Logitech thanks science for new ‘G’ PC gaming accessories
March 21, 2013No Comments
Six redesigned mice and keyboards along with two new headsets round out Logitech’s new line of PC gaming peripherals, simply called “G.”
Logitech has rebranded its gaming group division with six mice and keyboards, along with two new headsets that make up the company’s latest “Logitech G” lineup. Using infrared technology and a bit of science to determine optimal hand position, the new G100s and G400s optical mice are both clues to the company’s commitment to innovation, with a new sensor technology called Delta Zero that promises to improve accuracy at any speed.
The G100s, G400s, G500s, and G700s gaming mice are all equipped with a “hydrophobic” coating that repels palm perspiration to keep your hand from sticking during game play, along with soft coating on the primary buttons for extra comfort. The G700s stands tall as the company’s flagship mouse and features 13 custom controls for programming macros, repeat buttons, and delays when paired with the Logitech Gaming Software, and will be available for $99.99 when it hits stores later this year. The G100s, G400s, and G500s are priced at $39.99, $59.99, and $69.99, respectively.
Spending $200 on a gaming keyboard sounds excessive to nongamers, but veterans should appreciate the G19s’s adjustable GamePanel LCD that projects in-game statistics and apps in a full color display. Customization is also key for this keyboard with plenty of user-designed backlighting with 16 million shades available for design. The palm rest on the bottom uses the same coating as the mice to keep sweat from ruining the game, and two USB 2.0 ports let you connect to peripherals like external storage drives. The G19s and G510s keyboards will go for $199.99 and $119.99.
Last up in the offering are two stereo gaming headsets, the G430 and the G230. Both include detachable, washable ear cups to add a hygienic boost to your setup, and a flexible noise-canceling microphone built in that also isolates background noise. The $79.99 G430 is equipped with Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound technology for seven discreet channels of audio, while the G230 drops you down to $59.99 with standard 40mm neodymium drivers powering the speakers.