Logitech's G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless Mouse Kicks Lag to the Curb

Wireless without the lag

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

Logitech has a new flagship mouse that it considers its best gaming rodent ever. It's the G900 Chaos Spectrum, a "professional-grade wireless gaming mouse" that supposedly delivers lag-free performance when it's not physically tethered to a PC (you can go wired if you prefer).

For some people, that claim is going to be the main selling point. All other things being equal, most people would probably choose a wireless mouse over a wired one simply for the convenience, but gamers have long contended that it comes at the price of performance, and specifically lag. Logitech says this one doesn't.

There's an interesting and in-depth write-up by Wes Fenlon at PC Gamer on how Logitech designed the G900 Chaos Spectrum with an eye towards a no-compromise wireless experience.

"My goal was to make a mouse that would bust all the myths about wireless, to the point where there was no reason to not use a wireless mouse," product manager Chris Pate told Fenlon. "I’m not trying to sell this to professional gamers. What I’m trying to do is make a product that is a wireless gaming mouse that has no credible complaints about it. That competitive professional gamers can use in first person shooters and win."

Check out the full article linked above if you're at all skeptical about Logitech's claim, as there's quite a bit of laboratory testing and data to digest.

Beyond the wireless aspect, the G900 Chaos Spectrum is an ambidextrous rodent outfitted with a PMW3366 optical gaming sensor. Logitech considers it the best sensor in the business, noting that it has zero smooth of filtering across its entire DPI range (200 to 12,000 DPI).

If you're not into the ambidextrous angle, you can adjust the rodent to your liking using the included magnetic button covers. In doing so, you can transform the mouse into a right-handed or left-handed peripheral.

Other features include 11 programmable buttons, adjustable RGB lighting, mechanical mouse buttons, and up to 24 hours of wireless gaming with default lighting (up to 32 hours with the lighting disabled).

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum will be available next month for $150.

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