Overall and Final Verdict

With my testing out of the way, we can finally step back and get more of an overall look at Logitech’s G515 Lightspeed TKL keyboard. I’ll get the biggest downside for me at least out of the way first. The low-profile design just isn’t going to be for everyone, no matter how good things are. If you prefer a standard keyswitch and keycap then this might not be the keyboard for you. But there are a lot of people who love those low-profile designs or at least that is what they are used to using and for those users, Logitech has done a great job with the G515. You get a great-performing mechanical switch with a short throw which for gaming means faster reactions. They have paired that up with low-profile PBT double-shot keycaps that continue the low-profile design and will mean a lifetime of use that isn’t going to wear off your legends. The longevity is also helped by this wireless design having a removable battery that can be replaced in the future. I hate that a lot of wireless devices are just dead and trash when their battery dies, not only is it wasteful, but it can be expensive to replace otherwise usable devices. I’m really happy to see that Logitech recognizes this and put the effort into including that.

Speaking of wireless and battery life. This is where the G515 shines. You have both Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless as a connection option and Bluetooth meaning you can switch between devices if you want. The wireless performance was flawless in all of my testing, but it was the battery life that I was the happiest with. The G515 is advertised as having 36 hours of battery life but in my testing with the lighting effects I run and inactivity settings, I have consistently been seeing around 69 hours of battery life which even with my heavy use means only charging after a week or more of use and a lighter use user would see longer than that. With that, I wish I had a standard height switch design with a number pad that performed similarly, the MK770 I have been using as my main keyboard before testing the G515 has almost no battery life in comparison. For charging you have a Type-C connection which you can use the included cable or any standard phone charger which is what I have been doing, keeping the number of cables on my desk down.

Logitech did go with a standard layout which makes switching to the G515 easy and in the future if you wanted to you could replace the keycaps as long as you found a keycap designed for a low-profile switch. The only thing missing as far as layout or design goes for me is a volume wheel. Logitech slipped one in with their G Pro X 60 Lightspeed and now I’m spoiled and would love to see at least a hidden wheel like on that keyboard on all of their keyboards.

For pricing, the G515 Lightspeed TKL has an MSRP of $139.99. For competition, Razer has the DeathStalker V2 Pro TKL which is a direct competitor to the G515 Lightspeed TKL and Corsair has the K100 Air Wireless RGB  but that is a full-sized keyboard and the Razer is $219.99 and the Corsair is even more at $279.99. Beyond that, there are a few enthusiast-focused options like the NuPhy Air75 V2 at $119 but overall while not cheap the G515 isn’t too badly priced given the features you are getting. Especially if people see anything like the battery life that I have been experiencing. With that said, Logitech has it advertised with 36 hours of life so I would go in with that expectation. Overall, if low profile and wireless is what you are looking for the G515 is looking like a great way to go.


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