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Can A Pro Gaming Mouse Be Wireless? The Logitech G900 Thinks So

by Matt Bertz on Mar 24, 2016 at 03:26 AM

Ask a professional gamer about whether or not they use a wired or wireless mice, and the overwhelming majority use wired. Why is that the case? Far too many are worried about latency or signal interference affecting their play. That's not to say they wouldn't prefer to use a wireless mouse – who wouldn't want to cut that annoying cord and roam free on a mousepad? Recognizing an opportunity, Logitech has put its resources toward breaking this stigma with the G900 Chaos Spectrum.

After doing considerable amounts of testing at its anechoic chamber in Lousanne, Switzerland, Logitech loudly boasts that the G900 performs better than both wired and wireless mice from the competition. When it comes to signal strength and cutting through interference, Logitech claims the G900 bests the Steel Series Sensei Wireless, Razer Mamba 2015, and Razer Ouroboros. For click and motion latency, Logitech also claims the G900 outperforms the SteelSeries Rival 300 and Razer Death Adder Chroma, both wired mice. How confident is the company in these numbers? Logitech has extended an open invitation to competing companies to come to its facility and test for themselves. 

We haven't tested the mouse for ourselves, but we did get a rundown of the G900's features that extend beyond the boastful performance stats. The considerable wireless battery reportedly delivers up to 32 hours of non-stop gaming action on one charge, which is more than enough to pull someone through an all-night LAN party. Intensive users could probably go four days between charges, and normal usage will likely only require a weekly charge. Should the battery start to run low, the LEDs on top of the mouse will start blinking, indicating it's time to plug in the charging cable. You can still use the mouse while its charging. Weight is an important factor to professional gamers as well, and Logitech has packed this battery into a package that weighs less than the Sensei Wireless, Mamba, and Ouroboros. 

Removable side panel buttons allows users to customize their experience, which is especially helpful for left-handed users who want to reformat the mouse.

The G900 Chaos Spectrum costs $149. and will be available in stores in early April.