Logitech Updates Its G-Line Of Mice, Keyboards And Headsets
It seems my inbox is full of press releases from various hardware companies all trying to speak highly of their products, and there is nothing wrong with that. Companies like Logitech are entitled to release massive press release documents covering eight different peripherals all at once: 4 mice, 2 keyboards and 2 headphones.
My job is to make this presentable and easy to read, to educate you on the available products. Therefore, to make all of this more presentable, and easy to read, the information has been divided into pages. For the mouse range–see here, for keyboards–see here, and for headsets–see here.
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Whenever Logitech release new items a gamer best pay attention, as they have been in the game much longer than other peripheral makers.
According to Logitech, its focus for the updated range of G-branded gaming gear is on pushing the advancements they’ve made in science, for the benefit of the gamer. Basically Logitech are designing products with better speed, precision, reliability and some good old fashioned intuitiveness. Logitech gathered many of its results by by using infrared technology to study the interactions between hand and device during gameplay. Its mantra: “When science wins–gamers win”.
Also when science wins, atom bombs are also made. But I digress.
Some of the slices of science incorporated into the peripherals are improved durability and comfort added by way of strategic placing of materials in high usage areas. Stuff like finger-print resistant coating, or hydrophobic coating to help prevent the palm sweaters from sticking to their peripherals. All of the new mice come with low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene feet (Teflon basically) which should reduce drag for faster, smoother cursor movements and improved accuracy. You also get protective double UV coating on the keyboard keys for extra durability.
Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse
This is the big rat of the pack and is the only wireless beast in this setup. However, it still has the report rate of a wired mouse. When the juice gets low you can game on recharge, as it can become a wired mouse using a micro-usb data cable. It has those lovely “Teflonesque” feet and hydrophobic coating on the palm area with dry grip on the sides for keeping your hand steady. It has 13 programmable controls so that complex macros or other functions can be configured using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). From personally using the older G700s, I can only hope that Logitech try to make the data/charging cable a bit more “flexible”, as it’s basically a rigid cable, and feels like one when you are recharging and gaming at the same time.
The second in command is a wired mouse with features such as a laser sensor and dual scroll wheel. It comes coated with hydrophobic coating and includes 27 grams of customisable weight and center of gravity adjustment. Easy to reach button placement allows you to change your DPI from “camping sniper”–at 200 DPI–up to crazy twitch responsive–at 8200 DPI. There are 10 programmable controls, all requiring LGS for configuration.
The middle child is Logitech’s G400 that comes with some special characteristics. It has Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zerosensor technology for optimised high-accuracy cursor control. Sweaty palms are again catered for as well as finger-print resistant coating on the primary buttons to resist fading. It features 8 LGS enabled programmable buttons along with “20 million click” lifespan primary mechanical micro-switches. The easily placed buttons above and below the scroll wheel cater for on-the-fly DPI switching from 4000 DPI down to 400 DPI.
The runt of the litter is capable and willing to slave long gaming hours as it has buttons designed for heavy clicking. It also has primary mechanical micro-switches that last for 20 million clicks. The mouse comes with teflonesque coating and finger-print resistant coating. Logitech have also designed the mouse to be ambidextrous, so rejoice all you lefties.