Excerpt: As a G series keyboard, G15's revolutionary selling point is LCD display and macro keys. G15 has 2 versions. The first version has a flip LCD and 18 macro keys. And the second one has a fixed screen (same resolution) and 6 macro keys (with 3 buttons to switch between 3 sets of macro definitions), which I bought. Frankly speaking, new version looks more stylish, although some may complain the 6 macro keys are not enough.Pros:LCD display.
Excerpt: This keyboard feature illuminated keys (with 2 levels of brightness and off) if you still can’t tell where your keys are. It also features a separate LCD screen that can do time, countdown, newsfeeds, or whatever you want to program it to do. It features a set of 6 fully programmable keys on the left. I found this only as useful as you are creative to use it, and may get in the way of some as they are very close to the left border.
Excerpt: G15's big size and rectilinear design gives slightly dated first impression. This mental image disappears when keyboard gets power. Keyboard becomes covered with cool blue light and wide black and white LCD-screen wakes up. Keyboard has accurate and stiff touch. Blue backlight is good and you don't have to fumble around buttons when it's dark. Upper edge LCD-screen gives a strong impression.
Summary: ive owned two of these, the first one lost key input from the left side of the board. i took it apart, which is impossible to do without breaking it by the way, and there was nothing blocking/wrong with the keys so it was a circuit board malfunction. i was pleased enough with it to buy it a second time (these puppies were expensive) and after a couple of years the cord has split where it enters the board and the wires are starting to show through.
Summary: I had bought this back in 2009 (yeah I know took a while) and had been using it ever since. I myself do not use the macro keys a whole lot as majority of the games I play have no need for macros. Although World of Warcraft could be one exception the game itself provides players with enough addons to essentially render keyboard based macros useless (in my view anyhow).
Summary: Preodered the G15 and still have it. I have found the programmable macro keys to be most useful in design work. When I was doing a lot of graphic design using PS, INDD, ILL, I would assign various hotkeys (copy/paste, various filters and functions) to the macros so I wouldn't have to go through a whole context of menu's. Pro's: Backlit keys. Quick Macro's Gaming button. Mute button Volume wheel.
Summary: This is a great keyboard for all uses. If you play games the macro abilities on the G keys are a real plus. I barely ever look at the LCD screen but its there. This is actually my second one I had the older model which is almost exactly the same except the lighting was blue and its orange on this one.
Blue G15 with 18 Programmable keys x 3 = 54 total keys
5 February 2011
Summary: Logitech is an overall great product line, comparable to Microsoft's products so, it's not a cheaply built product. I've had this keyboard for several years and find it to be a very durable keyboard. I like how the programmable keys on the left are regular keyboard keys and not little mini keys like some of the others. The back lighting is the main thing people look at and it has good illumination.