Wednesday, May 22, 2013

when science wins, the new logitech g series

In their continuous effort to improve their line of products and to cater to a more diverse range of customers, Logitech has recently announced the release of 8 new products in their Logitech G series lineup, a range of products ranging from mice, keyboards and headsets specially tailored to the most hardcore of computer users, the gamer population.

Thanks to the folks at Logitech, I had the opportunity to attend the media launch event for all the 8 new products today at the Garena stadium at Bugis+, which is an incredible honour considering the fact that most of the people who attended the event with me were either professional gamers or writers for established publications. Kinda feel out of place, to be honest.


the setup of the event today, photo credits to SPRG and Logitech Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprg_photos/)


A total of 8 new products were released today, 4 gaming mice, 2 gaming keyboards and 2 headsets, and our group was one of the first few who were given the chance to witness the launch of the new products. The new gaming mice includes the model G100s, G400s, G500s and the G700s, while the keyboard models are G510s and G19s, and last but not least the G230 and G430 are the new gaming headset models to be released together in this lineup.

There's a lot of new features in this new line of products, for example in the gaming mice itself features such as hydrophobic coating and a delta zero sensor technology are added to ensure that the mouse performs to the standard required by gamers during serious gameplay, one that is not affected by sweaty palms and delivers high speed response rate and accuracy needed to make the winning move. From the entry G100s mouse all the way to the more serious G700s mouse, there's just one that is suitable for your gaming needs, be it casual gaming or professional gaming. The prices itself are tailored to what you're looking for to, ranging from an affordable SGD 35 all the way to SGD 135.


i particularly like the g400s though, for reasons you'll know later. photo credits to SPRG and Logitech Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprg_photos/)


The two keyboards itself also feature a lot of nifty functions, such as having an additional LCD display to help give you the extra information to help give you the extra advantage in game (this is the first time I'm seeing an extra LCD display on a keyboard) and it also comes with up to 18 programmable extra keys on the left on the keyboard for those who needs to have macro functions in game. With so many functions available on just one keyboard, I'm sure serious gamers would love it for its ability to do almost anything. Of course, the keyboards also come with adjustable colours just for your taste.


the g19s for the most hardcore of players. photo credits to SPRG and Logitech Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprg_photos/)



Last but not least, the gaming headsets which features surround sound system, an ultra lightweight design for long hour gaming purposes, noise cancelling mic and even removable cloth earcups that you can wash for hygiene purposes. The gaming headsets designed in such a way to allow you the most accurate sound detection in game (such as which direction the footsteps are coming from) and to allow seamless communication between you and your team members during a team game.


le gaming headset. photo credits to SPRG and Logitech Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprg_photos/)


What I've said about the functions are but a rough overview of all of the features of the products themselves to give you a general idea of what the product aims to achieve. Perhaps the best benefit of all the features available is that all of the products themselves come with a 3 year warranty. And yes, that means that no matter what you buy, if there's a defect that you find in the product or any problems that you face, you have a 3 years warranty to look after your gaming gear, which is quite a long period if you ask me, because even I don't use a particular equipment for more than 3 years.

And of course, if you want more info on the features of the products itself, you can always go to Logitechs website (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-sg) to check out more on each product and to compare them with each other. In addition to that, you'll also be able to see what are the latest products and also their price range. With all the available information. it's quite convenient for you to look through when you're deciding.

And now as promised, why I like the new G400S mouse in particular. Well, because I won one you see.


yep, a brand new gaming mouse for me


I think lady luck was with me today, because when we were split into a team for the friendly League of Legends competition during the event with the mouse as the prize for the winning team, I had three tournament players in my team. So all I had to do was to stand behind and let me teammates do their job. And that's the story behind how I won the easiest prize so far in my blogging career.


team precision, we were called. photo credits to SPRG and Logitech Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprg_photos/)


We also had the opportunity to try out the gaming devices during our match, but because it was only a five minute match and due to the fact I was nervous the whole time as I have never played League of Legends before, I didn't really get a good feel to accurately judge the gaming devices that I was using, except that they felt different, except for the headset though.

When it comes to headset, because I'm wearing glasses, normal headsets (the ones you wear over your ears) would cause a slight discomfort on my head as they pressed down on my ears, my glasses and my head together. With the headset that we were using though, the pressure was not really apparent and I could play without really noticing that I was in fact wearing a headset. Which was quite amazing considering I always had problems finding a suitable headset that doesn't conflict with my glasses.

Other than that, I'll be looking forward to testing my new G400S mouse with some serious FPS shooting in the next couple of days and perhaps post a review about it. That is, if I manage to move all my stuff by then as I'm in the midst of room shifting. But other than that, it was a great event by Logitech and hopefully there will be more coming up! Stay tuned!


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