Counter-Strike was the first game that I played competitively. I learned during those years how essential an amazing mouse was (I still hold a grudge against wireless mice to this day due to latency issues I experienced on an early-model wireless mouse). I soon became an expert on what I needed in a mouse to excel in the game: a fast sensor, a comfortable grip, and it had to be under a certain weight. Lucky for me, Logitech?s new gaming mouse seems to cover all three of these.
Deceptively simple-looking in a time of Michael-Bay-esque rivals, the Logitech G: Pro Gaming Mouse is everything an FPS fan should want. Packed into this 3.0 oz mouse is one of the most powerful sensors on the market, the PMW3366. Able to cover 300 ips with zero smoothing, your motion will be accurately transmitted no matter how you play.
Testing out the mouse on CS:GO, I couldn?t believe the response I was getting from it. I mean, look at it?it looks like a mouse you?d see in a high-school library?but I was hitting snapshots more frequently than ever. Never have I felt more justified in my past blaming of technology. The wider scroll wheel also has an excellent feel, clicking through each choice as I swapped through weapons in my game.
To support the players, the mouse is super durable. From its braided cord, to 20-million-click durability rating, the entire peripheral was made to minimize failure. On-board memory was even added to deliver true driver-free operation. This allows players to use the Logitech Gaming Software to customize everything from button bindings to surface tuning on their home computer, then save their presets on the mouse. From there on out, their settings will be the default no matter where the device is plugged in.
While perfect for first person shooters, the mouse may not be the fit for other genres. With six buttons on the mouse, this may not allow for the macros used by a World of Warcraft fanatic or someone who prefers handling things with their dominant hand. Logitech has a philosophy of building peripherals in a way that does not encumber the player, and this mouse is an excellent example of this. It is what should be expected: a device built for a specific function.
In case you couldn?t tell, I?ve found my new gaming mouse in the Logitech G: Pro Gaming Mouse. This little guy will be traveling with me from here on out, whether I?m on Dust 2 or Eichenwalde. With such a success in delivering effective, precision design, I look forward to seeing what else Logitech G brings in the future for eSports.
|Manufacturer: Logitech ? Price: $69.99 ? Release Date: August 2016|
Appearances can be deceiving. Logitech G: Pro Gaming Mouse may look less like a transformer than most gaming mice, but within lies durable spring buttons, onboard memory, and some of the most responsive sensors on the market.
|Review hardware was provided by Logitech for the benefit of this review. EGM reviews on a scale of 1 to 10, with a 5.0 being average.|