Very few gamers, photo editors and animators trust wireless mice for a number of reasons – but mainly the connection and response issue. In years past, wireless mice have struggled to find a place with those people who need precision and lag free response to their smallest action. A wired mouse ensures that precision and response time is perfect, and while some wireless mice have gotten close, none have been close enough. That notion is likely to be retired very soon with new wireless mice like the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is a game changer (excuse the pun) when it comes to the experience: the connection is perfect with zero drop, the accuracy is remarkable and it fits nicely in your hand with multiple customization options.
Logitech G900 Design
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum overall look draws inspiration from the Logitech G502, but that’s purely cosmetic because I’m told it has been designed and built from the ground up. By taking no design cues from predecessors, they developed an entirely unique mouse that manages to be ambidextrous in application (both left and right handed people will like this mouse.) Weighing just 107 grams, it’s symmetrical 130mm x 67mm x 40mm design is easy to hold and rest your hand on.
It has 11 configurable buttons (and as few as 6, thanks to a design that enables you to remove 5 buttons altogether if they get in the way). Your two main (left/right) buttons on top, a thumb button on either side, a scroll wheel (with three way clicking) and middle buttons that enables on-the-fly DPI switching. There’s also a button that switches the scroll wheel from free flowing to click based. The Logitech G900 looks and feels incredibly solid in construction, made mainly of durable plastics in a sleek black design and customizable lighting in any of 16.8 million RGB colours.
Logitech G900 Performance
I was blown away by the performance of the Logitech G900! I’ve been using a G502 so I’ve come to expect a very responsive and fluid experience with my mouse, and this did not disappoint. In games that require significant response such as CS:GO, and in doing video or photo editing, I found this device to respond perfectly. There was never a single drop of connectivity, and even the most minor of touches resulted in a response. The G900 is clearly marketed towards gamers, but if you need very accurate DPI or just for daily use – you’re going to love this mouse. The DPI minimum is 200, and the maximum is 12,000.
The device connects rather simply with a USB dongle – you can also connect it directly via an included wire to create a wired connection, which doubles as the G900’s charger. That power/charging cable is 6 feet long.
Logitech G900 Battery
Alright, we get to the one sticky point when it comes to the Logitech G900 – battery life. They advertise 24 hours of battery life and up to 32 hours if you disable the lighting. That’s not terrible, but it’s not exactly great either (in my opinion). So make sure if you are taking this on the go that you bring the charging/power cable with you as it doesn’t run on something simple like AA batteries.
Overall, the Logitech G900 is a fantastic looking mouse that delivers wired like performance in an ambidextrous package. It is highly customizable, with the ability to remove buttons that you would never use depending on how you hold the mouse. DPI between 200 and 12,000 is impressive and will deliver quality performance for gamers, editors and animators alike. The price is a little high at over twice as much as the G502, but the value is certainly there if you’re someone who values wireless capabilities.
You can buy the Logitech G900 for $225.