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Logitech G Launches New G309 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse

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Logitech G, a brand of Logitech and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, announced the Logitech G309 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse, a premium designed mouse with dual-wireless connectivity, precision tracking and reliable performance in a newly designed form factor for all. Gamers know their gear needs to deliver performance, comfort, and reliability to play at their best. In gaming mice, that means wireless performance with low latency, precision control, and seamless synchronization with movements, particularly given the tempo and agility required.

"For years, we have been committed to evolving our LIGHTSPEED technology and innovation so that everyone from esports pros to new gamers can enjoy wireless gameplay," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "Our LIGHTSPEED technology, in conjunction with our HERO sensors, has advanced to the point where all gamers, from the world's elite esports pros athletes to the first time gamer, know they can trust Logitech G mice to perform every time. With the G309 LIGHTSPEED, we have brought the same top-of-the-line technology, including HERO 25K sensor, POWERPLAY compatibility, and LIGHTSPEED wireless - all at a price point that is affordable to most."



The G309 LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse is POWERPLAY compatible, which allows gamers to power the G309 without an AA battery inside it if they get the Logitech G PowerPlay Wireless Charging System, which is sold separately. This reduces weight by 18 g (the weight of the alkaline battery).

Also featuring the exceedingly power-efficient HERO 25K sensor, the G309 offers over 300 hours of continuous gameplay at a 1 ms report rate in LIGHTSPEED on just one AA alkaline battery. Switch to Bluetooth mode; the battery life is over 600 hours on a single AA alkaline battery.

Even with so much technology inside, the Logitech G309 LIGHTSPEED is not heavy or bulky. It is durable yet compact and lightweight, weighing only 86 grams with an alkaline AA battery and 68 grams without the AA alkaline battery when paired with POWERPLAY.

The Logitech G309 LIGHTSPEED uses Logitech G's exclusive LIGHTSPEED wireless technology for a high-performance gaming experience that is faster than most wired mice. By combining LIGHTSPEED wireless performance with Logitech G's HERO 25K sensor, the G309 is capable of achieving next-generation performance while providing exceptional responsiveness and accuracy, 400 IPS, and sensitivity up to 25,600 DPI, with no acceleration or smoothing.

In addition, LIGHTSPEED wireless also allows players to connect two LIGHTSPEED devices to one receiver using the Device Pairing Tool in G HUB. Players can choose to operate G309 LIGHTSPEED with the same receiver as a Logitech gaming keyboard, including the recently announced Logitech G515 TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard.

Exclusive to Logitech G, the G309 LIGHTSPEED comes equipped with the LIGHTFORCE hybrid optical-mechanical switches for incredible speed, reliability, and precise actuation with a crisp response. LIGHTFORCE uses galvanic contact parts within the switch that operate just like mechanical switches to maintain that crisp feeling. Optical and mechanical triggers are engineered in unison, delivering the ultimate gaming performance. LIGHTFORCE hybrid switches provide reliable, ultra-low-latency optical actuation combined with the best attributes of crisp, tactile mechanical clicks.

Pricing and Availability
Available in black and white, the Logitech G309 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse is expected to be available on July 9th, 2024, at LogitechG.com for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

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Pop-off covers + not rechargeable = auto no-buy for me :D
 
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I mean, on one hand its basically a better g305, the mouse I've been using for a while. On the other hand it probably only supports ghub, so I think I'll just stick with old stock g305's and LGS.
 
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Pop-off covers + not rechargeable = auto no-buy for me :D
Why would you need to recharge a mouse that is providing continuous power via powerplay or 3+ months with a single AA battery?

The whole point is to eliminate downtime or tethering due to charging.
Also finally a Logitech mouse that uses AA. My G604 still functions but it's discontinued and there's no replacement from Logitech.
 

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Using PowerPlay with this mouse would be great if the mouse pad itself wasn't crap. 321mm x 344mm is too small.
 
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Why would you need to recharge a mouse that is providing continuous power via powerplay or 3+ months with a single AA battery?

The whole point is to eliminate downtime or tethering due to charging.
Because:

A) The powerplay mat is extra (~$100)...nope
B) I hate mousepads.....notta
C) I hate having to change/throw away batteries........no way 'Jose !
D) No downtime for me, since I charge my MX-2's & 3's every 2-3 weeks or so, while I'm sleeping... nottaproblemo. And yes, I know I will eventually have to replace them, but NOT after 300-600 hrs
E) And finally, I don't do wires on my periphs/desk... not no, not heil no, but f&ck no :D
 
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Why would you need to recharge a mouse that is providing continuous power via powerplay or 3+ months with a single AA battery?

The whole point is to eliminate downtime or tethering due to charging.
Also finally a Logitech mouse that uses AA. My G604 still functions but it's discontinued and there's no replacement from Logitech.

Agreed. At the rate these things sip power, a disposable battery is actually preferable in my opinion. The G305 uses AA batteries, btw.
 
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Not gonna lie I have a G305 (laptop) and a G502 Lightspeed (desktop):
I prefer the 305 in a lot of ways comparatively, maybe this will be my next upgrade :laugh:

I mean, on one hand its basically a better g305, the mouse I've been using for a while. On the other hand it probably only supports ghub, so I think I'll just stick with old stock g305's and LGS.

Wait do the newer ones not work without it installed or something?
I don't bother launching G-Hub at all with the 305/502LS for the most part (only if playing a shooter etc).
 
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I mean, on one hand its basically a better g305, the mouse I've been using for a while. On the other hand it probably only supports ghub, so I think I'll just stick with old stock g305's and LGS.

Could you describe the issue(s) with GHUB?

Earnest curiousity, as I thought LGS died back in the 2010s.
 
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Could you describe the issue(s) with GHUB?

Earnest curiousity, as I thought LGS died back in the 2010s.
It's just a bloated mess compared to LGS, and LGS does all it needs to on the products it supports at like 1/10th the memory footprint.
 
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A) The powerplay mat is extra (~$100)...nope
Fair enough. Though it can be used with any mice that supports this technology, not just the G309.
B) I hate mousepads.....notta
No one is forcing you to use one if you dont like them.
C) I hate having to change/throw away batteries........no way 'Jose !
You dont have a choice. The internal Li-Ion battery also dies sooner or later. With the critical difference that you have to throw away your entire mouse as these are not repair friendly.
Also Lithium AA battery lasts about ~3 months based on my experience with G604.
And if you are a responsible adult you are not throwing it away. You take to recycling. We have special battery canisters where used batteries can be thrown into. They dont go to normal garbage.
D) No downtime for me, since I charge my MX-2's & 3's every 2-3 weeks or so, while I'm sleeping... nottaproblemo. And yes, I know I will eventually have to replace them, but NOT after 300-600 hrs
That's still downtime where the mouse it tethered for charging. That's the reason i use AA as it's a 10s swap. I dont have to plan how and when to charge it or forget and wake up to an empty mouse. I had a mouse with internal battery and charging station long ago (might have been MX1000 or MX1100). The mouse became useless once the battery died.
Never again.
E) And finally, I don't do wires on my periphs/desk... not no, not heil no, but f&ck no
Neither do i when it comes to mice and headphones but there's a difference. Im ok with wires if they are not directly interfering with ergonomics. Such as keyboard wire, charger wires, data wire etc. These are all further back on the desk where they dont bother me.

Also you probably dont even realize that you have much bigger choice of mice with internal batteries compared to me who wants a gaming mouse (1000Hz+ polling) with thumb rest and AA battery. I basically have only the choice of Razer Basilisk V3 because G604 is discontinued and Razer Naga V2 has too many side buttons for my liking. Roccat Kone Air is also several years old and Turtle Beach has discontinued Roccat branding.
 

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Also you probably dont even realize that you have much bigger choice of mice with internal batteries compared to me who wants a gaming mouse (1000Hz+ polling) with thumb rest and AA battery. I basically have only the choice of Razer Basilisk V3 because G604 is discontinued and Razer Naga V2 has too many side buttons for my liking. Roccat Kone Air is also several years old and Turtle Beach has discontinued Roccat branding.
My guy you do realize that you will be absolutely eating through battery's if you use AA and anything above a 1000hz.
 
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My guy you do realize that you will be absolutely eating through battery's if you use AA and anything above a 1000hz.
Well that's not even technically possible currently to test this as there are only a 72 mice that use 2000Hz/4000Hz/8000Hz polling and all of them use built in batteries. At 1000Hz i have to switch battery only four times a year. Roughly every 3 months.
 

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Well that's not even technically possible currently to test this as there are only a 72 mice that use 2000Hz/4000Hz/8000Hz polling and all of them use built in batteries. At 1000Hz i have to switch battery only four times a year. Roughly every 3 months.
Well that's a confidently incorrect statement...as my previous mouse literally supports 8000hz with a AA. The Viper v3 Hyper speed with the hyper polling dongle, and I can tell you from actual experience Lithium Ion's die fast..very fast. To the point I swapped it for a rechargable 8khz v3 pro because of the hassle/price.
 
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Well that's a confidently incorrect statement...as my previous mouse literally supports 8000hz with a AA. The Viper v3 Hyper speed with the hyper polling dongle, and I can tell you from actual experience Lithium Ion's die fast..very fast. To the point I swapped it for a rechargable 8khz v3 pro because of the hassle/price.
Hmm. I used geizhals to check because they have usually great filters but for some reason selecting 2000Hz+ polling rate does not reveal any mice with AA battery option: https://geizhals.eu/?cat=mouse&xf=8565_2000
As per Razer's manual it should be 75 hours at 4000Hz but im not sure if this is with regular Alkaline AA or Lithium AA. Likely Alkaline.
 

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Hmm. I used geizhals to check because they have usually great filters but for some reason selecting 2000Hz+ polling rate does not reveal any mice with AA battery option: https://geizhals.eu/?cat=mouse&xf=8565_2000
As per Razer's manual it should be 75 hours at 4000Hz but im not sure if this is with regular Alkaline AA or Lithium AA. Likely Alkaline.

Probably because it doesn't come with the hyper polling dongle on stock. Separate purchase.

Their test will be with Lithium AA. The Viper v3 hyperspeed comes with a Lithium AA in the box.

Never tested battery life accurately, but replacing it was nearly every few days with long sessions at 8000hz. To the point I thought with the amount i'm blasting through batteries I may as well just get the v3 Pro.
 
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My guy you do realize that you will be absolutely eating through battery's if you use AA and anything above a 1000hz.
No, I have never eaten through batteries and I do use 1000hz. Anything above that is a gimic for me and useless cpu churn IMO.

Of course that is personal opinion. If you feel you need 1000hz+, with its current energy usage you are 100% correct.

Also rechargable AA exist, although, their weight isn't ideal.
 

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No, I have never eaten through batteries and I do use 1000hz. Anything above that is a gimic for me and useless cpu churn IMO.

Of course that is personal opinion. If you feel you need 1000hz+, with its current energy usage you are 100% correct.

Also rechargable AA exist, although, their weight isn't ideal.
Yeah anything above 1000hz will eat the battery life though, same for rechargeable mice. If I'm recharging a AA I'd rather just get a mouse I can recharge instead to be honest and have better mouse balance. Dedicated battery chargers also scare me due to one I had catching fire at night years ago. I am one of the rare who can notice the hz increase though its not just for the bigger number. Not that it makes me play better, but I can honestly notice a difference in "Feel" that I prefer. Even did a blind test to make sure it wasn't placebo haha. But yeah if the shape on 1000hz mouse is better for me I'd still take t he 1000hz, but if that same shape has 8000hz I'm taking the 8000hz personally.
 
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Yeah anything above 1000hz will eat the battery life though, same for rechargeable mice. If I'm recharging a AA I'd rather just get a mouse I can recharge instead to be honest and have better mouse balance. Dedicated battery chargers also scare me due to one I had catching fire at night years ago. I am one of the rare who can notice the hz increase though its not just for the bigger number. Not that it makes me play better, but I can honestly notice a difference in "Feel" that I prefer. Even did a blind test to make sure it wasn't placebo haha. But yeah if the shape on 1000hz mouse is better for me I'd still take t he 1000hz, but if that same shape has 8000hz I'm taking the 8000hz personally.
That's fair, different use cases. If I'm being honest I have poor reflexes so even 1000hz is probably wasted on me lol.
 
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