Logitech G900 Review

Logitech G900 Review
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse sets a standard in the world of gaming mice with its ultra-accurate PMW3366 Optical Sensor, which is a favorite among eSports athletes the world over.


PMW3366 Optical Sensor

The PMW3366 Optical Sensor is billed by Logitech as their most accurate optical sensor, and it’s true that the PMW3366 is a favorite among eSports pros due to its ultra-responsiveness even at hyperfast speeds. The tracking is known to be among the most accurate in the world with smooth, unfiltered performance across full expanse of the DPI range (200 to 12,000DPI).

Ambidextrous design

One of the highlight features of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse has to be its ambidextrous design, which allows righthanded and lefthanded users alike to get the same high-quality gaming mouse experience. The button layout is entirely configurable and customizable, and it’s also designed to fit different mouse grip styles as well.

Lightweight buildhttp://gaming.logitech.com/assets/64353/15/g900-chaos-spectrum-mouse.png

Excessive weight in your mouse can lead to hand and wrist fatigue and really put a damper on your gaming performance—luckily, that’s just not a problem with the G900 Chaos Spectrum. The engineers behind this gaming mouse powerhouse tinkered with the design, shaving off milligrams whenever possible to deliver the ultimate in lightweight gaming mouse performance. The hyperscroll wheel is one such example where special consideration was given; it features a hollow interior to reduce weight. It’s touches like this that allow the mouse to be ultrapowerful while still weighing just 107 grams total.

Mechanical pivot button

The mechanical left and right mouse buttons are brought to responsive life by metal pivot hinges and a metal spring tension system. Combined, they speed up the response time from each click and allow for overall clicking; this tech also reduces the amount of force you have to apply to make a click happen. Better still, this system is designed to provide very consistent clicking, which is ideal for tactile eSports players who go by click-feel and muscle memory to achieve their gaming glory.

Logitech clock-tuning technology

The exclusive clock-tuning technology on the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse has a threefold purpose: speed boost, battery life preservation, and degradation prevention. The clock-tuning tech keeps your mouse functioning optimally for a longer period of time and works to retain its overall high speeds over the course of its lifetime. Battery Assistant, which you can access through the downloadable Logitech Gaming Software, enables you to adjust settings to boost performance and battery life.

First impression
First impression of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse

On first sight, the G900 Chaos Spectrum looks like a shark, with a sleek, aggressive and gamer-geared design that definitely makes you want to show it off lowkey in front of your friends. But we all know looks aren’t everything, so I was very eager to see if it worked as good as it looked.

The first thing I noticed about this mouse was the comfort factor. It felt good in my hand, which sometimes, especially with gaming-centric mice, you have to get used to it a bit. The Chaos Spectrum naturally has that classic fits-like-a-glove feel in your hand and it quickly becomes an extension of your hand itself. There’s no learning curve when using this mouse, which I appreciate, because no one wants to look dumb in-game while they’re trying to get a feel for their new mouse.

The G900 definitely lives up to the lightweight hype, which I think factors in to comfort. Even playing for an extended period, I didn’t notice any fatigue. I’d even go further and say that I felt less fatigued after using it than I have any previous mice I’ve owned. (Granted, they weren’t as prestigious as this one, but still.)

The mechanical buttons offer a great tactile feel, and this is part of what I meant when I said there is no learning curve with this mouse. If you play first person shooters, for instance, you’re not going to feel like you’re wielded some foreign object. The movement is very natural and that extends to the clicking, which is hyper responsive and has a definite clicking sensation you can feel, but it’s not overwhelming nor does it distract you from the game. It only enhances that tactility that this mouse provides.

I’m left-handed, so I think it’s safe to say I’ve had a lot of experience with ambidextrous mice; this is another case where the G900 lives up to the hype. It really feels natural for a leftie to use. I also like that you can reconfigure the buttons, because it means I can easier customize the mouse not only to my game style, but my mouse grip style as well.

The RGB color zones are a nice touch. The fact that you can set them independently is really cool, and it makes the mouse feel more like your own.

  • Wired/Wireless gaming mouse: Versatile and easy switching between each mode
  • PMW3366 Optical Sensor: Logitech’s most accurate optical sensor and a favorite in the eSports world
  • Ambidextrous design accommodates righties and lefties
  • Configurable button layout
  • Mechanical pivot button
  • Metal spring tension system
  • Designed for easy and consistent clicking
  • Logitech clock-tuning technology
  • Prolong battery life up to 32 hours (with lights off) with Battery Assistant accessible via Logitech Gaming Software download
  • 24 hours battery life with lights on
  • 11 programmable buttons via Logitech Gaming Software
  • Programmable RGB lighting: Choose from 16.8 million colors
  • The two lighting zones can be independently customized for a unique look
  • 1 millisecond report rate
  • Button durability rated for 20 million clicks
  • Lightweight build: Weighs 107 grams

  • You can only get the maximum battery life (32 hours) if the lights are off. That said, since you can still get a full 24 hours with the lights on, and you have the option of wired mode, this isn’t too big a deal—especially if you plan ahead and keep your cable with you.http://mms.businesswire.com/media/20160324005036/en/515303/5/G900_Chaos_Spectrum.jpg

Final verdict

http://gaming.logitech.com/assets/64353/29/g900-chaos-spectrum-mouse.pngThe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse’s biggest draw is its extremely accurate optical sensor and its 1 millisecond report rate. These are features that can really give you an edge when you’re in an eSports setting as opposed to gaming amongst friends. Additionally, the ambidextrous design and responsive mechanical buttons are very user friendly and up its appeal tremendously in a practical way. When you factor in customization and durability, this is a gaming mouse to please everyone. I would definitely recommend the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse to anyone that’s looking for a quality gaming mouse upgrade.

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