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Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

Logitech introduces a cordless mouse that's faster, according to internal testing, than all competing models, even those with a cable.

The design of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum makes a clear statement. The mouse certainly looks like a mixture of two Lamborghinis; the Reventón and the Veneno (and perhaps that's no coincidence). The design looks a lot like the super expensive Reventón, and the matte black finish leaves a very good impression too. A Lamborghini Logitech? The super car of peripherals? Let's take a look...

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

Of course, that comparison is not entirely seriously, but Swiss company Logitech has offered up the G900 Chaos Spectrum as their contender to be the absolute best among gaming mice. The £135 (€179) price alone makes this very clear. To make up for this, the mouse features some impressive features on top of its unique selling point; the G900 is a wireless mouse that should satisfy even pro gamers.

When presenting the mouse, Logitech gave us a bunch of seemingly absurd comparison graphics presenting lag times, potential loss of signal, scanning speed of the optical sensor, and better click-times when compared to the competition. Bottom line is that they want to demonstrate that the mouse is reliable and faster than all of its competitors, even the wired ones. While we can't verify the company's claims, at least all wired Logitech mice are slower than their new stable-mate, and according to the company, they're also "worse". Quite the revolution.

Inside the 107 gram wireless gaming mouse there is advanced wireless technology, which uses a small USB transmitter between mouse and computer (PC or Mac). The speed is enabled primarily from the design and arrangement of the chips inside, PR manager Frank Bauderer told us. In addition, the buyer will get an optical sensor that is already installed in the G402 Herios Fury and the G502 Proteus Spectrum. This works with an adjustable DPI bandwidth of 200 to 12000 DPI, and of course the top of the mouse features two buttons to change the DPI quickly. Left and right on each side you will find two buttons that can both be expanded or be shut off with mini magnetic plastic panels. So the mouse is as usable for either left and right handers. A handy little feature.

For maximum gaming performance, the mouse uses a 2.4 GHz radio link with very low latency and millisecond response time. The mouse is faster than all tested Logitech wireless and wired competitors, Logitech claims. There certainly wasn't any indication of lag, neither during gaming or when working, on the PC or the Mac. In both cases, the mouse available right after plugging in the USB receiver. No delay at all. Battery life is around 32 hours without lights, and 24 hours using RGB illumination. The full charge of the built-in Li-Lionen battery is just under two hours. You're warned when the battery is at 20 percent. The mouse can "seamlessly" switch modes in case of "emergency" between wireless and wired. If you detach the mouse from the cable, one notices almost nothing. It just continues to work.

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The G900 delivers a tactile and satisfying feeling, which we found quite smooth. Quick reactions are made possible through the mechanical buttons. The distance between the keys and the associated switches is reduced, the force lessens when you click the buttons and they quickly return to the off position. Compared to other products this offers a noticeable upgrade. The light weight of mouse in conjunction with being wireless is a brilliant combination. We love the details. The little scroll wheel looks like a car wheel, many parts were "hollowed out" or made lighter (shedding a few milligrams, but it makes a difference in the end).

Of course, customisable RGB lighting is on board too. You can freely sync the colour display with Logitech keyboards and headsets, so all devices pulsate or flicker with the same frequency. In addition, surface-tuning is possible via the Logitech gaming software: move the mouse for just a few seconds in an endless figure of eight cycle on the desired surface, the software then analyses the speed and adjusts the mouse to the surface. The difference between a wooden table and a pro glide pad is considerable either way. You can store up to five profiles in the integrated memory.

The question remains whether in the beginning of April you should spend well over a hundred quid on this mouse. The quality is there, but it's still a lot of money. To follow up on the comparison from earlier in the text - one Euro buys you 1.655 grams of a Lamborghini Reventón, but only 0.598 grams of Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. This is truly a mouse in a league of its own.

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09 Gamereactor UK
9 / 10
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Lightning quick input, High-quality design, Super-light and still wireless.
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Rather expensive.
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