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Logitech Unveils New Logitech G Line of Gaming Peripherals

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Logitech today unveiled a brand new line of gaming peripherals dubbed the Logitech G series. The line will form Logitech's official gaming brand and for the moment includes a variety of keyboards, mice and headphones.

"With Logitech G, we put our passion for science to work for you," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business group. "Just as gamers are compelled to beat levels, 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."

 

The G line includes the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse, which comes with support for 2.4 GHz wireless or microUSB data-over-cable, 13 programmable controls, and a retail price of $99.99. The Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse is aimed at FPS gamers and allows gamers two switch from 200 DPI to up to 8200 DPI at the touch of a button. The G500s features 10 programmable controls and a $69.99 price tag. The Logitech G400s is another optical gaming mouse. This one features Logitech's Delta Zero sensor technology, multiple DPI settings (from 400 to 4000), and a retail price of $59.99. The last mouse in the G series is the Logitech G100s, which is the cheapest of the bunch at $39.99 and packs buttons designed for heavy clicking, Logitech's Delta Zero sensor technology, an ambidextrous inverted trapezoid shape, and a a durable hydrophobic coating on the palm area to help keep your hand from sticking.

The line also includes two keyboards, the Logitech G19s and the Logitech G510s. The G19s features an integrated, adjustable GamePanel LCD that offers vital stats, game specific apps and customizable information panels, as well as custom-color backlighting, 12 programmable G-Keys with up to 36 different functions across three different modes with three macros per key, 2xUSB 2.0 ports, and anti-ghosting over 26 keys. Suggested retail pricing for the Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard is $199.99. The G510s (pictured below) has 18 programmable G-keys with up 54 different functions across three different modes and three macros per key, custom-color backlighting, a backlit GamePanel LCD, and a suggested retail price of $119.99.

 

Lastly, there are the headsets, of which there are two: the G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset and the G230 Stereo Gaming Headset. The G430 features Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround, washable ear cups, a fold-away mic and a price of $79.99. The second headset, the G230, delivers stereo sound using via 40 mm neodymium drivers, ear pieces with washable performance-sport cloth, a noise-cancelling folding mic, in-line audio controls, and a retail price of $59.99.

 

The whole Logitech G line will be available in the U.S. in April and in Europe in May.

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    nebun , March 20, 2013 12:19 PM
    those are some ugly products
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    CaedenV , March 20, 2013 12:25 PM
    Man... what is Logitech thinking these days? I mean, they make good quality stuff, and all of my periphrials are made by them, but the last few gens of devices have really left me scratching my head as to who they are trying to market to.
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    joytech22 , March 20, 2013 12:28 PM
    I don't know about you guys, but most of these look like slightly different versions of MX518 mice, Logitech G15 Keyboard and Logitech G930's.
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    trumpeter1994 , March 20, 2013 12:30 PM
    Still rocking my G15v1, and don't that changing unless I have to, I do hope they come out with something like the G510(G15) or G19 with mechanical keys and still a screen, that I would be interested in.
    Also just a thought but wasn't the ' Logitech G Series' brand established years ago and not just now?
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    trumpeter1994 , March 20, 2013 12:31 PM
    Also does this mean the G9x I own is coming off the market, because I love this mouse?
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    blubbey , March 20, 2013 12:32 PM
    I have the G500 and that looks like a re-skin and a change of colour for the DPI indicator.
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    felix666 , March 20, 2013 12:50 PM
    It would have been nice to describe what's different with the G510s from the previous G510, besides the color scheme.
    I don't see a thing to convince me to drop the MX-510 and 518 in favor of one of these new mice. When they misbehave, I open them up, clean them, and they're back to life.
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    Pinhedd , March 20, 2013 1:24 PM
    joytech22I don't know about you guys, but most of these look like slightly different versions of MX518 mice, Logitech G15 Keyboard and Logitech G930's.


    These aren't new products, they're mostly just rebranded existing products, some of which may have slight redesigns. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
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    spartanmk2 , March 20, 2013 1:25 PM
    I like Logitech, still using one of their mouses' that's 7 years old :D 
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    wysir , March 20, 2013 1:27 PM
    Oh look... I still don't need to upgrade. Thanks Logitech! I get to keep my hard earned money for yet another year!
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    WithoutWeakness , March 20, 2013 1:39 PM
    blubbeyI have the G500 and that looks like a re-skin and a change of colour for the DPI indicator.

    The model name is G500s if you read the article, so I'd assume your answer is yes. These all seem to be refreshed models of existing products.
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    Avus , March 20, 2013 1:39 PM
    1 out of 4 mouse can only use by left-handed person... like me... so sad.
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    matt_b , March 20, 2013 1:52 PM
    This is written like the G series is going to be a new release lol. It seems though that Logitech is getting itself into a slump and trying to make new skins/paintjobs/graphics get some people excited over some fashionable but same old products. Still solid hardware nonetheless, but nothing worth buying if you already have something that works well.
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    dimar , March 20, 2013 2:01 PM
    What's the battery life of G700s? My G700 doesn't last long.
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    blackjackcf , March 20, 2013 2:10 PM
    dimarWhat's the battery life of G700s? My G700 doesn't last long.


    When I'm gaming, I get approximately three hours on the G700. I usually play with it plugged in now.
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    bluestar2k11 , March 20, 2013 2:15 PM
    I'm sure logitech makes nice stuff, but I just can't wrap my mind around using standard keyboards anymore. I've been using my ideazon merc stealth keyboard for nearly 5 years. (On my second because I spilled a full cup of water into my old one while powered, it doesn't work now ;; )

    And I absolutely love the extended keyboard for gaming.
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    blubbey , March 20, 2013 2:20 PM
    WithoutWeaknessThe model name is G500s if you read the article, so I'd assume your answer is yes. These all seem to be refreshed models of existing products.

    Yes but 'Logitech today unveiled a brand new line of gaming peripherals dubbed the Logitech G series.'

    Brand new. A re-skin is hardly 'brand new'.
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    slabbo , March 20, 2013 2:28 PM
    blubbeyYes but 'Logitech today unveiled a brand new line of gaming peripherals dubbed the Logitech G series.'Brand new. A re-skin is hardly 'brand new'.


    Ya no kidding. I've owned one of these "new line" many years ago...Changing the logo doesn't make it a new line. You gotta be kidding me!
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    sublime2k , March 20, 2013 2:37 PM
    I have G400 and can't say a single bad thing about it, but this new lineup... I don't know, there's something about it that I don't like. For one, they look horrible. It seems like they added more unnecessary details to the design and increased DPI a little and that's about it.
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    Elwenil , March 20, 2013 2:43 PM
    blackjackcfWhen I'm gaming, I get approximately three hours on the G700. I usually play with it plugged in now.


    About the same here and yeah, I usually do most things with it plugged in.

    Geez how I miss my G7 and it's hot swappable batteries but it finally died about a year ago.
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