gaming, Razer Mechanical Keyboard Switches actuate at an optimal distance, giving you speed and responsiveness like never before.
  • Windows and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
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  • Review by Miron1, 8 out of 10
    This is a great gaming keyboard and is also comfy.

    This although advertised as a gaming keyboard it is very versatile. The wrist rest is super great and by far the best in the market. And what's not to love about the rgb? It is programmable with an easy to use synapse software and has brighter leds than other companies like corsair. It is portable and easy to carry around owing to its smaller size and it has the great feeling razer greens which are built to last up to 80 million clicks.

    Jun 03, 2019 20:46
  • Review by Mello, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Compact keyboard

    Great gaming keyboard. Just compact enough to not be in the way and just big enough to get work done when not gaming. Mechanical keys are a must for work or play!

    Nov 22, 2021 19:18
  • Review by HanzDelbruk, 10 out of 10
    Clicky medium sized razer keyboard with wrist rest

    Pretty good, very clicky. Color changes nicely as stock set up. With downloaded module you can adjust style with razer app. A little too clicky for me, but was on sale and available when i needed it on the day. I'm using it to take abuse away from laptop as i game. Working good, so far. Wrist rest helps. If you don't mind loud clicking and plastic feels, worth the sale price

    Aug 01, 2021 00:50
  • Review by Anthony, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard

    Great keyboard better that most pair perfeft with the same brand mouse

    Oct 15, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Charanko, 10 out of 10
    Tournament edition with green switches

    Excellent choice if u like clikcy tactical keybinds the green switches by razer really make a difference in performance and feel great on the tips too!

    Jul 12, 2021 06:34
  • Review by FireTV, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard

    My son loves his keyboard after he purchased three other ones this one is the best

    Jul 09, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Aggierugby, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard. Good response time. No lag when ga

    My son loves this keyboard. Hes 12 and really into gaming

    Jul 31, 2021 08:36
  • Review by Marlies, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    Got this for my teenager son . He loves it for gaming with the pc.

    Jul 10, 2021 06:37
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - G Pro TKL Wired Mechanical GX Blue Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is designed and built to the exacting specifications of eSports athletes worldwide. Featuring the fastest and most durable Romer-G switches in a compact and ultra-portable tenkeyless design, plus advanced performance built in. This is the keyboard designed to give you the competitive edge.

    4 Features
  • Advanced mechanical: The Romer-G key switch is purpose-built for pro-grade performance, responsiveness and durability. A perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance, Romer-G is the stealth assassin of mechanical gaming keyboard switches.
  • Compact, durable design: The compact tenkeyless design frees up tournament table space for low-sens mouse movement. Durability is built into every component and reinforced by a super-strong steel backplate that also adds stability and rigidity during gameplay.
  • Detachable USB cable: The detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable doesn't break at the connection point when bouncing around in a travel bag. The three-pronged design, also used for wireless G403 and G900 mice, features support arms for an easy, secure connection.
  • Brilliant RGB: The Logitech G Pro Keyboard comes complete with 16.8M colors customizable for every key. You can even save a lighting pattern to onboard memory so it’s available for use in competition.*
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  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Responsive, colorful, and awesomely loud

    One of the main complaints I have with my gaming laptop is that the keyboard feels cramped, and there’s very little in the way of tactile feedback. Enter the Logitech G Pro keyboard. Although this keyboard has roughly the same footprint as my 15.6" laptop's keyboard and exactly the same width, its tenkeyless (TKL) design means there’s no number pad on the right-hand side, so each key gets a little more room to breathe without taking up extra real estate space on my desk, leaving me more room for my mouse and trackpad. The GX Blue Clicky switches also provide that satisfying clicky-clack of ye’ old keyboards and typewriters of yesteryear. If you’re not a fan of loud key clicks, this keyboard is not for you.

    Why do I love the GX Blue Clicky switches? For me the physical and auditory feedback of the keys actually helps me not only type better, but game better. With tactile and silent keyboards it can be hard to know if you’ve actually actuated the keys, and during fast-paced gaming, accurate complex key combinations and effective button mashing can often be the difference between a loss and victory.

    The keyboard itself measures about 14 inches wide, 6 inches across and about 1.5 inch tall when the feet are not engaged. There are even two separate elevation angles available to choose from by propping up either pair of the nested kickstands. While most of the keyboard is made of plastic, it is reinforced with a steel backplate for durability which accounts for some of its heft, weighing in at just over 2 lbs. The fabric braided USB cable with stabilizing prongs is secure but detachable, which is great for travel, and it measures about 6 feet long. Don’t be misled though, this is not a wireless keyboard, and it does not have an internal battery nor way to communicate with your computer wirelessly.

    A bit of the technical details for those of you that are interested, the actuation point of the keys sits at 2.0mm with a travel distance of 3.7mm, and actuation force required is 50g with a 1ms report rate. It’s got twelve programmable ‘F’ keys along the top which allow you to assign custom macros using the Logitech G Hub software. I tried the macro creator for a number of work and gaming related automated sequences, and it works really great, though depending on the responsiveness of your system, you may have to play with the keystroke delays a bit (default is 50ms). You can also set the ‘F’ keys to perform specific actions in integrated applications like Discord, OBS, and Overwolf.

    For gaming, I found that this keyboard works great with e-sports and MMO titles like Fortnite and Overwatch. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, for example, I had no trouble navigating with the WASD keys, switching weapons, or using any of the comms shortcuts for communicating with my team. The keyboard was equally zippy and responsive in PUBG and Minecraft. The ‘F’ keys can be useful for executing repetitive long-chain combos that help you clear tough areas of games that would otherwise make them laborious and frustrating, though you should to be aware that some online multi-player games specifically disallow macros that give players an unfair advantage and you may risk getting banned from the game if you use them during competitive gameplay.

    Now onto the lighting profiles. I find this feature to be good and bad. The keycaps that you get with the keyboard have transparent sections for the characters near the top of the switch, so while you get bright and vibrantly lit primary characters, the secondary characters are not illuminated at all. There is a dedicated button at the top right-hand corner of the keyboard to toggle the lights on or off, but it doesn’t allow you to change the brightness of the lights. Just a quick note too, with the lights off, the characters on the keyboard are really difficult to read, so if you need to read the labels on the keys, you’ll have to keep them on, which uses more battery in a laptop setup. The G Hub software does let you set custom animations and colors and you can even choose a different color for each key individually if you want. It still won’t let you adjust the brightness of the lights though and only certain settings can be 'saved' to the default profile stored in the keyboard. There’s also a ‘game mode’ toggle button on the keyboard that disables specific keys on the keyboard that you don’t use while gaming. You can choose the default, which is just the Windows, function, and menu keys, or set a custom set of disabled keys depending on your needs.

    Overall, I really like the Logitech G Pro keyboard for its understated but attractive design, customizable backlighting, amazing key feel and responsiveness, and generously loud clicky keys.

    Oct 21, 2019 16:34
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Great portable gaming keyboard

    The Logitech G PRO Mechanical wired gaming GX Blue Clicky Switch Keyboard with RBG back lighting has probably the longest product name that I have ever seen, but it does preform extremely well as a gaming keyboard. If you like portable, mechanical keyboards and enjoy the satisfying sound of the keys clicking as you hit them then this is the keyboard for you. It features a thick detachable micro USB cord with a proprietary three-pronged connector tip to help lock it in place and remove for safe travel. You can also connect a regular micro USB connector as well if you happen to forget your cable. It has a compact 10 key less design that reduces the length of the keyboard by a good 6 inches from standard gaming mechanical keyboards (ex: my omen mechanical keyboard). The rubberized feet on the bottom of the keyboard keep it in place so it won’t move around on you and it also has two different angle adjustments that are rubberized on the bottom as well. I am very impressed with the feel and placement of the keys and I find it very easy to switch from my normal keyboard to this gaming keyboard. Lighting on the keys are easily programmed using the Logitech G HUB software. There are many options to suit your needs between solid colors, pulsing, breathing, etc. I personally find the rotating colors to be a distraction, so I just use a solid color that just says lit. There is an option to synchronize the lighting with different content, but I didn’t not play around with that. The software also allows you to customize the F1-F12 keys to preform different functions or create some macros to make gaming or other things in general easier.

    Pros:

    Portability

    Thick micro USB cable

    Three different angle adjustments

    Rubberized feet for stability

    Satisfying key presses

    Logical key layout

    Physical button to turn of lighting

    Customization via the GHUB app

    On-board storage to hold your lighting schemes

    Cons:

    10-key might be needed by some

    no easy volume adjustment

    FN key in a bad place for me

    Oct 22, 2019 22:11
  • Review by CustomerA, 10 out of 10
    Fast Delivery, Perfect Condition

    Came a day early and packaged well, even the box for the keyboard was in perfect condition. It was wrapped in plastic as well.

    Have had the keyboard for about a month now and for anyone who likes clicky switches, these are perfect for you. They’re quite loud though, it can be heard when gaming/work/school if there isn’t proper noise suppression. Any grease is easy to clean off of the key caps/frame. The response time is good and it’s comfortable even for small hands like mine (16x7cm). It has a pretty good build quality which makes it somewhat heavy. The software for Logitech has never been hard to use, and is nitpicky in a good way like programming keybinds for specific games.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:13
  • Review by msumulong, 10 out of 10
    A worthwhile addition to your rig

    The Logitech G Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard is the latest gaming keyboard from Logitech. I amusing this keyboard as I write this review and I will be giving my initial thoughts on this keyboard.

    First the G Pro Mechanical Keyboard is a compact but full sized keyboard which is shorter by two to three inches compared to a regular keyboard. But don’t let that surprise you as it has some heft to it unlike other keyboards. It is a wired keyboard so that latency should not be a problem. And is it connected to a detacheable USB cord similar in design to other USB cords found in G Pro products.

    Typing in this keyboard somewhat reminds me of older electric typewriters as the keys are very clicky. One thing I’ve noticed though is that this keyboard seems to be the “clickiest” among all other gaming keyboards I have tried. Other features this keyboard has are the 12 programmable keys, non-slip rubber feet and angle adjustments.

    And like most gaming keyboards, this is backlighted. But what makes this stand apart is that it is Lightsync compatible. Lightsync is Logitech’s proprietary technology to sync other Logitech accessories in order to have a uniform lighting and configuration scheme across several devices. In my case I also have a gaming mouse, charging pad and a gaming headset all paired through Logitech’s G-Hub software.

    I really don’t have much words to mince hear since this is in essential a keyboard. But a keyboard that is rock solid and fun to use. And for those familiar with Logitech’s G-Hub products, this keyboard is a worthwhile addition to your gaming rig even if you do not hav other Logtech gaming products.

    Oct 22, 2019 11:32
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Audible Clicks, Real Satisfaction, Raw Gaming.

    Its everything you hoped it would be. GX Blue from Logitech is one of the greatest keyboards I've ever used in my life of gaming. I was a user of Razer's Keyboard products before this but no longer after using this well-constructed beautifully made keyboard. I am using this mechanical board to type this review out. I honestly haven't had a great feeling typing on a keyboard like this since the 90s when I use to play Duke Nukem 3D. In my mind, there always been a trade-off with keyboards where you either had to pick beautiful RGB lights on a bad membrane keyboard or a very ugly keyboard with awesome mechanical keys. Well, here you don't have to make that choice and in the world of PC gaming, it took us a while to get here. This G PRO GX gives you all of it in one and I couldn't be happier.

    I guess I'll start by saying that this keyboard is crafted and constructed to precision, Everything from the weight of this board feels perfect. While placed on a desk, there is no way this keyboard is going to be moving out of its position. The rubber grips on the feet keep this thing stable fully on the desk. The soft-touch keys feel great to the fingertips; It's clicky and loud but its perfect amount of feedback with each key. it's hard to say but its something about using it when gaming on Overwatch that gives you a satisfying feeling. Tactile feedback gives off a nice audible click.

    It's a good compact design that allows you to take the keyboard with you to a LAN party or tournaments so you can throw this in a bag and go quickly. PRO Keyboard from Logitech doesn't take up much footprint at all so you have the space you need for gaming. The Numpad is cut from the keyboard to allow for closer mouse movements and I had no issues when using Logitech's G903 mouse next to the keyboard. There is a detachable USB cord that connects the keyboard to the PC and for the most part, it's strong and braided so no snatching it out by mistake. Again the well-constructed design is here insuring if you are gaming a little wildly nothing will damage if the keyboard falls.

    Lightsync RGB colors are beautiful hands down and even better if you use the included GHUB software. They are bright and the first thing you will notice when using this keyboard is the big colorful "G". There are so many custom lighting designs you can make with the keyboard that I can't possibly keep up and that's on top of the animations that the keyboard has. I do like that it does "lightsync" with the G903. Also within the software, you can program the F-Keys to create macros until your heart content. All of the features are there for you to play around with.

    There are two buttons on the keyboard at the top. One controls "Game Mode" which disables some Windows keys and an "RGB LED" Button which allows you to turn the LED lights on and off. Sucks because I think they could have added a way to set the brightness from the button at 3 levels but it doesn't harm the keyboard review.

    Overall to me, this is the perfect wireless USB keyboard for gaming. ALL the features are there in a modern keyboard but the fact that Logitech took steps to add even more features into this thing is insane. Loving the satisfying clicks of this GX blue. I mean there is nowhere left to go with a keyboard like this. They already made a model with the Numpad included and in my opinion, the only way to make a keyboard like this any better is to make a wireless version with a good battery life. For gamers, this is an easy 5/5 star product.

    Oct 21, 2019 16:22
  • Review by thechad, 6 out of 10
    Ok but keys wearing off.

    This keyboard feels great, sounds great, and I was really enjoying it until the black on the keys started to wear off. My W A S D keys started to wear in the first two weeks, and almost 30 days of having this keyboard, I've posted pictures of what it looks like. Yes I game on it, Yes I play FPS with it, but also spent 140 with tax on it, this should not be happening. If it is advertised as a 'gaming' keyboard, it should be able to withstand GAMING use.

    May 07, 2021 17:02
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Keyboard!

    Perfect for my hands because I have short fingers. This was exactly what i needed and I don’t play on switching for a while.

    May 22, 2020 16:31
  • Review by Momo, 10 out of 10
    Mr

    No hassle great use Great brand name easy to use love it

    Jul 30, 2021 15:54
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Apex 3 TKL Wired Membrane Whisper Quiet Switch Gaming Keyboard with 8 zone RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Built for the needs of gamers with premium features like a compact tenkeyless esports form factor, low friction whisper quiet gaming switches, gaming-grade anti-ghosting, IP32 water and dust resistance for protection against spills and accidents, multimedia controls, and brilliant PrismSync lighting.

    6 Features
  • Tenkeyless (TKL) Design: The compact tenkeyless design is the most popular form factor used by the pros, allowing you to position the keyboard for comfort and to maximize in-game performance.
  • Whisper Quiet Switches: Low friction switches for near silent use and unmatched durability, with performance guaranteed for over 20 million keypresses.
  • IP32 Water & Dust Resistant: Designed with IP32 Water & Dust Resistant for extra durability to prevent damage from liquids and dust particles, so you can continue to play no matter what happens to your keyboard.
  • Multimedia Controls: A clickable metal roller and media keys allow you to adjust volume and settings on the fly, all at the touch of a button.
  • 8-Zone RGB Illumination: Choose from brilliant rainbow RGB effects, your favorite color scheme, or even to react when you’re under attack.
  • Gaming Grade Anti-ghosting: Gaming grade anti-ghosting so you never lose or drop a keystroke, even when you press multiple keys at the same time.
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - G Pro TKL Wired Mechanical GX Brown Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - K/DA, White
    Description

    Built for pros from the bottom up. A compact tenkeyless design frees up table space for low-sens mousing. Programmable LIGHTSYNC RGB with onboard memory lets you customize your light settings and store one static pattern for tournaments. A detachable cable makes for easy transportation. Play All Out.

    7 Features
  • Play all out: G PRO K/DA wired gaming keyboard is designed with official League of Legends alt-universe K/DA art for a complete and immersive play experience.
  • Pro-grade: 1 ms report rate engineered for speed and responsiveness; built with and for esports athletes and gamers for competition-level performance, speed and precision.
  • Durable GX Brown tactile switches: Deliver discernable feedback to ensure confidence and precision in actuation without being too loud or distracting.
  • Compact and portable: Tenkeyless design frees up table space for mouse movement with detachable three-pronged designed Micro USB cable for easy, secure connection; easy to pack up and transport.
  • Personalizable: Use LIGHTSYNC and Logitech G HUB software to highlight keys and program static lighting patterns to onboard memory.
  • Adjustable angle: Three-step angle adjustment for additional levels of comfort, plus rubber feet for excellent stability during intense gaming.
  • Programmable macros: Execute a set of complex or timed actions or commands with the press of a button programmed via G Hub software (Keyboard macros are generally not allowed in gaming tournaments).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Responsive, colorful, and awesomely loud

    One of the main complaints I have with my gaming laptop is that the keyboard feels cramped, and there’s very little in the way of tactile feedback. Enter the Logitech G Pro keyboard. Although this keyboard has roughly the same footprint as my 15.6" laptop's keyboard and exactly the same width, its tenkeyless (TKL) design means there’s no number pad on the right-hand side, so each key gets a little more room to breathe without taking up extra real estate space on my desk, leaving me more room for my mouse and trackpad. The GX Blue Clicky switches also provide that satisfying clicky-clack of ye’ old keyboards and typewriters of yesteryear. If you’re not a fan of loud key clicks, this keyboard is not for you.

    Why do I love the GX Blue Clicky switches? For me the physical and auditory feedback of the keys actually helps me not only type better, but game better. With tactile and silent keyboards it can be hard to know if you’ve actually actuated the keys, and during fast-paced gaming, accurate complex key combinations and effective button mashing can often be the difference between a loss and victory.

    The keyboard itself measures about 14 inches wide, 6 inches across and about 1.5 inch tall when the feet are not engaged. There are even two separate elevation angles available to choose from by propping up either pair of the nested kickstands. While most of the keyboard is made of plastic, it is reinforced with a steel backplate for durability which accounts for some of its heft, weighing in at just over 2 lbs. The fabric braided USB cable with stabilizing prongs is secure but detachable, which is great for travel, and it measures about 6 feet long. Don’t be misled though, this is not a wireless keyboard, and it does not have an internal battery nor way to communicate with your computer wirelessly.

    A bit of the technical details for those of you that are interested, the actuation point of the keys sits at 2.0mm with a travel distance of 3.7mm, and actuation force required is 50g with a 1ms report rate. It’s got twelve programmable ‘F’ keys along the top which allow you to assign custom macros using the Logitech G Hub software. I tried the macro creator for a number of work and gaming related automated sequences, and it works really great, though depending on the responsiveness of your system, you may have to play with the keystroke delays a bit (default is 50ms). You can also set the ‘F’ keys to perform specific actions in integrated applications like Discord, OBS, and Overwolf.

    For gaming, I found that this keyboard works great with e-sports and MMO titles like Fortnite and Overwatch. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, for example, I had no trouble navigating with the WASD keys, switching weapons, or using any of the comms shortcuts for communicating with my team. The keyboard was equally zippy and responsive in PUBG and Minecraft. The ‘F’ keys can be useful for executing repetitive long-chain combos that help you clear tough areas of games that would otherwise make them laborious and frustrating, though you should to be aware that some online multi-player games specifically disallow macros that give players an unfair advantage and you may risk getting banned from the game if you use them during competitive gameplay.

    Now onto the lighting profiles. I find this feature to be good and bad. The keycaps that you get with the keyboard have transparent sections for the characters near the top of the switch, so while you get bright and vibrantly lit primary characters, the secondary characters are not illuminated at all. There is a dedicated button at the top right-hand corner of the keyboard to toggle the lights on or off, but it doesn’t allow you to change the brightness of the lights. Just a quick note too, with the lights off, the characters on the keyboard are really difficult to read, so if you need to read the labels on the keys, you’ll have to keep them on, which uses more battery in a laptop setup. The G Hub software does let you set custom animations and colors and you can even choose a different color for each key individually if you want. It still won’t let you adjust the brightness of the lights though and only certain settings can be 'saved' to the default profile stored in the keyboard. There’s also a ‘game mode’ toggle button on the keyboard that disables specific keys on the keyboard that you don’t use while gaming. You can choose the default, which is just the Windows, function, and menu keys, or set a custom set of disabled keys depending on your needs.

    Overall, I really like the Logitech G Pro keyboard for its understated but attractive design, customizable backlighting, amazing key feel and responsiveness, and generously loud clicky keys.

    Oct 21, 2019 16:34
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Great portable gaming keyboard

    The Logitech G PRO Mechanical wired gaming GX Blue Clicky Switch Keyboard with RBG back lighting has probably the longest product name that I have ever seen, but it does preform extremely well as a gaming keyboard. If you like portable, mechanical keyboards and enjoy the satisfying sound of the keys clicking as you hit them then this is the keyboard for you. It features a thick detachable micro USB cord with a proprietary three-pronged connector tip to help lock it in place and remove for safe travel. You can also connect a regular micro USB connector as well if you happen to forget your cable. It has a compact 10 key less design that reduces the length of the keyboard by a good 6 inches from standard gaming mechanical keyboards (ex: my omen mechanical keyboard). The rubberized feet on the bottom of the keyboard keep it in place so it won’t move around on you and it also has two different angle adjustments that are rubberized on the bottom as well. I am very impressed with the feel and placement of the keys and I find it very easy to switch from my normal keyboard to this gaming keyboard. Lighting on the keys are easily programmed using the Logitech G HUB software. There are many options to suit your needs between solid colors, pulsing, breathing, etc. I personally find the rotating colors to be a distraction, so I just use a solid color that just says lit. There is an option to synchronize the lighting with different content, but I didn’t not play around with that. The software also allows you to customize the F1-F12 keys to preform different functions or create some macros to make gaming or other things in general easier.

    Pros:

    Portability

    Thick micro USB cable

    Three different angle adjustments

    Rubberized feet for stability

    Satisfying key presses

    Logical key layout

    Physical button to turn of lighting

    Customization via the GHUB app

    On-board storage to hold your lighting schemes

    Cons:

    10-key might be needed by some

    no easy volume adjustment

    FN key in a bad place for me

    Oct 22, 2019 22:11
  • Review by CustomerA, 10 out of 10
    Fast Delivery, Perfect Condition

    Came a day early and packaged well, even the box for the keyboard was in perfect condition. It was wrapped in plastic as well.

    Have had the keyboard for about a month now and for anyone who likes clicky switches, these are perfect for you. They’re quite loud though, it can be heard when gaming/work/school if there isn’t proper noise suppression. Any grease is easy to clean off of the key caps/frame. The response time is good and it’s comfortable even for small hands like mine (16x7cm). It has a pretty good build quality which makes it somewhat heavy. The software for Logitech has never been hard to use, and is nitpicky in a good way like programming keybinds for specific games.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:13
  • Review by msumulong, 10 out of 10
    A worthwhile addition to your rig

    The Logitech G Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard is the latest gaming keyboard from Logitech. I amusing this keyboard as I write this review and I will be giving my initial thoughts on this keyboard.

    First the G Pro Mechanical Keyboard is a compact but full sized keyboard which is shorter by two to three inches compared to a regular keyboard. But don’t let that surprise you as it has some heft to it unlike other keyboards. It is a wired keyboard so that latency should not be a problem. And is it connected to a detacheable USB cord similar in design to other USB cords found in G Pro products.

    Typing in this keyboard somewhat reminds me of older electric typewriters as the keys are very clicky. One thing I’ve noticed though is that this keyboard seems to be the “clickiest” among all other gaming keyboards I have tried. Other features this keyboard has are the 12 programmable keys, non-slip rubber feet and angle adjustments.

    And like most gaming keyboards, this is backlighted. But what makes this stand apart is that it is Lightsync compatible. Lightsync is Logitech’s proprietary technology to sync other Logitech accessories in order to have a uniform lighting and configuration scheme across several devices. In my case I also have a gaming mouse, charging pad and a gaming headset all paired through Logitech’s G-Hub software.

    I really don’t have much words to mince hear since this is in essential a keyboard. But a keyboard that is rock solid and fun to use. And for those familiar with Logitech’s G-Hub products, this keyboard is a worthwhile addition to your gaming rig even if you do not hav other Logtech gaming products.

    Oct 22, 2019 11:32
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Audible Clicks, Real Satisfaction, Raw Gaming.

    Its everything you hoped it would be. GX Blue from Logitech is one of the greatest keyboards I've ever used in my life of gaming. I was a user of Razer's Keyboard products before this but no longer after using this well-constructed beautifully made keyboard. I am using this mechanical board to type this review out. I honestly haven't had a great feeling typing on a keyboard like this since the 90s when I use to play Duke Nukem 3D. In my mind, there always been a trade-off with keyboards where you either had to pick beautiful RGB lights on a bad membrane keyboard or a very ugly keyboard with awesome mechanical keys. Well, here you don't have to make that choice and in the world of PC gaming, it took us a while to get here. This G PRO GX gives you all of it in one and I couldn't be happier.

    I guess I'll start by saying that this keyboard is crafted and constructed to precision, Everything from the weight of this board feels perfect. While placed on a desk, there is no way this keyboard is going to be moving out of its position. The rubber grips on the feet keep this thing stable fully on the desk. The soft-touch keys feel great to the fingertips; It's clicky and loud but its perfect amount of feedback with each key. it's hard to say but its something about using it when gaming on Overwatch that gives you a satisfying feeling. Tactile feedback gives off a nice audible click.

    It's a good compact design that allows you to take the keyboard with you to a LAN party or tournaments so you can throw this in a bag and go quickly. PRO Keyboard from Logitech doesn't take up much footprint at all so you have the space you need for gaming. The Numpad is cut from the keyboard to allow for closer mouse movements and I had no issues when using Logitech's G903 mouse next to the keyboard. There is a detachable USB cord that connects the keyboard to the PC and for the most part, it's strong and braided so no snatching it out by mistake. Again the well-constructed design is here insuring if you are gaming a little wildly nothing will damage if the keyboard falls.

    Lightsync RGB colors are beautiful hands down and even better if you use the included GHUB software. They are bright and the first thing you will notice when using this keyboard is the big colorful "G". There are so many custom lighting designs you can make with the keyboard that I can't possibly keep up and that's on top of the animations that the keyboard has. I do like that it does "lightsync" with the G903. Also within the software, you can program the F-Keys to create macros until your heart content. All of the features are there for you to play around with.

    There are two buttons on the keyboard at the top. One controls "Game Mode" which disables some Windows keys and an "RGB LED" Button which allows you to turn the LED lights on and off. Sucks because I think they could have added a way to set the brightness from the button at 3 levels but it doesn't harm the keyboard review.

    Overall to me, this is the perfect wireless USB keyboard for gaming. ALL the features are there in a modern keyboard but the fact that Logitech took steps to add even more features into this thing is insane. Loving the satisfying clicks of this GX blue. I mean there is nowhere left to go with a keyboard like this. They already made a model with the Numpad included and in my opinion, the only way to make a keyboard like this any better is to make a wireless version with a good battery life. For gamers, this is an easy 5/5 star product.

    Oct 21, 2019 16:22
  • Review by thechad, 6 out of 10
    Ok but keys wearing off.

    This keyboard feels great, sounds great, and I was really enjoying it until the black on the keys started to wear off. My W A S D keys started to wear in the first two weeks, and almost 30 days of having this keyboard, I've posted pictures of what it looks like. Yes I game on it, Yes I play FPS with it, but also spent 140 with tax on it, this should not be happening. If it is advertised as a 'gaming' keyboard, it should be able to withstand GAMING use.

    May 07, 2021 17:02
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Keyboard!

    Perfect for my hands because I have short fingers. This was exactly what i needed and I don’t play on switching for a while.

    May 22, 2020 16:31
  • Review by Momo, 10 out of 10
    Mr

    No hassle great use Great brand name easy to use love it

    Jul 30, 2021 15:54
  • 9.2score
    ASUS - ROG TKL Wired Mechanical CHERRY MX Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Gray/Black
    Description

    Tap your way to victory with this ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL wired mechanical gaming keyboard. The stealth key lets you hide all apps and mute audio with a single touch for enhanced privacy, while the compact profile fits easily into most backpacks for easy portability. This ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL wired mechanical gaming keyboard features a durable aluminum top-plate for long-lasting use.

    4 Features
  • Cherry MX mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WildTwinsFan, 8 out of 10
    Nice!

    Works great, feels great, software is fine for the KB.

    My only gripe is there isn't a USB port built into the keyboard, that convenience is a loss of a whole star, but I like it, and will keep it, hopefully for many years.

    Jun 05, 2021 17:23
  • Review by k1ngRams, 10 out of 10
    Very comfortable to use

    I got this for my son and he loves it!! It even comes with the wrist rest for comfortability.. he kept thanking me ever few minutes because he’s inlove with it.

    Aug 22, 2020 10:28
  • Review by StrixKeyboard, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Nicest keyboard I’ve ever used, I didn’t know keyboards could be so nice and smooth. Also really quiet compared to the keyboard I was using. Also like the removable USB-c cable.

    Jan 16, 2021 19:51
  • Review by AnOrCsBaLls, 10 out of 10
    Switched from Corsair

    Was a little apprehensive to jump ship from Corsair because I have only used their keyboards for gaming. I will say I am impressed with this board and love the functionality and the feel of it. My ONLY complaint is that it doesn’t come with bonus textured keys for WASD and space bar. Luckily I still had my Corsair board and took the textured keys from it and transferred them over as you can see in the pic. If they would start adding those with this particular board I don’t know if any reason for someone to be unhappy or underwhelmed with this product.

    Oct 11, 2021 14:44
  • Review by MJ1992, 10 out of 10
    My 1st TKL keyboard

    I recently got this keyboard and i have to say that its really good board. The switches are really good they are cherry MX red and they feel very good. I also enjoy the TKL design it helps with space and mouse movement. I think this Keyboard is very underrated and everybody should consider getting it.

    Nov 27, 2020 23:50
  • Review by KeyboardBestie, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely perfect

    Stunning was a gift for my bestie and he is enchanted with the keyboard

    Oct 09, 2021 13:50
  • Review by Thorfax, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful and functional

    This keyboard is worth every penny, smooth linear keys, bright and smooth rgb and very responsive. Perfect for a fps gamer that never uses the num pad and could use the extra desk space for all those fast wide mouse movements. Also the stealth key is perfect for those that want to sneak a game or show in when they shouldn't be XD. Does have a extra large left CTL key so you don't misclick but this does mean that custom key caps may be hard to find for it and the space bar as it is a bit shorter and also a windows key lock function for even more assurance. Just enough media control keys in the top row for those that like them but don't need alot of extra buttons and very easy to use software, all in all a good purchase for an enthusiast.

    Jul 14, 2020 23:46
  • Review by Clucker, 10 out of 10
    ROG FTW

    Asus is the best at everything. This keyboard is very nice looking and sturdy. Some of the keys were overly stiff when brand new but have since "broken in" and all work great now. Had a very Merry Strixmas with this product.

    Jan 18, 2021 13:58
  • 9.0score
    Razer - BlackWidow Lite Wired TKL Mechanical Gaming Orange Switch Keyboard with RGB Chroma Backlighting - Mercury
    Description

    The Razer BlackWidow Lite delivers full functionality in a compact form. Featuring Razer™ Mechanical Switches (Orange) with included o-rings for extra sound dampening, experience silent but tactile feedback. The keyboard is also equipped with individually backlit keys with full brightness control. Use Razer Synapse 3, a cloud-based hardware configuration tool, to access advanced options like assigning macros, setting shortcuts, and more.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Mechanical Switches: Type with incredible precision and tactile feel
  • Silent keys with o-rings included: Enjoy the tactile feeling of mechanical switches without fear of being too loud. The Razer BlackWidow Lite comes with o-rings to further dampen the sound of your already silent keys, reducing key travel distance at the same time to alleviate typing fatigue.
  • Compact form: The Razer BlackWidow Lite provides essential control in a compact form. The detachable cable also makes it easy to pack and take along if you’re always on the go.
  • Individually backlit keys: With global white LED backlighting, you can always find the right key, even in dark settings. Control how bright you need it to be instantly or turn it off when you don’t need it.
  • Razer Synapse 3: Get access to advanced options and granular control with Razer Synapse 3, a cloud-based hardware configuration tool that lets you assign macros, set shortcuts, and more.
  • Engineered for durability: Razer Mechanical Switches deliver top performance and durability to make sure you’re ahead of your game. The switches are manufactured in-house to ensure strict requirements are met for each switch produced, resulting in a life span of up to 80 million key strokes.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Morgan, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!

    I really like the lighting, it is not too bright and is customizable through Razer synapse. The key switches are tactile but not too loud and will not annoy anyone nearby. Board is sturdy.

    Sep 29, 2021 15:54
  • Review by ABQgirl, 8 out of 10
    Very good keyboard, not 'silent'.

    Very good quality keyboard. It is built to withstand heavy use. Which is good, because I use a keyboard 8-10 hours a day. My only issue is that the description online and the box it came in called it a 'silent' keyboard. It is not silent. Maybe it is more silent than others, or maybe mechanical keyboards can never be 'silent'. The noise while typing is definitely distracting. Other than that, the action is very smooth, and I can type fast with no problems. The backlighting is also very nice and I like the fact that it is wired, so I never have to recharge or change batteries. This is my third 'silent' keyboard I've tried, and am giving up. I'm keeping this one because of the good quality and expectation that it will withstand my heavy use.

    Oct 07, 2021 17:00
  • 9.0score
    Razer - BlackWidow V3 TKL Wired Mechanical Green Clicky Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. Mean performance in a leaner form—enter the Razer BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless. Continuing an iconic legacy, this compact gaming keyboard is armed with our world-renowned Razer Mechanical Switches and powered by Razer Chroma RGB, for a level of precision and personalization beloved by gamers worldwide.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Green Mechanical Switches for precise execution with a clicky, tactile feel: Hear and feel the satisfying feedback in every keystroke you make, with a classic design that offers optimized actuation and reset points for better performance when gaming.
  • Compact form factor for a streamlined setup: The tenkeyless design allows for easier positioning to get your setup just right, and is ideal for gamers who prefer a minimalist desktop.
  • Cable routing options for easy cable management: The keyboard is designed with grooves that allow you to neatly tuck in its cable and feed it out in any direction, so you can keep your desktop clear of clutter and mess.
  • Fully programmable keys for custom profiles, key bindings, and macros: Make your execution and gameplay more efficient by mapping your desired functions via Razer Synapse 3, and tweak the keyboard to suit your playstyle by creating and saving unique profiles and macros.
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan for long-lasting durability: Enjoy a level of reliability catered for competitive play, with a design equipped to handle intense, regular usage.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma RGB for customizable lighting and greater game immersion: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects to choose from, personalize the keyboard and enjoy greater immersion with dynamic lighting effects that trigger as you game on Chroma-integrated titles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by LadyG, 10 out of 10
    Update The Firmware To Fix Double Key Registering!

    Please note, I did not buy this keyboard from Best Buy. I got mine from somewhere else. I just wanted to post this here to try and help others who are having an issue with some of the keys double-registering. Yes, it's true, we shouldn't have this issue on a brand new keyboard, and why it was released like this, is beyond me. However, not everyone has this issue, but a lot do, and I'd like to help you fix it. And thankfully, it's really an easy fix.

    Go to Razer's website, click support, then keyboards. Next, click on Razer BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless. This will bring up the support page for this particular keyboard. Next, click on the green text at top where it says "View software, drivers and updates for download >". After clicking that, you will see the Razer BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless Firmware Updater Guide page. Clicking on download will open up the PDF firmware updating instructions. Inside of this PDF, there is the actual link to download the firmware, which, as of this posting, shows a Release Date: 17 Sep 2020. This could change at any time, should a newer update become available.

    Updating the firmware doesn't take long at all. And yes, it does fix the double-registering issue. I had the same issue with mine, after updating the firmware, everything works perfectly!

    As for the keyboard itself, I really like it. It's nice and compact. Looks and feels great to type on. RGB lighting looks very nice. Keyboard feels well made and sturdy. And it does have a metal top. It's exactly what I was looking for.

    Possible cons for some. The Razer Green switches are pretty loud when bottoming out. The top plate of this keyboard is metal, which adds to the noise. So, if you type like a woodpecker pecking on a tree, you're going to be making a lot of noise! I wouldn't recommend using it in the library, or where others are trying to sleep, unless, of course, you want a shoe thrown upside your head! LOL As far as I know, and I've looked everywhere, Razer is selling this particular keyboard only with Green switches, as of now. Maybe Razer will soon release one with the quieter Yellow switches, if you prefer those.

    I hope this post was helpful to you. Enjoy your new keyboard!

    Jan 22, 2021 10:55
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard BlackWidow V3 razer

    THE BEST Keyboard I can buy the BlackEidow V3 from Razer and seller front the best BEST BUY fast shipping and inventory

    Mar 26, 2021 16:06
  • Review by BenM, 8 out of 10
    Good Buy

    very good keyboard my daughter loves it uses it dailey for schooling and gaming

    Oct 01, 2021 16:13
  • Review by BombSquad, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good gaming keyboard.

    Pros:

    - Nice RGB

    - Compact size,

    Cons:

    - came out the box with double-typing issues but is fixed by latest firmware.

    - Audible electrical noise caused by the RGB lighting. Can be defeated by lowering brightness.

    - Too loud typing noise.

    Feb 20, 2021 02:27
  • Review by Bathawk, 8 out of 10
    Good Keyboard

    Good, functional keyboard. Works well with a laptop. The keys make a distinctive sound when pressed, which may be annoying to some. It did not bother me.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:59
  • Review by WickedK, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    Feels weird to go ten keyless but razer hit it out of the park as always. Loving this keyboard!

    Jun 08, 2021 22:23
  • Review by shineystuff84, 10 out of 10
    freaking awesome keyboard!

    greta keyboard I love the lights and all the bells and whistles

    Sep 10, 2021 17:47
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    So good

    Great keyboard for the price, nice quality and software, it’s awesome

    Sep 03, 2021 20:06
  • 8.4score