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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 02 July 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Logitech G9x Laser Gaming Mouse
Features and Specifications
Logitech G9x Closer Look
G9x Detailed Features
Gaming Hardware Final Thoughts
Logitech G9x Conclusion

Logitech G9x Laser Gaming Mouse Review

One of the primary reasons that PC video games are so popular is because they offer precision control and accuracy beyond what the gaming console can deliver. Tools are an important part of the trade, and to be the best you've got to use the best equipment. Logitech is keenly aware of these fundamentals, which is why they've created an entire business around high-performance peripherals. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Logitech G9x Laser Gaming Mouse (model 910-001152) in fast-paced FPS action games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

First Person Shooter (FPS) styled video games are extremely popular, and equally competitive for gamers. Quick muscle twitch reaction time is a must if you plan to survive the kill-or-be-killed battleground, but physical skill is meaningless if it's doesn't transfer into the PC. This is where the importance of high-quality gaming peripherals come into play. The Logitech G9x is a refined version of the original wildly popular Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse. While most of the physical features are identical between the two, a few important updates have been delivered to the Logitech G9x revision.

From the first moment I fearlessly laid my hand upon the funny pointing device attached to the Apple Mac back in 1984, I felt that computers would always be approachable. I believe most enthusiasts started their love affair with computer this way, and eventually learned our way around the rest of the landscape. Times have changed, and now many of us require, nay demand, something more from our peripheral hardware than simple functions. The Logitech G9x 5700 DPI laser USB gaming mouse has arrived, and it's ready to point and click... boom, head-shot!

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Logitech G9x Gaming Mouse 910-001152

Personal computer pointing devices were first made popular by their ease of use. The name "mouse" was given to these pointing devices was originally coined at the Stanford Research Institute. It was derived from the resemblance of early models which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail to the common rodent. It's another example of one of the few computer hardware components which is recognizable by anyone and everyone without much description. You can't say the same for many other computer hardware components.

Today the purpose of the computer mouse remains unchanged, with the exception of those who play computer video games, power users, graphic artists, and designers. Logitech offers the revised G9x laser mouse to these demanding user segments, which allows them to enjoy 200-5700 DPI worth of response accuracy. For the growing number of computer enthusiasts, who I regards as anything but a casual user, the mouse is more important than any other facet of the entire system's hardware. This is precisely why products such as the Logitech G9x series of laser mouse products are in such high demand.

About Logitechlogitech_logo_200px.jpg, Inc.

Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.

Logitech's origins lie in the OEM sector, which remains an important part of its business, and represented 11.6 percent of the company's total sales in Fiscal 2006. To meet the demands of its OEM customer base, which includes most of the world's largest PC manufacturers, Logitech offers high-volume manufacturing with focused quality control, worldwide distribution and logistics, and the ability to leverage its infrastructure under changing demand conditions.

Logitech continues to broaden its product offering and its presence in the retail sector. This is fueled by a trend among consumers to enhance their basic PC systems with more fully featured personal peripherals that add functionality and cordless freedom to their desktops. They are also purchasing supplementary devices designed for new applications and specific purposes such as gaming, multimedia, or audio and visual communication over the Internet. Further, Logitech's retail business includes personal peripherals for platforms beyond the PC, such as gaming consoles, portable music players, mobile phones and home-entertainment systems.

Today, Logitech's retail business accounts for 88.4 percent of its revenue. To provide the market with a broadening array of best-of-category products, Logitech's business model calls for supplementing its internal engineering and manufacturing strength with additional products and technologies through a combination of strategic acquisitions and industry partnerships.



 

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# Cool gadgets to buyCool gadgets to buy 2010-07-09 20:41
Wow, I must say this is a good mouse. Nice review.
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# microgear button bottomm3kw 2010-07-14 10:44
I can't believe one of the CONs isn't that. You have to flip the mouse upside down to change between freespin and click-spin. Is retarded comparing to even the performance MX mouse where it is a manual mechancial button on top of the mouse(think stick shift car). Previous mouse with free spin wheels are either auto(changes gear automatically depending on how fast you spin it) or can be programmed to switch to any other(think tiptronic car).
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# RE: microgear button bottomOlin Coles 2010-07-14 11:13
This is a personal con, in my opinion. As such, I'm not a fan of this particular feature, because I have to flip the mouse every time I game to engage the wheel clicks. This was actually mentioned in the article as a minor complaint.
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# What about the lefty's???Glen M 2012-03-30 19:51
Even though I pretty much skimmed this review at no point that stuck out, ie when talking about hand grips or in the pro's and cons, did you mention whether the Logitech G9x Laser Gaming Mouse was ambidextrous or not! (So that is a big CON for me) so once again us lefty's are out in the cold, using second rate products!
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