The Keychron K1 V4 and Logitech G915 TKL are being compared in this article. These are two excellent premium 10-keyless keyboards with a lot of great features and highlights. In this post, I’ll discuss their differences as well as my decision to switch from the G915 TKL to the Keychron K1 V4 after using it for a while. You can see it comes in two colors: white or black, but white is unquestionably the better. The G915 TKL in white has been my favorite for quite some time.
In this post, I’ll discuss their differences as well as my decision to switch from the G915 TKL to the Keychron K1 V4 after using it for a while. You can see it comes in two colours: white or black, but white is unquestionably the better.
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|+ Low-profile style is super slim and comfortable to type on|
+ Lightweight aluminum body
+ White or RGB backlight options
|+ Slim, sturdy build|
+ Comfortable low-profile switches
+ Easy switching between wireless dongle or Bluetooth connection
|– Very limited keycap customization options|
– No kickstand for angled typing experience
– ABS plastic keycaps get shiny easily
|– No G keys for programming|
– No wrist rest or USB passthrough
Keychron K1 V4
The Keychron K1 V4 has Bluetooth connectivity and a USB Type-C cable but no wireless connection. Thanks to that Bluetooth connection, it will now function with Mac and PC and is rumored to function with Android and iOS devices.
However, I was unable to get the Bluetooth to function. As you can see, there is a switch here that you can use to switch to it. Theoretically, you can pair it with three devices using the function key. There are options to switch between them for numbers one, two, and three, so you can pair it with multiple devices and connect them all at once.
However, there are many positive things to say about it, including the fact that it is significantly more affordable, to begin with, and that it has a solid, premium aluminum backplate. You can access the various media controls and other features integrated into the key switches by pressing the function key. Moreover, it has some stunning lighting effects.
A button on the top right of the keyboard allows you to switch between the various lighting modes for the Keychron K1. There is also an RGB backlit version of this keyboard, though it is a little more expensive. This keyboard only has white backlighting and doesn’t come with any software, so it is all hardware controlled.
There are several different keycaps here, and you’ll notice that some of the outer keycaps, such as f5 to f8, tab, and caps lock all down the left side and on the right side, are darker than the ones in the middle, so you have a gradient effect. If you’re not into 10 kilogrammes, you can get that. It’s also important to note that this keyboard has a full-size 104-key layout instead of 10 keyless.
It also comes with keycaps, which I’ll demonstrate later to switch between a Mac and a PC setup, so you have options. The backlighting on it is also surprisingly bright for taking pictures and videos, even in bright conditions, which speaks to its overall impact and quality.
Logitech G915 TKL
The Logitech G915 TKL has RGB lighting, which you can see on the black version, but it’s not very bright, so I’d suggest getting the white version if you want the best RGB lighting. When using the black version, one of the most striking things I noticed was that the key etching was hardly discernible when the lighting was turned off, which was a real shame.
Nevertheless, it is still a very premium device with a nice setup, a really comfortable keyboard, and good battery life. It also works well for both typing and playing games. I prefer the sound and the goodness of the white one, which has tactile keys but you can also get linear, over the black one, which is a little bit louder and has the clicky key switches, so they’re a little bit noisier.
The G915 TKL has been my favorite keyboard for a while because of the comfort it offers from that low-profile design. The low profile housing, low profile keycaps, and low profile switches mean that it is very comfortable to use during the day, and the actuation distance is very short at just 1.5 miles it doesn’t require a lot of pressure either to actuate and it’s very comfortable.
I mentioned in my initial review that the keycaps appear flimsy and could break if you weren’t careful with them. What I have discovered, however, is that over time and through quite a bit of use during that time by either my wife or myself, the keycaps have held up just fine. As I previously mentioned, the black ones were quite marred compared to the white ones, which was surprising, but they are still lasting and functioning nicely.
Regarding the switches, you can see them here. Look at the GL tactile switches on the white version, which have a 1.5-mile actuation distance and a 2.7-mile total travel distance. They have a 50 g average and 60 g tactile force, and they only provide a perceptible bump. This is quiet to use, and I find that to be satisfying.
The G915 TKL in white has been my favourite for quite some time but the Keychron K1 V4 is also something to consider because it’s available for over half the price, making it much more accessible and perhaps an exciting alternative. It has Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a number of additional features like dedicated Media control, Playback buttons, RGB lighting, and an incredibly long battery life of up to 40 hours with the RGB lighting on and 124 hours without.
It has Bluetooth connectivity, a number of additional features like dedicated media control playback buttons, RGB lighting, and an incredibly long battery life of up to 40 hours with the RGB lighting on and 124 hours.