Logitech was one of the first companies to release an RGB keyboard – RGB being a feature that is now present in even headsets – although their implementation is unique due to the use of Logitech- and Omron-designed Romer-G switches. Logitech previously released its RGB G910 keyboard, and the company has just now announced its G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL, the little brother the G910.
The G410 is essentially a tenkeyless (TKL) version of the G910. The TKL design allows for easier portability and the ability to place the mouse more centered. Like the G910, the G410 is RGB programmable and offers lighting integration with certain games (like GTA V). Each key can be set from a palette of 16.8 million colors using Logitech Gaming Software. This can be used to create game-specific and global profiles.
Previous facility tours have brought us to NVIDIA's silicon failure analysis lab and Kingston's automated SMT line, pulling the curtains aside for an inside look at how devices are made. Yesterday, we toured Logitech's acoustics engineering and compliance labs to explore software, high-voltage test equipment, and the foamy confines of Mr. HATS' anechoic fortress of solitude.
Below is a video interview with Logitech Acoustics Engineering Manager Matt Green, followed by in-depth article content and photos.
It's been a number of years since Logitech has issued an update to its racing peripherals line for the PC. In an industry where a year without a product refresh feels like eternity, it's almost unheard of to go years without updates. In a press release today, Logitech announced its G920 racing wheel for the PC and Xbox One, with a G29 announced for the PS4 and PS3.
The new wheels include racing pedals, a clutch, and are fitted with two internal motors to provide force feedback to the driver. The G920 is currently targeted for use with the likes of Forza Motorsport 6, DiRT Rally (PC), and GRID. Unsurprisingly, it's an expensive setup. Experienced users of force feedback wheels are used to high prices, but the tag still warrants warning: The G920 is priced at $400 MSRP and includes the wheel and all-metal pedals; an optional kit adds a six-speed manual gear force shifter for $60 more, bringing the total to $460 all totaled.
“There's a lot of arcane voodoo magic around gaming mice,” Logitech Product Manager Chris Pate told us in a discussion on gaming mouse hardware. Joined by Logitech, we discussed mouse acceleration, smoothing, the interpretation of 2D input into a 3D gaming space, mouse myths, and mouse sensor technology in our latest video.
Nearing the height of GDC 2015 and leading into PAX East, peripherals manufacturer Logitech announced the release of its new high-end, lightweight gaming mouse. The Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex ($70) mouse uses the same chassis as the G302 Daedalus Prime – a mouse targeted at MOBAs – and retains a more simplistic core featureset while driving focus on a high-precision sensor.
It's rare that we see innovation where suppliers already dominate a market. Keyboard switches are one such market: Cherry undoubtedly boasts the largest foothold with its colored MX switches, with Kailh grasping at part of that western stronghold. Most major keyboard manufacturers source switches from one of these two companies, including Thermaltake for its Poseidon Z (Kailh) and Rosewill for its Apollo (Cherry). Logitech decided to stray from these solutions, though it has made use of Cherry in the past.
We discussed Logitech's new “Romer G” switch solution in full detail at PAX Prime this year. The company invested in development of the new “Romer G” switch that debuted in the G910 mechanical keyboard we're reviewing today, primarily boasting greater endurance. Romer G switches have a shorter actuation depth (quicker key presses), a more damped feel, and a large, centrally-positioned gap for brighter LEDs that are magnified by a lens. Most switches host some sort of plastic or spring hardware centrally, constricting space for an LED (though Corsair came up with its own solution).
In this review of Logitech's G910 RGB mechanical keyboard, we'll look at the Romer G switch tech, specs, backlight programming, and overall quality.
A new high-performance gaming mouse has been unveiled with a slant toward MOBA gamers. Logitech, the company that brought us our “Editor's Choice” winning G700s and Proteus Core mice, today announced the “Daedalus Prime” G302 MOBA gaming mouse, built with assistance from professional teams SoloMid, Cloud9, CJ Entus, and others.
The G302 specifications are detailed below:
Tucked away in a suite just outside the bustling convention center streets of PAX Prime, we met with Logitech to discuss the introduction of their new “Romer-G” mechanical keyboard switch. Logitech's G910 “Orion Spark” RGB mechanical keyboard spec includes the Romer-G switch, a decisive split from the industry's Cherry MX and Kailh obsession. The G910 is Logitech's first keyboard to feature the updated switches and aims to compete with other RGB boards on the market.
The new switches make several noteworthy steps away from what we're used to in Kailh and Cherry MX, with each tweak primarily around typing precision, switch endurance, and feel.
That's a big claim for Logitech to make -- "today [we] introduced the fastest gaming mouse ever made," the email read. The company has been in the gaming mouse business for a long time now, to the point where it almost seems like they've got an evil headquarters for devious device testing. Actually, Logitech has a Switzerland-based test facility with some of the most sophisticated mouse and keyboard testing methodologies and equipment we've ever seen.
The new Logitech G402 "Hyperion Fury" mouse tracks at a reported 500 IPS (inches per second), making it one of the fastest -- if not the fastest -- gaming mice we've ever seen. This puts the G402 at 200 IPS above the G502 Proteus Core that we posted about in April, and then later got hands-on with at PAX East. The company notes that the mouse took over three years of R&D to achieve its tracking speeds and precision.
Logitech’s Proteus Core “tunable gaming mouse” was announced leading into PAX East 2014, but we only just got hands-on with the mouse on Saturday. The company is making big promises with this one – we’ve been told on numerous occasions that the sensor is the best they’ve ever used, the “best on the market,” the fastest, the most accurate, and so forth. We’ll be doing a full tear-down and review in the near future, so hang tight on purchases for that, but let’s talk hardware in the meantime.
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