Thursday, August 6th 2009

Logitech Announces G330 Gaming Headset and G500 Gaming Mouse

When there's sweat on your brow, and it's way too late to turn back, it's time to choose wisely. To help you make the right choice when victory is on the line, Logitech today unveiled extensions to its award-winning G-series line of gaming peripherals: the Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 and the Logitech Gaming Headset G330. The Gaming Mouse G500 refreshes the popular Logitech G5 Laser Mouse with the latest gaming-grade laser engine and a battle-worn appearance, while the Gaming Headset G330 delivers comfort that won't quit - even after long hours of battle.

"As more and more people make gaming with family and friends the new night out, Logitech continues to push the envelope with the Logitech G-series," said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech's director of product marketing for gaming. "If you're getting serious about gaming - or have already seen the light - then the best way to dive ever deeper into the game is by putting the G500 mouse in your good hand and the G330 headset on your head. Victory is up to you."

For gamers, especially the more than 11 million people playing World of Warcraft or the millions on a tour of Call of Duty, the Gaming Mouse G500 and the Gaming Headset G330 help ensure that every late-night gaming session is victorious.

Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
The successor to the classic Logitech G5 Laser Mouse, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 delivers game-changing precision at any hand speed. With its gaming-grade laser engine you can rev up your intensity - reaching a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a maximum acceleration force of 30 gs. An on-the-fly adjustable-dpi gives you the right level of precision - from pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi) - for whatever game you're playing. (The dpi can be adjusted, after installing the Logitech Gaming Software, in increments of 100 dpi). Plus, full-speed USB helps ensure that the G500 mouse is smooth and responsive.

But the G500 mouse offers much more than precision. A rugged finish offers a battle-worn accent to your gear. And an updated shape - with a broader thumb rest and a smoothed-out pinkie ledge - makes the new Logitech gaming mouse more comfortable when you're in the heat of competition.

When you're ready to battle, the onboard memory lets you save and take the settings for your favorite title with you - no software required. If you're sensitive to weight, the G500 mouse offers weight tuning, including up to 27 grams of extra weight for personalized feel and control. The additional weights fit into a removable chassis and, when not in use, can be stored in the accompanying case. A dual-mode scroll wheel - with hyper-fast scrolling for those times that you have to work - provides click-to-click scrolling that's perfect for weapon selection. And ten programmable buttons put valuable macros in your hand (software required).

Logitech Gaming Headset G330
Even when gaming casualties are heavy, your Logitech Gaming Headset G330 isn't. The lightweight G330 headset combats fatigue with its adjustable, behind-the-head design - the first of its kind for gaming headsets - that slides for a personalized fit. To further relieve common pressure points on your head, the G330 headset features a soft silicone-lined headband and pivoting ear pads. And with durable steel spring at its core, the flexible headband is designed to withstand the wear and tear of furious battle.

A noise-canceling microphone reduces annoying background noise and rotates out of the way when you're not using it. The in-line audio controls let you adjust the volume or mute the microphone without pausing the action. An included USB adapter lets you choose to connect digitally to any USB port for enhanced audio or directly to your PC sound card via 3.5 mm jacks.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of $69.99 (U.S.). The Logitech Gaming Headset G330 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).
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35 Comments on Logitech Announces G330 Gaming Headset and G500 Gaming Mouse

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
looks like an update to the G5 - i'm interested.
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#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Typical,just when i buy a G9.
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The need a wireless version to replace the G7 and then I'll be all over it.
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#4
human_error
its taken them long enough to launch a replacement of the g5 tbh - now make that replacement wireless like the G7 and i'll drop my G9 faster than you can say logitech.

**edit**

looks like me and newtekie think alike :toast:
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: human_error
its taken them long enough to launch a replacement of the g5 tbh - now make that replacement wireless like the G7 and i'll drop my G9 faster than you can say logitech.

**edit**

looks like me and newtekie think alike :toast:
and me.

<3 my G5, not so keen on my G7 - but its the first revision, and the firmware bugs are what screw me over (i have to unplug and replug it after changing batteries, or it wont work on my mousepad)
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#7
EviLZeD
by: tigger
Typical,just when i buy a G9.
Haha I was thinking the same I just got the g9 today but im loving the smaller shape
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: newtekie1
The need a wireless version to replace the G7 and then I'll be all over it.
I dont think Logitech are gonna be in a hurry to make a wireless gaming mouse for a while otherwise they wouldnt have discontinued the G7. why discontinue a product if its still bringing in the cash? I had a G7 myself, totally loved it till I got sick of the battery pack quitting every 6 hours.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: FreedomEclipse
I dont think Logitech are gonna be in a hurry to make a wireless gaming mouse for a while otherwise they wouldnt have discontinued the G7. why discontinue a product if its still bringing in the cash? I had a G7 myself, totally loved it till I got sick of the battery pack quitting every 6 hours.
that pisses me off with mine, they say weeks of battery use, yet you get less than half a day.

like my dinovo that says 2 months, more like 2 weeks.
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#10
Mike0409
Just bought a G9 for $50 bucks...go figure...
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#11
DaveK
by: newtekie1
The need a wireless version to replace the G7 and then I'll be all over it.
I wish my G7 didn't break after like 3 years, best mouse I ever used. I'd be all over the G5 but I want wireless though a nice wireless mouse is kinda hard to find, most of the ones I've seen are wired.

Batteries were crap after a few years, had to charge them each day but it was awesome with hotswap. Though AA batteries in my LX7 mouse lasted months. Keyboard is still going too.
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#12
Fx
do want, will get!
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#13
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
by: Mussels
looks like an update to the G5
Yes, it does.
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#14
Fx
by: freaksavior
Yes, it does.
hence the two zeroes added to the name ;P
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Mussels
that pisses me off with mine, they say weeks of battery use, yet you get less than half a day.

like my dinovo that says 2 months, more like 2 weeks.
at the start the battery use to last at least a few days but, ive had the mouse at least 3 years dont forget - its bound to get raped. but it got to the point where I had the charge always on turbo mode otherwise it wouldnt be fully charged by the time the other pack died.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: FreedomEclipse
I dont think Logitech are gonna be in a hurry to make a wireless gaming mouse for a while otherwise they wouldnt have discontinued the G7. why discontinue a product if its still bringing in the cash? I had a G7 myself, totally loved it till I got sick of the battery pack quitting every 6 hours.
The G7 hasn't been discontinued, it is still available on Logitech's site: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/163&cl=us,en

The battery packs do start to die, just like all rechargable batteries, which is why I just bought 2 more to replace my old ones. Two of them only cost me $16 Shipped off logitech's site: http://www.buylogitech.com/store/logius/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryid.11198200?WT.ac=sc|downloads||dd&resid=OMHiEwoBAiMAAAMj1ksAAAAS&rests=1249574442247
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: newtekie1
The G7 hasn't been discontinued, it is still available on Logitech's site: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/163&cl=us,en

The battery packs do start to die, just like all rechargable batteries, which is why I just bought 2 more to replace my old ones. Two of them only cost me $16 off logitech's site...
its been discontinued a good few years in the UK. Its hard to find a retailer that stocks it unless its really really old stock that never got shifted.

Im not suprised its still available in the US.
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#18
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Yeah, I just switched over to to the UK version of logitech's site when I saw you were in the UK, and saw they have removed it from their site...that sucks...

You can't even get parts for it, like the replacement battery packs...that really really sucks...
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: FreedomEclipse
at the start the battery use to last at least a few days but, ive had the mouse at least 3 years dont forget - its bound to get raped. but it got to the point where I had the charge always on turbo mode otherwise it wouldnt be fully charged by the time the other pack died.
Mine was like it from day 1 - then again, its probably been on a shelf for a looooooong time before i got it.


by: newtekie1
The G7 hasn't been discontinued, it is still available on Logitech's site: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/163&cl=us,en

The battery packs do start to die, just like all rechargable batteries, which is why I just bought 2 more to replace my old ones. Two of them only cost me $16 Shipped off logitech's site: http://www.buylogitech.com/store/logius/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryid.11198200?WT.ac=sc|downloads||dd&resid=OMHiEwoBAiMAAAMj1ksAAAAS&rests=1249574442247
by: FreedomEclipse
its been discontinued a good few years in the UK. Its hard to find a retailer that stocks it unless its really really old stock that never got shifted.

Im not suprised its still available in the US.
by: newtekie1
Yeah, I just switched over to to the UK version of logitech's site when I saw you were in the UK, and saw they have removed it from their site...that sucks...

You can't even get parts for it, like the replacement battery packs...that really really sucks...
Discontinued here too, for a long time. logitech Au dont want to admit the damn thing exists - no tech support, no warranty, no parts - nothing.
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: newtekie1
Yeah, I just switched over to to the UK version of logitech's site when I saw you were in the UK, and saw they have removed it from their site...that sucks...

You can't even get parts for it, like the replacement battery packs...that really really sucks...
from what ive heard....most of the people that contacted Logitech CC (via email or on the phone) about replacement parts for the G7, all got sent G9's - I know at least 3 people that did that & read somewhere that it happend with few others too.

Its a shame the Razor Mamba is around £130 here in the UK otherwise that woulda been a nice replacement for a aged G7 since thats wireless also.
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#21
EviLZeD
by: FreedomEclipse
from what ive heard....most of the people that contacted Logitech CC (via email or on the phone) about replacement parts for the G7, all got sent G9's - I know at least 3 people that did that & read somewhere that it happend with few others too.

Its a shame the Razor Mamba is around £130 here in the UK otherwise that woulda been a nice replacement for a aged G7 since thats wireless also.
IMO mambas quite overpriced esp in uk like you said there are many people having issues with it tho most of them are fixed through firmware update. About logitechs support ive read soo many good things about them apparently they send out a replacement to you without even asking for the old faulty product back I haven't needed to get anything replaced yet as there build quality is usually top notch.
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#22
csendesmark
G500 looks good :)

Maybe time to replace my G5 :)
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#23
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Ive read specs & reviews on the mamba, honestly the most id say its worth is maybe £80 but then what they call 'gaming grade' might be the same laser engine that went into the G7 & the problem with these is you cant really tell. the G7 was around £60-70, the mamba has a few new features. very nice but really not worth paying £130 for
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#24
fenurch
Mamba costs £110 in my local PC shop O.o
£100 on Amazon. Who came up with the £130? :D

I'm suprised how cheap the G500 is, it's about 10$ more than G5, that's really a big step for Logitech - making something affordable.
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#25
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: ATZ
Mamba costs £110 in my local PC shop O.o
£100 on Amazon. Who came up with the £130? :D

I'm suprised how cheap the G500 is, it's about 10$ more than G5, that's really a big step for Logitech - making something affordable.
its R.R.P is £130 or at least that was what it was when it first came out
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