Logitech G815 Keyboard Upgrade Time

During a close game of Rocket League, my “D” key broke off of my current keyboard. Unfortunately I could not fix or replace the key, so I upgraded to the Logitech G815 keyboard, clicky version. It was the most expensive keyboard I’ve owned, but I’m very happy with the upgrade now.

How my Logitech G910 Orion Spark Keyboard Broke

I was in the middle of overtime in a tough Rocket League match when my key broke off. Up to that point, my Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum keyboard served me well. The “D” key that fell off is important for turning right, but hard to do when it stuck to my finger. It just stuck to my finger and came right off.

It was a frantic rush to put it back into place, but it just kept popping out. We won the game, but my key was done for. The plastic clips that fastened it to the switch on the keyboard snapped off. I had a replacement set of keys from my son’s Logitech G910 Spark keyboard, but luck was not on my side.

I was able to remove the broken clip on one side of the switch, but the other one snapped too close to tweeze out. The switches were soldered onto the keyboard, so a new keyboard was in my future.

The Upgrade to Logitech G815 RGB Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB Mechanical Gaming on my gaming desk with my headset USB dongle plugged in
Quick Snap of my Logitech G815

My Logitech G910 keyboard served me well, but I often pressed the tab key on accident. I also preferred the keys on my son’s version of the model, the Logitech G910 Spark. They no longer produce the spark and I was shocked at the price of the Orion Spectrum.

Since a comparable keyboard was going to be expensive, I figured it’s worth upgrading to a newer model. The top of the line model was the Logitech G915 Wireless Keyboard, but I was not about to pay over $200 for a keyboard. Sure I could spend that, but I’m just not that hardcore yet.

Lucky for me, the Logitech G815 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard was the same keyboard, but in a wired version and less expensive. Even better, my wife paid for it as a father’s day gift. The body of the keyboard is ultrathin brushed metal that feels solid and expensive (which it is since it cost over $180 after tax). There were several options for switches: GL Clicky, GL Tactile or GL Linear.

Multiple Switch Options and Other Fun Features

GL Clicky is the classic mechanical switch style, GL Tactile has a small bump of feedback and GL Linear is completely smooth. Hard to decide without a keyboard to test, but I did get chance to touch the GL Clicky version and it felt good. I decided to go with what I know and snagged the clicky version.

The keys are low profile which I love. They seem more responsive due to the short travel distance for the switch. The clicky switches with the low profile keys produce a quick, light click. It felt better than my previous keyboard. Media controls are also much nicer, especially the solid metal roller for the volume control.

The Logitech G815 Lightsync RGB is just as good as my last keyboard and it is fun to play with the settings, but that’s more of a flex than useful for me right now. What is super useful is the pass thru USB port on the back of the keyboard. I’ve had an ongoing issue with my Logitech G933 headset’s USB receiver dongle.

Ever other time I use that headset, I’m forced to reset the dongle to reconnect (using a paperclip). It still sounds great, so I’ve accepted this minor inconvenience. Now I can keep the dongle right near my fingers for easy access instead of reaching to the back on the PC.

My key breaking turned out to be a good thing and I’m very happy with the Logitech G815 Gaming Keyboard upgrade.

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