EVGA had launched a whole series of new mice and keyboards earlier this year, with the flagship Z20 offering some neat features not found in other keyboards to date. It impressed us too, offering good value for money, especially if you were an EVGA Elite member. I had also mentioned briefly how the Z20 had come alongside the equally newer, more budget friendly Z15 keyboard. It took some time before we got here, but better late than never as we thank EVGA for sending the review sample to TechPowerUp!
As with the EVGA Z20, this Z15 keyboard is a new ID from the company and a departure from the older Z10 RGB in nearly every way. We have a new case design, dedicated media controls, no LCD display, a nice wrist rest, new switches, and even hot-swappable switch sockets. So yes, the Z15 gets a feature the flagship Z20 does not! Let's go through the EVGA Z15 in detail by examining all these features in this review beginning with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard|
|Layout:||>104-key modified US ANSI layout, other language support depending on region|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight (total):||1.23 kg/2.49 lbs.|
|Wrist Rest:||Yes, removable|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Dedicated playback and volume control|
|Cable Length:||6 ft/1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Kailh Speed Silver or Speed Bronze mechanical RGB switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, per-key 16.8 M RGB|