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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

Gaming Hardware Final Thoughts

Is there such a thing as the perfect mouse? This is like asking if there's a perfect color (there is: it's Canary yellow), the perfect movie (Big - 1988), or the perfect food (Sushi). I don't believe you can ever manufacturer the perfect product whenever subjective grading is involved, but that doesn't stop dozens of companies from facing consumer scrutiny with their own high-level laser gaming mouse peripherals.

Everything comes down to personal choice. Over the years I've reviewed gaming products that seemed poorly designed, or new features that were awkwardly implemented, and yet somehow these products managed to satisfy at least a small group of users. The problem is that manufacturers don't stray very far from the industries comfort zone. There's a fine line between concept and execution, a line that manufacturers cross all the time in hopes of producing the next innovative 'game-changing' device. The problem, as I stated at the beginning, is the perfect and subjective don't work hand in hand.


Think of it this way: the most elite gamers are not like everyone else. Yet, through some level of misplaced vision, manufacturers believe that their new product can transform everyone into elite gamers. I learned at an early age that simply buying a MLB-approved Louisville Slugger baseball bat would not transform me into a home run hitter, and buying a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes would not make help my slam dunk. Talent is not simply bought and sold, but that doesn't mean that these products can't bring out the best in you.

Not everyone has the hand-eye coordination required for competitive online gaming, but occasionally a new will at least help. Gaming hardware may not turn you into a L337 PhR4993R overnight (or possibly ever), but it certainly can't hurt your game. Face it, you'll probably continue to get pwned in the face for years to come, and it has nothing to do with your mouse or keyboard. If you're really looking to place blame, it might be a matter of bad genes.



# 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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