Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Review

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StanOnWheels's review of Logitech G9 Laser Gaming


“A few months ago my ol' Microsoft Millenium laser...”

Written on: 11/05/2009 by StanOnWheels (3 reviews written)

Good Points
Excellent for fingertip gaming, high (and adjustable!) precision, looks dead smart, armoured usb cable to avoid the usual rips 'n' tears and is extremely funny to load mouse with all provided ballast before letting others test it. £35 at time of purchase also excellent for the quality of product.

Bad Points
Second grip feels slightly unnesecery, mouse3 can be tough to begin with.

General Comments
A few months ago my ol' Microsoft Millenium laser mouse finally gave up the ghost after eight years of contuinuous abuse, and I decided it was time for something a bit more suited for my gaming needs!
The G9 has just about the most interestingly irritating packaging ever concieved by man, it'll make you pull your hair out in chunks. With it's vacuum-sealed plastic-clamped casing (which, by the way, could rival most fallout shelters) come a set sof small ultra-powerful magnets holding the innards together in what is essentially a magnetic bear trap.
The mouse though, I'm more than happy to report, is an utter delight to use. This is definitely a grip aimed more towards the fingertip-gamers than the full-palm web browsers, as is obvious by its unconventional design, but even with my oddly proportioned mits it feels snug and secure. The larger of the two interchangeable grips has a particulalrly comfy sort of plastic love-handle to rest your thumb on, and the plastic grips but doesn't make your hands sore like it's malformed twin. One out of two is certainly alright though, as undoubtedly, if you're a super-elite FPS player you'll need the second grip's knobbly finish and side 'vents' just to look especially awesome for all your LAN-party buddies.
Both main buttons are responsive, producing satisfying clicks, and the mousewheel is a particular favourite of mine, an independent gear meaning you can set it to free wheel, essentially turning it into a scrolling flywheel. My only gripe concerning this is the third button function of the wheel, it's incredibly difficult to press donw! Admittedly, you get used to it after a few weeks, and since purchase, it's definitely softened up, but it's certainly something to watch out for.
The mose as a pointer is exceptional, 3600dpi is quite remarkable, and it's a difference you'll notice, especially when like me, changing from an ordinary ships-with-the-PC model. You can flick through four customisable sensitivity functions with a handy button located beneath the right mouse button, and the mouse can store five seperate profiles, all colour coded to your specification, on the mouse. This also includes macro binding and creation, Logitech's software simple and easy to use.
The two side buttons are especially useful for custom mappings, as multiple keystrokes can be bound in sequence to one button.
So far, the mouse has lasted me about four months with no sign of decay or damage and the teflon-hybrid pads on the base look as though they've just come out of the box.
For anybody with galactic ambitions of gaming glory, this is an absolute must have!

  • Value For Money

  • Ease of Use

  • 1 - 6 Months

    Time Mouse Owned

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