Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) has thus far had a pristine track-record in our mouse reviews; my review of the G700s sincerely claimed the mouse to be the most comfortable, best gaming mouse I'd ever used. Contributor Patrick Lathan's look at the G500s had similarly-high praise. I've had issues with their headsets in a distant past, but haven't yet had the chance to get hands-on (heads-on?) the newer audio peripherals. In the very least, the company's mice have proven durable and formidable in the marketplace.
The new Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse -- yes, that's its name -- lays claim to hosting the first 12,000 DPI sensor in the industry; DPI is often used as a marketing metric, and is so-used here to some extent, but the G502 lacks any undesirable mouse acceleration, smoothing, pixel rounding, and snapping that many high-DPI mice use. These items throw off the predictability and dead-precision that a gamer demands of a high-quality mouse (acceleration is especially noticeable in RTS and FPS games). Seeing Logitech move away from such features while still achieving high speeds is refreshing.
Hot on the heels of Steve's review of Logitech's high-end G700s, we're regrouping to bring you another Logitech mouse review -- this time, it's the Logitech G500s gaming mouse. The mouse uses a chassis that brings back memories of the MX518, G5, and G500 (non-s) mice by Logitech, using a similar chassis/frame layout, a powerful sensor, quality hardware, and a mid-range price-point.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- and there's certainly not much broken about the previous iterations (sans some quality issues with plastic M4/M5 buttons). Let's see if that holds true for the G500s.
Gaming peripherals are currently spearheading our efforts to deconstruct the underlying components within gaming hardware and, following our Genius Gila review, today we look at Logitech's new G700s mouse. We first spoiled Logitech's new gaming peripherals right before PAX East, where we covered hard specs and talked a bit about Logitech's new branding, but have since had time to speak with Logitech engineers and play with the hardware.
The G700s and G500s were what specifically interested our review staff (Patrick Lathan will be looking at the G500s) for their one-two punch in the high-end and mid-range gaming markets, respectively; a review is also pending for the new keyboards and a headset, though that's still slightly in the distance.
There was a recent burst in demand from our community (that's you guys) to cover more gaming peripherals—keyboards, mice, headsets, the works—and start reviewing the options out there. Following-up with our video production rig, which endeavored to detail some great audio peripherals, this review signifies the impending publication of several new mouse & keyboard reviews.
For the past several weeks I've had the opportunity to play around with a couple of high-end gaming mice sent in to GamersNexus, including today's Logitech G600; this Logitech G600 gaming mouse review will look at its features, value for MMO gamers, and talk about serious button enthusiasm.
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