Today I’m contrasting the Corsair K100 Air and the Logitech G915, two low profile Flagship keyboards with several interesting design features. These features include dedicated macro keys, media playback buttons, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, and a really nice aesthetic. Despite their slight differences, they are comparable in price, overall performance, and design.
|Corsair K100 Air
|+ Incredibly slim
+ Snappy and tactile ULP switches
+ Dedicated media keys and volume scroll wheel
+ Good build quality
|+ Excellent key switches
+ Beautiful design
+ Discrete media keys
+ Great backlighting
|– Incredibly expensive
– Not the quietest
– Only choice is tactile
|– No wrist rest
– Very expensive
– The skeletal design can cause dust infestations
Corsair K100 Air vs Logitech G915: Design
1. Key Caps
The Corsair K100 Air is the lowest-profile keyboard I’ve ever seen. It rests close to the desk, has extremely flush low-profile switches, and keycaps barely protrude from the keyboard. This is interesting because there is minimal keycap wobble or movement. However, it also means that cleaning will be challenging over time because the keycaps are not pointed to removed. In contrast, the G915 sits slightly higher in terms of both the body’s size and the keycaps’ height; nonetheless, it has a beautiful appearance.
Both keyboards have tactile switches and are not particularly quiet, they are comfortable to type on. Both of them are premium-looking and have brushed aluminum finishes. The GL tactile, GL linear, and GL clicky switches, all of which actuate at 1.5 millimeters, are also available for the G915. The Cherry MX ultra-low profile tactile switches on the Corsair K100’s key switches activate at 0.8 millimeters.
The lettering on K100 Air is beautifully etched and designed. As a result, you can still clearly see the keycaps even when the RGB is off. Additionally, it polls at 1000 Hertz over wireless and 8000 Hertz when plugged in. Beyond the noticeable differences, some others aren’t immediately apparent, such as how low-profile the K100 Air is. There is a significant difference in design and style between the two.
Corsair K100 Air vs Logitech G915: Features
The K100 Air is feature-rich because it can poll up to 8000 Hertz via the USB-C connection. Comparatively, the G915 has a micro USB port. Wireless dongles and Bluetooth connectivity are both present in both of them.
The K100 Air has 50 on-board profiles and up to 20 layers of RGB lightning so you can programme Keys individually with RGB or layer RGB on top of RGB. Because it can be customised more and has reactive lighting and other features, the K100 Air has a better RGB appearance and feel than the G915 because it has more lighting options.
3. Battery Life
If you turn off the RGB lighting, the K100 Air’s design becomes more covert, and its battery life increases to 200 hours or decreases to 50 hours, depending on whether it is on. Battery life for the G915 is 30 hours at 100 brightness.
4. G Keys
Additionally, it has Bluetooth with three connections you can switch between using the G keys in the top right of the device; these G Keys also function with Elgato software. There is a neat little display at the top where the Corsair logo is, where you have a battery indicator here that flashes to let you know when your battery is low. The G915 also has a small light to alert you when your battery is low.
In a nutshell
- The Corsair K100 Air has extremely flush low-profile switches, and keycaps barely protrude from the keyboard.
- The Cherry MX ultra-low profile tactile switches on the Corsair K100’s key switches activate at 0.8 millimeters.
- The GL tactile, GL linear, and GL clicky switches, all of which actuate at 1.5 millimeters are available for the G915.
- The K100 Air is feature-rich because it can poll up to 8000 Hertz via the USB-C connection.
- The K100 Air has 50 on-board profiles and up to 20 layers of RGB lightning.
- Battery life for the G915 is 30 hours at 100 brightness.
- The G Keys also function with Elgato software.
It will come down to personal preference because there are some significantly noticeable differences in the specifications and the design. With more programmability, the K100 allows you to record macros more thoroughly and remap keys. The K100 has slightly more programmability and allows you to record macros and modify key assignments in great detail.