Logitech G Series Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Logitech G Series RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Logitech G603 Review: A Functional, If Curious, Mouse https://www.gameskinny.com/3o3qg/logitech-g603-review-a-functional-if-curious-mouse https://www.gameskinny.com/3o3qg/logitech-g603-review-a-functional-if-curious-mouse Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:39:50 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Logitech has a shining reputation for good -- if not amazing -- gaming mice. With their LightSpeed technology, they introduced a line of wireless mice that are elegant and highly responsive. The G603 is the third in that line and sports adept and reliable mechanisms underneath a sleek design. It also boasts one of the very best sensors on the market in its High Efficiency Rated Optical movement detector. Couple that with insane battery life, and the G603 is a viable option for many gamers. 

But it's also a curious mouse. Launching alongside the Logitech G703 earlier this year, it provides functionalities not found in that mouse but doesn't take advantage of the 703's PowerPlay wireless charging abilities. Sure, the G603 is a fantastic mouse that tackles myriad situations with sangfroid, but it's also a mouse I sometimes think could have been absorbed by the G703 -- especially given the quality and ubiquity of the 703.  

High-End Functionality on a Budget

Coming in at $69.99, the G603 puts itself in the higher echelon of mid-tier mice -- the wired G403 Prodigy is nearly $20 cheaper and offers a lot of the same core functionalities. But at that price, the 603 also brings quite a bit to the table, not the least of which are its battery life, wireless accuracy, and Bluetooth capabilities. 

Battery Life

Instead of a lithium-ion battery, the G603 uses two AA batteries for juice. Boasting advanced battery life by providing two performance modes via its HERO sensor, Logitech's newest mouse can stay powered for twice as long as a plethora of other mice. According to Logitech's press materials, you can get up to 500 hours of gaming out of the G603 when using it in HI mode, which delivers better in-game Lightspeed reporting of 1ms. Alternatively, you can set the mouse to LO mode, which greatly slows response times to 8ms but affords you up to 18 months of battery life on a single set of AAs. 

Of course, I didn't put in near enough time with the mouse to drain the batteries, but it didn't lose charge in my 50-some-odd hours with it. To put things in perspective, I had to charge the G703 twice in that same time when not using the PowerPlay charging mat, so that's something to consider. 

Accuracy

On the accuracy front, Logitech developed a brand new sensor for the 603. Dubbed HERO, the optical sensor is supposed to provide enhanced power efficiency while still pushing exceptional accuracy and performance. Whether at low or high DPIs, HERO doesn't use pixel rounding or smoothing to deliver information between the mouse and the computer -- keeping you ahead of the game.  

Thing is, I didn't really notice a monumental difference between HERO and the G703's PMW3366 when it came to sniping skulls in Battlefield 1 or controlling the point in Paladins. Both mice are entirely capable of delivering kill shots in BF2 and effectively moving units in Total War at both low and high DPIs. Consequently, the main draw of HERO appears to be its power efficiency when doing all of that. In a nutshell, it's power conscious and responsive, but not revolutionary. 

Bluetooth Capabilities

An interesting addition not often found in other gaming mice, the G603's Bluetooth functionality allows the mouse to be used across multiple devices at a single time. If you don't want to go the LightSpeed dongle route, you can connect the 603 to your computer via Bluetooth, as well as one other device. As of this writing, the functionality supports iOS and Android tablets, laptops, and computers. 

Giving it a whirl with a MacBook, I found the functionality competent, if a bit difficult to pair at times. And although Bluetooth makes the 603 a bit more productive for day-to-day office situations -- and keeps you from having to move the dongle from device to device or rely on per device inputs -- in a gaming capacity, I didn't find much use for the functionality outside of very niche use cases. 

The G603's Design Is Nothing to Write Home About

There's not much to say about how the G603 looks on the outside. In a nutshell, it's the G703 and/or G403 Prodigy with a slightly different color scheme and rougher, grainier finish. You'll find the same six programmable buttons here that you will on the 703 and 403: LMB, RMB, two lateral buttons on the left side, a mouse wheel button, and a nice, easily reachable DPI button beneath the wheel. On the bottom of the mouse, you'll find two feet at the front and back, the power/LO/HI mode switch, and a button for Bluetooth pairing. 

The mouse body is designed just like the 703 and 403, too. Made for right-handed players, it favors palm- or claw-grip styles and fits ergonomically in your palm, although some players with larger hands may find its apex sits a bit awkwardly in the crook of their hand. 

The main panel of the mouse body is detachable. This is where you'll find the batteries and a nicely designed notch in which to house the LightSpeed dongle when not in use. That latter attention to detail is something I truly enjoy about the mouse. Losing dongles is just the worst. All in all, the G603's design is unassuming. That fits with the ethos that this is a gaming mouse that won't stand out on your office desk.

On top of everything mentioned above, the G603 doesn't provide any RGB lighting functionalities. None whatsoever. So although you can take it to work and back without your colleagues wondering why you have a gaming mouse in the office, you won't be able to get those cool lighting effects at home, which kind of makes the G603 a bit boring against all of your other RGB gear. That's not to mention that you could just, you know, turn the 703's RGB lighting off when at the office. 

 

The Verdict  

At the end of the day, I'm torn about the G603. On one hand, I see where it fits into the Logitech line of products and how it provides great functionality on a mid-tier budget. What it sacrifices when compared to the 703 gets it into that $70 price range. Its Bluetooth functionality is a bit sluggish in-game, but for office work, it's nice to be able to switch between devices with a single input device. And even if its battery life doesn't entirely stand out against other office-centric mice, it's sustainable while providing great accuracy via HERO. 

But on the other hand, some of its functionalities really could have been incorporated into the G703. Not taking advantage of Logitech's new PowerPlay wireless charging capabilities is a bit head-scratching. And with all the R&D spent on a new sensor that makes the 603's battery life last longer -- and has no terribly discernible effects on accuracy when compared to the 703's PMW3366 -- it seems that the 603's other primary functionality, Bluetooth, could have made it into the 703's design. 

But as it stands, the G603 is a functional, reliable, and efficient mouse that offers some neat tricks and awesome accuracy for those not willing (or able) to afford the higher-priced 703 and its $100 PowerPlay charging pad sidekick. If you fall into that boat or want something that functions as both a gaming peripheral and an unassuming office point and clicker, it's definitely a mouse you'll want to check out.

However, if it were me, I'd opt to spend the extra $30 for wireless charging capabilities, an infinitely refillable battery, wired and wireless capabilities, full RGB lighting options, and near-identical performance. What's more, the switches on the G703 are rated for 50 million clicks, while the switches on the G603 are only rated at 20 million clicks. It's not a one-to-one ratio, of course, but even if you don't count all the extra functionality you get in the G703, you're still paying $30 more for 30 million more clicks -- and a mouse that will last you 2.5 times as long. 

The 603 is a fine choice for many gamers, but if you can afford to splurge on a truly sensational option, I'd go with the 703 instead.   

You can buy the G603 on Amazon

[Note: Logitech provided the G603 used for this review.]

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Logitech G703 PowerPlay Mouse Review: Reinventing Wireless Gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/olin9/logitech-g703-powerplay-mouse-review-reinventing-wireless-gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/olin9/logitech-g703-powerplay-mouse-review-reinventing-wireless-gaming Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:14 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Logitech has been in the peripherals business for a long time -- since 1981, to be exact. And what put the company on the map was its attention to detail, its engineering prowess, and its damn good mice. In the 36 years since the company came onto the world's stage, Logitech has expanded its peripherals catalog to include gaming keyboards and top-of-the-line gaming headsets. But the mouse remains one of its biggest, most reliable products. 

The Logitech G403 Prodigy gaming mouse wasn't the company's first attempt at making a revolutionary gaming peripheral, but it was one that proved widely popular with fans of the brand. It's a wired mouse that provides immense accuracy and speed, and a mouse many pros and competitive players swear by. But the next logical step in iterating that mouse meant it should be wireless. 

Enter the Logitech G703 PowerPlay wireless mouse. At $99, it's a bit more expensive than the years-old Prodigy, even though it looks exactly like it on the outside. However, what's on the inside of the 703 is what sets it apart.  

 

Out of the Box

The G703 comes packaged in an unobtrusive box that keeps its various parts well organized -- and can double as a nifty carrying case if needed. Inside, you'll find the mouse itself, a charging-data cable, a wireless extension adapter, a lightspeed-enabled nano receiver, and a 10g weight. In the mouse itself, you'll find a lithium-ion battery and a PowerPlay charging cookie. 

The about 4.5-foot-long charging and data pass-through cable is braided and made of high-quality composite. It's flexible but sturdy enough to ensure you won't get any shorts in the wire itself over hours of use. Being that it's a tad on the thick side does means that it can sometimes catch on the edges of certain mousepads, such as the thick sides found on the SteelSeries Qck Prism, which can somewhat impede mouse movement depending on your setup. At any rate, you'll really only use the cable when charging the mouse if you're not using its PowerPlay functionality or want a wired alternative, so most players won't come up against this issue anyway. 

Looking toward the wireless front, and to what this mouse is really all about, you'll find in the box a wireless lightspeed nano receiver and a wireless extension adapter. The former is what provides the G703's game-changing wireless capabilities, while the latter allows you to bring the lightspeed receiver closer to the mouse, giving you a better, purer signal if need be. 

Finally, the 10g weight is for those who find the G703's 107 grams a bit too feathery. Inserting the weight into the bottom of the mouse is extremely easy and takes about five seconds to do. However, using it means you won't be able to take advantage of the mouse's PowerPlay charging features. Consequently, using the mouse's weight is really only an option for those not using the mouse's wireless charging functionality, which seems like a bit of an oversight by Logitech. 

 

G703 Design

There's no way around it: the G703 looks identical to the G403 Prodigy. From its ergonomically curved architecture to its six programmable buttons, the G703 doesn't do much to distinguish itself through its outer shell. The only real noticeable difference is that its body doesn't sport the complete black finish of the Prodigy. Instead, you can get the G703 in both a grey/black color scheme and a black/white color scheme, the latter of which pops when coupled with the mouse's elegant design. 

Made for palm- or claw-grip styles, the G703 feels great to hold for both long and short periods. I often found myself switching between styles for different games and different scenarios without a single hitch. I preferred the mouse's slicker matte finish to the grainier finishes of other mice, such as Logitech's own G603, a mouse that also imitates the 703 and Prodigy. And I loved the mouse's rubberized sides, which helped me better grip the mouse and keep it firmly in control. 

On top of that, the 703 has the same six fully programmable buttons as the Prodigy and G603: the right and left mouse buttons, two lateral buttons on the left side, one below the scroll wheel for DPI cycling, and one on the mouse wheel itself. The peripheral's LMB and RMB are clickable from the tip of the mouse to about halfway up the 703's body -- and they're rated for 50 million clicks. The DPI is nicely placed and easy to reach, and the mouse button itself provides a nice, meaty click when depressed. 

On the underside of the mouse, you'll find the switch to turn it on, the circular area for the weight and/or PowerPlay cookie, and two feet. Although I've seen some complaints that the feet provide a bit too much friction because of their placements at the front and back of the mouse, I never felt as if they impeded my use of the 703. 

G703 Performance and LightSpeed Technology 

Since the dawn of the digital age, man has dreamed of going truly wireless, while retaining the robust performance of the wired mouse. And for a long time, that was simply unachievable. But -- if I may be a tad bit melodramatic -- that day has finally come with Logitech's LightSpeed wireless technology. 

In my day to day, whether it be gaming or pounding out gear reviews and news, I exclusively use wired mice because of two reasons: One, that's mainly what we have lying around the office, and two, wired mice are so damn reliable. Historically, lag and latency have plagued wireless mice, keeping them from being the go to for a lot of gamers, especially those in eSports and the competitive scene. 

Using the G703 for more than a month playing games like Battlefield 1, Battlefront 2, Fallout 4, Endless Space 2, and Paladins, I can definitively say that G703 is as accurate -- if not more accurate -- than any of the wired mice I've reviewed this year. Click latency is virtually nonexistent, and using the PMW3366 optical gaming sensor in conjunction with Lightspeed means the G703's motion latency is top of the line. Getting headshots in BF2 with the 703 is a cinch, and commanding units in Endless Space 2 is effortless. 

Using zero smoothing and no pixel rounding, the G703 completes its responsive arsenal with technology that ensures accurate sensitivities even at high DPIs. As someone who typically plays with his DPI somewhere in the 800-1,000 range, toying with higher settings was a breeze with these functionalities, and I even found that I was more accurate scaling up my typical settings.  

PowerPlay Wireless Charging 

Even when gamers choose wireless mice over their wired brethren, those gamers still have to plug their mice in to charge them. It might be a bit pretentious, but plugging and unplugging cables can be a real pain in the keester -- and having dangling cords can pose other problems, too, the least of which is aesthetic. But Logitech has solved that with true wireless charging in the G703. 

Using the PowerPlay charging mat, which we reviewed extensively here, the G703 never (ever) has to be plugged in. Really. Never. 

The TL;DR of it is that the PowerPlay mat (which is sold separately for $100) uses electromagnetic resonance to create an energy field just above the surface of the mat, which is then converted into a charging current. All you have to do is insert the PowerPlay cookie (receiver) into the slot on the bottom of the G703, and you're ready to go. The mat even has a LightSpeed receiver built in (which sends the main wireless signal over a cable to the computer). 

Without the charging mat, you'll get about 24 to 32 hours of game time before having to recharge. With the charging mat, you essentially get unlimited charging power. In my time using the G703 and the PowerPlay charging mat, I never once had to plug the mouse in to charge -- and that's after playing 36 hours in Fallout 4, 25 hours of Battlefront 2, 12 hours of Endless Space 2, and 15 hours of Paladins

And for those of you who might think the electromagnetic charging field might interfere with the accuracy of the LightSpeed signal, you can rest easy: the mouse functions as optimally with the mat as it does without the mat in that regard. I did experience some stuttering when first powering on the mouse and moving to the extreme outside the widely defined signal area of the mat, but those instances were (very) few and far between and had more to do with the mat than the mouse itself. 

All in all, the G703 works with the PowerPlay mat exactly as advertised, ushering in a truly wireless gaming future. 

Customizability Using Logitech's Gaming Software

If you've owned a Logitech gaming mouse or peripheral before, you're already aware of the vast customizability options the Logitech Gaming Software offers gamers. From setting specific RGB lighting sequences and macros to creating per-game DPI profiles and keeping track of your battery life (if not using the PowerPlay mat), everything you could possibly ask for is at your fingertips. 

And if you're a competitive gamer or want to take the mouse with you to LANs, the G703 provides five on-board profiles that can hold your settings for quick recall. 

The Verdict

On the surface, the G703 looks a lot like the G403 Prodigy. It even has some of the same bells and whistles under the hood. But what really sets this mouse apart from the Prodigy, and essentially any other mouse on the market, is that it's truly wireless -- and ridiculously accurate while doing it. 

At $99, it's well worth the investment if you're looking for a wireless mouse that has all the functionality of its wired brethren. If you're willing to plunk down another $100, you'll have a wireless mouse with infinite battery life. I'm not one to lightly suggest anyone spend $200 -- that's a big chunk of change to drop on anything, let alone a mouse and mouse pad. But what you get for that investment is well (well) worth the price. 

I would have liked to have seen Logitech take the G703 as a chance to iterate a tad bit more on the Prodigy's design -- perhaps add an extra button or incorporate some of the features found in the G603 -- but all in all, the Logitech G703 is a fantastic wireless mouse that reinvents wireless gaming -- and aggressively challenges the status quo in the gaming peripherals space. 

You can buy the Logitech G703 on Amazon

[Note: Logitech provided the G703 mouse used in this review.]

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Logitech G903 Mouse & PowerPlay Charging Mat Review: Wireless Gaming Revolutionized https://www.gameskinny.com/6utih/logitech-g903-mouse-powerplay-charging-mat-review-wireless-gaming-revolutionized https://www.gameskinny.com/6utih/logitech-g903-mouse-powerplay-charging-mat-review-wireless-gaming-revolutionized Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:50:08 -0400 Auverin Morrow

When it comes to innovation in the world of gaming peripherals, Logitech is often on the forefront. Whether it's high-accuracy sensors or typing-friendly mechanical switches, this tech giant has tons of proprietary hardware that's constantly pushing the market forward. And with its new PowerPlay system, Logitech is conquering an aspect of gaming peripherals that has been impeding developers since the market began -- hassle-free wireless performance. 

The PowerPlay system consists of two parts: Logitech's proprietary charging mat and a compatible wireless mouse (in this case, the newly released G903). It's intended to provide constant power to your wireless mouse and charge it as you use it so that you never have to plug it in.

It sounds like a PC gamer's pipe dream come true -- but does it actually work?After spending weeks using the G903 as part of the PowerPlay system, I can confidently say that it goes far beyond just being "functional". This totally wireless system really works, and it's easily the most significant innovation that gaming mice have seen in the last several years.

Design & Specs

G903 Mouse

When it comes to design, the G903 wireless mouse is nearly identical to its predecessor, the G900 Chaos Spectrum (which up until now, was my favorite gaming mouse on the market). The main body is made from a black, matte plastic body with grooved side grips, while the middle inset and mounted shoulder buttons are constructed from smooth, glossy plastic for some slight differentiation. 

The G903's ambidextrous design allows you to use the shoulder buttons on either the left or right side of the mouse, and you can switch between the two by simply removing the magnetic panel on either side and popping in the corresponding buttons. 

In addition to these interchangeable shoulder buttons, the mouse also features dedicated L/R buttons, DPI cycling buttons with an LED indicator, and a scroll wheel with a button to toggle between notched scrolling and free scrolling. 

For charging or wired play, the G903 has a long, braided USB cable that plugs into the front of the mouse. I would speak to the durability and function of this cable if I could -- but thanks to the wireless charging that I'll talk about below, I never even had to take the cable out of the box. 

 

PowerPlay Charging Mat

At around11"x13.5", the PowerPlay mat is slightly larger than a standard mousepad and offers plenty of space for you to play. The top surface of the mat is interchangeable, so you can choose whether you want to use soft cloth or hard plastic. I opted to use the cloth version, which has stayed smooth after constant use and shown almost no signs of wear. But the hard plastic top also seems very durable and feels rather similar to the SteelSeries QCK Prism mat. 

Attached to the top left corner of the mat is a hub cased in black plastic that serves as the power source and wireless receiver for the G903 (or any other compatible mouse). Though this hub is illuminated with an RGB Logitech G logo, its minimalist design is unobtrusive and fits in nicely with the overall aesthetic of the mat. 

The G903 Performs Like a Dream

When I first unboxed the G903 and added it to my work desk, it felt like I had just brought my G900 mouse from home -- and that's a great thing. I love the feel and performance of the G900, and it's nice to see all my favorite features from that mouse make a return in this new iteration. If you're a G900 user who's looking for a major upgrade in the G903, you're not going to find it. Instead, the G903 seems to be a near-clone of its predecessor, but with a few minor design tweaks and and added PowerPlay functionality. 

According to Logitech's press materials, this mouse utilizes proprietary Lightspeed wireless technology for optimal connectivity, boasting a 1 ms report rate and top-tier responsiveness so that you don't miss a single twitch-targeted shot in Overwatch. That's a tall order, and the G903 has definitely met those expectations in the time I've spent with it. Whether I was ganking mid-laners in SMITE or trying to mow down enemies in Paladins, this mouse kept up with my frantic movements and fired off commands as quickly as I could input them. 

On occasion, though, I did notice a little bit of stuttering or lag -- especially in the first few minutes after waking the mouse. However, I suspect this had more to do with the PowerPlay mat than the mouse itself, so I'll elaborate further on the issue later in this review. 

That aside, I did run into a minor hiccup with DPI settings. On occasion, the mouse would seemingly change the DPI without any input from me. Upon waking up or in the middle of using it, the DPI would suddenly increase or decrease, then stay that way until I cycled back to the proper setting. This was a rare occurrence that never really affected my performance in-game, but it did happen just consistently enough that it's worth mentioning. 

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Just like the G900 before it, the G903 feels great to use. It's got nice click feedback on both the main L/R buttons and the shoulder buttons, and the dedicated DPI cycling buttons take the guesswork out of what DPI you've cycled to. The scroll wheel offers satisfying feedback in notched mode as well, and the ability to switch over to free-scrolling on the fly makes navigating long docs or web pages significantly easier. 

The G903 is also incredibly comfortable. Because it's so lightweight, no amount of sliding or picking up will tire out your hand. And its design is well-suited to a variety of grips. It's proven to be perfect for my particular style of palm-gripping, especially with the ideal placement of its shoulder buttons. Even through long Elder Scrolls Online marathons and the 9-5 editing grind, I never got cramps, sore spots, sweaty palms, or any other malady while using the G903.

PowerPlay: A High-Performing Wireless Ecosystem

Let's get down to brass tacks. I know the big question on your mind is whether or not the PowerPlay wireless charging and connectivity system actually works as advertised. It certainly sounds too good to be true -- but luckily for wireless gamers everywhere, Logitech delivers on every promise made by its promotional materials. 

I'm nowhere close to being a hardware engineer, so I'm not qualified to give you a full rundown of how this technology works. But here's the TL;DR. Using elecromagnetic resonance, the PowerPlay mat base generates an energy field at its surface that's large enough and powerful enough to allow charging while the mouse is in motion -- and it can do so without interfering with the performance of the mouse itself. This energy is turned into a charging current and delivered to the mouse via a special PowerCore module that attaches magnetically to an inset underneath the mouse.

According to the User Manual, the PowerPlay mat has a "usable surface" that takes up a fair portion of the mat, as outlined below: 

This area is designated as the sure-fire place where your mouse will function and charge optimally. I know some of you might be thinking that this is a catch with the setup, but it's actually not much of an issue. In practice, the whole mat seems to be a usable surface. Even when using it outside of the outlined area above, my G903 still appeared to play and charge exactly as it would inside those bounds. 

That said, there were a few rare occasions where I noticed some stuttering or missed input. While at first I was tempted to chalk this up to issues with the mouse sensor, I'm leaning more toward the conclusion that these minor hiccups had more to do with moving the mouse outside the usable surface. But in the context of the weeks upon weeks that I've used this mouse without any issue, the few times that this did happen were negligible at best. 

All in all, this wireless ecosystem works exactly as intended -- and nothing proves this quite like the fact that my charging cord for the G903 is still bound up in its original packaging. Some gamers may be disappointed that this wireless charging system won't work with their mouse of choice, but the G903 and G703 mice that it's compatible with are both excellent products. 

Verdict

I've got to say... I'm incredibly impressed with what Logitech has accomplished here. The G903 is a top-tier mouse that takes all the quality performance of the G900 and adds PowerPlay functionality. And the PowerPlay charging mat provides a totally wireless experience that doesn't interfere with the mouse's performance and completely negates the need for a charging cable of any kind. 

I could throw any number of fancy, articulate statements at you about how functional this setup is. But that feels disingenuous. Instead, I'll just say that this is some seriously good sh*t. Being totally wire-free is incredible, and I don't think I'll ever go back to using traditional mice again. 

Both these products are available on Amazon. You can pick up the G903 mouse for $149.99, and the PowerPlay charging system for $99.99. The price tag might sound steep, but I can confidently say that it's worth every penny. 

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New Logitech G433 and G233 Headsets Hit the Shelves This Month https://www.gameskinny.com/ul903/new-logitech-g433-and-g233-headsets-hit-the-shelves-this-month https://www.gameskinny.com/ul903/new-logitech-g433-and-g233-headsets-hit-the-shelves-this-month Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:15:01 -0400 Valoryan

Today, Logitech announced the release of a new line of headsets, the G233 and the G433. They will both come with a new Logitech audio driver, Pro-G, that “delivers clear highs and lows with minimal distortion.”

These headsets are lightweight and meant to be taken on the go, for listening to high-quality music and playing games.They have mesh ear pads that are breathable and stain-resistant, so they can stand up to the wear and tear of travel. The G433 headset will also come with microfiber ear pads that can be interchanged with the standard mesh ones.

There are currently four color options available for these headsets: Royal Blue, Fire Red, Triple Black, and a special Camo Blue that's sold exclusively through Best Buy in North America. 

The G233 and the G433 will both have removable, noise-canceling boom mics, and are Discord certified to ensure clear communication with your team while gaming. In addition, the G433 will feature DTS Headphone:X® 7.1, allowing for full surround sound and aural positioning. This will let the player to hear games precisely as developers intended, replicating distance and direction for an immersive audio experience.

Both headsets will be compatible with PCs, consoles (including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch), and mobile devices -- and they come with both USB and standard 3.5 mm jack hookups, so that gamers can move seamlessly between sound experiences across all devices.

Logitech plans to have these headsets hitting the shelves later this month. The G433 will be priced at $99.99, and the G233 will be $79.99.

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PAX East 2014: Logitech G502 Proteus Core https://www.gameskinny.com/7ohzd/pax-east-2014-logitech-g502-proteus-core https://www.gameskinny.com/7ohzd/pax-east-2014-logitech-g502-proteus-core Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:58:47 -0400 Rothalack

This years PAX East has shown us some awesome things, as usual. One of which was Logitech's new mouse, the G 502 Proteus Core. This seems to be one of the most advanced mice on the market today.

Surface Tuning

There are a few great advantages to this new mouse that should make a great difference for gamers, mostly FPS gamers I would expect. The first and most interesting feature is one that would directly impact me. The 502 Proteus has a feature they call surface tuning. Surface tuning is a protocol they've programmed into the mouse where its sensor is also sensing the actual surface you are using. It takes the knowledge of the surface you are using and optimizes for the most accurate movement.

I have one important question regarding this feature and I hate myself for not thinking to ask them on the spot: Will this surface tuning work on my glass desk? That would be incredibly impressive.

Huge Native DPI

This is where I would think FPS gamers will gain the most benefit. The Proteus will come with a native 12,000 DPI. To give you a little perspective on how insane that number is. I have the plain Logitech G 100s. It has 3 native DPI settings starting at 250DPI up to 2500DPI. If I set the mouse to 2500, I can't even possibly begin to get used to that speed. Maybe I should consider leaving it on 2500 and then lowering my in-game sensitivity to match thus keeping the accuracy potential. Now to think I could be working with 12,000? That is crazy.

Weight and Balance Tuning

This is what I would say is a given necessity with all gaming mice today. Especially when coupled with the average price these days for gaming mice. I haven't experimented much with weight tuning and would love to find out what difference it makes. This is yet another advantage that I think would be best for FPS and RTS players.

Other Notable Features
  • 11 programmable buttons
  • In-game DPI adjustments
  • On-board profiles
  • Most accurate sensor on the market
  • Rubber Grips
  • Braided cable with hook and loop cable tie (Awesome!)

As you might expect, this mouse is priced similarly to other top of the line mice, but nothing too crazy. It will cost you $79.99 from Logitech directly, though it comes with free shipping!

Have any of you actually gotten your hands on the mouse and had some real world play time? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Interview by Mark Taylor aka Lord Hammer.

Filmed, edited and written by Brian Schaaf aka Rothalack.

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Three New Logitech Products Will Hit Shelves in September 2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/zuzp9/three-new-logitech-products-will-hit-shelves-in-september-2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/zuzp9/three-new-logitech-products-will-hit-shelves-in-september-2013 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:43:49 -0400 Ryan Chizmar

Following up on their announcement of the Logitech G line of products in March, Logitech announced today three new products that will be added to those currently on offer: the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming MouseLogitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad and the Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad.

The G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad focuses on providing low surface friction and a consistent surface texture so you don't have to worry about your cursor jumping because you hit a bump on your mouse pad. Thus leaving you the ability to react quickly and gun down your opponents as fast as you can.

 

The design of both the hard and cloth mouse pads.

The G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad, on the other hand, focuses on bringing moderate surface friction for games that require precise control. Just like the G440, it also focuses on a consistent surface texture for worry-free gaming.

The main item announced today of course would be the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, which at first glance looks like Logitech's answer to Razor's Naga. Featuring 11 programmable buttons and in-game sensitivity switching, Logitech says the G602 can last up to 250 hours in performance mode. Not to mention the estimated 1440 hours for when it's used in endurance mode.

Looking at all of those buttons makes me wonder what it would be like to use it in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn...

What's most impressive about this is that it's a wireless mouse and a gaming mouse at that. With most professionals using corded mice to reduce potential lag and other problems, it'll be interesting to see how this new addition to Logitech's G series will hold up to the competition.

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GameSkinny Exclusive: Logitech G-Series at Pax East 2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/fqtci/gameskinny-exclusive-logitech-g-series-at-pax-east-2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/fqtci/gameskinny-exclusive-logitech-g-series-at-pax-east-2013 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:10:58 -0400 Rothalack

Interview by Mark Taylor (AKA Lord Hammer from Guild UMBRA)
Filmed and Edited by Brian Schaaf (AKA Rothalack from GameSkinny)

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