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Written by Ami Young   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Logitech G600
Logitech G600 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

Realistically, mice come down to personal observation, since there is no real benchmark test to report performance. I have used the Logitech G600 as my only mouse for a few weeks now, in various applications such as web surfing, photo editing, and different types of games. I pulled out a few different surfaces to test the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse on to test the sensor tracking, and played with different profiles to test ease of use.

Test Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer
  • OpenOffice
  • EVE Online
  • World of Warcraft (More info on that coming)
  • Assorted flash and browser based games
  • Portal
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Results

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse is definitely an easy mouse to get used to. As with all gaming mouse, the sensitivity can take a bit of getting used to, just keep ramping up your DPI settings as you get mor comfortable with it, and you'll get used to it quickly. Seasoned gamers should not notice much of an issue, but that 8200 DPI is fast until you get used to it.

The main focus of this mouse for me is World of Warcraft, if you don't play the game, or aren't interested, skip over this paragraph. I play a discipline priest, as a core healer in a 10 man raid group, and noticed a very large difference in my healing after getting used to this mouse. Having the G-Shift functionality, mixed with the 12 buttons on the left side are an absolute blessing for me with healing, especially since I use mouseover macros. I went from scrounging for enough keys on a mouse to bind to running out of abilities to bind to buttons. Definitely worth the buy for a healer in that game, and I enjoyed it as well on my tanking characters, but it really shines for healers.

For other gamers, the speed and control of the mouse across multitudes of surfaces is definitely a plus. This is definitely a gaming centric mouse though, and lacking a mouse button four and five threw me off in Internet navigation for awhile, I just needed to get used to where I had bound that functionality.

The buttons on the side are rather close together, so if you have large, flat fingers, this may pose a bit of a problem. Really it's just a bit more of getting used to it, the buttons themselves are hard to press accidentally and have plenty of tactile feedback. On the flip side, the buttons being close together means that there's much less travel time for your fingers, and can cause a noticeable increase in performance (I know it did for me).



 

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# RE: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming MouseDoug 2012-12-21 15:30
Ami,

I'm looking to replace my Microsoft X8 gaming mouse and I've been looking at Logitech. One thing that other mice have that I can't stand is that the side buttons are too far behind where your thumb naturally sits. Some mice set the side buttons too far to the back end of the mouse, making the very back buttons almost impossible to use on the fly. How are the side buttons set up in that respect?
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