Logitech today announced the release of its brand new G602 wireless gaming mouse. Logitech is claiming that the G602 'redefines the laws of wireless gaming' thanks to a battery life that spans 250 hours.
The Logitech G602 runs on two standard AA batteries and packs a 2,500 DPI optical sensor with Logitech's Delta Zero sensor technology, 11 programmable G-keys, a lag-free 2.4GHz connection, and a 500 GHz report rate. The mouse uses 'Endurance Mode' for longer lasting battery and 'Performance Mode' for gaming. The former will actually stretch the battery out for 1400 hours, while Performance offers 250 hours of battery life. Users can switch between the two with a mechanical switch on the top of the mouse.
"We set an outrageous goal, and we hit it. Doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the battery life of ordinary wireless gaming mice wasn’t enough," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business group. "We wanted to bring gamers an innovation that would change the face of wireless gaming forever. With 250 hours of battery life, the G602 does exactly that. It’s time for gamers to get real science behind them so something as fundamental as a battery doesn’t get in the way of winning."
The G602 is set for September availability and will be priced at $79.99 when it does go on sale.
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8 Hours per day for 5 Months (which is basically my take on your stated battery life) is about 1200 hours - Which is less than what the logitech one gets in "endurance mode"
Considering that the Logitech mouse is more capable than an MS one (thought not necessarily "better"), I'd say it's a nice improvement for the battery life, all things considered :-)
Logitech makes some great mice if you want a wireless mouse with long battery life. I have one of their M705 Marathon mice at work and it's rated for an absurd 3 years of battery life off of 2 AA batteries. I've had it for 6 months and in the SetPoint software it's still reporting an estimated remaining life of over 1000 days on a pair of cheap alkaline AA's.
I bought it last year...
my MX1100 has seen better days and is looking like its on its last leg. The battery life on it was already nice. If only they could make a better one.
I think their big revolution to battery life that they say is when you compare it to their previous gaming mouse that you could both run usb or wireless. I think the thing lasted barely 10-20 hours or so, useless. So compared to that, its a big improvement indeed. Compared to my MX1100, its "meh".