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.
Also just a thought but wasn't the ' Logitech G Series' brand established years ago and not just now?
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.
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.