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Logitech Renews Commitment to PC Gaming, Introduces New Lineup

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Today Logitech announced the new Logitech G line, reflecting its new approach to PC gaming. The new lineup includes six redesigned mice and keyboard favorites and two new headsets.

    "With Logitech G, we put our passion for science to work for you," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business group. "Just as gamers are compelled to beat levels, our engineers are compelled to test scientific theories. For close to 20 years the relentless pursuit of what's next has been our game – and we're pretty darn good at it. With Logitech G we will continue to push the limits of speed, precision, reliability – even intuitiveness. We do it because gamers expect us to push the limits as far as they do. Every inspired design choice and late-night engineering argument serves but one purpose, to help gamers play their best. When science wins – gamers win."

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    Using infrared technology, Logitech studied the interaction between hand and device during gameplay. As a result, gamers can expect to see several advancements in the new Logitech G lineup.

    To improve durability and comfort, advanced surface materials were added to strategic tactile zones discovered through testing. For heavy contact zones, Logitech has added fingerprint-resistant coatings, while palm areas feature a hydrophobic coating to help keep your hands from sticking. Depending on the model, the mice also have a soft or dry grip for increased comfort and control. The two keyboards feature a double UV coating on the keys for extra durability and long life, and a fingerprint-resistant coating on the faceplate.

    In addition, the Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse and G400s Optical Gaming Mouse feature exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology. Optimized for high-accuracy cursor control, this new sensor technology accurately responds to hand movements. Plus, all of the new Logitech G mice have low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet, which reduce drag for faster motions, smoother cursor movements and improved accuracy.

    The lineup includes:

    Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

    The Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse is a wireless gaming mouse with the report rate of a wired gaming mouse. In fact, it maintains a consistent report rate, whether over 2.4 GHz wireless or connected by USB, up to eight times faster than a standard USB mouse. If your game goes long, you can keep playing and recharge the mouse simultaneously by switching seamlessly to a data-over-cable connection using a standard Micro-USB cable. The mouse has a durable hydrophobic coating on the palm area that helps keep your palm from sticking to the mouse, and dry grip on the sides ensures a steady hand. You can elevate your in-game skills with 13 programmable controls that let you program single actions, complex macros with multiple keystrokes, repeating and user-defined delays, when you download Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). The Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $99.99.

    Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse

    For FPS gamers, the Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse packs a gaming grade laser for precise cursor control on a wide variety of surfaces and a hyper-fast dual-mode scroll wheel. It also features a durable hydrophobic coating to help keep your palm from sticking and dry grip for a steady hand. It has up to 27 grams of customizable weight and center of gravity adjustment, meaning you can tune it to your preferred play style. You can switch from pixel-precise targeting at 200 DPI to lightning-fast maneuvers at up to 8200 DPI with two buttons sitting in easy reach near your index finger. The Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse features 10 programmable controls, which require LGS. The optional software can also be used to reassign game commands or multi-command macro. The Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $69.99.

    Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse

    The Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse pushes the high standards set by the Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse and Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400. This full-feature gaming mouse is built specifically for FPS games and includes Logitech's exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for high-accuracy cursor control. It also has a hydrophobic coating to help keep your hand from sticking, as well as soft-touch grip areas and fingerprint-resistant coatings on the primary buttons to resist fading. With LGS, you can customize the eight programmable buttons, and the mouse also features primary mechanical microswitches rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. The programmable buttons allow you to shift through multiple DPI settings to quickly select on-screen options, scan the game map, pull off 180-degree flick-shots at 4000 DPI or downshift for pixel-precise FPS sniper targeting or RTS unit selection at 400 DPI – all conveniently located above and below the scroll wheel. The Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

    Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse

    The Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse is simple to use and specifically crafted for your favorite RTS and MOBA games. Built to extend the powerful legacy of the Logitech G1 Mouse and the Logitech Gaming Mouse G100, it features buttons designed for heavy clicking and the Logitech exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for accuracy at any hand speed. While a typical mouse cannot withstand the rigors of intense gaming, the ultra-durable Logitech G100s Gaming Mouse has upgraded primary mechanical microswitches rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. The mouse also has a durable hydrophobic coating on the palm area to help keep your hand from sticking, and the primary buttons have fingerprint-resistant coating to prevent fading. Whether using claw grip or conventional, with small hands or large – the ambidextrous inverted trapezoid shape encourages a sure grip through long sessions. The Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

    Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard

    The Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard feeds you a steady flow of intel, including vital stats, game specific apps and customizable information panels, all in full color on an integrated, adjustable GamePanel LCD. With custom-color backlighting, you can choose from 16 million shades and assign a specific color to every profile and profile mode in the same game. The keyboard also features advanced surface materials for durability and comfort. A hydrophobic coating on the palm rest helps keep your hands from sticking, while the durable double UV coating gives keys extra long life. With LGS, you can configure the 12 programmable G-Keys with up to 36 different functions across three different modes with three macros per key. Two High-Speed USB 2.0 ports let you transfer data to and from accessories – such as MP3 players and flash drives – while also charging battery powered devices. The keyboard also includes anti-ghosting over 26 keys so you can perform multiple complex actions without interference or ghosting. The Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $199.99.

    Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard

    To make complex actions simple, the Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard provides 18 programmable G-keys, which allow you to configure up to 54 different functions across three different modes, with three macros per key, when you download LGS. In addition to custom-color backlighting it features a backlit GamePanel LCD, so not only can you stay informed with real-time game stats, system information and VoIP communication data, you can also develop or add community-created applets to work with your GamePanel. It also has a hydrophobic coating on the palm rest to help keep your hands from sticking, and a double UV coating on the keys for extra durability and long life. The Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $119.99.

    Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

    Similar to the Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset and Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930, the Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is powered by Dolby Headphone technology to create an immersive 360-degree sound field that gives you the advantage of hearing what you can't see in a game, from footsteps to sirens. With Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, you'll hear up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus a Low Frequency Effects channel. Similar to the Logitech G230 Surround Sound Gaming Headset, this headset also provides washable ear cups that offer a soft, comfortable fit for long gaming sessions. When you want to be heard, the noise-canceling mic can be adjusted to pick up your voice alone. When the mic is not in use, you can easily fold it up and out of the way. The Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

    Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset

    The Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset delivers high-quality stereo sound by using 40 mm neodymium drivers to keep you immersed in the game from start to finish for FPS, MMO or adventure-type games. And because marathon gaming yields heat and sweat, the new headset features ear pieces covered with washable performance-sport cloth for a comfortable, soft touch even after hours of use. With a flexible, noise-canceling folding mic, sound is focused on your voice, practically eliminating background noise for better audio quality. In-line audio controls for volume and microphone mute are within easy reach on the connection cable. The Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

    Availability

    Each of these products is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in April 2013 and in Europe beginning May 2013.

     
  2. Dj-ElectriC

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    Just one request for Logitech - don't you give up on the great ADNS (9050) optical sensors, some people actually care about precision :)
     
  3. remixedcat

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    I hope you can adjust the channel the wireless one communicates at to avoid it using the same wifi channel as other APs. I have a friend that has a lot of issues with his G930 with this.

    Also I hope the noise cancellation really works. They say it can be adjusted for your voice only. That would be nice. I also see they made the pads better as well.
     
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    obviously Logitech doesn't like mechanical keyboards.
     
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    Its fairly new so they just probably forgot to add it, The other prod.ucts however have been out for years
     
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    I own the G700 and I can say that it is not worth the $70 I paid for it (excluding shipping), the software is full of bugs and the mouse started to have the infamous double-click issue after 8 months of light to moderate use, not mentioning the horrible battery life and that it isn't suitable for a full-palm grip, the last two I knew before I purchased it.
     
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    Which one is that?
     
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    Had they decided to make the "new" G19 mechanical, I'd buy it. Until then there's little reason to switch away from my half a decade old G15.

    Does the "new" G700 at least come with a more flexible cable, like the one on the old G5?
     
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    I <3 my G700!!!
     
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    $200 for the keyboard with what sounds like printed keys with spray on crap that will rub of in a few months.
     
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    Nothing new

    <- happy G13 and G700 owner.

    G13 could use less buttons but a better layout and the stick could be replaced by a high quality gamepad like analogue stick. G13 is fantastic and I don't use the keyboard anymore for gaming, but nothing is perfect.

    The G700 is nice, but for ultra fast paced games the buttons layout of the MX51x series is better (I still use that mouse for games like LoL). Remove the 4th button from the thumb and place it in front of the scroll wheel.
     
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    I love my G700, but since they moved it from the very old SetPoint software to the LGS Software there have been some issues. Nothing I couldn't work around, but issues none the less.

    Hardware wise my G700 has been fantastic, and I love the button layout. Primarily the three buttons next the the left click. I use them quite frequently, and I think I would find my self having difficulties using any mouse that did not have at least two extra buttons there now.

    I am hoping to see a G13s+ with the same mechanical switches they used in the G700+, or give me a G700+ with a LCD for managing game/macro profiles.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about the G510. If they ever release a mechanical keyboard with the same feature set as the G510 I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
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    lol i'm still using setpoint for my g700, i guess that's why i haven't had any software issues. no hardware issues either. Logitech is one of the few large companies I am a fan of, I like their designs, and they at least have decent quality control.

    I've had a few logitech keyboards but even the best (g110 imo, which I liked better than the g15. I never owned a g19) don't match up to my basic "ione" mechanical. I now need the response from it I can't go back. I do still have my g13 though and I think that is awesome :)
     
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    LGS has been fantastic with my G700! Go for it.
     
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    I'm guessing it's too early for a G600 refresh?
     
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    g400.... G400 :)
     
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    What's next is bankruptcy if Logitech doesn't get their act together.
     
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    Logitech changes the aesthetics on there products and calls them new for the 5th year in a row.
    My buddy has the mouse pictured without the new paint.
    He went on to tell me it works great, except that the resistance in the scroll wheel is broken and the side buttons don't work but yea over all great mouse.
     
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    idk batou these improvements are a little more than aesthetic. maybe not worth it if you're currently using their flagships but if you're buying new they're good.
     
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    But the G400 uses the Avago S3095 (used to have the 3080E in mice with a PID LZ13333 or below which had angle-snapping)
    ..... but it's the best sensor in the world indeed:toast:
     
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    MX518_4lyfe. I picked up two supercheap after MIR during the depths of the recession, I have a spare unused one in a box so I figure I'm set for about the next 15 years lol.
     
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    Please recommit yourself to making a worthy successor to the G500.
     
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    I have the good old one with the little mx feets (hyperglide of course) and frankenmoused a g400's internals into it (+ made it a little lighter too) == best mouse ever,period :toast:
     
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    i did have the same problem, i call them up, they told me to take up battery, keep clicking both side for like 3-5mins, after that the problem is gone!!

    apparently it got to do with capacitor inside :p it get dirty w/ power in it all the time or smthing. i used this mouse over 2 years now
     

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