Logitech has announced the launch of a new range of products under the G-series name. The G-series is aimed at gamers and includes not only a cosmetic refresh but also some new features designed to make gaming marathons more comfortable.
| Logitech G-series
|Logitech G100s gaming mouse||TBA|
|Logitech G400s gaming mouse||TBA|
|Logitech G500s gaming mouse||TBA|
|Logitech G700s gaming mouse||TBA|
|Logitech G510s gaming keyboard||TBA|
|Logitech G19s gaming keyboard||TBA|
|Logitech G230 gaming headset||TBA|
|Logitech G430 gaming headset||TBA|
G100s, G400s, G500s and G700s gaming mice
Logitech says they have improved the sensors in the mice and have moved to better infrared optics to improve performance in demanding situations. Logitech has also added fingerprint-resistant coatings, while palm areas feature a hydrophobic coating to help keep your hands from sticking during long gaming sessions.
The mice also differ in the materials used on the thumb and pinky rests – the new G400s has a soft-touch rubberised surface while the G500s and G700s both have harder plastic bases for better grip.
The G500s also features adjustable weights, allowing users to adjust the mouse’s weight by up to 27 grams. Logitech also introduced the value-orientated G100s for gamers on a budget who don’t want the frills. All mice in the G-series carry one or two DPI switches which can be customised in the drivers to switch between sensitivity levels to suit the task at hand.
G510s and G19s gaming keyboards
The redesigned keyboards also receive the hydrophobic treatment, with both the G510s and the G19s receiving hydrophobic palm rests and fingerprint-proof paint jobs. Both keyboards also remain based on the tried-and-tested plastic membrane design. No plans have been announced for any new mechanical keyboards by the company.
Logitech says the keys have been tweaked for slightly better feedback and also retain full customisable LED backlighting. The keyboards also get treated to a UV protective coat of paint to minimise sun damage.
G230 and G430 gaming headsets
The new headsets are the G230 and the G430. Both feature rotating ear cups, removable ear cushions that are also washable as well as visibly different paint jobs – red-on-black for the G230 and blue-on-black for the G430. The G430 also includes 7:1 virtual Dolby Digital surround sound, while the G230 is stereo-only.
Both headsets also have swiveling microphones that do a sort of gullwing-door movement out of your way when you don’t use them.
“With Logitech G, we put our passion for science to work for you,” said Yousef Atwan , Country Manager of Logitech South Africa, “Just as gamers are compelled to reach new levels on, our engineers are compelled to test scientific theories. For close to 20 years the relentless pursuit of what’s next has been our game – and we’re pretty darn good at it. With Logitech G we will continue to push the limits of speed, precision, reliability – even intuitiveness. The reason G is such an important focus for us, is because gamers expect us to push the limits as far as they do. Every inspired design choice the team has made, and late-night engineering arguments serve one purpose, to help gamers play at their best. When science wins – gamers win.”