Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - January 16, 2014
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Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Testing:
The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse was put through over a week of use and testing. During that time, it was used it in everyday use, surfing the Internet, Photoshopping, and of course some gaming. As a mouse is personal to each and every individual, how it responds in these various tasks is important in different ways to everyone. This rather subjective review is best to provide you the feedback from use rather than assigning made up numbers trying to compare one mouse to another. It's pretty easy to distinguish the likes and dislikes of a mouse through words rather than leaving it to you to decide what a 7 or 8 really means. No guessing game – here's what I liked, and here's what I hated.
- Processor: Intel Fourth Generation Core i7 4770K
- CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100
- Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
- Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Series 2x8GB DDR3-2400
- Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 770
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 750W
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD
- Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Results:
For everyday use, this mouse is massive overkill as are most mice reviewed here at OCC. Everyday use doesn't often require much more than clicking, scrolling, and if it's a good one, forward and back options for navigation. However, it is always important to make sure that even as overkill a mouse it may be, that it can still handle day to day function – I mean, who wants to have to switch mice to play a game and back to another to read email? Not me! Anyway, the Logitech G600 is an effective everyday use mouse. With the ability to assign any button to just about any function, this mouse makes it easy to navigate, read email, surf the web, and of course troll the forums. I can't say there were any issues for day to day use. Even straight out of the box, the default settings and button bindings were functional without software (even if they weren't exactly where I'd want them, they worked). I really had trouble coming up with anything to complain about in this use; the only issue I guess would be if this is all you ever did. No real reason to buy it then, eh?
Working, I found this mouse to be rather helpful having so many additional buttons. I found myself attaching usual keyboard combinations to a single click, making things quick and effortless. Typical Windows copy, Windows paste, screen shots, and Microsoft Word/Excel fucntions were rather useful. I know a lot of people use additional buttons for CAD menus and the obvious Photoshop functions. I didn't have a chance to do any CAD options, but I did find it quite useful in Photoshop. I set a few quick options to color correct, tone correct, and contrast correct for three of the macro options. I also had a couple sub menus set for image size and canvas size to quickly navigate with less mouse movement. It was pretty neat once I got used to having buttons to do my normal click patterns for me and prevent me from really using the keyboard. It really depends on what "work" is to you, but the general items can be quicker with macro functionality like this, if not also easier. However, working with code is often quite the opposite; no need for the mouse at all. All in all, the mouse has its place.
In gaming, exactly what the mouse was designed to do, the Logitech G600 does it well. With all the additional buttons, I just had to find a use for them despite my usual non-need for them. With the Steam Winter Sale at its end, I've quite the loot of new games to play and had a little fun trying different button options with each. Age of Empires II HD was a little hard to get used to, but was EPIC with the ability to drop buildings and call upon developed armies at the click of a mouse button. Even simple games that I would normally consider button mashers were quite nice to append to a macro-button and get a literal button masher rather than a keyboard slam. I could really see this mouse being effective in World of Warcraft, Starcraft, any major MMO, or any RTS with build orders to stack up. Though I may not personally play daily in WoW, I do understand the need/want for all the buttons. I truly feel the G600 has got it down for you gamers out there.