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Logitech’s wireless, ambidextrous G900 Chaos Spectrum is its new flagship gaming mouse

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Family

To study my in-depth function on how Logitech designed the G900 to show wi-fi can outperform stressed out, with hands-on checking out and facts from Logitech’s labs.

Nearly three years in the past, Logitech’s gaming department commenced paintings on quite likely its most hard mouse layout ever. Its previous few mice have each offered a considerable new function: the G502’s satisfactory-in-elegance sensor, the G402’s “Fusion” engine that makes use of an accelerometer to preserve accuracy at excessive movement speeds, the G302’s transfer design that gives you speedy, low-profile clicking. however, this new mouse desired to do all of those matters in a chassis with the shape and weight of a mouse even seasoned gamers would use. And that they wanted it to be wi-fi.

From what I’ve visible, Logitech pulled it off. The give up result is the G900 Chaos Spectrum, a wi-fi ambidextrous mouse with the extremely good PMW-3366 sensor (that scales up to 12,000 DPI), an ultra-modern transfer design for left and proper click, and a freakishly light frame for a wi-fi mouse. It weighs in at 107 grams, with a battery to be able to run for a continuous 24 hours of gaming time with the RGB lighting on, or pinnacle 30 with them disabled, in keeping with Logitech’s numbers. Logitech’s mouse software has given me comparable results whilst using the mouse, inspite of its file fee set to one thousand Hz (1ms).

The burden is the most putting aspect about the G900. At 107 grams, it’s far lighter than competing wireless mice from Steelseries, Razer and Mad Catz, and Logitech’s older G602, my previous preferred wireless gaming mouse (153 grams with AA batteries). The simplest lighter mouse I’ve used became a cheap chinese language import while trying out wi-fi mice, however that mouse felt brittle and hollow, not precision engineered to reduce out each feasible gram. i like a mild mouse, and the G900 almost feels too light for its size. Only a few mice aimed at aggressive gamers, like Logitech’s G302/303 and Zowie’s nice, shave off enough weight to drop beneath the hundred gram mark. And people mice don’t have batteries in them.

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
My preferred contact of the G900 is its detachable thumb buttons, which have a mile higher click sense (and are higher shaped and better placed) than the G303’s. That’s spectacular for buttons attached via magnet, however they can easily be popped off the left or right aspect and replaced with a flat surface. This solves the most important issue I’ve had with other ambidextrous mice: accidentally clicking a button with my pinky or uncomfortably changing my grip to keep away from a misclick. The brand new pivot bar designed for the left- and right-click on is in addition high-quality: the press motion is even quicker than the G302’s, or even when I’m clicking as rapid as I’m able to, it never feels comfortable or bounces lower back too slowly to be geared up for the following click on.

From my arms-on time with the G900 to this point, I haven’t observed an unmarried problem with its wi-fi overall performance, and switching among wi-fi and wired mode takes approximately 5 seconds. Logitech took reporters to its lab in Switzerland to find out about how they designed the G900’s wireless sensor and protocol to perform perfectly in even the noisiest 2.4GHz environment, and show how they examined that performance in opposition to other mice. I formerly visited the lab in 2014 and wrote about how gaming mice are built.

I haven’t spent enough time with the G900 yet to write a full review, however you could read my tale on its wireless layout right here.

thus, far, the best downside to the G900 I’ve experienced is its price. Like the Razer Mamba, Logitech plans to launch the G900 at a steep $one hundred fifty. Premium wireless doesn’t come reasonably-priced, but I hope to see the mouse drop to a decrease price as Amazon works its algorithm magic. It’ll be available in April.