Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
List Price: $99.99

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Product Description

The Logitech G15 keyboard offers gamers a level of in-game information, programmability and control with adjustable-tilt, backlit LCD display to show crucial information during game play or set timers to keep track of game events. The G15 also features a switch that turns off the Windows key, so hitting that button accidentally won't end your game. View game stats - Use the GamePanel LCD to view game stats, create new macros, and keep track of important system information without leaving the game and closes completely for transport & storage Play in the dark - Illuminated characters are easily visible in both bright and low light conditions, with three levels of backlighting for late-night gaming sessions Create & save macros with a press of a button - 18 fully programmable with three shift states each, for 54 possible custom macros per game Eliminate cable hassles - Intelligently route mouse, headset, or other cables using convenient channels under the keyboard Record custom key sequences - Make on-the-fly additions to your key programming set with Macro Record button Watch & listen - Convenient media keys for easy management of audio and video playback System Requirements - PC with Pentium processor or compatible, Windows XP, 256 MB RAM, 20 MB of available hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB port, Logitech GamePanel

Features:
  • Gaming keyboard
  • High level of information, programmability and control
  • Adjustable display
  • Programmable G-keys
  • One year limited warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Fantastic Keyboard
    I just bought this gaming keyboard today at BB (can't say exactly or Amazon will make me disapear lol) for $19. I was waiting for the price to go down and behold it did by a huge margin much to my surprise. This is because a new G15 gaming keyboard is out now.
    This is a great keyboard. The hand rest is comfortable and the keys feel good. Yes they are a little smaller than most keys on other keyboards but it doesnt take long to get used to it. With the keyboard rest on, I find it easier to type and my hands have gotten use to the keys immediately. The lit keys are a nice addition, but depending on the way the light is shining in your room it might give the impression that some of the lights on the keys are out. I had to put my hand over the keys I thought had broken lights but they were on. Nothing to give a negative report on. I find the lit keys to be a nice add-on. The Logitech logo and G15 when lit up look very nice. The volume controls are a nice touch if your speakers are set back and you are tired of stretching or getting up to change the volume. With so much wire coming out of my whole system it is nice to have 2 USB sockets on the top of the keyboard. The downside form the USB ports on the keyboard is the power. They aren't powerful enough for a flash drive. When you put a flash drive in one of the keyboard USB ports a window will pop up saying that the device wont work properly because there's not enough power allocated to this port.
    At this time, the LCD screen supports Civilization 4, The Sims 2, and The Movies. After installing the driver CD, it automaticaly searched my games and came up with these 3.
    Setting up: This was so easy. I unplugged my old keyboard (Dynex) and plugged it in. My computer immediately sensed it when it loaded to my desktop. It worked even without me loading any drivers and deleting my old keyboard. Having loaded the driver cd, everything went smoothly. I even checked Logitechs website to see if there were any updates and it did have an update from 1.2 to 1.4. Loading the updated drivers was a piece of cake. If I want the LCD screen up, it shows my CPU and RAM usage which is much better than going on the task manager (if needed). The macro keys (g keys) are easy to set up. You can easily pull up a the window to change or assign macros. I don't use the macros but if/when I go back to a MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) I might use them.
    Logitech continues to make great products. I bought the G5 mouse and I plan to buy speakers for my gaming system soon. I was amazed to see this great keyboard for less than $20 and it wasn't even an open boxed item (simply because of the new G15 keyboard became available). I've read the other views (both negative and positive) and the opinions vary. However, I fell in love with this keyboard instantly. As I said before the lit keyboards arent a nuissance and they are a nice touch when you have the lights off or dimmed. Since they aren't the main function of the keyboard, it doesnt matter to me that sometimes the lights look off at times. Are G-keys are a nice touch and are available if I need to use them. A minor minus is the LCD monitoring system can drain some RAM usage. Having the LCD monitor on the desktop and the programs such as stopclock, RAM usage, clock running can take some percentage of your systems resources but its small. I just have the clock running. Next on my list are the Penryn processors!
    So if your into gaming both hardcore or casual and use a word processor (term papers, research papers), this is an outstanding keyboard. It might look funny at the office though!...more info
  • Good keyboard
    It would be better if it would forward iPod songs when the iTunes is not the active screen. Otherwise, its a great keyboard....more info
  • Love it for work
    I don't game enough these days to justify buying one of these puppies, but I was able to put it to work beautifully (I'm a software engineer). The extra G15 keys are easy to program and you can even go back and insert mouse/keypresses/delays wherever you want in your macros. Great software! The LCD display is also surprisingly useful. I use it to monitor my dual cores to make sure my CPUs aren't pegged and to manually free up memory (using a memory optimizer) whenever my RAM usage approaches 100%. The LCD is an admittedly minor productivity gain, but it didn't cost much so I'd say it's more than worth it. The G15 keys on other hand... there's simply no going back to ordinary keyboards for me. ...more info
  • Great in Windowds, not a lot of support for Linux
    I love this keyboard in general! It's a very good keyboard that's very easy to use. Awesome for gaming and listening to music! I haven't used the macros and stuff too much, and there is only one profile that came with it, but you are supposed to be able to do some basic programming and write new profiles that are incredibly useful in games like Unreal. Unfortunately, as is the case with a LOT of things, this product has very slim support and compatibility with Linux except for the keyboard itself and music applications, like Amarok. Luckily, Linux isn't a big gaming OS anyway. haha....more info
  • Not quite the end all and be all gaming keyboard
    Don't get me wrong it's nifty but it's far from perfect. Oops it only has usb 1.0 extra jacks. There's no reference for what the gaming keys have been assigned to do(little screens on each key like on another keyboard would have been nice). There's that switch to turn off the windows key, but why does a keyboard for gamers have a windows key in the first place. The result is that the Ctrl key is farther out than I'm use to (I've used an old IBM clicky keyboard for years).
    The included apps are barely useful, there are better mods out there but stuff like a task manager should have been a no-brainer. The screen should have been in color and higher resolution.
    If you have a working keyboard you can stick with that and wait a generation or two before getting this sort of keyboard. This is a vanity purchase at best....more info
  • I am gonna miss this one
    First let me say I got the old version on clearance, but my entire family has it. I know that new one is out, and it has less "G" keys. Do I use them all on the one I have? NO. Most of them are not even macros, but rather used to fill in space on webpages, things like usernames, guild names, etc. There are 2 things I love, one is the blue LCD (it's VERY easy on my eyes), and the volume KNOB (I would rather have a real knob, not buttons). All and all this keyboard is worth more than what I paid, and I am still looing to buy an extra one or two till the new version offers what I want....more info
  • Almost perfect, but ....
    I have been playing games for many years and have played most massive multiplayer online games such as Star Wars, EQ, EQ II, WoW and others. I have tried most gaming keyboards and have settled on the G15 as the best. I have bought some six or seven of these. Not that they fail and need replacement but I multibox (play more than one account at a time on multiple computers). Plus I have given a number of these as gifts to other people who play online games. In order to multibox effectively I use macros, and the G-15 is a macro keyboard. And the version of the G-15 that I use (the old 18 macro key stile) has been very good for serious game play, with only one problem, which I have sent a report to Logitech on, and they have ignored. When macros are used for gaming they are not like using macros for programming or other places you might use macros. In most cases when you start a macro you want it to play out to completion. But in gaming this is not always the case. Ninety percent of the time you want the macro to complete, but in a game things change on you. Your target dies and another monster attacks you. You need to be able to reset the macro and start over at any instant. The G-15 and other macro devices do not have a flush macro button. However if you look at WoW's macro set, Blizzard has the reset macro command at the game level. However, this does not help you at the keyboard level, the keyboard just keeps sending keystrokes, causing you problems. So I stopped using the G-15 macro's, now I only use those macros provided at the game level.

    It is a good keyboard, maybe the best out there, but not that good for gaming, for programming it is great. And with the new changes by Logitech of removing 2/3 of the macro keys the new G15 is mostly useless. And that is why the keyboard that I just bought is my last G-15. I am now building my own macro keyboard (I am a micro electronic engineer in real life) and will discard all G-15s in the coming months due to these problems. But if you are not playing games and do not mind only six macro keys it is a great keyboard.
    ...more info
  • G15 vs G15 2007 Version
    Well this version is really not worth the price it is now i know people like this one mostly better to the newer one but there is mostly only 2 major diffrinces .

    G15 Old

    = blue LED

    and more G keys

    G15 2007

    = Orange LED

    and Fewer G keys

    thats the major reason why ppl are complaining about the newer one.
    the Newer one is better. but it would of been BETTER if it had a option to light up in 1-2 or more LED colors instead of one. will see that propbly in the newer logitech gameing keyboard ...more info
  • Fun Factor High
    I really enjoy the Logitech G15: it's not just the look or the easy layout of the keys. It's also the little details--the keys spring back just right under my fingers, the multiple illuminations levels are perfect for the different conditions in which I work, and the software that lets you configure different profiles is very easy to learn. I find myself using the G15 for everything from gaming to writing to coding and not having a problem--I've got big hands and I appreciate the wide spread of the keys.
    I also enjoy the LCD: the Performance Monitor is very useful to me, the Clock comes in very handy when my lights are out and I want to keep track of my late-night hours, and although I was sad at how few games support the LCD panel's features, I've been pleased to see more games added to the list with each software update.
    I would definitely buy this again. I imagine the newer edition is just as good....but at the high price I had to pay for this one, imagining is all I'll be doing for a while. :)...more info
  • Keyboard for enthusiast
    This keyboard is great. It has multiple settings for the lights and it's built in LCD screen display. Function wise it handles smoothly and types nice. Also had built in USB ports for anything and everything. the only disappointment came from Logitech not supporting it with better software for support in PC games, as advertised. You have very little amount of games that will actually display usefull info like promised, but it is still a great product. Just a reminder, NEVER buy anything from AntOnline though !! A total sham of a company, total lack of customer support and service.. Do NOT do business w/ ANTOnline ever. AMAZOn couldn't even get a proper response from them for me and had to handle it themselves. [...]...more info
  • awesome board but MUCH cheaper on logitech site
    From the pics/description, this is the Logitech G15 version 1 (not the newer version 2 which IMO isn't as good)...

    I've been looking around at various keyboards and compared to everything else out there this looks like a great board... BUT logitech site is MUCH cheaper (and yes, they have *this* version of the G15 as well as the newer version).

    You can pay $125 here if you want but logitech.com is listing this for $80 and was actually the first keyboard listed. The new version of the G15 (orange backlighting and only 6 G keys) was listed farther down the page at $90. Oh and the order said it would be $0 shipping (Ground), but I'm not sure if that means free shipping or just that Logitech doesn't add shipping in until they bill you.

    I'm giving it 4/5 stars because of the insane, ludicrously high $125 price on this listing... the keyboard itself is really awesome and I would give it a 5/5 if it was listed with a reasonable price.

    I basing this on the following:

    - This has the standard keyboard layout as opposed to those jacked-up layouts where they give you the elongated Delete key and move Insert (or other layouts where Escape is moved slightly to the right, or where it has a weird Numlock like on the Ideazon Merc Stealth).

    - You have separate G-keys instead of some boards that give "fully-customizable" keys... meaning you can customize the standard 104 however you like, but you can't map it to a separate key.

    - It glows in the dark and offers several modes light levels (as opposed to some boards where the light is always on). I like the backlights to be blue, but the G15 v2 has orange backlights if you like those better (and are willing to go from 18 G-keys to only 6). I saw other boards that were blue but had no game/macro keys or else had a lot less.

    - Most of the other boards that had both adjustable backlighting and at least 10 macro keys also had a lot more negative reviews.
    ...more info
  • Becareful if you have Windows Vista
    This keyboard didn't work with Vista Ultimate 64-bit. It seemed to be a driver issue on Windows' side. For some reason, the HID on Vista 64 bit can't seem to work with the Logitech G15. I bought this because I saw the Vista Certified somewhere in the web, but after I bought it, the logo was missing from the product description.
    Though I really like Logitech, and I really wanted this keyboard, Vista made it impossible to use it. It works well under XP, but that's not an option at the moment. I had to return it because it was incompatible with Windows Vista. It may work on 32bit versions, since that version does better with drivers....more info
  • Fun Factor High
    I really enjoy the Logitech G15: it's not just the look or the easy layout of the keys. It's also the little details--the keys spring back just right under my fingers, the multiple illuminations levels are perfect for the different conditions in which I work, and the software that lets you configure different profiles is very easy to learn. I find myself using the G15 for everything from gaming to writing to coding and not having a problem--I've got big hands and I appreciate the wide spread of the keys.
    I also enjoy the LCD: the Performance Monitor is very useful to me, the Clock comes in very handy when my lights are out and I want to keep track of my late-night hours, and although I was sad at how few games support the LCD panel's features, I've been pleased to see more games added to the list with each software update.
    I would definitely buy this again. I imagine the newer edition is just as good....but at the high price I had to pay for this one, imagining is all I'll be doing for a while. :)...more info
  • Thank you for buying this keyboard. Here is your Italian Version...
    WTF? Why would I want an Italian version keyboard shipped to Newport Beach, CA? There is no where on this advertisement saying its selling an Italian version. BUYER BEWARE. I will update this review once I hear back from this company regarding returns....more info
  • Item is different from what i ordered
    The G15 series 1 similar to this picture was what i ordered. Sad to say is what was delivered to me was the smaller G15 series 2. I don't know if i can still return this as the unit is now in the Philippines. The package was delivered to my sister in law's house in Las Vegas and she brought the wrong item here in the Philippines. I already have 2 units of the G15 series 2. Such a frustration on my part......more info
  • Great keyboard period
    I got this keyboard back when it was around 60-70 dollars which was a steal. it was when teh new g15 came out and everyone thought that would be a complete replacement, i took one look at it and decided on getting an original. I have had it for about 6 months now and have had no problems ever. The applets for the led can take some major ram so i recommend shutting some of them off or having at least 2 gigs when using this while playing games. i use this and play games and run xfire and steam and ventrillo and some other stuff and use about 2.5- 3 gigs of ram. but i have 4 gigs so its no problem. One thing i would have liked though was that the usb would be 2.0 instead of the 1.1 that is on there. but not everything is that perfect right....more info
  • Logitech Never Fails
    This keyboard is great. I don't use it for it's gaming functionality but more or so for my software development job. It's a wonderful keyboard and I recommend it to anybody who wants it....more info
  • I am gonna miss this one
    First let me say I got the old version on clearance, but my entire family has it. I know that new one is out, and it has less "G" keys. Do I use them all on the one I have? NO. Most of them are not even macros, but rather used to fill in space on webpages, things like usernames, guild names, etc. There are 2 things I love, one is the blue LCD (it's VERY easy on my eyes), and the volume KNOB (I would rather have a real knob, not buttons). All and all this keyboard is worth more than what I paid, and I am still looing to buy an extra one or two till the new version offers what I want....more info
  • Would Not Recommend
    Bought this keyboard for my gaming husband and we discovered that it caused numerous games to freeze and just didn't work as expected. We now have an oversized paper weight on our hands. I would not recommend this to anybody....more info
  • Great keyboard - I like the 18 keys at the left
    Nice to have some extra keys to assign functions. You get used to the layout and really improves your performance using shortcuts assigned in the 18 extra keys!
    I dont know why logitech remove the whole seccion on the new keyboard.

    Needs brighter LEDs.

    Enjoy it...more info