Can This Might Be the Best Wireless Gaming Mouse Ever?

We all know that the wireless mice aren’t as quick to respond as their wired counterparts, and the battery life and weight are inherently related. No wonder that the gamers are reluctant to embrace wireless peripherals, particularly mice.

Logitech developed the G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM - PROFESSIONAL-GRADE WIRED/WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE to help the gamers change their perspective upon wireless hardware.

"We’re trying to change a persistent and incorrect mindset about the way wireless mice work and can perform," says Logitech’s Chris Pate. Therefore, Logitech take pride about the latency, battery life, and weight of this new wireless game changer mouse!

LATENCY
Featuring a 1-millisecond report rate and our highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection, Chaos Spectrum delivers incredible responsiveness for competition-level twitch targeting. Reduction in latency is only possible because of its proprietary USB wireless adapter, a tiny dongle that plugs directly into your PC’s USB jack. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the included 6-foot braided fiber extension cable, requiring the dongle to be suited by an adapter that is then connected via Micro USB to yet another USB connector.

BATTERY LIFE
The G900's rechargeable battery is rated at 24 hours of use on a single charge, which can jump to 32 if the RGB LED light is turned off.
But let’s affirm that the G900 does not last as long as wireless mice that don’t target the gaming market, like Logitech’s Master MX, which quotes 240 hours of endurance.

WEIGHT
Every component of Chaos Spectrum has been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining stability. At 3.8 ounces (107 grams), it's noticeably lighter than most mice, wired or wireless. This is almost the same weight (105 grams) as the wired DeathAdder. The G900 saves a lot of weight in the battery, packing a diminutive 15 gram 720mAh battery but wringing a full 24 hours of use out of it.

Logitech G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM

OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES

  • The G900's uses the PMW3366 sensor which is still regarded as one of the best around. PMW3366 has zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200-12,000DPI), delivering exceptional tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed. For even better accuracy and speed, use surface tuning in Logitech Gaming Software to tune the sensor to your playing surface.
  • G900 uses the same sensor as our favorite gaming mouse, Logitech’s G502 Proteus Core.
  • It is equipped with exclusive clock- tuning technology that maximizes speed and battery life while minimizing degradation commonly caused by temperature, humidity, aging and part-to-part variances.
  • It has the same dual-mode scroll wheel as the G502 and 11 programmable buttons. Use Logitech Gaming Software to program your favorite commands and macros to each of the up to 11 buttons.
  • It has a striking symmetrical design with removable magnetic thumb buttons for each side so you can make it left- or right-handed. These works with nearly any mouse grip style, including palm, claw and fingertip grips.
  • The customization is up to you. Using Logitech's gaming software, you can tweak the buttons and functionality of the mouse to your heart's desire.
  • Logitech engineered a way to reduce fluctuation in what it calls "actuation" that mice can suffer over time. This is aimed at ensuring the amount of force required to click remains consistent over the life of the product.
  • Chaos Spectrum features two lighting zones that can be customized independently to match your style, system or environment. With Logitech Gaming Software, you can select from a spectrum of up to 16.8 million colors and synchronize lighting patterns and effects with other Logitech G devices.

We’ll have a more in-depth review once we’ve had time to play with the G900 and you can try it out yourself in April as well, for $150.

We must admit that Logitech has set a very difficult task to convert wired users to wireless ones but at least it is light, seems to offer great latency, and has decent battery life! Still, concerns of wireless reliability, charge status and high price remain important issues that will make us want to observe it Logitech’s task will be achieved or not.


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