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Damn sexy and almost perfect
on 3 March 2017
I have bought this mouse to replace the late Roccat Kone XTD Optical gaming mouse and after careful consideration and extensive research, I have decided in favour of the Logitech G900.
I must admit the absolutely beautiful design won me over before reading all the specs, and all the features seemed like a big bonus in the end. It is very light and pleasant to touch so, in my opinion, a premium look and feel…well and it is true for a premium price too.
Once the first stage of childish admiration has passed I did start exploring all the technical details. The software was easy to install and play with it, same the mouse firmware update which is recommended.
My favourite DPI setting is at 3200 and it is extremely sensitive and definitely feels more responsive than the Roccat mouse. The clicks are pretty sharp and exceptionally tactile. The travel distance is great, and they're very responsive
The only problem I have is with the width as the mouse is pretty narrow for someone with medium to large hands. Also, the battery life is short of just 3-4 days with normal use without gaming. I remember the Microsoft 5000 wireless mouse I had a few years ago (with 1800mAh rechargeable batteries), and a charge was lasting for months, without any battery saving option enabled. To conclude, I think Logitech could have made the mouse a little wider like most of the gaming mice of around 70-75mm and be able to house a larger battery inside too. I guess the ambidextrous symmetrical design kind of forced the mouse to be narrow and less ergonomic.
Reading some professional review I have found, someone was saying the main buttons move a little left and right because are no ledges to the side and due to their position slightly elevated. Well, I have large hands but it is kind of impossible to grab the main buttons from underneath or press left or right main button in a wrong manner, so the main buttons design has absolutely no issue.
For better understanding, I will just summarise the good and the bad in my opinion.
- Wired and wireless
- Great performance
- Extremely rewarding scroll wheel feel (two selectable speed modes)
- Intuitive and easy to setup software (low battery notification)
- Great for palm or fingertip grip, probably even for claw grip but I don’t know.
- Ambidextrous design
- Latest and best sensor available on the market (PMW3366) with a huge DPI range 200-12,000
- Nice and bright RGB lighting
- A bit narrow for a gaming mouse with just 67mm width but still comfortable
- Short battery life of just 3 days with normal use (no gaming).
- No charging dock, just use the micro-USB cable to recharge
- Not cheap