Logitech G715 hands-on: A strong typist that polarizes

Logitech G715 hands-on: A strong typist that polarizes
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Logitech G715 hands-on: A strong typist that polarizes

Logitech G715 hands-on: A strong typist that polarizes
enlarge / Logitech G713 Keyboard.

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In an explosion of coloration, Logitech right this moment introduced a bunch of PC peripherals hidden in gentle shades, wi-fi choices, and RGB lighting.

Logitech calls it the Aurora Assortment, and whereas the devices are geared toward avid gamers, the excessive programmability and premium options could make them fascinating for informal energy customers as nicely.

Logitech's Aurora Collection includes a wide range of PC peripherals and accessories.
enlarge / Logitech’s Aurora Assortment contains a variety of PC peripherals and equipment.

The brand new collection is characterised by a stylish shiny white coloration with RGB LEDs and excessive worth tags. The collection contains the G735 wi-fi headset ($230), the G705 wi-fi mouse ($100), the G713 mechanical keyboard ($170), and its wi-fi model, the G715 ($200). There are additionally Aurora PC equipment, together with high plates and keycaps for keyboards and new Aurora colours for a few of Logitech’s beforehand launched microphones.

And as anybody who’s walked anyplace close to my desk these days has instantly seen, I’ve had some hands-on time with wi-fi keyboards on the lot.

cut up design

The polarizing look of the G715 goes past its polar bear white styling. Let’s begin with the cloud-shaped wrist relaxation.

Fluffy clouds make lumpy wrist rests.
enlarge / Fluffy clouds make lumpy wrist rests.

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It blends nicely with the keyboard’s white chassis however appears infantile, and the fake leather-based that I predict will put on off after repeated use is not helped.

The wrist relaxation was surprisingly dense and supportive whereas typing. I could not really feel my exhausting desk via the wrist relaxation even after urgent down forcefully. Nevertheless, its bulkiness bothered my wrists.

The G715 solely is available in white, and because the white PBT keycaps and white mouse on my work keyboard can attest, white PC peripherals can simply, and visibly, get soiled. Preserve this in thoughts when contemplating this costly clacker.

Fortunately, the keyboard has doubleshot PBT keycaps, so legends do not come off (for extra on keycaps and different phrases on this article, see our information to mechanical keyboards). Plus, they’d a scrumptious texture that supplied a greater grip than low cost ABS plastic keycaps and felt good for the worth of the keyboard.

RGB is optional.
enlarge / RGB is elective.

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White is the first coloration right here, however I used to be nonetheless showered with coloration by the per-key RGB lighting that produced extremely shiny legends and glows within the keys.

The RGB strip on the underside of the G715 created a shiny glow on my desktop, particularly south of the keyboard.

There are 16 RGB LEDs on the underside of the keyboard.
enlarge / There are 16 RGB LEDs on the underside of the keyboard.

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RGB makes a robust impression, and when you’re on the optimistic facet basically, there’s little to complain about right here, except you want software program to alter the RGB settings. You’ll be able to customise the LEDs on the underside of the keyboard and use premade results.

However when you have a adverse opinion of RGB or are concerned about saving battery life, you may rapidly flip off the lights (with out software program). However given the keyboard’s worth, if you are going to skimp on one among its largest options, you need to most likely like different issues concerning the peripheral.

Mechanical keyboards geared toward avid gamers can get glorious media keys. And though the G715’s design is stripped down, it has a set of media keys (which might gentle up with RGB) in a cushty lavender shade, together with a rubber-like scroll wheel. Nevertheless, the wheel isn’t probably the most tactile. I favor wheels with extra notches.

Sadly, like a lot of the G715’s keys, the media keys aren’t programmable.

The function row has two levels of programmability with macro support.
enlarge / The perform row has two ranges of programmability with macro assist.


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