Logitech have unveiled a new headset and mouse, each intended for gamers. The Logitech G-Series Gaming Mouse G500 takes the G5 mouse and throws in on-the-fly adjustable accuracy up to 5,700dpi, a more comfortable shape and a weight-adjustable body for improved hand-feel. It also has a "battle finish" which Logitech reckon will put you in the right frame of mind for a bout of online gaming.
As for the Logitech G-Series Gaming Headset G330, that goes in the other direction and drops weight so as to be more suitable for long-periods of wearing. It also uses a soft silicone-lined headband and pivoting ear pads, with a steel-spring core for durability. The microphone offers noise cancellation, and there are in-line volume controls; connection is either via two 3.5mm plugs or a bundled USB adapter.
Both the peripherals will go on sale in the US and Europe come September. They'll be priced at $69.99/£69.99 for the G500 Gaming Mouse and $49.99/£49.99 for the G330 Gaming Headset, as sure a sign as any that UK gamers are getting price-gouged compared to their US counterparts.
The Gear That Gets You There: Logitech Serves Up New G-Series Gaming-Grade Mouse, Headset
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 Refreshes Popular Logitech G5 Laser Mouse with Latest Gaming-Grade Laser Engine, Logitech Gaming Headset G330 Delivers Comfort That Won’t Quit
LONDON. – Aug. 6, 2009 – When there’s sweat on your brow, and it’s way too late to turn back, it’s time to choose wisely. To help you make the right choice when victory is on the line, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today unveiled extensions to its award-winning G-series line of gaming peripherals: the Logitech® Gaming Mouse G500 and the Logitech® Gaming Headset G330. The Gaming Mouse G500 refreshes the popular Logitech® G5 Laser Mouse with the latest gaming-grade laser engine and a battle-worn appearance, while the Gaming Headset G330 delivers comfort that won’t quit – even after long hours of battle.
“As more and more people make gaming in the living room with family and friends the new night out, Logitech continues to push the envelope with the Logitech G-series.” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming. “If you’re getting serious about gaming – or have already seen the light – then the best way to dive ever deeper into the game is by putting the G500 mouse in your good hand and the G330 headset on your head. Victory is up to you.”
“Gaming is fast becoming a mainstream social phenomenon,” said Yehia Oweiss, Logitech’s Regional Director, UK & Ireland. “Our newest PC gaming peripherals help gamers improve their gameplay in comfort.”
For gamers, especially the more than 11 million people playing World of Warcraft® or the millions on a tour of Call of Duty®, the Gaming Mouse G500 and the Gaming Headset G330 help ensure that every late-night gaming session is victorious.
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
The successor to the classic Logitech® G5 Laser Mouse, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 delivers game-changing precision at any hand speed. With its gaming-grade laser engine you can rev up your intensity – reaching a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a maximum acceleration force of 30 gs. An on-the-fly adjustable-dpi gives you the right level of precision – from pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) to lightning-fast manoeuvres (up to 5700 dpi) – for whatever game you’re playing. (The dpi can be adjusted, after installing the Logitech® Gaming Software, in increments of 100 dpi). Plus, full-speed USB helps ensure that the G500 mouse is smooth and responsive.
But the G500 mouse offers much more than precision. A rugged finish offers a battle-worn accent to your gear. And an updated shape – with a broader thumb rest and a smoothed-out pinkie ledge – makes the new Logitech gaming mouse more comfortable when you’re in the heat of competition.
When you’re ready to battle, the onboard memory lets you save and take the settings for your favourite title with you – no software required. If you’re sensitive to weight, the G500 mouse offers weight tuning, including up to 27 grams of extra weight for personalised feel and control. The additional weights fit into a removable chassis and, when not in use, can be stored in the accompanying case. A dual-mode scroll wheel – with hyper-fast scrolling for those times that you have to work – provides click-to-click scrolling that’s perfect for weapon selection. And ten programmable buttons put valuable macros in your hand.
Logitech Gaming Headset G330
Even when gaming casualties are heavy, your Logitech Gaming Headset G330 isn’t. The lightweight G330 headset combats fatigue with its adjustable, behind-the-head design – the first of its kind for gaming headsets – that slides for a personalised fit. To further relieve common pressure points on your head, the G330 headset features a soft silicone-lined headband and pivoting ear pads. And with durable steel spring at its core, the flexible headband is designed to withstand the wear and tear of furious battle.
A noise-cancelling microphone reduces annoying background noise and rotates out of the way when you’re not using it. The in-line audio controls let you adjust the volume or mute the microphone without pausing the action. An included USB adapter lets you choose to connect digitally to any USB port for enhanced audio or directly to your PC sound card via 3.5 mm jacks.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is expected to be available in the UK in September for a suggested retail price of £69.99. The Logitech Gaming Headset G330 is expected to be available in the UK in September for a suggested retail price of £49.99.